by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Fri Sep 10, 2004 04:23 pm
Nora - do we have the same inlaws?
I can't stand mine! They were so awful to me and Hannah when she was born because she wasn't normal - they were actually embarrassed of her. When we finally brought her home from the NICU they came to visit and would not wash their hands, and made fun of me for insisting that they wash their hands before holding her (it was also RSV season!) Now that she is "normal," they love her. I just want to punch them in the face when they say how beautiful she is because three years ago they told me how awful she looked and would not come visit her in the NICU and were embarrassed to show people pictures of her. My MIL does and says stuff like what you described all the time. We moved close to them about two years ago, but I am ready to move a million miles away! They are forcing us to want to put in for a transfer at hubby's job, but that would mean leaving my parents too, and my dad has cancer. Anyway, I could write a book about my "outlaws." You're not alone, and good luck!
Mommy to Miss Hannah Rose
26.5 weeker born 8/24/01
severe pre-e & IUGR
1 pound, 1 ounce
Miracles do happen!