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    Thanks a lot everyone--your support really does help! Moms can really make you feel crazy, jeez. I know I am guaranteed to drive my daughter nuts in some ways, but hopefully at least it'll be different ones, and maybe not quite so much!

    Crystal--I know, I really feel bad for you! I would be a lunatic by now, this pregnant AND dealing with my mom 24/7!

    Totally nutso nesting day part II. I don't think this house has ever been so clean and well organized. Made DH's Moby, too, except for the decoration. Feeling ready...now just waiting for baby to be ready!
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    My family was ALmost the same way with our first baby. Not wanting to be in the room but HOVERING right outside. In fact, my dad almost walked in while I was just getting ready to push. i know he would have FAINTED! I know it's different, your mom wanting to be IN the room with you. I wouldn't want that either and I feel for you. Nothing like tension and anxiety to add to the whole deal.
    On the HAPPY note, yay for getting that Moby done, your bag, lists, etc!!!
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    The discussion about moms made me laugh... At my DS's birth, we already determined before-hand that it would just be me and DH in there. Right before I started pushing, they let my mom and his mom come in to say good luck or whatever, I don't know. My mom offered to stick around and take pictures, which I wouldn't have minded (our pics from the delivery ended up not great for the most part because my DH took them and of course he was frazzled and not that great with my camera anyway)... But when my mom offered that, MIL just sorta stood there, like waiting to be invited as well. So I just kicked them both out. I figured that was our original plan anyway, and I didn't want to hurt MIL's feelings, but I did NOT want her in there. ...Awkward!!

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    hijacking the thread for a moment...

    Mary---That pic of DS and doggie is adorable! I love Bostons--they are so cute. Is he/she gentle with the baby? I've been around some Bostons that are really nippy (and farty...lol).
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    I love that pic too! Bostons are awesome. I love all smushy-faced dogs, really (one of my dogs is a boxer). My friend has a Boston named Butters and he's nuts but good with kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainymama View Post
    My family was ALmost the same way with our first baby. Not wanting to be in the room but HOVERING right outside. In fact, my dad almost walked in while I was just getting ready to push. i know he would have FAINTED! I know it's different, your mom wanting to be IN the room with you. I wouldn't want that either and I feel for you. Nothing like tension and anxiety to add to the whole deal.
    On the HAPPY note, yay for getting that Moby done, your bag, lists, etc!!!
    This is exactly what my family did when I had Audrey. And MIL kept peeking in the door while they were stitching me up because she could hear her crying. I told them we weren't doing that this time, but nobody seems to listen to me. If I can help it I won't call them, but DH works for FIL so that might be tricky if he has to leave work. I wrote in my birth plan that I want nobody in the room and I want people kept away from the door. I hope that works

    I'm sorry your mom is bugging you Leigh. It's such a sticky situation.
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    We've been going back and forth on email all morning and I *think* we're getting to a place of at least grudging understanding. Thanks again for all of your stories and support. My whole family on that side is very codependent (except me--I rebelled against that trait entirely!) and are totally on her side egging her on and making her think I'm the weird one. Having other people understand my point of view makes me feel a lot less crazy and better able to stand up for myself on this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuswren View Post
    We've been going back and forth on email all morning and I *think* we're getting to a place of at least grudging understanding. Thanks again for all of your stories and support. My whole family on that side is very codependent (except me--I rebelled against that trait entirely!) and are totally on her side egging her on and making her think I'm the weird one. Having other people understand my point of view makes me feel a lot less crazy and better able to stand up for myself on this!
    Uggh. You are SOO not the weird one! I just think people go crazy a bit when their loved ones are birthing...and just loose their minds. I'm lucky at least my family is far away so I don't have to worry but I remember DD's birth where my sister was here with me and was supposed to be fielding the phone calls...and people were calling like every hour..."is the baby here?" My grandparents were calling and calling...I know it was a 4 day deal but geeze! This time I'm turning my phone OFF! The only updates will be from facebook!

    I have a boxer too! And a pug...smushy faced dogs are just soo cute!

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    YAY Boxers!! We actually had originally wanted a terrier, but man, never go into a puppy store "just to check it out" when you're even remotely in the market... but now I can't imagine life without a boxer. They are just so silly and full of joy I do worry about his exuberance being a bit rough for the baby, but we've been working hard on training in preparation, and I think as long as we have clear boundaries from minute one, it'll be fine. He's four now and definitely mellowing a bit (finally!) too, so that will help. Our other dog is very maternal with kids, I'm not worried about her at all.

    So tired, off to bed. 38 week appt in the morning--it's a one on one just basically to meet another of the midwives, since we don't know who will be on duty for the birth. I hope I like her as much as I have the others so far! This is the one I know the least about, so we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kvo View Post
    hijacking the thread for a moment...

    Mary---That pic of DS and doggie is adorable! I love Bostons--they are so cute. Is he/she gentle with the baby? I've been around some Bostons that are really nippy (and farty...lol).
    I have a boston and she is the best dog we've ever had. She is so good with the baby. She has never nipped at anyone. She is almost maternal with him. It's cool. She does have some gas though .
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