I'm preggers, happy about it, but gutted

(93 Posts)
Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 13:59:22

That I can't get pissed at Christmas!
I'm going to be the only sober one there and booze is normally what helps to make the whole thing less annoying and more easy going!

I hope I don't get left in charge of everyone's kids because I will be sober - I can't be arsed.

So I'm going to have to lay down the rules early which will make me look like a miserable beeyatch - which I suppose I am! Is that unreasonable or should I sort of take my turn as childminder of the day hoping that I'll get the favour back one day??

Roll on Xmas 2015 - it's my turn to get SHITFACED!! (Except then I'll have two kids under three years old....,. So maybe roll on Xmas 2030! Woo hoooooo!)

sad

Ok, Ill bite.

Poor children. Growing up with memories of shitfaced adults during Christmas.

I do hope you are joking, and have started this thread for "fun">

gamerchick Sat 07-Dec-13 14:04:07

Mark it off for the next year. I do that grin

I'm working Christmas eve.. maybe Christmas day.. boxing day.. New years eve and new years day. All with 6am starts.

It makes me feel sad thinking about it but my liver will probably thank me.

I'm putting a holiday in the week after so will do it then grin

Congratulations on your pregnancy. smile

HaroldTheGoat Sat 07-Dec-13 14:06:25

God almighty lay some ground rules down, your not being miserable, I would be more than furious if everyone decided to get so drunk they couldn't look after kids on Christmas Day because I was pregnant and expected me to look after them all.

desperateforhelp111 Sat 07-Dec-13 14:08:20

This was me last year hmm everyone toasted to Christmas with their yummy wine and I didn't even have water because they forgot about me!

And no pâté shock

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-13 14:08:20

Congratulations. thanks

I am boggling at a SHITFACED Christmas though. grin Is it the new thing?

Canthaveitall Sat 07-Dec-13 14:09:21

I never got the whole getting drunk thing on Christmas day but each to their own. I always end up driving DH's family around the arse end of no where as none of the muppets drive despite basically living in a field.

YANBU in not wanting to be the babysitter but I wouldn't lay out ground rules unless they ask outright. If it is an assumed role then just don't do it. End of.

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-13 14:13:44

I generally get a bit tipsy in the evening before we play the new board game on Christmas Day. Makes it more fun.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 07-Dec-13 14:18:18

I have loads of memories of shitfaced adults at Christmas and loads of other times and I'm not traumatised by it.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 07-Dec-13 14:20:06

Also congratulations OP! And you're not being miserable not wanting to mind all the kids. Just lie down on the couch and watch telly - you need rest in your condition wink

CaptainSweatPants Sat 07-Dec-13 14:22:54

I can't drink in the day I'd get such a headache! I'll wait til dr who & have a thank fuck it's all over g&t

DontmindifIdo Sat 07-Dec-13 14:29:33

Hm, when are you due? Are you also facing a sober Eurovision? <shudder>

ZombieMojaveWonderer Sat 07-Dec-13 14:42:42

We don't get shitfaced but we do have a few glasses of wine and champagne with dinner and while we are playing games. So glad my baby making days are over.
Congratulations though op thanks your time will come.

OddBoots Sat 07-Dec-13 14:46:04

I didn't mind the children when I was preg at Christmas but facing the cooking was awful, I hope that's not your job too.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 14:47:51

Okay okay for the serious folk amongst you - I should have exactly clarified that I mean a few glasses of fizzy over the course of the day... I've always been a bit of a lightweight so never been the paralytic type.
Shock horror - someone starts a thread for FUN on aibu.
Blimey. The poor poor children, won't somebody think of the children??!!!

peppinagiro Sat 07-Dec-13 14:49:20

Christmas is all about the drinking! Starting with bucks fizz for breakfast, continuing through wine and G&Ts, and ending with a Baileys or some such. Glad I'm not related to any of the po-faced sanctimommy pearl clutchers who've commented to the contrary, Christmas with them must be a riot of sober board games and orange juice smile

Unfortunately, I had to do the sober thing last year due to being pg. And again this year due to breastfeeding. I can confirm it's a bit shit, so you have my sympathy. Waitrose do quite a nice Bavarian alcohol free beer you can get so you feel like you have something on the day? M&S also do a lovely 0.5% one that is only 1/3 of a unit per large bottle.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

peppinagiro Sat 07-Dec-13 14:50:48

Also, tonic water and lime tastes like a slightly shit G&T. But a G&T nonetheless smile

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 14:51:32

Great idea- becks blue is pretty nice too!
I'm thrilled to bits to be pregnant - I'm very very happy. Thanks for all the congrats!

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 14:52:16

I also like a glass of bitter lemon with a dash of tonic.... Nice and sharp!

thebody Sat 07-Dec-13 14:55:38

no feel your pain.

try alcohol free wine really chilled or beer? I liked this when I was pregnant.

getting tipsy while cooking Christmas dinner is the law here, the nice thing now is our older lads pour one did me and themselves too and we get merrily tipsy together.

grin

thebody Sat 07-Dec-13 14:57:28

ohh never got so drunk that I couldn't care for my kids though! that's dreadful.

whereisthewitch Sat 07-Dec-13 15:04:12

How far on are you because if you're like me you may end up with your head down the loo on Christmas day confused

specialsubject Sat 07-Dec-13 15:39:20

wow, what a lot of dull people you must spend time with. I don't drink because I don't like the stuff, but the rellies will be having a few beers and some wine. No-one will be drunk though, and they are fun people with or without alcohol.

if everyone needs to swill the stuff to have fun, they must be real no-lifes. As is the person who comments that people who don't drink are boring. No, m'dear. DRUNKS are boring.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 15:45:03

Each to their own judgey-pants!

gamerchick Sat 07-Dec-13 15:52:53

Sod that Christmas and alcohol go hand in hand. Then you can chortle at those bodys swivelling in a circle on the sticks up their arses.

Itstartshere Sat 07-Dec-13 16:08:56

Glad I'm not related to any of the po-faced sanctimommy pearl clutchers who've commented to the contrary, Christmas with them must be a riot of sober board games and orange juice

Yes, because you HAVE to drink to be a fun person. Not drinking makes you dull and boring. Of course. hmm

I drink, but I bloody hate when people imply that those who don't drink (or take drugs) are 'boring.' Getting 'shitfaced' is terrible for your health. And I do pity children who are watching the adults around them getting that drunk.

OP congrats on your pregnancy. Can you have some nice fizzy juice? Not the same as champagne I know, but shloer is yummy.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 07-Dec-13 16:12:57

Glad I'm not related to any of the po-faced sanctimommy pearl clutchers who've commented to the contrary, Christmas with them must be a riot of sober board games and orange juice

FFS! We have a terrible attitude towards non-drinkers in this country.

I think you need to have a fair experience of being sober to really appreciate how boring, yet utterly mindbogglingly ridiculous drunks can be. There is a big difference between being a bit tipsy and shitfaced. Tipsy can be good company. Shitfaced a total self-promoting nuisance.

And I do feel sorry for children who are left to fend for themselves at Christmas while in the presence of large groups of shitfaced adults, instead of spending quality time as a family enjoying each-others company, watching movies and playing board games.

I reckon, when I one day die, I will not regret not being drunk more, but instead regret not spending enough quality time with my kids.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 07-Dec-13 16:26:34

BTW mahoosive congrats OP! Maybe have some cake instead of wine?

HaroldTheGoat Sat 07-Dec-13 16:30:45

I enjoy a few drinks but the OP seemed to be saying the adults were going to get so hammered she was going to have to look after all the kids which I would be furious at!

And then I felt sorry for her and now I am a po santcimommy with a stick up my arse.

formerbabe Sat 07-Dec-13 16:52:34

Wow..does it really bother people if they can't drink? I will have a drink at Xmas but I wouldn't be too fussed if I couldn't. Worrying.

Joysmum Sat 07-Dec-13 16:56:44

Hubby and I don't drink much as we both have to drive next morning. Christmas is the one time of year we let our hair down and it's snowballs, mulled wine and cocktails all the way. I have great memories of tiddly adults being daft. No biggie

everythinghippie29 Sat 07-Dec-13 17:04:29

OP, I feel your pain, I was due yesterday so should have a baby free womb by Christmas but will be breastfeeding a (hopefully few weeks old!) newborn!

Summer was awful, especially the heatwave BBQs with everyone enjoying a drink and party festival I (ill advisedly) attended at 6 months! I honestly didn't think I was a 'drinker' but gosh how I've missed getting nice an tipsy when the occasion calls for it! envy

Have a little half glass of bubbly with some orange juice on the day if you fancy it ( I did at my sisters wedding a month ago blush ) Don't take on all the childcare duties and instead make the most of stuffing your face with any food you fancy!

grumpyoldbat Sat 07-Dec-13 17:18:28

Let me reveal a little secret. It is possible to still have fun when you're sober. It doesn't automatically make you boring.

It's also possible to have a drink of alcohol without getting shitfaced. You know, a middle ground.

As some who grew up often being the only sober, compos mentos one in the house I can confirm what others have said about it not being nice for the children. In fact it's horrible being a primary aged child and having to sort everything including dinner, phone calls, tidying etc because you're the only one capable.

HairyBeaver Sat 07-Dec-13 17:30:15

YANBU!! I'm pregnant too and will be 16 weeks on Xmas day so fingers crossed my lingering morning sickness has gone by then confused

I will miss my bottle of mulled wine I usually drink (to myself as no one else likes it grin) on Xmas day sad

Oh well roll on next year

Vampyreof Sat 07-Dec-13 18:45:25

Wow, I thought having to get hammered to have a good time was something people grew out of? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a couple but I enjoy myself a lot more now I don't drink too much! Congratulations, of course!

Buddhagirl Sat 07-Dec-13 18:47:58

Quintessentialshadows, chill out!!

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 18:49:01

Look - I don't think non - drinkers are dull, nor do I think you should be so wankered at Xmas that you can't remember how many kids you've got.. More that I miss a good glass of champers and I don't want to be the go-to childminder all day or stuck with boring relatives because I don't need to be fixing myself drinks and hanging round the kitchen.. Rightly or wrongly not having a drink in hand does seem to make you seem 'available' hahahah.

Good suggestion of cake - I've had a lot today and it was most satisfying!!!! Delicious!

YoureBeingASillyBilly Sat 07-Dec-13 18:52:23

Ive never understood the 'how will i cope without a drink' types. Unless you have a drink problem i'll assume you spend most of your life sober so you will cope just like you do on all the other sober days right?

Vampyreof Sat 07-Dec-13 18:54:35

The only problem with not drinking is that when everyone else around you is, there's a great big communication barrier. And people seem to drink more at christmas.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Sat 07-Dec-13 18:56:37

Op how many people are you having for xmas that there will be so many boring people and children for you to babysit? And how long will it go on for? Im guessing a few hours. You'll cope. And just refuse to babysit. If someone leaves their child with you just say youre not a babysitter youre there to enjoy xmas.

grumpyoldbat Sat 07-Dec-13 18:56:45

Drink something that looks like alcohol so you look less available.

Brices Sat 07-Dec-13 18:57:13

I'm born in early January and my mum maintains that Xmas pregnant was her best ever as everyone around her insisted she take it easy and rest. Bugger the booze no cooking, feet up time!

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 07-Dec-13 18:58:56

Mouthful It wasn't you who was being tosser about drink, it was another poster. Not only cake but make sure you get the first turn in the biscuit tin! And take two; one for you and one for the baby. wink

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 19:01:53

Yeah, you're right - I do spend most of the time sober - I have really drunk much at all since 2010 and before that was only about three glasses of wine a week - but there is something about enjoying a glass or three of champers spread out over the day at Xmas that has always been good fun!

Obviously I'll live - I'm just saying I will miss it. Just like if you all couldn't have an Xmas dinner and you had to have fish and chips instead. Not the end of the world but just not the same!

Best thing about not drinking really for so long is never having a hangover! Worst is having to play organised games which I hate, and listening to a lot of repeated stories and having to do my very best 'enthusiastic listener' face!

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 19:03:45

This year my wasted calories will clearly come from a LOT of Christmas cake with marzipan and icing! Yes.

IamInvisible Sat 07-Dec-13 19:04:42

I've never been drunk in my life, never had a shit Christmas either. I won't touch a drop this year, it makes me ill, but hopefully the kids and I will have a nice day.

I don't agree with the notion that non-drinkers are boring. I am quite capable of having a good time, I just don't make the show of myself that some drinkers do!

BIWI Sat 07-Dec-13 19:04:48

Congratulations, Mouthfulofquiz!

(My there are some sanctimonious people on this thread)

YoureBeingASillyBilly Sat 07-Dec-13 19:05:53

grin

So you will get a taste of what you sound like to the 'boring' people when youre drunk every other year!

Just dont play the games. You dont have to do anything if its not your thing.

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Sat 07-Dec-13 19:09:58

"Christmas is all about the drinking".
Think I saw that on a poster outside our local church.

grumpyoldbat Sat 07-Dec-13 19:10:22

Why are people so against non drinkers?

HungryHorace Sat 07-Dec-13 19:10:28

It could be worse, you could be me...I was pregnant last Christmas and I'm also pregnant this Christmas! Good timing, eh?

Congratulations on your pregnancy and I'd agree with getting either Becks Blue or an alcohol free wine in (DH discovered quite a nice rose one during my last pregnancy, but I can't remember what brand it is).

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 19:11:55

SillyBilly - you are so right!!!! I probably deserve a taste of my own medicine!!

Mishmashofstyles Sat 07-Dec-13 19:12:51

I don't get it either.
Maybe because when I was pregnant at Christmas I just had my nice single glass of champagne with dinner as I always would.

katese11 Sat 07-Dec-13 19:14:37

I have only had one Christmas in the last six years where I haven't been pregnant or breastfeeding. This year I'm only bfeeding a toddler once a day so I reckon I can get away with a sneaky baileys. Sober family Christmas is ok. .. sober work parties are the pits!

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 19:15:04

I've not been great at timing either... This is my second pregnant Xmas.... But the last one had far fewer people there anf was a different group.
Why don't I get preggers rs at new year like all the sensible folk!!?

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 19:15:48

I hadn't even considered sober work parties!!! Far worse I'm sure!!

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Sat 07-Dec-13 19:16:53

I think it is the use of words like "pissed" and "shitfaced" in the OP that have led to comments regarding OP's attitude to drink.
I gave up blue cheeses when pg - found I missed my Christmas stilton more than the alcohol!

HungryHorace Sat 07-Dec-13 19:21:08

I was looking mournfully at the pate selection in Sainsbury's yesterday!

And kate, one in six? That's good going!

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 19:27:06

I think I just said 'pissed' and 'shitfaced' because I fancied a swear and I must say I thought people would see the lighthearted approach - I hold my hands up there, my mistake.
smile

IamInvisible Sat 07-Dec-13 19:27:10

Hungry I gave birth on 3 weeks early on Christmas Eve. DH left the hospital and rushed to Tesco for pate for me to have on Christmas Day. I'd missed that more than anything!

IamInvisible Sat 07-Dec-13 19:28:15

Congratulations, btw, Mouthfulfsmile

grumpyoldbat Sat 07-Dec-13 19:32:51

Sober works night out are fine IME. Never been drunk in my life. I love getting up on the dance floor at party nights.

HungryHorace Sat 07-Dec-13 19:33:04

Your DH sounds fantastic, Invisible!

Next year I'm going to eat my own body weight in pate, as I will NOT be pregnant then! :-)

MavisDee Sat 07-Dec-13 20:41:22

Don't worry OP, I read it as lighthearted, how it was meant. This was me last year, treated myself to a glass of wine with dinner, and went to bed very soon after midnight on New Year's Eve, while the party went on downstairs (after a slightly hormonal sob when the clock struck 12, cringe!)

Mia4 Sat 07-Dec-13 21:12:57

Fuck that shit, I hate being assumed to be designated driver when i'm on antibiotics and can't touch a drop - especially when people expect multiple journeys. I would not be impressed as designated babysitter, even if i couldn't have alcohol. Lay down the rules early OP.

I love a drink at christmas but if my Dsis' or bro decided I was going to stress out in order for them to have a child-free day they'd be spending xmas at their own places.

You can have a spritzer if you want one can't you OP? I love mulled wine at xmas and in the winter, it seems wrong the rest of the year round and the taste is lush.

Mia4 Sat 07-Dec-13 21:13:44

And what about Xmas 2014 OP? Is that one out? smile

HaroldTheGoat Sat 07-Dec-13 21:15:20

I felt sorry for you I did, I thought that everybody was going to get totally drunk to the point they couldn't look after their kids and I had am image of you like a sober woman who lives in a shoe covered in kids, whilst every one was slumped in corners covered in vomit and pieces of Turkey.

I am glad that this won't be the case. Just eat everything and bloody hell no don't be minding kids, if you get corned by people talking crap just tell them in great depth how you think you are developing a pile.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 21:32:37

I probably will be developing a pile from all the cake I will have eaten by then!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 07-Dec-13 21:56:59

Aah sod it! I'm pregnant and I cannot make it through Christmas with the in laws without at least one small drinky!
One wont do any harm. I NEED it! sad sad sad
TBH it's the cheese I'll miss more!
I sell cheese and we have some amazing varieties . My cheeseboard last year was enormous and gorgeous. I an just yearning for something soft and blue! sad sad sad

HaroldTheGoat Sat 07-Dec-13 22:54:35

Lick some cheese?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 07-Dec-13 23:23:52

Surely if I'm going to lick it I might as well eat it! hmm

Mawgatron Sat 07-Dec-13 23:48:50

When I was preggo last year I woke DH up at 8am crying on about the 22nd December because there was going to be lots of fun drinking going on and I couldn't drink at all and it apparently was going to RUIN MY LIFE. I was possibly a little hormonal and irrational at the time...

LittleBabyPigsus Sun 08-Dec-13 00:06:23

Congrats Mouthful smile Cranberry juice with ginger ale is a nice festive drink, or Aldi do non-alcoholic Christmas punches you could have instead of mulled wine. A bucks fizz with more juice than fizz is surely OK as a one-off though, right?

I do like a drink and wouldn't enjoy alcohol being forbidden, but equally the idea that all non-drinkers are boring is really unfair since lots don't drink for medical reasons.

TeamSouthfields Sun 08-Dec-13 20:06:24

isn't christmas meant for the kids?!?

lifehasafunnywayofhelpinguout Sun 08-Dec-13 20:08:13

I'd give anything to have your "problem". x

HomeIsWhereTheGinIs Sun 08-Dec-13 20:12:05

Ignore the nay-Sayers, Christmas is a time for jollity and bubbles. Why don't you try to mimic the things you like? I'm experimenting by mulling apple juice...for that not-quite-mulled-cider taste!

emopod Sun 08-Dec-13 20:47:22

Congratulations on being pregnant. I'm sure you know there are SO many women who wish they were in your position and would give loads more than a sober holiday season in order to be so.
I had a half glass of white wine mixed with diet 7-up (had gestational diabetes) last christmas when I was pregnant with my twins, and it hit the spot perfectly.
I know you seem to be meaning this thread light-heartedly, but I really find it in poor taste.
YABU.

Mouthfulofquiz Sun 08-Dec-13 21:26:41

Yes, I'm v happy to be pregnant, and this certainly isn't a whinge about that in any way. Many threads on aibu are lighthearted, just as many are very serious - and it's up to you whether you consider me to have done this in poor taste. It's just a post on an Internet forum....

emopod Sun 08-Dec-13 21:56:53

Yup, just as it was your choice to post on a public internet forum where the topic is "Am I Being Unreasonable". I reckon you are. Others don't. YMMV.

Mim78 Sun 08-Dec-13 22:46:21

I have been thinking about this (perhaps a bad idea...)

I think you should mention to the others that you think you might be feeling a bit tired at Christmas, what with your pregnancy, so you might need to go and have a little rest. Hope you don't think I'm rude if I'm not joining in the whole time etc. etc. Then even if you don't want to have a rest, they will know you aren't there to look after their kids, without you having to mention kids at all. Or you could ask if they would be able to keep and eye on your existing DC for a bit along with their kids, so again they know that you won't be looking after theirs.

I am preggers and glad that we will be having a fairly quiet Christmas with just me, DH, DD and my parents. No one else has children in my family, so the other option (that I'm glad is not happening) is more noisy adults.... However, I will be having a glass of champagne or maybe even two - I will be 32 weeks by then.

If no one as mentioned it already (and it gets mentioned on most threads about pregnancy) STILTON IS ALLOWED NOW!!

Mim78 Sun 08-Dec-13 22:49:58

Also wanted to mention - I won't be roped into being designated driver just because I am pregnant. Seems completely unfair (and actually a bit dangerous) because what you are when you are pregnant is v tired (I seem to be banging on about this tiredness business quite alot, but it's true). Therefore not a brilliant idea to be driving about the place in the evening IMO.

DH does understand that being pregnant does not mean I am driving him. I haven't asked him to give up booze with me for either pregnancy so expect he is just glad about that! (he's not a big drinker anyway, but like most people probably prefers to have something than nothing if we are out).

YANBU - I'm not allowed to drink atm due to medication - when I realised this also meant AT CHRISTMAS I felt disappointed! (I am in no way a big drinker btw)

PeriodFeatures Sun 08-Dec-13 22:56:38

Preggers?...Beeyatch?

Aside from ^^ leaving me bemused and wondering what is going on here, YANBU. I Spent my entire pregnancy longing to be able to finish a bottle of wine.
congratulation. I hope your 'bubba' is wonderful grin

People who eat blue cheese are MASSIVELY unreasonable. It's mouldy ffs! Eat some cheddar and stfu grin.

Also, congratulations OP flowers. Have a wee glass of something with your dinner and then film the relatives drunk and bribe them with said footage at a later date smile.

LifeofPo Sun 08-Dec-13 23:05:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 08-Dec-13 23:07:14

Do people really not drink the odd glass of booze when PG/BF any more? Even at Xmas? I will have one at xmas, I've been having one two a week since week 13.

However, I agree with many posters that the British attitude to booze is just wrong. I hate that 'oh go on, just have a drink, go on!' pressure.

Mellowandfruitful Sun 08-Dec-13 23:16:51

Surely you now have the perfect excuse to say you are knackered and will need to go and have a lie down? Instant escape from all the boring stories, having to look interested, looking after all the kids etc. From your OP you seemed to be saying that the main plus point of drinking was making all that seem more bearable, so I think this is a win-win, really. Congrats on your pregnancy!

I do also agree that the shock expressed at people not drinking is highly irritating. How many threads have there been on here with people saying 'I'm pregnant and need an excuse for why I'm not drinking at X event so people don't twig'. It says something that you need an excuse not to be drinking. I never even notice this.

softlysoftly Sun 08-Dec-13 23:18:51

YABU for using preggers <shudder>>

I am also pregnant wink and while I generally don't drink anyway and think it's sad if you need it (general you not you you iyswim) I can confirm that work Christmas dos sober when noone can know you are pg yet Are fucking painful because:

A - you just want to admit you'd rather go to sleep / vomit peacefully in your room

B - the drinking gestapo whines on about how boring you are and wants to know why you aren't getting pissed hmm

Oh and TooOld all cheese is mouldy that's kind of the point confused though stilton is rank

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 09-Dec-13 10:47:16

Actually, all cheese is NOT mouldy. There are many which have an artificial rind, or have more of an air dried sort of a skin on them.
Blue cheese is mouldy per se but it's a proper cultured mould put there on purpose artificially and is harmless. Blue cheese is only dangerous in PG when it is soft. This gives it a higher water content and changes the ph making it more susceptible to things like listeria. Or unpasteurised which means that it has all of the milks natural bacteria in it and any possible infection that the milk might have been harbouring which pasteurisation 2 old have killed.
Ditto with things like Brie and camembert which also have a high water content and an external mould rind which is more susceptible to infection. Add to the fact that these are often unpasteurised then this makes them quite risky to eat.

PeriodFeatures Wed 11-Dec-13 00:35:42

I have seen a 'Preggo' in this thread. What on earth is going on on Mumsnet at the moment?

And to return to the discussion, I have 1 glass of red wine, occasionally two most days with a meal and I am BF. I have no interest in getting drunk but would occasionally like a 3rd glass but never do. Christmas or not.

HungryHorace Wed 11-Dec-13 07:51:42

I'm happy to have the odd drink once I'm into the second trimester but I'll only be 7 weeks' pregnant this Christmas.

Not drinking doesn't bother me really, though a glass of fizzy would hit the spot!

I'm not sure cheese licking is that fun either! Thankfully I'm not that bothered about the ones to avoid. :-)

I hope it all goes well, OP.

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