When I was due to give birth to my first child, I was bombarded with texts every other day from about two weeks before the due date from an acquiantance (not even a close friend) asking "Has it happened yet? / Have you had it yet? / Are you in labour yet?" and the like. It was constant! And whilst I can understand that she was excited for me, which is sweet, "well-meaning" doesn't always equate to "not irritating", does it? Particularly as I had made it clear to her that I was of the mindset that baby could be two weeks late, and that I would let HER know if there were any developments.
Now - her first child is due very soon. Should I bombard her in the same fashion to her her how irritating it is , or should I set an example and wait for her announcement?
I got those texts, I tried to see it as friendly concern/excitement but I got the most from a woman I'm not really that close to.. I was like.. err what's it got to do with you? But just replied with "not yet!!" every time. I literally got a text every day from her asking from a week before due date until a week after (when I finally gave birth). Strange woman.
Ohhh i'd be so tempted to do it, this made me very cross! DD was bang on time but it didn't stop DM and DMIL, AND all my friends calling or texting every 2 bloody minutes day from about two weeks before she was due.
Set an example by not texting her. When she contacts you to say the baby has come, say 'great news. I knew you would let me know, that's why I didn't keep asking' and see if the penny drops... I made my feelings very clear to family and friends that I would let them know and they weren't to keep asking. Seemed to work.