(Closed) my MIL – lover her but stressing me out (Long)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if she is going to give you a hard time about where YOUR BABY is going to sleep, well if it were me, I’d just stay home. From what I hear, you’re going to be exhausted anyway, so maybe you won’t be feeling the trip anyway…. 🙂

Post # 4
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I see where you’re coming from and can relate since we’re having some overbearing issues with my ILs and the upcoming baby as well. My suggestion for staying at their house is a compromise. Its typically not too hard to move a pack in play so I’d probably keep it out in the living room during the day and then move it into your room at night. After doing that a few times she should find that she’s seeing the baby regardless of where the pack n play is and that its ridiculous to keep moving it back and forth and tell you to just go ahead and leave it in the room.

As for labor and delivery I’d say stand your ground on what you want but find little ways to keep her involved even if its letting her in the room for a little bit before the delivery starts or sending Darling Husband back and forth to keep his parents updated.

Good luck and wishes for the baby to make its appearance soon!

Post # 5
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I completely understand and sympathize with you,… it doesnt make sense for the baby to be in a different room especially when its only a few weeks old and you are breastfeeding, maybe you should just haul your own pack and play or other sleeper when you come over, or just move it into your room  and say this is what i am more comfortable with…i mean end of story, you are right its your baby and you will do things that you feel are best, after all you are the mom.I dont want to sound mean but i have run into a lot of Suggestions/pressure for this and that with my DHs family and i am a little sensitive about the subject, LOL.


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