Easter plans and question

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Easter plans and question

Does anyone have plans for Easter? Some of us will probably have babies by then!!! Crazy!
But I'm having problems deciding what to do. My parents (mom) automatically assume we'll be there for Easter, despite the fact that it's less than a month before my due date.
I had already talked to DH and decided we would tell my parents they were welcome to come here but that we wouldn't be traveling for Easter, MOSTLY because we want to be at our own church that Sunday. (they don't have a church and there is one we go to when we're there but we don't like it as much)
So I told her that and she was like "Oh, that's interesting..." (i.e. I really hate that idea, why in the world would you do that to us?) Then she asked about an Easter egg hunt the day before, etc. She gets really sentimental about holidays and traditions and I'm just not as big about that stuff. Anyway, someone (not sure whether it was me or her) suggested just coming Fri-Sat since DH is off Fri and then be back here before Sunday. Which would work but... that would also mean I'd be traveling and we would miss other services/activities with our church here. Plus, a friend of mine who moved to IN is coming back that weekend to check on her house and I'd love to see her.
However, one of the drawbacks of not going is that we had talked about them giving us a twin mattress that we would need for our bunk beds and I am planning on transitioning the kids before the baby comes so that would be a good time to get it... otherwise they wouldn't be here until the baby comes. So I dunnno. I'm thinking if I can find a cheap/free mattress around here before that I wouldn't have to worry about it but I'm afraid my mom is really going to hate it if we decide to stick around here.

Oh and I'm not at all worried about going into labor because my babies were both 5-6 days late.

So what are you guys doing for Easter?

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How far are they? I don't think it's unreasonable to tell people you're not up for traveling at this point. My family is all far, so we'll be home. It's only 1 week before my due date, so I'm not sure what I'll do. Originally, I was hoping to tag along with my friend's family, but she's been really flaky lately, so I might just do a low key dinner at the house. I'd really like DS to have at least one or two friends to egg hunt with though.

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Well since my c-section is scheduled for Good Friday I will actually be in the hospital for Easter. I am having a hard time with this for my older daughter but I know it will be fine. I just hate that I won't be home for her and stuff. My MIL insisted she still have a dress and get all dolled up which annoys me since she will prob be at the hospital a lot of the day with me but it is something that means a lot to my MIL. So they are supposedly bringing me dinner at the hospital but I just hate that she will be spending it away from me and getting her basket at home without me and stuff.

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Oh yeah they are two hours away.

Aimee, yeah I can understand how that would suck. Maybe you could do an egg hunt at the hospital? Biggrin
But also realize that it's only one Easter and there will be MANY more and that she's still little and likely won't remember it anyway. And then you can talk to her later about the Easter that Mommy was in the hospital because she just had your baby brother/sister (sorry, not sure what you're having. Smile

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I'd definitely feel a bit weird traveling so close to my due date. I'm supposed to go visit my mom next Wed/Thurs and I'm already getting anxious. I've had no labor issues (knock on wood), but she's 3 hours away AND the closest hospital to her is 45 mins away...if she even knows how to get there. But I really want to see her and spend time with her (JUST her) before the baby gets here. Even though, theoretically, I'd still have 3 weeks to go - it just kinda freaks me out. PLUS I don't get cell service out there...she does...but still...

I don't have any plans for Easter. I never really have.

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Jessica, sounds a lot like my parents' house! It's out in the boonies, no cell service there at all.
I would be more worried if this were my first but since I've already had two late babies, I'm not quite as worried. Although I would absolutely hate to have a baby there! I'd probably end up birthing at their house because I wouldn't want to check in to a hospital lol or give birth in the car on the way to my birthing center! Eek, don't want to think about those options...

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I'm sorry she is giving you or could be giving you such a hard time about this. I don't blame you though, I don't think i'd really like to be traveling at this point either. Yes two hours isn't all that big of a deal, but...you need to be comfortable as well.

We aren't sure what we will be doing for Easter. My mom usually makes dinner(Ham and all the fixings) but I haven't talked to her about it. She will do something small for the kids(probably a card with maybe $10 in it for each of them), but we aren't huge on the celebrating of some holidays with gifts and such(V-Day, Easter etc). I have no idea what we will do for the kids from us. I don't like the idea of a basket full of candy, but we don't really have the extra money to be going and buying video games and such either. So i'm stuck. But would like to figure something out here in the next week or so, so that we can get it taken care of and done before the kids go on Spring Break.

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Yeah we don't do gifts other than birthdays and Christmas. Partly because we try to focus on the meaning of the holiday itself and all the added stuff really takes away from it. We usually color eggs and do an egg hunt but honestly I wouldn't care if we did that or not. I say there's absolutely nothing wrong with skipping baskets and such. If your kids know not to expect it then its no big deal.

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Yeah, we'll color eggs because they enjoy that...well the 6 year old does...I think the 13 year old could take or leave it, but likes to do it for tradition maybe. But as for something small, i'm really stuck. Would rather just skip it all together and not worry about it, but...we've always done something small in the past, except for one year they got new bikes each, but otherwise it's pretty insignificant. But this year, i'm just stumped. Too much other stuff on my mind I guess.

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I wouldn't want to travel so close to my due date, if only because of comfort. I'm already uncomfy, I can't imagine how many times I would need to stop and pee. Can she come to visit you guys? Free twin mattress does sound like a good deal. Be careful who you get it from if its not from your mom. Not sure about where you live, but Texas has had some serious bedbug issues in the past year.

I am actually taking a 5 hour test on Easter Sunday. I was kind of surprised the testing center was even open. But it was just the best day to do it. Its at 8am and I will be done around 1pm, so I will probably join DH at his grandmothers house for lunch. His mom always makes us dye eggs. Like just DH and I. And they take pics of us while we dye them. Its really awkward and I don't like it. I feel like they think we are 5 again. I know I should just laugh and try to enjoy myself. But something about it just irritates me. I think it would be more fun if everyone did it with us. But the fact that Im being watched and photographed is just too strange.

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Yeah, I talked to DH and he said we should either go the entire weekend or not at all - so not at all it is! I just have to break it to my mom...
The mattress is theirs; I actually used it in high school so it's sort of old. I might just try to find one locally. I'm supposed to pick up one this week - how do you check for bedbugs? If I keep it in the garage for awhile, would it just kill them if they were in there?

Elizabeth that sounds really weird about coloring eggs. At least this is the last year you'll have to do it alone! Maybe w/ a kid around next year you can just pawn it off on helping him dye them!!
My mom still treats me as a kid sometimes; she used to still make little goody bags for Tim and I for holidays but fortunately has stopped... she still gives me all kinds of sweets like I'm some kid that loves it and can eat it w/o gaining weight lol!

ETA: Just thinking about it again - I mean, for real, I'll be right at full term then and huge and even thinking about traveling right now sounds yucky so yeah... I just can't do it! She needs to understand and besides, we never get to have holidays at our house, it always has to be theirs (well, the big ones at least - Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter). I am totally fine w/ them coming here... we will see!

ETA #2: Oh crap I just remembered it's her birthday like the day after Easter... I hate life sometimes...