This is a bit of a rant but I'm feeling down about this, and just really need to let it out and also perhaps hope to get advice on the matter.
I'm about 10 weeks pregnant now and I'm not too bad emotionally except for one area - my mom. Now don't get me wrong - I don't hate her but she REALLY gets on my nerves. She's lives overseas so that's how we keep the peace, but she wants to come over when I have the baby and I'm freaking out. I'm trying to convince to come a bit later, like after the baby is born, because no way do I want her in my house when I'm in labour and I know I'll be very snappy and we'll probably fight often.
I know she means the best, but I also know that every time we are in the same house for a few days, we fight and shout at each other and I get really stressed out. I'm worried about postnatal depression as well, cos while I'm not normally depressed, when she's around I get really snappy and angry and I really don't want to spend my first few weeks with the baby like that.
Please tell me what I should do... I feel like I'm overreacting but she REALLY can get on my nerves, even if her intentions are good. Like she's sending my own cloth nappies that I used as a baby over to Australia via sea mail, which I told her I really don't want cos they're like old and smell like moth balls and are about 23 years old? And she keeps sending me snake soft toys for my child cos he/she will be born in the year of the Snake, whereas I'm a Christian and don't believe in this stuff, not to mention I don't want my child to have hundreds of snake toys! And she'll nag me about how to bring up my child, what I should and shouldn't do, what I should and shouldn't eat, etc.
Anyway sorry for the rant, and I'm sorry to my mom too cos I really do care for her but it's sooooo hard to get along with her, plus I don't want to turn on her in my emotional times. Please give me your advice, ladies..