I got pregnant when I was seventeen and I broke up with my abusive boyfriend before I found out and I didn't want him to have anything thing to do with her, which was handy because he didn't want her either. His parents have never had much to do with her either. They've came to her second birthday party, and they have seen her on Christmas every year and they saw her at the hospital when she was born. They buy her presents for birthday and Christmas and give me some money when they get their income tax every year They recently found out that their younger daughter is pregnant and they have been so excited to have a grandchild on the way before she pointed out to them that they couldn't be good grandparents to her child and still basically ignore Alice. After this realization, they have decided to that they really want a relation with little Alice.
My daughter is almost three and she barely knows them. Every time she sees them I have to say "That's your grandma and grandpa, baby." It confuses her because she has never seen her father and my mother and stepfather are very close to her and they are her grandparents. Now Evelyn is upset because Alice doesn't just fall into her arms and declare her grandma and she gets snippy with my mother whenever she tries to tell her anything about Alice, like when she tried to give her grape juice and my mother said that she hated grape juice and told her to give her apple juice. Our arrangement had been going just fine and, as much as I would like them to have a relationship with them, I don't want to traumatize my child. Plus, they keep insisting that their son did not abuse me and I just used it as an excuse to keep Alice away from him, which is what he told them. I'm afraid of letting my child get involved with their family but they do love her and they seem like they honestly want a relationship with Alice. They regret letting so much time pass and they want to get to know her, and be there for me. She does see her aunt, the sister who is pregnant, but I met my ex through her, because we were friends in high school.
I don't know what to do.
Answer by cara124 at 1:26 PM on May. 29, 2011
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