A mum-to-be says she’s considering hiding the birth of her son from her mother-in-law, after the excited grandmother shared personal baby news on social media before the expecting parents.
The 30-year-old expecting mum says she and her 29-year-old fiancé have been trying to conceive for six years, and are finally pregnant. Happy news, right?! But it’s been overshadowed by an over-sharing mother-in-law who is taking the shine off their baby news.
“I’ve noticed that my MIL is a little finger friendly and posts a lot on her social media pages,” the mum-to-be explained.
“The first happened when we actually made the pregnancy announcement to our family and close friends, we announced pretty early because we were so excited, and I found out my MIL had made a post about being a nan again and how excited she is – me and my fiancé hadn’t even been able to make the announcement ourselves yet as we wanted to wait till our 12 week scan before posting anything.
“I didn’t say much because she was probably just very excited, and I focused on working on being as healthy as I can for the baby. The second happened at our gender reveal, we had been planning for weeks, and found out the gender of our baby, it was such a pleasant day and a lot of crying. Lots of pictures were taken, and it was just close friends and family.
“The day came to a sudden stop when I had a notification that I had been tagged in a post from MIL letting everyone know the gender of our baby, I have to admit this angered me, I was hoping that me and my fiancé could make that announcement ourselves first, but it wasn’t even the end of the day and I was receiving congrats message from random people.
“I expressed my concern to my fiancé, and he said he’d talk to her. We’re now 30 weeks into the pregnancy and decided to get a 4D scan to see our precious baby, and sent the photos to close family before we put any posts up, and she again made the post before me or my fiancé could.”
The couple decided to sit down and let her know that what she’s doing is robbing them of special announcements that they wanted to make.
“This is our first baby and its those moments we can never have returned too us.”
The situations prompted the expecting mum to threaten that she would withhold information about her baby’s birth.
“I have made a warning that if this continues where announcements are being made before we have made them, then I will not tell her when her grandchild arrives, and that she can find out through social media.
“She’s now become very upset and said that we are overreacting, am I the a**hole in this situation?”
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