Just wondering if any other Nannies have experienced this, exluded from birth and first month on Earth.
My husband thought it was weird when they told us, but didn't think it was such a big deal until 2 days later, when I finally broke down in tears (Menopause is.not helping!).
I am a full time working parent, I was getting ready and excited as a first time Nan and have waited so many years to be one.
I was hoping to be a help and spend a little time with our grandchild, the times I can travel down, it would mean several hours driving each way to be handy if needed and to cuddle our daughter, partner in welcoming our new family member, as my own sisters have done with theirs.
Having my babies without my mum, as she lived 1500km away and coming from a close, extended family upbringing, was a tough gig, my husband and I did it on our own and it was not ideal.
I was hoping to be there for our daughter, her partner and grandchild, so I was shocked when partner spoke on my daughters behalf and told us to stay away from the hospital and for me to look after their pets instead, also not welcome for a few weeks so they can all bond.
I did a lot of soul searching, read a lot of online articles to help me to try and understand this way of doing things.
I had made some resolutions that suited our daughters family, but a week down the track, I am back to feeling horrible.
I know I need to respect their choices and rights, but still does not make things feel any better.
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