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Originally Posted by MsMoMpls
You are completely in your right.... however... having a loving grandmother is a gift that not every child gets. I would certainly hope that you and your mother can work something out so that your child can start to develop a relationship. A good friend of mine ended up hospitalized for 3 weeks when her little one was 10 months old. It was great that we had an extended family of people who her son was connected to. You get to be number one in your child's life but it is dangerous to be the one and only.
I also know my feelings would be horribly hurt if my child didn't value my involvement with my grandchild... but I would hope to handle it with more maturity than your mother has.
Originally Posted by blessed
When I first read your post I thought - well, I don't leave dd with the grandparents either. Then I realized that I actually have, because when they visit we keep dd home from preschool for a half day so that they can spend some time together.
But then I thought - well, she's probably a SAHM and isn't used to being away from her baby at all, so it's different.
But just a few posts later I found the thead "I miss my dd so much right now", in which you reveal that you work four days per week! So your dd is spending time away from you, right? Why not with grandma, then?
Or am I missing something?
Originally Posted by JSerene
She can't understand that it has nothing to do with her. DD cries whenever I leave and I'm not going to put her through that just so my mom can have her without me there. My mom feels that all babies cry and she will get over it and I need to stop coddling her : .
Let me say that DD is a healthy, happy baby and I am a good mother. It's been so frustrating to have my parenting critisized all the time...
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