BIL had his baby a less than 2 weeks ago and we loaned them some of our pregnancy books awhile back, seeing that we didn't really think we'd need them.... jokes on us! One was on midwifery and the other a general book about how the baby develops over 9 months, which happens to be one of my DS favorite book, he loves babies. This is also a book my DH & I bought together years before we had our first, so I kinda do think it is sentimental.
My DH talks to his brother daily as they run a business together, but he casually asked about the books as we do kind of need them now, but not trying to give out our new surprise. BIL response was that SIL threw them out during her "nesting" phase! He said he would replace them, so I just shrugged it off. It seems to have really bothered my DH. He is very offended and not able to really communicate why he is upset about it. In the end they didn't end up using a midwife, even though they had planned too -- not sure if DH is projecting this rejection based on where the books ended up. It is not clear to me if she just gave them away/donated or actually threw them in the trash.
How would you feel if that happened? I don't like drama, which is probably why I'm willing to let it go, I think my DH must have gotten all the emotional side affects of pregnancy atm.