Its your body and you decide who touches you. But they get offended over such stupid stuff.
Still - its one of those 'no ground to give' issues ... you need to stand firm and have the argument on this. They need to respect you and your decisions.
Otherwise, what next? what is going to happen with the birth? with breastfeeding? with feeding, settling etc when the baby comes.
They need to appreciate that this is yours and your DP's baby .. that grandparents have a role, but its not as parents.
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29-07-2015 22:09 #11
29-07-2015 22:23 #12
Come from your DH. Their his parents and he needs to step up and set the boundaries for you and your baby.
As an aside I am constantly dumbfounded by the idea that inlaws don't approve of their child's choice in partner and the relationship is tainted forever after. It is not about us once our children grow up and make their own choices about who they want to be with.
Sorry off topic but it really grinds my gears.
30-07-2015 07:23 #13
If the conversation doesn't work, next time they reach for your tummy, put your hands all over your in laws faces and give them a rub. And say "uncomfortable isn't it?" They'll learn.
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His parents are very religious people and wanted him to marry a sweet Christian girl. I'm far from religious but have always been very respectful of their beliefs, to the point I even learned how to say grace at dinners with them, but they want us to go to church and me to be christened which I'm just not open too. It really does put so much strain on the relationship I have tried to build with them.
I have spoken with DH about the touching issue, and he finally understands my point of view and has agreed to speak up to his parents. Hopefully they get the message and back off, or I will just be avoiding seeing them until after baby is born.
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