This anonymous mum wrote into Mamamia asking for advice from our readers. What would you do?
17 minutes after I’d given birth, while I lay recovering on my delivery bed, literally covered in the blood, sweat and tears of my 16-hour labour, my husband’s sister took the liberty of announcing the birth of our first child, including a private photo, on her social media page.
I hadn’t even had the chance to share my news, our newborn daughters’ photo and name, with my mother, sister or closest family and friends yet. But, every random idiot my sister-in-law is ‘Facebook friends’ with, had the knowledge of our private, precious moment first.
If this isn’t bad enough, she had just spent months tormenting me throughout my pregnancy with anti-vaxxer propaganda, insinuating we’re “brainwashed” by the Government and out to “poison” our child… (no, I’m not joking).
I honestly believe she posted our baby news in an underhanded, vindictive way to ‘one-up’ me and assert her importance in my husband’s life, over and above me.