30th March 2009 11:16I don’t know where to start. It’s gonna be a long post-sorry in advance! Never saw eye to eye with MIL. For no specific reason, other than she’s never liked me. Plus, DH doesn’t get on very well with her, so it makes it difficult. Am expecting twins in the next 3.5wks. MIL has shown absolutely no interest in the pregnancy so far. Even to the point of ignoring scan pictures when we called in to show them. Meanwhile, FIL very excited! Saturday, FIL was down in our house helping DH do some work. Doorbell rang & when DH answers door, who’s standing there? MIL! We were in absolute shock. We’ve been living there 2 yrs & she’s only ever called down, when she’s been invited for dinner. She said she couldn’t face going into an empty house & thought she’d call down to say hi. We were flabbergasted. As was her husband! Made tea & showed her the nursery etc She was full of chat. Can’t wait for the babies to come, apparantly. Wants to take pram for a test drive, blah, blah. They left & myself and DH were in total shock. DH is a bit unnerved by it all. Normally if we call to their house, she ignores us. I don’t have any idea what’s going on. DH reckons we need to set down some groundrules so she doesn’t arrive unannounced when the babies come. 45mins is probably bit far to just drop in, cos it’s not as if she can be passing! He’s afraid she’s gonna try and takeover. To be honest, I don’t mind sooooo much, they are her grandchildren, but at the same time, I’ve been her daughter-in-law for 2 yrs, dated her son for 8 yrs beforehand & she’s never so much as spoken to me & now I’m so close to having babies, she’s suddenly very interested. On the other hand, I don’t want her just dropping in whenever she feels like it, especially as I’m planning on breastfeeding & I wouldn’t feel comfortable with her there etc. and especially because she’s never shown any interest before, I’m reluctant to let her get involved now. DH and myself in total shock & don’t know how to proceed! Any advice/outlooks gratefully accepted.