Poor you! Take to the bed with hot water, honey and lemon.
I had a cold when due with DD (firstbaby) and MIL phoned me - I told her I had a horrible cold and she said "oh yes, FIL has a cold as well" and I snapped "yes well FIL isn't due to give birth in 3 days is he!"
I'm very much having to rein in my snappiness. I am one BIG snap at the moment. Just had a phone call from MIL wondering if I'd given birth yet. Managed to have a civil conversation while mentally chanting fuckofffuckofffuckoff
Oh that's so annoying isn't it? The phonecalls I mean. I'm due on Saturday and the IL's jump out of their skin every time dh rings them. As if we'd say, oh yes, the baby was born last week, we knew we'd forgotten to tell someone...
Grrr I know. MIL had a "heart to heart" with me <<barf>> a couple of months ago about when I went into labour with DC1. DH had phoned them to let them know we were going into hospital, and neglected to give them updates through the following 20 hours (the reason being that I was terrified and in excruciating pain and wouldn't let him leave my side to go and make a phone call).
She laid on a HUGE guilt trip about how worried we'd made everyone. I (passive aggressively ) made sympathetic noises and said that to avoid stressing them out I wouldn't tell them when labour had started, and would just phone when the baby was born. Hehehehehe.
Slightly backfired though as she's now phoning frequently to see if I'm secretly labouring.
How unreasonable of you not to ring with hourly updates
IL's are hoping to get here to look after dd whilst I am labouring, but they're a couple of hours away so if it's quick we'll have to go with local friends. Probably explains why their so twitchy... I ought to be nicer really [evil late pg grump emoticon]