Reply to pushy MIL rant
My advise to the poster about the pushy mother in law wanting to stay right after your baby is born is to set the boundaries now – you and your husband need to agree and be firm on your wishes.
Some MIL’s are a great help and others are not…if you get along as well as you say she should respect that. I felt the same way you did and we had to tell both our moms we didn’t want them staying with us right away as we wanted to figure things out on our own.
My MIL came to stay for a week when our first born was around 6 weeks old (only because she doesn’t live here) and was no help at all. It was just another person to cook for, clean up after and have to entertain/spend money on all while dealing with her rude comments, ridiculous advise and doing things against our wishes.