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FFFC 5/27

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    @megstervt That story is amazing.
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    @megstervt - what did you wear to work??? That story is hilarious!
    Me (32) & DH (35)
    Married 10.10.10
    DD born 7.25.16 <3
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    @megstervt best story ever!!!!
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    @megstervt my DH is in the pool industry as well (service/repair). I never knew how much I could hate pools until I met my husband. "Pool talk" all the time and he has to work long hours around the holidays as well!  But seeing firsthand how much of a money pit pools really are, I don't think I'd ever want one at my house. Plus they can actually reduce the value of your home and are a liability if you have young children. Also, even if my husband built our pool himself (using various subcontractors and getting all the materials at wholesale prices), I doubt a decent pool could be built for less than $40k...

    FFFC: My stepkids are coming to town next weekend and will be staying with us until July 3rd....eeek! I am whole-heartedly dreading their visit this time (they come every summer for a month). Not because I am an evil stepmother, but because I feel like a huge whale, I'm exhausted, and I don't feel like doing anything, and I especially don't feel like doing anything extra right now!!  No matter which way you look at it, when my stepkids come to town, it means extra work for me. They are decent kids (age 9 and 11) but require constant micro-managing. Also, more people in my house means more laundry, grocery shopping, more messes to clean...and more noise! DH is their father but he constantly overlooks a lot of the little things it takes in raising kids, so I'm constantly picking up his slack while they're here, even though I'm "just" the stepmom.  Plus, he refuses to discipline them in any way so I will be doing most of that, and thus will be looked at as the "bad guy." I think if I were not also super pregnant right now, it wouldn't be this stressful. I pray I can stay sane over the next month.

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    @sboston06 I had this problem with inlaws when DD was born. This time around we're telling the nurses that I'm either unregistered or only two specific people are allowed in (who are watching DD). If you tell your medical staff, they will keep people out. Don't feel bad! I felt guilty about it with DD and my in laws knew they were making me feel guilty so the walked all over me. Stand strong, momma!
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    @stellaluna14 I am going through the same thing with my MIL.  I thought she and I got along fairly well before I was pregnant, but her attitude toward pregnancy is leaning way more toward "the person having the baby is not important, all that matters is that I get a grandson." She has not once asked how I've been feeling or doing with pregnancy.  Both sets of inlaws live in the same town two hours away from DH and I.  She has also made the comment about my mom "hogging" the baby and the fights they are going to have when we need a babysitter.  Also- I was very quick to correct her comment about it being "her baby." 

    Personally, I am very close to my Mom and know I will need to be very conscious about shared time between grandparents because I will naturally lean toward my parents.

    The next time she goes in to rub your belly could you try saying that you've hit your quota for belly rubs this pregnancy?  
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    @mckcak23 - GREAT idea using hospital policy. I think I will be non-confrontational and do the same thing. 
    Me (32) & DH (35)
    Married 10.10.10
    DD born 7.25.16 <3
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    @Nerdchild Even though I know scientifically it's best to have a 40 weeker, I am SO glad that my perinatologist won't let me go past 37-38 with these babies. With twins the chance of the placenta degrading goes through the roof at that point, and I'm okay with having them early. 
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    Confessing that as much as pregnancy makes me hate my job and how hard it's become on my body... When my coworkers say shit like " I worked until my water broke and drove myself to my delivery hospital after a shift " it makes me feel like a super weak pregnant lady. I just want to stop at 38 weeks and have no guilt ! I feel like they're judging my inability to keep it moving.
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    My mom gets right up in there with the belly rubs and it drives me crazy. Last weekend I was visiting with her and sitting on the couch and she lay down  next to me unsolicited, rested her head on my belly and started baby talking "hi baby, it's grandma!" Sometimes she'll throw in whatever name she's feeling at the moment, even though we've told her we haven't chosen one yet. I get that she's excited but it definitely makes me feel like I'm just the vessel. She's referred to him as "my baby" a few times too. 
    Just stop. 
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    @jennyleigh16 My grandma was in town a few weeks ago and when I got to my parents' house she had already had a few glasses of white wine. Which led her to stroking my belly and whispering to the babies. It was so awful that all I could do was laugh and back away. 
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