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Old 07-21-2005, 10:03 PM   #31
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Tonight. I got an email from my SIL. She went on and on about her new boyfriend and all sorts of stuff that she's doing this summer while she's off from work, and not once did she ask how we were doing getting ready for the baby, etc. At the end she made a snide comment about how I better not expect her to be throwing me a baby shower. I really didn't expect her to but a tiny part of me was hoping that she might because I really don't have anyone else who would. We have friends, but I'd call them good acquaintances--the type of people who would come if invited but that's as far as it goes.

I feel selfish that this made me so sad. We're fortunate that my parents are very involved and helping us get ready and that we're able to do a lot on our own, too, but it still hurts and has me feeling sort of lonely.
i'll be at the cafe baby shower!
PA, i don't blame you for being hurt or sad. it's not one bit selfish of you to be sad about your sil not throwing you a shower. this is your first baby and that's a very big deal (all babies are are big deal!) and you deserve a baby shower!
about it making you sort of lonely, you can come online and talk to us. i hate getting the lonlies; usually i call my friends and see who wants to go out somewhere with me or else i come online.
can't wait to go pick out the gift i'm bringing to the cafe baby shower middie's throwing for you!
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:11 PM   #32
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just don't get her what i'm getting her okay ??? lol
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:19 AM   #33
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pa mommy, don't sweat the sil. sounds to me like a form of jealousy. you are about to begin the greatest time in your life, so she needed to feel equal by pulling you down.
my sisters offered to throw dw a baby shower, but dw was insistant on letting one of her (stinkin rich but) flaky girlfriends handle it. well, as i predicted, it never came to pass, and it just ended up insulting my family. and i've had to buy EVERYTHING ever since.

be grateful you have help from your parents. we don't even have that. dw's are gone, and mine are too old to even consider asking. (sometimes it helps you feel better when you see how crappy other's lives are, lol. )
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:29 AM   #34
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You will have the worlds biggest baby shower here! Who else has guests from so many countries at their babyshower? SIL can be awkward, I always wanted one that could become like a sister to me cause I don't have one but it hasn't really happened.
Does the baby have any toy kangaroos yet??
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:59 AM   #35
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just don't get her what i'm getting her okay ??? lol
i saw a cute pink-and-green onsie with stripes on it and the matching hat and booties at baby GAP. that's what i'm getting for her. but don't say anything to PA. i want it to be a surprise. what are you getting her?
(i seriously love baby GAP. each time i go to the regular GAP i have to stop at the baby GAP and buy my friend's toddler an outfit or two. )
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:59 AM   #36
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You guys are just too sweet! Luvs, I didn't read your post so I'll be surprised

Bucky, you're absolutely right that the SIL is jealous. That's a good point to keep in mind. I'm sorry you guys have had a rough time of it but probably, when you look at Bucky Jr., it doesn't matter all that much, huh?!?

Mrs.Mac, I feel the same way you do. I'm an only child so I always looked forward to having in-laws to make my family bigger and feel like I finally had siblings. My hubby laughs (in a nice way) when I get sad that my SIL and I aren't closer because he says now I realize what it's really like having siblings! Guess I'd been having only-child fantisies!

Thanks again guys! {{hugs}}
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:00 AM   #37
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luvs i'm geting her a framed poem which pa can have personalized with the baby's weight, length, birthdate, AND the baby's picture too !!!!!
i'm also going to get her a bouncy seat that vibrates. those things are truly a heaven sent item.

pa you better not read this !!!!!!!!!
LOOK AWAY NOW !!!!
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Old 07-23-2005, 08:42 PM   #38
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Well a couple of weeks ago as I was rushing through the kitchen I bumped my toe on the leg of one of the kitchen chairs but before I actually started crying I came across with a whole bunch of words that nobody in the house even knew existed.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:37 PM   #39
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That sure does hurt, tweedee. I call it cussing a blue streak or words that my mother would never let me say without washing my mouth out with soap. She only used soap once it was awful. I think I tasted soap for hours.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:55 PM   #40
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