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to think this woman has guts to the point of being nuts?

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Andrewofgg Tue 02-Aug-11 21:10:23

She brought her baby in to work today to show her off at seven days old!

OK, her DH drove her there and back and cheated the wardens by driving round and round the block - but even so . . .

By the time she left she looked knackered and most of you can imagine better than I how knackered she must have been.

But the baby was gorgeous . . .

LemonDifficult Tue 02-Aug-11 21:11:06

Neither guts nor nuts, just dead proud.

Lady1nTheRadiator Tue 02-Aug-11 21:11:59

Of course YABU. If she dropped by on her way home from hospital then maybe you'd have a point. But only maybe.

Andrewofgg Tue 02-Aug-11 21:12:13

And rightly! But wouldn't you have waited a bit Lemon?

FeelingaBitSick Tue 02-Aug-11 21:12:42

I took DD in when she was 13 days. And I drove myself.

< fails to mention she hadn't actually left the house before then >

thisisyesterday Tue 02-Aug-11 21:13:20

I showed mine off at work at 2 days old. doesn't everyone want to show their baby off?

HeidiKat Tue 02-Aug-11 21:13:52

I took DD into work when she was only a few days old, but that's because we were out anyway to register her birth and my work is close to the registrars so it saved me having to make an extra trip into town.

5GoMadOnAZ650 Tue 02-Aug-11 21:13:54

I took dd4 to school to pick up the other dd's and show her off when she was 14hours old!

Mitmoo Tue 02-Aug-11 21:13:54


Get a grip, she's waited nine months for that moment.

CandiceMariePratt Tue 02-Aug-11 21:14:12

My dh stopped off at his work with our pfb on the way home from the hospital.

RabidRabbit Tue 02-Aug-11 21:14:35

I didn't take DD in until she was 5 weeks old. Probably could have gone sooner, just couldn't be arsed.

MogTheForgetfulCat Tue 02-Aug-11 21:14:57

I took DS2 to a playgroup at 6 days old, can't for the life of me recall why - think I had it in my addled mind that I must take DS1 to playgroup as usual, otherwise he would hate me for having inflicted a sibling on him grin. Mad, yes. Ended up bursting into tears when they were all lisping songs at the end - hormone-induced sentimentality that has never left me since. Didn't ever take him to work, though - they were not worthy!

Memoo Tue 02-Aug-11 21:15:02

I walked up to work to show my dd off when she was 5 days old and I'd had a section too.

LemonDifficult Tue 02-Aug-11 21:15:03

Yeah, I probably would. In fact, I've still got to take DS in, and he's 2yo now.

Nagini Tue 02-Aug-11 21:15:18

meh. I think DD was 4 days. easy birth, I live 5 mins away, and my colleagues have cakes.

Andrewofgg Tue 02-Aug-11 21:15:23

The world is obviously stranger than I thought!

Anyway we were all delighted to see them.

FeelingaBitSick Tue 02-Aug-11 21:15:59

Also, my mother took me to toddler group when I was 3 days old. I think she was going insane being stuck in the house with me and toddler DB grin

TrinIsASadSpottyFatRhino Tue 02-Aug-11 21:16:09

I'm not sure why its guts or nots

I had gecko at 5pm on tuesday evening was out of hospital and arrived home at 5 pm on wednesday then thursday morning did the school run, dropping off the other two

doesn't everyone just have to get on with normal life about a day after birth if that?

nomdeploom Tue 02-Aug-11 21:16:44

People have thins thing about you going out with a baby that is only days old. They seem astonished that you have left the house.

Although personally I would prefer to wait until my belly had gone a bit flatter before visiting work but I guess I am vain! (dont believe for a second that they are only looking at the baby!)

thisisyesterday Tue 02-Aug-11 21:17:15

i think it depends on the birth and the baby though?

for me it was all fine, baby was feeding and sleeping lots... i had nothing much else to do wink i think i left ds1 with my parents while i went in though

midori1999 Tue 02-Aug-11 21:19:36

Life does carry on when you have a baby and it's lovely to be able to 'show them off', plus everyone loves babies, don't they? (well, most people)

I was back at the stables twice daily looking after 3 horses and riding when DS3 was 3 days old and only waited that long as I had only got out of hospital the night before. Life pretty much returned to 'normal' instantly after DS's 1 and 2 also.

Popbiscuit Tue 02-Aug-11 21:19:41

I think it's really important for new mums to get out of the house; no matter the work involved and the fact that you might be missing the potential for rest. Being a shut-in can drive you bonkers! After I had my third baby I was at my oldest's ballet lesson a day and a half later. It felt good to get out of the house since I knew there wasn't going to be ANY opportunity for a rest....
I did end up weeping with exhaustion in the car all the way home though, so on balance, perhaps best to stay home. grin

chocolatchaud Tue 02-Aug-11 21:21:11

I think I did something similar with DS1. By the time I had DS3 I did actually go into DH's office on the way home from the hospital (he's a bit of a workaholic!)

It's easy to forget how well you feel (hopefully) and view other people as mad for doing similar things. Good on her!

lenak Tue 02-Aug-11 21:21:27

Pah - not even adventurous!

I tried to walk just over a mile (up hill) to Waitrose when DD was seven days old - also due to newborn madness hadn't really been eating properly. Made it to the supermarket, got the shopping and then passed out on the way back while crossing the road! Ended up in the back of an amubulance!

Now that was nuts - and something I certainly don't intend to attempt when DD2 is born!

peppapighastakenovermylife Tue 02-Aug-11 21:25:23

Think I probably took all mine in within the first couple of weeks.

However that was after my priority of getting them all to starbucks for coffee and cake within 24 - 48 hours post birth grin

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