I'm 40w5d. My DH and I are lucky to have a supportive group of family and friends and they are very excited to meet our LO. Emphasis on very.
Maternity leave just started last week for me, and I was looking forward to a little me time. Lazily read a book? Attempt getting crafty? Yes, please! Instead, I've been on a rather exhausting schedule of visits, fielding phone calls, errands and projects. I didn't plan to be busy, it just sorta happened. And everywhere I go, I hear the laundry list of things I should do go into labor.
Yesterday, I was informed that DH had invited a group of friends over for a "casual dinner." I'M POOPED and CRANKY, but I don't want to be that girl who calls off a party. So I cooked food. I ran errands. And today I get to clean up the big ole mess.
I feel bad being upset at my loved ones who mean well and just want to celebrate this new chapter of life with us. I think they honestly think they are doing me a favor by keeping me busy.
Anyone have any tips on how to nicely say "Please leave me alone, I'd rather be a hermit than speak/hang out with/do things for you today."
Thanks, and sorry for the rant :)