Amy - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
I had my first baby 15months ago, and before that I got on fine with my partners parents. Unfortunately, well we look at it as fortunately now, but we had only been together 6 months when I fell pregnant. I had known my partner 6 years previously, but were getting to know each other again, when I fell ill and the pill didn't work properly. So we had a baby! Whilst pregnant things started to get strange with his mum, I felt pressured into doing what she said, what to do and what not to etc. Then she wanted to give up work and look after our baby so I could go backto work within 6 weeks. (even though she knew I wanted to breast feed) Then I had the baby, she forced her way into the house 10mins after we got home, from then on things got worse. She picked on me when I was left on my own with her and made me feel so little and worthless and a rubbish mum that I ended up with severe depression. I couldn't eat or sleep and due to this I lost my milk. She then made a scene at our daughters christening and made my partner cry and ruined such a special day, just because she didn't get to say goodnight. From then on, on a positive note people saw her for what she was and I wasn't on my own any longer. She didn't even apologise. EVentually when my baby was a year old we decided to have a "meeting". She denied everything and we are no further forward. Obviously they have to be part of our lives somewhere, but she put a black cloud over the first year of my babies life.
I'm just wondering if there are people out there with similar stories that can make me fel not so alone :(