When I went into PTL, my DH called his parents and told them the scenario. They were visiting some friends and buying their iPads, so they didn't leave for a few days. I went into PTL on Friday morning, and they got to our house Tuesday night. They've been hanging out at our house, and helping watch our dog while I'm up at Stanford and my DH goes to work. Well, they came up yesterday to tell us they are bored and going back home on Sunday. They also said they will not be back when the babies are born, b/c it's just too expensive (they don't fly, only drive, and the only expense is gas). They say all of this, then go back to playing on their iPads (they got top of the line w/ all accessories -- $2,000). The only thing they talk about are their iPads.
So, our new plan is I will stay in my Stanford apartment by myself, and my DH will come up every other night to help me (dishes, laundry, etc). We just don't have anyone else to watch our dog, and we are paying for this Stanford apartment ($250/week) and can't afford pet boarding on top of this. DH and I are both completely stressed. When the babies do arrive, it will be just DH and I. No one else will be there to welcome them into the world, or help us emotionally while the babes are in the NICU. Or God knows what will happen w/ Ben and his issues. All because they are bored. We live in Northern California -- I think it is impossible to be bored here!!! We live 1 mile from the beach, the city is 1.5 hrs away, there's hiking, the redwoods, shopping, dining, Carmel, Monterey, etc.
They also said it would be great if I had the babies before Sunday so they could see them. MIL even asked me what my gut feeling was -- when I was going to go into full labor. Like I freaking know! But more than anything, I don't want them coming before Sunday.
And the topper -- SIL had B/G twins 9 years ago. Needless to say, MIL compares me to her all.the.time. SIL was also on public assistance, so the financial challenges we face, SIL never had to face w/ preemies or PTL. Drives me crazy. When I told family we made it to 30 weeks, she wrote back "congrats. you beat me."
Ugh. Sorry for the overload. I just needed to vent!!! DH and I will pull together and get through things, but we will be broke by the end of this. I just hope and pray we are broke w/ healthy babies.