One Redditor's Mom is Mad That Her DIL Went Into Labor on Her Birthday & 'Stole the Spotlight'

You may think you know the pettiest mother-in-law, but we promise you that this one takes the cake. Well, she’ll accept the cake if it’s birthday cake. Preferably with a candle. And singing. Lots of singing from everyone she knows. And if it’s not going to be the perfect party with all eyes on her, then forget it! She’ll have a pity party instead.

One man on the Am I The A—hole subreddit explained to the internet that his mom had a birthday coming up and a party planned for that Saturday. On the Thursday evening leading up to the party, this man’s wife, who he is calling “Amelia”, went into labor. Their daughter was then born “during the very early hours” of Monday morning. Did you catch that? Are you rereading? Yup. She was in labor from Thursday to Monday. More than 72 hours, ladies and gentlemen.

“As you can imagine it was a long process and she was exhausted and so was I as I wasn’t sleeping unless she was asleep,” he said.

You’re probably still focusing on the “more than three days of labor” part, right? WELL STOP! Let’s not forget there is an adult woman whose birthday happened during those four days.

“Amelia at this point was in awful pain very consistently, meaning I was constantly by her side doing whatever she needed me to do,” he wrote. “Because of this I just completely forgot it was my mom’s birthday, as I didn’t really look much at my phone. We both agreed before hand that when the time came we would send the initial text that the baby was coming but that would be it, and we wouldn’t respond to any other text until after.”

When his daughter finally arrived, the couple announced it to their families. When OP started replying to old messages, he saw that his mom had texted to say that it was her birthday and then texted some more to say how angry she was that he hadn’t gotten in contact with her.

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