I am a new first time grandmother. My granddaughter is 3 weeks old. My daughter is 24 and lives at home with myself, husband and teen sister. I have completely provided all of my daughters needs and wants for her new daughter/my granddaughter. In addition, I have been there for her in every way from all prenatal care, to delivery, and for the first two weeks post delivery. The beginning, of the 3rd week, is when I decided and needed to take some me time, but still have been doing lots for daughter and granddaughter.
I just got into a huge argument with my daughter because she has accused me of not being there for her this past week.
At this point, I want to put a halt on all help and let her see and feel how much I have been doing. Let her do it all on her own. I feel why should I do anything, when it doesn't even matter.
My question is..........how can I do this and still love and do for my granddaughter (like holding her so she isn't stressed or crying while mom makes bottles, etc)?
Any advice for this desperate new grandmother would be appreciated.
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