Sorry just had to get this rant off my chest. This was going to be our last Christmas as a couple and we wanted it to be as stress free as possible, and special. I'm 7m pregnant now, with a cold and feeling run down from low iron OH also has a stinking cold Had two of the in laws over and I'm really mad because they showed absolutely no consideration for either of us the whole time. MIL did not lift a sodding finger the whole time. Then had the sodding nerve to complain about back pain yest to a pregnant woman. I felt like saying "maybe its because you had sat on that sofa and had lunch dinner and tea brought to you all the live long day". Maybe if you got off your fat arse and helped us with the dinner, washing up or just offered us a sodding cup of tea, your back wouldnt be so stiff. Then on Christmas Eve the two of them had an argument at the top of the stairs about money as SIL expected someone to pay for her taxi home, despite the fact that me and my OH had put on a full Christmas lunch and run round like headless chickens the whole time. MIL is leaving this morning and I have to say I'm counting down the hours because I AM FUMING! I would never behave like this in someone else's home. Even if my OH goes to visit MIL, she behaves exactly the same way and doesnt lift a finger. He drives 250 mile to see her then makes dinner for her and himself and does everything. She is not elderly, she is not disabled, she is not ill so why the hell is she like this! Sorry, this has been boiling up in me over the past 3-4 days so had to let it out somewhere because of course OH wont hear a bad word said. GRRRRRRR! I'm really annoyed, and actually also quite hurt, as I feel OH has been treated as a dormat by them and that they dont give a rats arse about me, I'm just the incubator clearly. I know MIL thinks she will come to our house when baby comes home in Feb/March and stay for a week but I know she wont lift a finger and will expect her meals to be put in front of her as usual. I've already told OH that I dont want any house guests when baby arrives and have had to make up an excuse so we cant use the spare room (I've put a nursing chair in there). I think i would probably kill her, it is taking all my willpower not to say something right now. I think if she says "she you in February" this morning I'll have to say "yes, see you then - there's a nice premier inn down the road"!!!