So, pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I predicted that my in-laws would change things up with kids Christmas presents. Of note, I have 7 nieces and nephews on that side of the family. Each and every Christmas, DH and I buy for all 7 kids. As we have, for their entire lives. Until last year we had never gotten a single gift back. Apparently since we don't have kids, no one felt the need to recipricate, fine - it is what it is.
What happens this year when I reach out to my SIL's to ask for gift ideas? They suggest a Secret Santa for the kids.I freaking knew this would happen, and why am I so upset? b/c it's my daughters first Christmas. And while I don't want my house overcome with the toys they will most likely get her - she deserves to be celebrated the same way each and ALL of her cousins have been.
I may be overreacting given other stressors in my life at the moment, but I am SO tired of her being shafted. For each of their baby showers, they all pooled their money and got each other a bug a boo stroller. What did I get? Clothes from MIL (bought the day of the shower - she was a half hour late because of it).... Burp cloths from TWO SIL's and some other essentials (changing pad cover, crib sheet, bathtub)....All stuff I need (except for the clothes that all got returned)...but seriously, a far cry from a bug-a-boo. Oh yeah, and I also got a MIL promising to have a seperate shower for her side of the family, to then never deliver.
I'm just beyond sick of the fact that my LO can never be celebrated by these people
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ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th
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1 Blast Transferred on December 15th..... Beta Christmas Eve... Please Santa, bring me a baby!
Beta #1 345.....Beta #2....750/ First U/S 1/13/15/HB 131....EDD 9/2/2015