Decided to tell too!

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blondiess4u's picture
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Decided to tell too!

Started with my mom last night because she keeps calling me and I don't want to talk to her and not tell. It went ok, she seemed happy but is already planning to come stay with us when the baby is born. It really didn't work well last time she came for DS2's birth so I have no idea how I'm going to go about this one.

Then, I texted my sister today and told her we are expecting baby #3, and she said "Can't believe your having another one, You have lost your Mind, better hope it's a girl"
WTF? Really??? WOW! I'm speechless! After it took her 5 years to conceive and now she has a healthy 7 month old, she is going to tell me I'm crazy?
Anyways... I think everyone else can just figure it out themselves. I'm done telling! LOL

ILoveMyMiniMe's picture
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What does it matter what it is? :roll:

Glad it's -somewhat - off your shoulders. Wink

nidia's picture
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Yeah, why does it matter if it's a boy or a girl? Babies are wonderful blessings no matter the gender! I'm sorry about the way your sister reacted :/

My mom told me that she plans on taking a week off when baby is born too.. thankfully she lives only 20 minutes away so she can just go and not have to worry about spending the night!

ILoveMyMiniMe's picture
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Same here.. I think mom is going to take a week or two off. She lives about 40 minutes away and I don't mind if she spends the night. We're crazy close and DH doesn't care either.. we'll have to see how it all pans out. This is my second go round so I'm not too worried on how I'll handle it but it's DH's first. He has NO idea what's about to hit him! LOL!!

Pixacious's picture
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Wow, just Wow. Sorry that was her reaction. And I would plan soon how you want things to go. The longer she thinks she is coming to stay, the worse it will be.

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Wow Samantha...wow! I always wanted a sister but yours makes me happy I have a brother I hardly talk to. LOL. Did you reply to that? I probably would have said "Wow, that was rude" or something. Sigh. Families are such a pain!

I'm glad your mom is happy! I guess you'll just have to lay down the law on her coming to stay. Does she live far away?

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Adriana- I love first time dads. It's so neat to watch their reactions to everything that is so new to them. It's also amazing to watch them fall in love with the baby as they grow! So fun!

Heather- Sisters can be a pain! I have friends that I am closer to then my sisters. My parents live in CO, so ya, they are pretty far. I should be greatful for the help, but it seems like more work for me then anything else, KWIM?

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

Heather- Sisters can be a pain! I have friends that I am closer to then my sisters. My parents live in CO, so ya, they are pretty far. I should be greatful for the help, but it seems like more work for me then anything else, KWIM?

This is what happened to me when DD was born. I was so exhausted I didn't know what to ask people to do to help, MIL and my mom just did random crap, but didn't know where everything was or where it went so I was constantly directing them, I had no privacy while STRUGGLING to breastfed...someone always staring at me while I tried to get her to feed as she just screamed. I was surrounded yet felt ALONE. Friends would come and ask if they could do anything and id just say no to be polite; this time, i will just say what i need (feed the cat, fold the laundry, do our dishes, dust)...people who arent sincere in their offer will learn real quick to get out of my hair! This time I've already made it clear to both grandmas that if they are coming they will be expected to cook and clean up meals. I will have a prewritten list of our familys daily and weekly chores and DH will give them one tour of where cleaning supplies, etc are. they will take care of my house and meals and leave me in peace to be with my baby. If I want them to watch the baby or help otherwise, I will ask. I learned my lesson last time!

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Yeah.. my brother had an awful response. I told him because my aunt (who my dad told) told him and he was just all pissed off saying that Patrick and I are moving way to fast getting married and blah and freaked out.. he doesn't really talk to me much anymore either.