I am 30 weeks pregnant with my first baby. It has taken me 4 years to fall pregnant due to PCOS - so I am really, really excited.
I am also very set in my ways - I have my ideas of how I want to do things and how I plan to raise my baby.
I am feeling really pressured at the moment because I am also having the first grandchild on both sides!
I am not really keen on having anyone look after the baby in the first 12 months - I plan to demand feed with breastfeeding and don't want to express in a bottle so others can feed. I have waited so long for this baby I see no reason for us to be separated.
I feel that my husbands parents (mine live interstate) are encroaching and are ready to pounce to take the baby away. I lost it last night when I discovered that my mother in law had bought a port a cot second hand......for HER HOUSE!!! Firstly, I am open to second hand things, but I don't want my baby going into something that I haven't inspected, and 2. it is a bit presumptuous that she would need a port a cot, because even if someone did come and mind the baby for a couple of hours - wouldn't they come to my house where I am all set up?
Am I being paranoid and overly hormonal? I know alot of people see grandparents as god sent, but at the moment I just see no reason why my baby and I need to be separated?
When I asked them a few months ago to get whooping cough injections they refused as they don't like needles......that also sent me over the edge.
I feel that there is no respect for me as the mother in this.......am I being a bit harsh???
Sorry for my rant......just feeling really anxious about this!!!