Can I preface this with something? Why do I feel like I only seem to come here to whine or get advice about whiny subjects??? Sorry. :(
Is anyone else having huge issues with their families? Like issues that are making you seriously reconsidering even talking to some of them??
I am starting to get the general feeling that until the baby actually comes out, no one wants anything to do with me. My step-mom and I still talk daily, and she is honestly one of my best friends, but even she won't/can't come and help us out even while I'm in labor! My brother has decided I'm a raging c-word (he said this to our step-mom!!!) because I won't sit and listen to his constant de-stressing conversations or give him money... (I have none to give him, and frankly, think his current situation is a perfect learning opportunity for him to finally grow up!)
My sisters barely talk to me as it is, but now it seems a million times worse.
My husband's family is... well, being my husband's family. They offered to buy us a crib, but have decided to "wait and make sure" before buying it. So at some point AFTER the baby is born, they're going to deliver, set up and install a crib...Despite Anthony explaining over and over that everything is fine with the baby, they keep saying it. I get that they don't like me and that cribs are a super generous gift, but I get the feeling they're expecting a white baby instead of a mixed race baby (Is that the right term????)
I know that a lot of this is hormones, lack of sleep and three days and nights of hourly contractions, but some of it feels a long time in coming.
I guess I'm annoyed that until the baby comes, our need for help and support just doesn't exist. No one will come out and watch our daughter for a few hours, no one will help make up meals so DH can just pop things in the oven or on the stove, but how much do you want to bet they'll all show up the minute we're home to see the baby???
Please tell me I'm not alone in this?