So, today DH and I went to the Baby Expo, and we invited his parents along because I wanted to include them.
His mother, as a bit of background, has two sons, and I'm assuming feels threatened by another woman in the mix... Because she's crazy. She threw a fit at my wedding and caused a scene, is constantly making snide remarks about my husband and I and our lives (and making it clear we arent to her standards), and now... Well it was a last straw today.
A few weeks ago when we told her we were having a girl, she was visibly disappointed. Father in Law was very excited, and all she could say was "Oh. Yeah. You were hoping for a girl." In a flat tone.
So, back to today, we were at the baby expo, and she's talking to a salesperson, and I overhear her say "Well, I was looking at all the cute football stuff... UNFORTUNATELY she's having a girl..." and even when I called her out and said "Unfortunately? I can hear you, you know." And then she continued to look at everything boy.
When I heard her say that, I was honestly ready to just walk out. I was SO hurt. Nothing I've done has ever been to her standards, no matter how hard I try, and I just can't do it anymore. She's always saying hurtful things and spouting insults... and now TWO of the most important events in my life, my wedding and then my first child, are negative events.
I came home and just broke down. I've finally calmed down enough to put words together, but I've never been so hurt or angry... This is my child, you know? Who actually says that it's unfortunately a girl?!
So, apparently even giving her a grandchild was something I've done wrong.
Edit: Oh, and right before we left, she told me how she was going to get DD into football... Just as long as DD was "more graceful" than I am.