A woman has shared her frustrations after her mother-in-law chose not to visit her newborn baby straight away – despite doting over her other grandchild.
The unnamed woman took to parenting forum Mumsnet to vent as she revealed her mother-in-law had visited her other grandchild in hospital on the same day they were born.
But 10 days post partum, the woman is yet to see her mother-in-law which has left her feeling like she “favours” her other grandchildren.
Writing on the forum, she said: “Just had my first baby. She’s currently a week old. MIL hasn’t even came to see her. When her first grandchild was born a few years ago, everyone in the whole family – including my husband – was made to go to the hospital the same day the baby was born to meet it and have photos taken. She’s obsessed with her first grandchild (now seven).
“Looks after her at weekends and a few days a week when sons ex-wife is working. She constantly rings my husband everyday and just talks all the time about her.
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“My baby is 10 days old today and she hasn’t even bothered to come see the baby. None of the family, including my FIL or brother has not seen the baby or asked about it.
“Am I being unreasonable to think they all made a fuss over the other sons babies but not ours? MIL buys other kids the world and hasn’t bought ours one gift.
“Never even got a card. We were in town on Monday picking up few things and she rang my husband who was also in town. It’s a very small town. She didn’t even ask to come meet us then and we were only a two minute drive away.
“She has time to get her hair and nails done every Saturday. To be honest I just kinda feel like our baby has been left out. It took us 13 years to have our miracle baby so I just find it very hurtful as its such a huge event in me and husbands lives.”
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The woman was met with a mixed response, with one person asking how often they had invited the mother-in-law over. They wrote: “Did you invite her to come on Monday, when she was nearby? Which other days did you invite her and she declined to come and see the baby?”
Another said: “I suspect the brother is the favourite son and now his DGC is the favourite GC. It does seem the firstborn grandchild gets all the attention. But this isn’t necessarily always a good thing.”
A third wrote: “They might be waiting for an invite. Of they might not be interested at all. You can’t change their behaviour so, as hard as it seems, you need to concentrate on your own little family and enjoy that.
“What about your parents, have they met your baby yet?”
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