(Closed) Similar Due Dates

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3059 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@RunningGal:  People live far away from their families! I don’t think 2-3 weeks is outrageous, especially if you have your parents there. It will be fine. Worrying won’t solve anything!

Post # 4
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@RunningGal:  I think you’ll be so in love with your newborn that you won’t even notice the 2-3 week span it takes for them to visit.  You’ll probably also be learning how to breastfeed, and getting a routine down, that you’ may even “welcome” less visitors.

Post # 5
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m pregnant with my first, SIL & BIL have 2 kids already and we just found out that ILs are retiring this summer (yay!) but are moving away literally right after.

They will still be within somewhat reasonable visiting range vs right now they live down the street, but I feel bad for Darling Husband and our baby, that they will move away when he/she is 6 weeks old and barely be a part of our kids life.

They have no reason to leave this area, their house is paid off and they are both retiring.. it kind of caught all of us off guard because my parents are doing the opposite (staying close to be a part of their grand children’s lives). I know Darling Husband is bummed about it.

I think it’s a bit of a bummer that they won’t be around since it’s your first since that’s such an important milestone.


Post # 6
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My ILs didn’t meet DS until he was a month and a half old. Ideal? No. But I had a system down, was up to hosting company, and was feeling much better by then. It was probably easier this way. I can see why you might be disappointed, but it might be for the best.

Post # 7
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I understand where you are coming from. There’s no guarantee that you will both deliver on your actual due dates so maybe that will lessen the gap. Plus you will be so busy and happy with your newborn that the time will go by so fast. Maybe you can skype or facetime with them for a quick hello?

Post # 8
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Statistically, she’s more likely to deliver before her due date and you’re more likely to deliver after yours, so perhaps she’s go early and you’ll go a little late and the time span will be greater (ie. in-laws back sooner after your birth).  Even if not, though, your parents will be there and your in-laws will still be super excited to meet their grandchild, even if it is when they are 2 or 3 weeks old.  As PPs said, by that time you’ll be feeling better, have a routine developing and be settling in.

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