Oh Jackie--that is horrible! I'm so glad you are all right and you were able to go home. You deserve to rest and nothing else till you have this baby!
Can I bitch?
I've been in part dying to have this baby so that my MIL will come down and take care of us for a week---I love her to death, she is such a soothing presence in the house, and last time she was invaluable for the atmosphere she created and the help she gave us with cooking, cleaning, and encouraging our breastfeeding getting established. She would even take tiny ds in her bed after I fed him at night because I was still worried about squashing him at first. :LOL
So I really had it in my head that I would have the baby and then have this lovely week with my husband, son and MIL and not worry about dh being overwhelmed or me getting up to help out or keep ds busy. My own mother is nearby, but she irritates dh and doesn't know or care about bf'ing or washing cloth diapers, etc. As in, come over for a visit but please don't stay long.
Now, my MIL informs us that the evil choir director that she works for on Sundays is going to be out of town because HIS granddaughter is being induced (a week early---don't get me started
: ) and he expects her to be "back" on Nov. 1st to take over for him no matter what. (I don't understand why, 6 days after his grandchild's birth, he cannot drive 3 hours home and do the damn service himself---or find a backup) So she either has to wait to come, if I have the baby this week, or she can only stay for a few days and then has to drive the 10 hrs or whatever back to her home. She won't stand up to this jerk (he's always been a jerk) because she's too meek and is afraid to lose this crappy 2nd job. Even though she'd informed him 6 months ago that she had these plans. She has very little money and can't afford to take off and see us often at all--in fact she hasn't seen us for nearly a year because I was too sick to travel most of the year.
Ugh, I don't mean to go into this long vent. I just HATE my plans changing that I've looked forward to for so long. Maybe I'll go another week--but I hate the thought of that too! It's not up to me, it's not up to me, it's not up to me. But it irritates me that some stranger up there is getting an early induction and indirectly messing up my little plans. And I'm mad at my MIL for being a pushover and letting this guy try to stick a wrench in her plans at the last minute for his complete convenience.
Well, if you read through this far,
to you. And feel free to tell me to get over myself, because I know I really need to . It's just too easy to get hormonal and grumpy these days. I know you all know what I'm talking about.
Mama penelope....where are you??