Originally Posted by NorthernMama
Peppers, I am surprised that you want your sister to be there at the birth when she is already causing you upset. You don't "owe" this to her; it's not part of forming or maintaining a sisterly relationship. I think you need to settle the whole situation of her thinking. Opinions are great; new information is great, but disagreeing and being downright nasty about it is NOT welcome at any time, and certainly not while you are going through so many new things.
Personally, I would tell her she is not welcome at the birth because I wouldn't want the negativity and bullying when I'm going through enough of my own crap at the time. She needs to back off.
Couldn't agree more. I am a mother but I have a girl so no input on the circumcision part of it. My sister however has 2 boys, I can't even fathom butting my nose in on something like that. It wouldn't have been my place just like it isn't your sisters place either. I wouldn't hesitate to tell her to back off - you can ask my sister, she would confirm that...
Heck, if you don't want to broach that conversation with her, let her read this thread
Congrats on your little man! You know that we will now be expecting pictures when he arrives right?