I was just thinking about this this morning...
When my DD was born, my mother came to visit us in the hospital. She took one look at my DD in the basinet and said, kinda sneeringly, 'gosh! can't say I see any resemblence.' then plonked herself down in the chair on the other side of the room, like, ok, what are we going to talk about now.
then later, when my MIL and FIL arrived and where all over the baby, saying 'she's so beautiful' etc. etc. my mother decided she wanted to hold the baby, and then turned to her partner and said 'gosh, she's so heavy, hurts your arm'.
then she said, kindof miserably 'oh well, who knows what the future holds for this one'
to which I cracked it and said 'what's that supposed to mean!?'
and then my mother looked kind of alarmed and decided it was time for them to leave.
I've been thinking about this experience lately cos my brother just had his first child (my DD was the first grandchild) a boy, who my mother said, when talking to me on the phone, 'was such a dear little thing'. Now he was 9pound 12.
I'm glad that she is happy about my brother's child and maybe now she is more used to the idea of being a grandparent. I also may have been pretty sensitive when she came to visit me, as I hadn't had much sleep. Nonetheless I am disappointed in her initial reaction to DD and I can't help but think that I don't want to go through that again with the birth of number 2.
anyone else had similar experience?