I haven't minded if anyone asks me when I'm due or if I've had the baby yet. Doesn't bother me one bit! Except when it's my mom. She's calling me EVERY DAY now. I was tolerating it fine, keeping my distance, and keeping conversations very brief and superficial -- until she started telling me that SHE is nesting in preparation for my baby. Um, excuse me?! That's not cool. Everything she says and does already makes me so possessive of my baby and makes me fear that she's going to try becoming over-involved in our lives when the baby arrives. But this whole "nesting" thing is reaching a whole new level... I'm sure in her mind it's harmless and she's just excited for the baby to come, but it's just creepy to me and really gives me an unsettling feeling. Like she's trying to take my whole experience away from me, telling me how she's just as excited as when she had her own babies, and now this nesting thing. I don't like using this word loosely but it feels stalkerish!
I'm going to have to go back to not picking up my phone and getting lengthy guilt-inducing voicemails from her again. *sigh* I gave her an inch and she took a mile, expecting me to talk every day now, and she told me to call her whenever I get contractions. I told her repeatedly that I will not call her when I'm in labor but she's trying to talk me into it as my due date approaches now. I wish she'd just get the picture so she doesn't have to keep going through this hot and cold relationship with me. She's going to start leaving multiple voicemails a day now if I don't pick up, thinking something is wrong or that I've had the baby. She even asks me all of the time if I have a list with everyone's phone numbers so we can call them right away. I tell her EVERY TIME that we don't need a list, we have our effin cell phones. Calling everyone after our baby arrives is no different from calling them before! I know how to use a damn phone. She's that paranoid that she has to ask me all of the time still. Oh, and our baby's middle name is the one thing we decided to keep a secret until she arrives. My mom says to me every day, "I can't wait to find out her middle name!" in a sing-songy *hint hint* kind-of way to get me to tell her now, and now she asks, "You're going to tell us her middle name when she's born, right?" ..... No Mom, we're going to keep her name a secret from you forever...... OF COURSE WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU.
Someone please put me out of my misery right now. My anxiety has been reinstated.