Thursday, May 28, 2009

Suck This!

Yikes! Reader, Carrie, shared a truly horrible labor/delivery/MIL experience.


When I was in labor, my MIL complained about waiting in the waiting area while I was pushing because she was "too good" for it. She threatened to sue my doctor and the nurses when they wouldn't let her in while I was pushing. She then said my husband was a selfish b*stard for asking her to wait an hour or so after the baby was born for us to have time alone with her. And she came in anyways. My cervix tore and I had to go to the operating room after the birth and when I was wheeled back in, she was there and when my husband asked me how I was she told me to "suck it up." My IL's, without telling us, sent out a mass email to THEIR friends inviting them to a party in my hospital room a few hours after the baby was born. When we said I wasn't up for it,they still did it. Then, a day later, my MIL said she wanted me to apologize for ruining her labor experience.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

what can one say to that other than:
I hope you beat the crap out of her!!!
SDL

Logical Libby said...

Well, at least she didn't eat the baby. Sounds like she could have snarfed it down without regret.

kmoye said...

OMG! i'm with logical libby, don't let her eat your child.
And if she mumbles in your presence i would just assume its demonic witchcraft and throw out some hail marys just to cover yourself. : )

Kristina P. said...

I really hope you hit her in the head with a shovel, and buried her where they won't find the body.

Tammy Howard said...

Wait, her - what?

You guys make me so happy I married a guy whose mom passed away before I met him. That sounds so awful - I shouldn't be happy about that. but you folks here make me happy about that...

The Wife O Riley said...

I really hope you threw a full bedpan at her.

Fraulein N said...

I think it would've been perfectly acceptable to punch her in that situation. No court in the world would convict you.

Sara Rose said...

I would have had her and the family forcibly removed. But then again, I fight fire with fire. Ugh. So glad I don't speak to the inlaws. The idea of them being at the hospital when I deliver in a few weeks makes me ill.

Moni said...

OMG!!! I would have banned her from the room. Im talking security. Holy crap. I cannot wrap my mind around that experience. What a holy terror of a woman. Is she any better or worse these days??

Sarah said...

No effing way! I can't believe that someone could be so horribly selfish and inconsiderate. Those are the WTF moments that give you a cold sweat thinking that these people will be in your life until one of you dies. How depressing. And I agree, she sounds like she would eat your children if given the chance. YIKES!

WA said...

Wow. That's one for the record books.

Aludra said...

Amazing restraint on the not pummeling her. I hope you get to move far far away from here. Like Australia. Or Hong Kong.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

She sounds absolutely awful...and I thought my MIL was bad...

Vic said...

Evil. She deserves to be banned from your life, not just your hospital room!

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

Holy shit - thank God my in-laws live 10,000 miles away. That is really horrible.

jeannie said...

OMFG!!!

Alison said...

When I read things like this, it always makes me wonder why the husband didn't grow a pair and stand up for his wife. And if refused to do that, I would have had the entire family booted from the room by security. Sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands.

LB said...

I love your blog! I just found it today from another blog and I'm a new found fan. I literally read every post and couldn't get enough. I added you to my list so I can follow your new ones.

You also inspired me to write a post about my in-laws that I just posted.

I also linked to your blog in the post as the source of inspiration. Hope you don't mind! =)

Alison said...

OMG I can't stop laughing, I am SO sorry. She sounds like my REAL MOTHER!!!!!

I laugh in pain.

Never been married.

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

My MIL was a labor and delivery nurse before her liver became too saturated with box wine to make it out of bed in the morning. When I was expecting her first grandchild she called my husband and asked to be in the delivery room - he said "No, just the doctor and I will be there," to which she replied, "Well, that doesn't make any sense, you don't know what you're doing! I should be there and YOU should wait outside."

Anonymous said...

I'm with Alison in that, again, I don't understand why the husband didn't kick them out.

Then again, I don't understand why the townspeople haven't risen up to slay the hosebeast that is Carrie's MIL.

dsp11 said...

wow .. i hope my sister in law posts a reply to this.. she had a terrible MIL birthing experience to!

one comment MIL made is "i don't care about seeing you I JUST WANT TO SEE THE BABY"

and

'how selfish of you to not want me there for the first hour after the baby was born.. "

my sister inlaw was seen as mean for wanting time to recover before visitors and have bonding time for them.!

I live in another country so didn't have that problem.. however she NEVER spoke to me to see how i was or to congratulate me ..

we were obviously just broodmares!

and after all that fuss, she make NO effort for the grandkids.. we easily go 7months from hearing from her, for her to say how much she loves and misses the kids! of which she didn't give my son a Christmas present last year!



OFF WITH HER HEAD I SAY!