My husband is an only child and we just found out this week that we're expecting our first. My MIL has already started asking me about cribs, etc. We haven't even been to the doctor yet! She has been pushy from the get-go (the wedding planning and all). What are your suggestions for a way for me to politely tell her to butt out? I don't want to cause problems for my hunny to have to deal with, but I need his mom to back off.
YOU don't. Your DH needs to deal with his Mom.
If she asks you directly about buying things for the baby. Just tell her we are not buying things tell after the first trimester or later in the pregnancy.
Answer by louise2 at 6:34 AM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by emmyandlisa at 11:57 PM on May. 20, 2011
Discuss this with him first. Be completely honest and thorough in telling him how you feel and how it effects you. Then plan how to approach the situation together. He may be fine with you asking her to back off, or even offer to do it himself. At the very least he'll have suggestions on the most tactful way to go about it since he knows her best. And taking matters into your own hand without discussing it with him carries too high of a risk; both with her and with him.
Answer by BryzniFaye at 11:58 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by CeeCee333 at 11:54 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by MamaReyn21 at 12:52 AM on May. 21, 2011
They have some really decently priced baby funiture!!!
Answer by miasmommy21407 at 2:03 AM on May. 21, 2011
Answer by minimo77 at 1:42 PM on May. 21, 2011