I get that I'm having the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and that people are excited.
That said... I am 6 days from my "due date", which by my own OB's admission is just a guess (due to my really irregular menstrual cycles). Also by my own OB's admission, something like 5% of all babies are actually *born* on their due date, and many first time moms go late. My own mom has delivered 5 kids, and 4 of us, me included, were 1-2 weeks late.
In my own uterus, the baby's not dropped, and I'm showing no signs of impending labor, save the diahrrhea I've had this entire trimester due to DH and his perverse obsession with feeding me bran and veggies.
In other words, I'm not going to make any big plans for anytime this week, but I'm also not counting on delivering Sunday.
So what I am wondering, is why the H*LL do I log onto the Internet this AM and find, that our entire family still has this stupid-azz countdown clock going counting down to noon on Sunday for "my nephew/grandson/etc" to be here. UMM no. My FB page, texts, vmail, and email box are full of references of "6 more days!" and stupid crap like that. DH and I (due to blended families) have over a dozen siblings between us. This ignorance is inexcusable.
I am also hearing from third parties how other relatives are planning to fly in from out of town (presumably to stay with us) for the birth as a "surprise".
I do not have an induction scheduled (a HUGE point of contention with my side of the family, but this is another post). The baby will arrive when he's ready. And all this pressure to birth according to someone else's selfish schedule is incredibly stressful for me. I get that I'm hormonal, but I really feel like my family is setting me up for labor not to progress with this nonsense. This isn't the first instance of incredibly selfish/reckless behavior my family's displayed during this pregnancy, and it's getting to the point where I'm wondering if it's possible or wise to continue a relationship with any of them.
I am strongly considering shutting down the email portion of my phone and blocking the numbers of all our relatives at this point.
Just a vent; talking to these people is like banging my head against a wall.
Edited for crappy run on sentence.