Dad's wife just sent my first nagging text of this pregnancy, and I'm not even due til 5th March! Last time she waited til I was 39 weeks to start with 'please keep us updated', which was annoying enough - like I was going to not tell my dad when my first baby was born! but this is even worse. What news am I really going to have?
I know, I know, she's just interested and wants to be involved and all that...
Totally agree with the frustration of those texts, phone calls. I went to 40+13 and was ready to murder my family and friends that phoned or texted 20x per day! Have to say though that its a bit harsh to not include her in a grandparent role, she's your dads wife. But perhaps there's history there we don't know. Hope you can work it out. My DS only has 1 grandparent and if the option was there to have more I would.
She's not trying to bond, she doesn't realise she's being annoying. She never realises when she's being annoying - that's one of the things that makes her annoying She isn't a grandparent. She isn't a parent. I'm quite happy for my dad and her to visit and be interested and involved in mine and my children's lives, but I don't like being nagged about baby news! By anyone!
Love that website, FadBook. Will save that for later!
Fair enough. In that case tell her you'll let them know when little one arrives a d there's no need to bug u for a month. Either that or text her every day for a week and say 'no news' and she'll soon see it gets annoying! :-) x
I sympathise completely. My mum has already taken to phoning, literally dozens of times a day for updates and as far as she knows I still have 6 weeks to go. I have never gone into labour myself either, so will prob have to wait an extra 2 weeks for induction.
I have stopped answering most of her calls now, so this morning she stooped to an all time low and phoned me from her friends mobile, so I wouldn't recognise the number.
Sympathise completely - I am 38 wks preg with DC2. Thinking I may reply to a couple of the persistent texters with too much information... E.g. "well, I'm having lots of vaginal discharge and it's slippery in texture now. Also, feeling engorged in my labia. So hopefully, not long"
I've told her that I don't expect to have any baby news for a good month. In a friendly text.
Last time, mil was on emergency standby in case I went into labour while DH was at a job interview in London at about 39 weeks. She phoned me that day to check I was ok. All good. Then she phoned the next day, and the next day, until I stopped answering the phone.