A but disheartened..
Did you ever feel, while preggo, disheartened by the people who you were OVER THE MOON for beign preggo.. checking in to see how they were.. being genuinely happy for them.. and then it's not remotely reciprocated? That is how I am feeling.. not so much from my sweet friends.. but like 99% of my in laws. I am always trying to text, send an email, message, to stay in touch and see how they are.. regardless of a baby.. but it's not reciprocated and I am super disheartened... almost to the point of.. if you don't care now.. don't act like you do when someONE arrives in February.. you know? I don't like when people only take an interest when something HAPPENS.. but care less the other 99% of the time. I feel as though I won't be tolerant of it.. and to be honest.. their loss, not mine.
Do I sound mean? Eeek.
Should I try not to let it bother me? Sigh.
Now I'm rambling.
You don't sound mean though. Try to let it go and hope they will be closer when baby is here. Don't let it dampen YOUR happiness and excitement. :)
I use to bend over backwards for people and go out of my way to be kind etc. whether it was reciprocated or not. But to be honest, the more children I had the less I wanted to give to others because I felt I didn't have time or energy for the extra out put of emotions....or anything. My children/husband deserved my all. That included my in-laws unfortunately. Superficial anything now annoys me and I don't have time for it. It sounds crass but don't business coaches advise people they are coaching to get rid of anything negative in their lives in order to help them fulfill their goals? That's kind of how I've come to think of relationships. If the relationship is not good for me, it is not good for my family. If the relationship brings me down, it'll bring my family down and so on. That's just me though.