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DH's awful family part 2...

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curiousgeorgie Tue 19-Mar-13 21:14:54

So I've started a second thread as requested...

Who would have guessed that they would be so bad as to require more than 1000 posts wink

exoticfruits Tue 19-Mar-13 21:15:59

Is there a link to part one? I haven't seen it.

omletta Tue 19-Mar-13 21:16:29

Well done. And don't go to the wedding it's madness.

mistlethrush Tue 19-Mar-13 21:17:13

I've just posted similar omletta

curiousgeorgie Tue 19-Mar-13 21:17:28

This is a link to the first half...

TheSeniorWrangler Tue 19-Mar-13 21:18:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DontmindifIdo Tue 19-Mar-13 21:19:45

Is it overseas? It's highly unlikely you'll get a passport in order to travel with a 4 week old. Esp as you're talking about over June/July - that's one of the busiest time of year, it's just not going to arrive in time...

PureQuintessence Tue 19-Mar-13 21:21:32

Dont go to the wedding!

Your inlaws sure knows how to snub you!

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Tue 19-Mar-13 21:21:33

<shakes Pom poms> go georgie! grin

blatantly marking place

curiousgeorgie Tue 19-Mar-13 21:21:47

Well, after all this PIL situation that they caused, and now the secret CMV and total disregard, he's seriously considering telling them he doesn't want the job.

Just trying to work out the ramifications really.. But I'm really finished with them. I definitely don't want to go to their wedding even if it is just a couple of days.

YouTheCat Tue 19-Mar-13 21:23:06

Don't go. Seriously, you owe them nothing and it could be dangerous if you've just had a c-section.

AllOverIt Tue 19-Mar-13 21:23:29

Oooo a shiny new thread!

Definitely don't go. Blame the CS if you have to. Or just tell them they're fuckwits and you have better things to do with your time....

FryOneFatManic Tue 19-Mar-13 21:23:41

It'll be the busiest time of the year for getting a passport.

Baby needs to be registered and have birth certificate before you can apply for passport.

At the best of times it's reckoned that you'll get passport back in 3 weeks.

With wedding being 4-6 weeks after birth, there's only the slightest chance you'll have a passport for baby.

This is your official reason not to go.

However you could send older DD with your DH, although it might spoil his golf n drinks thing a bit........grin

curiousgeorgie Tue 19-Mar-13 21:24:40

I had already been concerned about taking the baby re passport issues & being able to book a seat. They suggested we drive but it works out at about 15 hours driving and there's no way DD would cope!! (or me!!)

I was prepared to grit my teeth and stad in line at the passport office, struggle through the wedding for their sakes and just ignore the massive cost... But now I'm of the mind that they don't care about us, why should I put myself out for them.

DontmindifIdo Tue 19-Mar-13 21:26:46

Oh yes, tell SIL you are sooo sorry, you'd love to come to her wedding but of course, you won't have time to register the birth and get a pass port within 4 - 6 weeks so you can't go to the wedding, but don't worry, you aren't going to ruin it for her as DD is to be a bridesmaid, you'll send DH with DD on their own.

Of course, she'll have to let BIL know that dH will have ot be on DD duty so won't be able do the golf/drinks/staying with BIL the night before etc, but I'm sure he'll understand... grin

YouTheCat Tue 19-Mar-13 21:27:17

Would you be driving? That's also not usually recommended 4 weeks after a section.

FryOneFatManic Tue 19-Mar-13 21:27:17

15 hours driving!

At 4-6 weeks after a CS!

Ask your midwife for her advice on that and you'll most likely get a big fat NO from her.

a) could lead to blood clots, etc as for flying but over 15 hours risk would be higher

b) it's not recommended that babies are stuck in car seat for more than 2 hours at that point without significant breaks.

ENormaSnob Tue 19-Mar-13 21:27:34

I absolutely wouldn't be putting myself out for that shower of bastards.

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Tue 19-Mar-13 21:27:35

It's Ireland you are going to isn't it? <worries she is getting all her unreasonable inlaws threads mixed up>

I still think you were being very very optimistic to say you would be going in the first place.

What I really want to know, what was first, your pregnancy or the wedding plans? C'mon admit it, you got pg just so you don't have to go, didn't you!!

curiousgeorgie Tue 19-Mar-13 21:28:03

I wouldn't send DD with DH... I'd worry bout her too much blush

Just because they seem to have so much planned for DH that couldn't possibly involve her, and with the best will in the world, DH is easily influenced by PIL and BIL! she'd end up being babysat by someone she'd never met. And PIL & DH are on the top table and shes not so I'd panic constantly!

DontmindifIdo Tue 19-Mar-13 21:28:18

Even if it's driving, you'll still need a passport. And you won't get it in time. And you won't be fit to drive that far.

letseatgrandma Tue 19-Mar-13 21:29:12

Have you booked a hotel, OP?

I haven't read the end of the last thread; are you now certain your in-laws know they aren't staying with you anymore?

FryOneFatManic Tue 19-Mar-13 21:29:22

You've got loads of good official reasons not to go.

I wouldn't do it for this bunch, not at all.

FierceBadIggi Tue 19-Mar-13 21:31:25

Do you actually need a passport? (If wedding is in the country I think it is). If it's just for identity purposes, the birth certificate would do on the plane.
NOT that I think you should go, but for me it would be the c section (I've had 2) and the newness of the baby that would stop me. I don't like exposing babies to lots of people beofre they've had some shots tbh, I know there are people everywhere but at a wedding I bet they'll all be having a cuddle.

LittleMissFantabulous Tue 19-Mar-13 21:31:29

Shameless placenarking pompommery.

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