My sis works overseas and she has told me that she intends to take a few months off work when I'm due as she wants to be part of my daughters life. She said she will also constantly visit me in hospital.
Thing is, after speaking to a number of friends who have recently given birth, I know how tiring it is to look after a newborn bub in hospital. I will need to feed the bub every two hours, change her nappy, give her a bath etc etc, so I will want the most rest that I can get. My sis doesn't know how to look after a baby so I know I can't count on her to look after bub while I sleep in the hospital. Thus, if she's constantly visiting me in hospital, then I will have to not only look after bub but I will also need to chit chat with her instead of resting. I told her today that I would prefer to have every opportunity to rest when I'm in hospital so I said to her to visit me when I'm ready and not that tired. Her response was that giving birth is a huge thing and my entire family ought to be in hospital!!!
I know it's a big thing because this is the first time that my sis will be an Aunty but she doesn't understand that I also need rest. The thing that got me most annoyed is that she then said that I would prefer my partner to be in hospital with me and not her! Firstly, it's not true that I prefer my partner over my sis and secondly, even if my partner is with me all the time, so what???!!! He is after all my daughters father!
I can't believe she's so inconsiderate! She wants to visit me in hospital to satisfy her own wants (as she wants to see bub) but she doesn't see it from my point of view! Arghhhh! Sh*ts me off!