My mother and father pretty much assumed they are invited to my son's birth... As in saying things like, "Oh, we'll be there right when he comes out so we can take pictures for you!"... It's nice that they want to be there, but quite frankly, I am not close to them at all. I moved out when I was 15 years old and have been on my own since then. Since I travel often, I hadn't talked to them for the past maybe 6 months? And before that, communication was limited at well.
Since I have been in America and with internet, they seem to be jumping all over this pregnancy situation. It's going to be their first grandchild too, so I can understand this is a special time for them as well...
But again, quite frankly, I don't want them there! Having them anywhere near me while I'm laboring is going to completely stress me out and having them anywhere near my son and I while I'm adjusting to becoming a new mother is going to make me feel awkward and out of place. Dah... I would preferably wait until the holidays for them to see my son, but that would be hard to make them wait so long.
I just really don't want them around... Any advice? I'm open to hearing anything from how to get them to stay away to you guys telling me how much you appreciated YOUR parents help in the first days after having the child...
Let me know what you think.