Stephanie - posted on 05/17/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
Am I mean for not wanting my mother to attend the birth of my baby? We don't have a very close relationship, although she tends to think we do. A common theme through out my life has been feeling disappointed by her and her having the tendency to make every situation about her. I want the birth to be my show, my thing. I know having a baby is about the relationship everyone has towards this new child, but is it wrong for me to want the first few weeks to just be about me, my partner and our new baby? I'm afraid my mom is too sensitive for me to come right out and say, "Sorry, but stay away for awhile". Any advice?