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to not want to go to a BBQ at 40+8

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Splatt34 Sun 26-May-13 08:41:13

just that really. Text from DH's friend just now re BBQ this afternoon. Am 40+8, rather fed up and just want baby out. Not dead keen to be making polite conversation about it with his mates, or worse my waters breaking there or some such. But DH has called me a grouch & says he'll go with DD anyway whether I go or not.

elQuintoConyo Sun 26-May-13 09:13:09

Tell him to go, take DD and explain to everyone that you're on the brink of popping and very tired.
Have a lovely few hours to yourself. Your DH sounds like only a 'momentary arse' not a full-time one smile

NonnoMum Sun 26-May-13 09:13:27

So, you don't want to do anything?
You're in a bit of a grump?
You are finding it hard to laugh at DH's 'jokes'?
You don't want to be sociable?


DontmindifIdo Sun 26-May-13 09:16:56

Is he trying to cheer you up or does he think it'll be fun for him and wants you to go along with it?

What's your childcare plan for DD if you go into labour? If today is the day, would he have to come home, collect you and DD, go drop her off somewhere and then take you to hospital?

I'd tell him you don't want to go, if he is trying to cheer you up, leaving you on your own isn't going to do it, nor is forcing you to go socialise when you do'nt want too.

ChestyNut Sun 26-May-13 09:23:05


Send them off on their merry way and you get peace and free reign over the remote grin

ParadiseChick Sun 26-May-13 09:28:48

Don't go if you don't want to, your dh has said he's happy to take dd so what's the issue?

MummytoKatie Sun 26-May-13 09:42:55

Hi Splat - just wanted to say hi to a possible birth date buddy! I'm 39+2, dd born at 39+3 and am having mild contractions......

Not planning on going to any BBQs today......

quoteunquote Sun 26-May-13 10:36:52


If you are going to risk having your baby somewhere, then up your game, find somewhere you want to have a massive gift voucher from.

alienbanana Sun 26-May-13 11:57:25

BBQ, quote.. not B&Q grin

MortifiedAdams Sun 26-May-13 12:03:34

Id be shoe-horning him out of the door making sure hisphone has full charge.

If you do go into labour it willprobably take longer than 35mins for you to feel the urgent need to be in hospital - or you could call an ambulance and have him meet you there.

quoteunquote Sun 26-May-13 12:06:47

grin grin grin

Only go if you are supplied with contract that states clearly the selection of seating that will be made available to you, if they haven't lugged a feather sofa and feather footstool into the garden, say no.

and fill some water balloons and conceal below your skirt, pop when things are boring.

Cluffyflump Sun 26-May-13 12:09:23

My money is on you going into labour today!
I had an almost Identical thing happen about 14hrs before I gave birth to dc3.
I didn't want to go out.
I was in a really odd mood and did not want to be around other people.
My dh was a bit of a tosser about it though angry still.

I would wave him and your dd off and chill today.
Good luck smile

Cluffyflump Sun 26-May-13 12:10:40

Ohhh good luck Mummytokatie as well thanks

TigerSwallowTail Sun 26-May-13 12:12:48

Yanbu, that sounds awful, I'm 40+4 and won't be visiting anyone until baby is here, instead I'm spending my days sprawled on the couch watching Netflix.

LineRunner Sun 26-May-13 12:20:14

What is it with BBQs and people not being allowed to decline attending them? Like people are doing you a massive favour burning some sausages and undercooking chicken in a mist of flies and warm lager fumes. They always put the pressure on by saying, 'The weather's lovely! We've bought the food now!'

Just put your feet up.

LineRunner Sun 26-May-13 12:22:13

Oh and good luck with the births to all! flowers

LastTangoInDevonshire Sun 26-May-13 12:28:26

All of you stating he shouldn't go in case the OP starts - I presume the poor bloke is allowed to go to work??

GibberTheMonkey Sun 26-May-13 13:18:35

Agree with the others who say send him and dd and enjoy the peace.

Splatt34 Sun 26-May-13 19:41:20

well I went. & actually it was fine & TBH it was nice to get out & see people but SHUSH !!!!! don't tell DH he was right!!

saldoozer Sun 26-May-13 19:59:32

I went to a BBQ at 40+10 and went into labour in the middle of the night. Hopefully that will happen to you wink

Samu2 Sun 26-May-13 20:08:56


I would not want my dh to go though either, simply because I have gone from no contractions to having a baby an hour later twice and the third was just over an hour with no warning signs.

I was too scared for him to be away longer than 5 minutes lol

Samu2 Sun 26-May-13 20:10:22

Oh you went! Well glad you had a good time grin

Now come on baby Saldoozer!!

McNewPants2013 Sun 26-May-13 20:19:34

Glad you enjoyed yourself and good luck with the birth.

Ywnbu not to want to go, I went 14 days over with DS and it was like the whole pregnancy all over again.

Cluffyflump Mon 27-May-13 11:41:26

I checked expecting to read a fab birth story.
Glad you had a nice time smile

MummytoKatie Mon 27-May-13 20:53:16

I can do you one! Ds was born just before 5pm yesterday. He's doing really well and is gorgeous. Successful VBAC which I was really pleased about.
Quote of the day:-
Midwife:- Listen to your body - what is it telling you to do?
Me:- go home and have the baby another day!

Apparently the correct answer was push!

Jestrin Mon 27-May-13 21:09:01

Congratulations MummytoKatie

And grin at the quote!

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