OK, seriously, if I hear "just wait..." one more time I'm going to slap the poor person who says it to me. And it will probably be some old lady. I mean, how long do the "just wait"s go on?! I'm almost done with this pregnancy... I thought they would have stopped by now. The worst part is that my SIL (whom I adore, don't get me wrong) is the WORST at it. She had her first baby back in mid-January and this ENTIRE pregnancy I've been getting "just wait"s from her almost every day. And because she will always be 5 months ahead of me, I'm worried that it will never stop. I have this nightmare of our children being 15 and 16 and her STILL saying, "just wait until he turns 16!" I don't think I can handle it.
Also, she and I are SO different in everything. I love her, but she doesn't take care of her body (and I'm a fitness and nutrition nut). So her entire pregnancy I was appalled (on the inside) about how she ate, never exercised, etc. And for MY entire pregnancy she's been telling me "just wait..." until your joints hurt, your legs swell, you have this issue, that issue... And for the record, I have never experienced a SINGLE thing she told me to "just wait" about. And now, of course, that she has a baby it's all about the "just wait" for L&D (however, she has conceded recently that I probably won't have a similar birth to hers BECAUSE I'm in such good shape - I want to go all natural and she had pitocin, 2 epis and ultimately a c/s), and "just wait" about having a newborn. Now, I appreciate advice (solicited, thanks) about caring for a newborn. But I don't need to hear endless "just wait"s about every newborn experience. Plus I know that she and her husband are going to raise their child very differently from the way DH and I are going to raise ours. So I don't want to hear "just wait"s when they're babies and toddlers about things that don't pertain to DH, me and our LO because we're not going to be in that situation. Make sense? And, again, since she's 5 months ahead of me, I'm worried this will never end. NEVER.
I know I'm hormonal and am not able to laugh it off the way DH does (although it does irritate him too, but I think more so because it gets me so riled up), but PLEASE JUST STOP. I'm so over it. Just let me have my own experience. I know it all comes from a place of love and good intentions, but I'm about to LOSE. MY. S**T.
That is all.