AIBU about going out for dinner?

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My due date is 9th December (first child). DH and I have not really planned Xmas, but had a vague idea that we would invite DM and MIL (they are both on their own) round for dinner which DH would probably cook.

Mentioned to DM when she asked about Xmas, and she said that she wants us to go out for Xmas dinner; her, me, DH, Dsis and DsisOH. I was taken aback and said I didn't think it was a good idea with newborn, and she was very dismissive. I suggested that baby might be late and could only be 2 days old, I didn't know how I would feel, I didn't know how breast feeding would be going and whether I would feel confident enough to feed in public... She just said I was being silly, it would be baby's first outing, and I could just express beforehand and we would all take turns with the baby.

I also said we have DSS for Xmas, and 3 Xmas dinners will probably set us back £150-ish- she started to get annoyed with me and said I was making excuses.

DH thinks its a crap idea and we should stay in. I think it's a bad idea, but wondering if I'm being stupid, DM is acting like I'm being ridiculously PFB... I just feel under so much pressure!!

AIBU to put my foot down and say no way?

binger Tue 10-Sep-13 18:25:39

Do what you want to do. My dd was born around your due date and we went to mil's. wished we had stayed in. Dd puked all over herself and I sisn't have spare clothes. I was so stressed the whole day, just not worth it.

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