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Old 03-21-2008, 03:19 AM
 
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I decided that I wouldn't let anyone hold my baby for one month after she was born because I didn't want her getting anyone's weird germs. My neighbor came over three days after she was born wanting to hold her, so I thought I would be nice and compromise. I told her I'd be delighted for her to come in and see the baby but that we weren't letting anyone hold her for about a month or so. My neighbor said okay, that she wouldn't pick her up, but then when she came in the house started KISSING ALL OVER MY BABY'S FACE - all while staying true to her word and not picking her up at all! I totally freaked out and after the woman left, I was wiping my poor little newborn down with disinfecting witch hazel wipes.

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OMG... I have to share!!

From the moment DS was born until he was walking (15 months), GMIL said that we NEED to get that boy in some high-topped hard soled shoes, or he'd NEVER learn to walk. Once he started crawling she kept saying she was going to take him to X shoe store to get professionally fitted for a good, expensive pair of hard-soled shoes, because his feet would NEVER develop in soft soles!

Well, I looked into X shoe store... and at 15 months said "Okay... go ahead" She was thrilled. She took him to the shoe store... same owner that she'd went to w/ her kids... and asked him to fit and recommend a shoe. He said to her, "Since he's just learning to walk, he needs as soft of a sole as possible."

Needless to say, we don't argue about it anymore...
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This one came from my dh's grannie. I expect weird things from her because she's a little nuts. Thankfully, she's not real involved in our lives so I can smile and ignore her most times.

Apparently, DH should not tickle DD's feet or she'll stutter when she learns to talk. DH's dad tickled his feet and sure enough, DH stuttered when he was a kid.

The whole time she was telling me this my FIL (this is his x-MIL) was standing behind her trying not to .

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I love this thread! I've read the WHOLE thing!!! So, here's my contribution:

*After my m/c, my mil was "trying" to comfort me by saying that she was sad because the baby wasn't just my baby it was her baby too. What?!

*During that same visit home, we spent some time with my nieces. They were 4 and 6 yo and pretty hyper and annoying. And instead of curbing their bad behavior my step-mom kept telling me I better get use to it. And I wanted kids and this is what they are like. I think she could see in my face that I didn't agree with her and she began to get visibly angry and kept asking am I sure this is what I want? Well, I've been married for 8 years and had a m/c, a baby I really wanted and loved, so yes this is what I really want!

*I laughed when I read about babies that bite and the advice to bite them back harder. My step-mom told me when her twins were about two she was babysitting a neighbor's kid and he bit one of her girls so hard it drew blood. Well, she freaked out and bit the kid back! I don't know if she ever babysat for that kid again (but I'm pretty sure he stopped biting (oh, and he was about 4 or 5 yo.)) Remind me not to let step-mom babysit, ever.

*My step-mom said to my DH. "You can't let her go to a midwife no matter what. It's too dangerous since she has a high-risk pregnancy." WTH? I had a couple days of spotting at about 6 wks but OB and u/s confirmed everything was fine. I wouldn't really labor me as high-risk.

*At my 8 wk u/s in the waiting room, my step-mom asked (regarding having a baby) Are you sure you want to do this? WHAT?!? I told her, no we changed our minds. We don't want a baby anymore.

*My step-mom had said this one before (and I ignored her) but she said my cats would suffocate my baby because they would smell milk and slurp slurp slurp suck out the baby's breath. I said we don't sleep with the cats in our room. Her reply, but what about the baby's room? As if I wasn't going to have my baby with me or that I didn't care enough to close my child's bedroom door also.

*I have a step-sister that I don't care for (long story but she asked me to be a bridesmaid because I was her "sister" and then kicked me out because she didn't like who I was dating (dh now) but said it was because we weren't friends anymore.) Anyway, I don't care about her and never talk to her. I know she is ttc #2 but is having problems. I finally felt selfish for not sharing my knowledge so I mentioned to my step-mom about preseed and how it works, since step-sister is taking clomid and they know she is ovulating I thought it could only help to get her dh's slow lazy sperm up there if she doesn't already have ewcm. The response I got back? Preseed is pointless. Her doctor told them to use nothing. And she is taking her temp so she knows when she ovulates. Umm, okay. Does that mean she has ewcm? Is she tracking her other fertile signs to know before she actually ovulates? Step-mom made it sound like I was an idiot and didn't know anything and that preseed doesn't work at all. Well, guess what? The month we used it... it worked.

I'm sure I'll have many more to add. We just started telling friends that we're expecting, and frankly people are pretty stupid.

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I work with a pregnant woman who complained for 15 minutes about how she can't afford anything for the surprise baby and all her family is giving her all the baby stuff, then said, "I don't think I'm going to breastfeed" because everyone she knew FFed from the start and WIC pays for formula anyway.

I ended up talking to her for half an hour about how important BFing is and she's thinking about it!

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I love this thread! I've read the WHOLE thing!!! So, here's my contribution:

*After my m/c, my mil was "trying" to comfort me by saying that she was sad because the baby wasn't just my baby it was her baby too. What?!
All yours were crazy, but this one really got me.

The whole time I was pregnant my sil called my baby "her niece". Even though it wasn't incorrect to refer to the baby like that, it really irked me. At one point she posted on myspace, "thanks for carrying my niece!" Like I was doing her a favor?! It's MY BABY!

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My mom did the same thing. It's always "MY grandbaby!" When I had my miscarriage (the one she knew about anyway), she never once asked how I was feeling or if I was upset. She just cried that "my grandbaby" had died.

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I'm so sorry, but we're going to need to start a new thread. Threads this big stress out the server.

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