FertileThoughts.com - Infertility, adoption, pregnancy and parenting discussions
What do you think about this?

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    has no status.
    Registered User

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Atlanta GA
    Post Thanks / Like

    What do you think about this?

    My MIL is a very nice woman and we get along great. However, (there always is one with a MIL ) She is driving me batty using "baby talk" with ds. It is driving me INSANE!!!!!!!!!! As soon as she starts talking to him this HIGH pitched singsong southern voice comes out. I have told her a couple times to talk normally to him but it does no good. She was here 2 nights and we are going to their house for a 4 day wknd over new years. I know she loves him dearly and is a wonderful grandmother so maybe I should just shut up and leave good alone?
    me 40 dh 39
    tubal dx - 3 ectopics, '98 ivf#1 BFN- exdh,
    IVF 2004 - 24PN embryos all frozen(out of whack hormones)
    FET#1 BFN '04 - tube removed
    FET #2 BFP 10/06/05 Landon Scott
    FET#3 10/06 BFN
    FET#4 BFP 10/07/07 Harrison William
    FET#5 BFP 09/28/09 Brennan Rhys
    final FET#6 - will transfer 2 day 6 blasts (thawed and refrozen '09) Oct 2010 -

  2. Advertisement

  3. #2
    has no status.
    Registered User
    Blondie8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Boyville, one stop before Crazy Town
    Post Thanks / Like
    My suggestion is to bite your tongue.

    I have the same problem with a usually somber relative who speaks what I call "martian-eze" with DS. Not quite smurfy but rather a high pitched with lots of space-like sounds. Ugh.

    When my MIL was here in the summer, she would speak baby talk in her language which I found irritating. She also did it every moment with DS. I can't imagine a way to speak to your MIL without it being perceived as hurtful so I'd say leave it alone, especially as she sounds great in every other way. My sister commented on how silly I can sometime sound with DS, so I guess that we're guilty as well.

    Good luck, leaving the room and tuning out can do wonders. Use the extra set of hands as an opportunity to get in some reading, watch a movie, go shopping.
    “Children don’t belong to us. They are litle strangers who arrive in our lives and give us the pleasure and duty of caring for them–but we don’t own them. We help them become who they are.” Gloria Steinem

  4. #3
    is trying to get motivated
    Registered User
    vmk15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    My Mood
    I personally would let it go. My mother is spending the week here and sometimes does things I don't totally agree with. But I figure she is helping me and I will let it slide.

    Brian - 10/05
    I am 5 years old!

    Sarah - 12/06
    I am 4 years old!

    They keep me on my toes and make me smile.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
DISCLAIMER: Fertile Thoughts allows advertisers to publish information about their services. Fertile Thoughts does not provide medical advice or endorse any particular service or approach to treating infertility. We encourage people to learn as much as possible about the range of options available before committing to any one. We also encourage users to share their thoughts on all fertility options on our forums.

Forum Stats

  • Forum Members: 97,625
  • Total Threads: 352,319
  • Total Posts: 4,534,798
There are 238 users currently browsing forums.


Visit Our Partner Sites: Fertility Treatments