My mother has traveled here from europe to stay with me until baby comes. She's been helping me so much by keeping the house clean, helping me prepare the nursery, clearing out closets and moving things around. Really I am so thankful because all these things would have been too hard for me to do at this point. However, she's been stressing me out a lot. She's of a different generation and she's been criticizing our choices non-stop. She thinks it's weird that we took a birthing class ("I never took a birthing class and I was just fine" she'll say.) she criticizes that hubby wants to be in the delivery room with me "that was unheard of in my day." she criticizes that my hubby wants to be changing diapers "that's not the man's job." Also she has been really critical of any aches or pains that I have. God forbid I say "ooh my back hurts" or "this baby is kicking me in the lungs" because she goes crazy and accuses me of being a big old baby and to stop my whining. She criticizes the fact that I've been reading baby books, pain management books, and even gets annoyed if I watch baby and labour type of television shows. What's wrong with all these things? I'm just trying to prep myself for this big event the best way I know how. Geez mothers are so difficult. Sorry for the rant.