Against my better wishes, DP decided to go ahead and tell ALL of his extended family even though I am only 5 weeks along.
Now they are freaking out and buying stuff and... ughh.. My MIL is a neonatal/prenatal nurse so of course she thinks she knows everything there is about pregnancy and while I'm sure I'll be glad for this resource later on, right now I just want to be left alone.
Plus the one conversation that seemed ok and I was talking to her, I told her of my wishes to have a homebirth and she freaked out and said too much could go wrong and she "didn't want her first grandkid taking that risk" because she "knows what happens during birth."
I haven't even told my own mother yet. I wanted to wait until 10 or 12 weeks to tell everybody and DP knows this. I've already talked with him but how do I get the ILs (I'm talking mom, dad, gran, pops, cousins, aunts etc) to back off? What if something bad happens? I am not a huge fan of his family as it because they are very overbearing.
Hellpp I'm going crazy. I've only been awake 20 minutes, and MIL has already called asking how I feel! While I have been talking to midwives, I do have a doctor's apt scheduled (my general practitioner is an OB) but not for 3 weeks and she keeps acting like I need to be at the doctor all the time.
WHAT DO I DO? I am going nuts!
(The one thing she DID tell me is that she thinks I am further along then I am, because my last AF was so light. I have had BFNs in between, of course, but she says that happened to her too, and it moved her EDD from May to March.. ugh more confusion)