I am glad you got to talk to them...
Sadly, the best thing, you get from them is to not be like them. Adriana's childhood is going to be much happier b/c you are an awsome Mom and you(and Tim) will give her what you didn't receive from your folks.
I was worried that they would hurt your feelings, but I'm glad you are stronger then letting them do that to you!!!
Sandy I am so sorry. I was hoping deep down that it would go much differently. However, as Asha pointed out, you've done well by not becoming like them, and you got from them the best gift ever, and that was how to *not* parent your child!
You have good spirits about it, I'm almost envious
Thanks, ladies. I think it's wonderful that I've gotten a chance to overcome my past. I am eternally thankful that I did not end up like them, and have so much to be thankful for and look forward to now. And like you all have said, I've learned valuable lessons!
I think from now on, it'll be easier to move forward. I feel like I have attained a good balance - an open line of communication if they ever feel the need to address things, and if not, we will speak occasionally.
Nadine - congrats on graduating bed rest!!!!!!! What a great accomplishment!!!
oooh, oooh *raises hand* I know, I know!!!! SPACE BAGS! I LOVE this invention. You can pack your whole house in 1 suitcase. You can get them at Target or Wal-mart and all you need is a vacuum hose to get the air out of the bag and seal it closed. The airline might charge you a little for the heavy bag, though. But just a thought
I don't love packing so I can't offer any advice. Hopefully your DH will fit it all in! Then he can come to my house and help me pack for our weekend gataway... I am scarred for life when it comes to packing. I used to love it as it got me exited for the trip but now it's like science of what to take and what to leave behind. You should be exited, though! Only a couple of months!!!
Elicia, I am sure we'll be able to find those somewhere! Thanks for checking for me, you're so sweet!
Asha, ooooh a weekend getaway!! Where are you guys going? Is it like a "baby moon" thing, just you and your DH?
Julia - you are so sweet! I can feel your excitement for us through your words!