I couldn't post yesterday because of our internet problems, so I need to vent today about our weekend. Most of DH's family lives outside of Raleigh and refuses to travel. So, DH and I decided before Aubrey was born we'd take her to visit w/them before I went back to work and this was the weekend for the visit. I was already worried because Aubrey had her 2 month shots Thursday and I knew she wouldn't feel good Friday. She did fine on the car ride up, but let loose once we got there. His aunt (who he is very close to) walks in his cousin's house (where we stayed) and hears her crying and said "What are ya'll doin' to my baby?" Um, hello, I don't remember her birthing her, but I just brushed it off and explained about her shots. Aubrey was pretty fussy all night and his aunt insisted on holding her the entire night. She kept making the rudest or dumbest comments all night. For example, Aubrey has very good head control and doesn't like to lie down, she wants to be held sitting up to watch everything. His sunt said "Babies aren't supposed to be sitting up or holding their heads like that, her back must hurt" so she'd lay her down and Aubrey would start screaming and she'd ask what was wrong with her. Duh!. Or the worst comment, "You reckon your milk isn't strong enough because she is so little? Breastfed babies usually gow so fast" That really, really hurt my feelings since I don't have a lot of confidence sometimes in breastfeeding because of having thrush and her weight, but the dr said she is just a litttle girl and everything is fine. This was just the first night, many other dumb or hurtful comments were made by her and others on Saturday, especially after Aubrey was overstimulated by being passed to 20 different people and getting overtired, which led to more screaming. Let's just say it was a long weekend and I was more than happy to get home.
I'm not really looking for advice because I don't deal w/them often and can't say anything to them because they aren't my family. I just needed to vent because they made me feel like the worst mother ever and I needed to get that off my chest. Ok, vent over now.