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Old 07-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #21
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Warn hubby that the post pregnancy hormones are uncontrollable. Therefore, you can't control what comes out of your mouth if MIL upsets you If they insist on being there, just excuse yourself and close yourself into your room or babies room and when people try to enter, tell them you are trying to nurse and need privacy to get baby to latch and for you both to get the hang of it.
I like this post! Pregnancy hormones are definitely uncontrollable and unpredictable! Maybe DH should talk to other dads to get a better idea of what to expect. I'd only have the in-laws over if they are willing to cook and clean all the time. You need the bonding time and rest time with your newborn!


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Old 07-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #22
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I like the ideas of having list of things for "helpers" to do/meals to cook.
Also great tip to stay in pajamas/wear a robe. That'll show em that u are recovering and not entertaining.

My dh and I are on same page on this point that del room is just for us and after we get home, we need to adjust by ourselves. I moved 3 hrs from my fam to be with dh, and his family is all close by, but thankfully are respectul most of the time but dh doesn't have any problem telling his mom like it is if she gets pushy.
I SOOOO would not want anyone staying over at my house after having a babe. No way. Too much work.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #23
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I can't see this ending well, no matter how long or short the visit. Us women can be crazy as apes post-delivery. I've had both my mother and my MIL stay with us and needless to say they've both recieved word that no one is staying with us. They can stay at a hotel and come visit, but I don't be cooking or doing any other entertaining for them. I'm recovering, not hosting guests. I think I hurt my MIL's feelings when I told her this, but I WAS tactful enough to leave out the part about her being useless.

Ever been to the pregnant chicken blog? This post is fun. It's about post-delivery visitors.

I don't know how you'll get your message across, but if we're talking first born and the learning curve and all that....get a mini fridge in your bedroom and stay there for 2 weeks.
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