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AIBU that the 'Ibiza couple' on 'one born' make me feel inadequate

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howtobehappy Wed 05-Dec-12 18:27:26

I watched One Born on demand yesterday, the Ibiza couple, cannot remember there names, seemed to make everything look so easy. I am not jealous of the easy birth as I know that my birth had a lot of interventions to keep me and my DD alive which I am so grateful of, I view a sucessful birth as one where mum and baby are alive and well so it is not that that bothers me. I am just in awe how they are living their pre baby life with their daughter. My life has changed so much and seems so much harder now, I have a 3 year old DD and am pregnant with my second. My life is a routine of toddler groups, activites at home, supermarket shopping, working part time. One example I could think of is that to put some make up on and look semi ok I put pepper pig on for my daughter each day, the girl on there did full make up and hair with her little girl just playing with her high heel. It just look like her daughter slotted in to their lovely life, while my life has totally changed. I want to make my life pre kids with the DCs just fitting in like they have, has anyone achieved this? I just felt like a failure watching it like I have made my life into a mundane routine since DD arrived.

serant Wed 05-Dec-12 22:29:42

& yabvu

GinAndSlimlinePlease Thu 06-Dec-12 07:49:03


They seemed a lovely couple.

I feel inadequate compared to all the couples on obem as still so sign of a pregnancy for me, let alone an actual baby being born.

But it's still a lovely show smile

vix206 Thu 06-Dec-12 07:59:25

Wow those of you who are able to leave your early wakers are very lucky. DS 2.3 months wakes at 5 and we have tried everything to get him to wake later. If I leave him he screams himself hoarse and wakes the whole house up which I'm not okay with. grin at someone up thread being puzzled by parents who moan about it. It's bloody hard work having a crap sleeper!

vix206 Thu 06-Dec-12 08:00:16

Oh and the Ibiza couple, I found them vacuous and vain. But strangely quite sweet. I just wouldn't want to know them IRL.

vix206 Thu 06-Dec-12 08:01:57

Oh gawd see how sleep deprived I am? DS is 2.3 years and I see the puzzled comment did say children (not toddlers).

I'll get my coat.

Mrsjay Thu 06-Dec-12 08:42:13

Oh i caught a OBEM last night not the designer parents one but the one with the wman who had a head injury Oh dear how I sobbed (not in a patronising way ) It was just lovely when she had her baby then they did the what happened next and the woman had a P A to help her look after her baby,

honeytea Thu 06-Dec-12 11:04:35

I agree with the posters who say all the couples make them feel inadequate as they are ttc, I used to feel like that whilst watching it when we were struggling with infertility. Especially when the couples said things like "oh we only tried the once and bam I was pregnant" or "well we were not planning a baby but you know these things happen" I actually don't know why I watched it, it was a little bit like tourture.

Now I am pregnant and due on saturday, I have been rewatching obem and now I am insainly jealous of the woman screaming in pain as I want this baby to come out now, please let it be me screaming in pain soon!

Eatingdoughnuts Thu 06-Dec-12 12:20:01

I thought they seemed like a lovely couple.

However, I do agree with whoever said on here that their charmed life is probably due in part to them having their own businesses and plenty of money. It's easy to look good if you have money to spend on clothes and having your hair done, plus if they are well off they probably have a cleaner, thus meaning they have more time to play the doting parents.

TiredofZombies Thu 06-Dec-12 13:03:04

I thought the Ibiza couple seemed lovely, and they seemed to find it no effort at all looking after her. Definitely made me feel inadequate, it takes all my energy to go into town on the bus with 16mo DD. I can't remember when I last wore make-up!

They did say though, that everyone seems to think they have this perfect life, and it really isn't like that, they have their struggles too just like anyone else.

Pinkforever Thu 06-Dec-12 13:07:57

They called their child a horrible chav name which it will have to live down for the rest of its life.

juneybean Thu 06-Dec-12 13:16:44

hmm not the worst name I've heard.

Mrsjay Thu 06-Dec-12 13:28:34

I am sure the baby will cope with its name it really is just a name, I heard somebody been called binky on made in chelsea WHAT confused

honeytea Thu 06-Dec-12 13:36:49

The child could always use the name Eve/Evie if she found her Ibiza inspired name hard to pull off.

GwendolineMaryLacedwithBrandy Thu 06-Dec-12 18:29:44

I rather like the name.

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Thu 06-Dec-12 18:42:50

I thought they seemed really sweet, and very devoted to being good parents.
Yes, they wanted Eivissa to look nice, but they have a fashion business, of course they are.
I bought DD nice clothes too. not expensive, but I would have if I could have afforded it, I loved putting her in cute outfits.
The name wouldn't be my choice, it wasn't, but I've heard worse.

MoomieAndFreddie Thu 06-Dec-12 19:03:07

oooh i am gonna have to watch this on catch-up tonight now...

ellee Thu 06-Dec-12 19:09:11

Plus baby evissa is very very quiet and she's still v young, I'd like to see them try ibiza next year! Not so easy when they're mobile and have discovered the word NO!

ellee Thu 06-Dec-12 19:10:24

And I liked the name too... Didn't think it was chavvy at all...

VisualiseAHorse Thu 06-Dec-12 19:42:34

Major props to them, I think. They seem like very confident parents, she seems like a very happy child, and yes, she may well turn into a horror at some point, but she might not!

I'm still very very jealous of her birth though.

Mylittlepuds Thu 06-Dec-12 21:25:12

All will not be what it seems - that I promise you.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 21:26:20

Mylittlepuds do you know them?? shock

Mylittlepuds Thu 06-Dec-12 21:27:42

No but I do know that no one's life is perfect. Everyone has their challenges.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 21:30:17

oh <disappointed> thought you had some juicy inside info there! grin

Mylittlepuds Thu 06-Dec-12 21:32:13

No afraid not.

scarletfingernail Thu 06-Dec-12 21:36:57

Joy and Fabio were my favourite OBEM couple. Never was a woman so inappropriately named grin I would love to see a catch up with them.

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