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My MIL went and picked me up some baby shower invitations at Wal-Mart. Mind you, I'm not a picky person. This would have been just fine with me had she done the same for her other son's girlfriend who just had a baby. BUT NO.. the invitations that were MADE or her were beautiful. White paper, with a pink mache type paper overlapping it, and the baby shower info printed onto the pink mache paper. The pink paper almost looked like lace. Not to mention the ultrasound picture of her baby that was also printed on the front with a silver and pink jewel dangling from the top.
Me? I get a pack of $2.99 generic shower cards from Wally World. It really hurt my feelings. I mean, if they could take all of the time and effort to make something pretty for her, then why couldn't they do the same? I was totally expecting it. I was expecting to have something that I could put in my baby book and keep for a long time. THESE invitations, I don't even wanna hand out. Then when I mentioned it to my SO he got pissed and said I was ungrateful. I AM very grateful that they are having me a shower - hell, my own family wouldn't even do that for me. But, is it so wrong to ask that my invitations be even remotely as nice as hers? No, I can't afford to have mine at a place called The Pink Room. Nor can I afford a handmade beautiful cake, but that doesn't bother me. I will be fine with the one they pick out from the Wal-Mart Deli. I just wanted something to cherish. Some sort of keepsake. Forgive me for expecting the same kind of treatment that her other DIL got.
Also - WORK. I talked to my supervisor about taking just a couple of weeks off to give birth and them holding my job for me. For one or two short weeks. This obviosly is impossible, and I was told I should resign my position, and reapply after the baby gets here. Am I promised my job back? No, but I was told I would be put at the top of the list. ha. FML Just because I hadn't been there a full 90 days yet.
Oh a good note I went to the OB yesterday and I'm dilated to 1.5. When he examined me he said the baby was very low and he could feel him. So, it shouldn't be too much longer.
After Nathaniel Jaxten gets here I'm having some birth anouncements made by http://www.tinyprints.com . If nobody can do anything like this FOR ME. I will do it myself.