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To feel like booting people who refer to their pregnancies as 'number 2/3/5/8' and birthdays as being 'the big 3/4/5/6 O' up the jacksy?

(22 Posts)
moondog Sat 04-Jul-09 18:34:01

I think I need a drink.

HuffwardlyRudge Sat 04-Jul-09 18:34:56

You definitely need a drink.

MrsMattie Sat 04-Jul-09 18:35:29

I always called my 2nd baby (when unborn) no.2. I saved my kicks up the arse for people who used sickly names like 'my little jellybean' or 'my little tadpole' or <barf> Junior.

The Big 4-0 is pretty ghastly, though, yeh.

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Sat 04-Jul-09 18:36:36

So what's wrong? Are you pg with no 1/2/3/4 etc or is it a Big 0 birthday?

ScummyMummy Sat 04-Jul-09 18:36:40

Have a drink.

suwoo Sat 04-Jul-09 18:37:39

This baby is no3. Like mrsmattie says, thats got to be better than 'bean' or 'bubbles' surely.

I actually think no3, sounds quite MN appropriate, so there. wink

JoPie Sat 04-Jul-09 18:47:49

What are you supposed to say instead? hmm

bellavita Sat 04-Jul-09 18:51:52

<< passes moondog a large glass of Pimms >>

sweetfall Sat 04-Jul-09 18:52:21


nickytwotimes Sat 04-Jul-09 19:05:39

Yanbu to have a wee drink though. grin

CMOTdibbler Sat 04-Jul-09 19:37:37

I refered to my pregnancies as no 1/2/3/4 because I don't want to go into the detail of 'when I was pregnant, oh, you remember, that was the one I miscarried over the bank holiday weekend' etc etc

I do just say how old I will be though

CheeseCheese Sat 04-Jul-09 19:39:45

at work where no one knows my family( and people can never remember names of three kids in a family anyway) i woudl say " I am off to the cinema with number three son"

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 04-Jul-09 19:40:00

I've never said I'm "the big 40 up the jacksy"

posiedullardparker Sat 04-Jul-09 19:40:10

I hate it called 'Bubba', number blah I can handle.

CheeseCheese Sat 04-Jul-09 19:40:43

yes hate bubba

love up the duff

Kimi Sat 04-Jul-09 19:45:07

DS1 was sproggy the whole time I was pregnant and DS2 was bump till 20 weeks when we found out he was a boy, then he was DS2

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 04-Jul-09 19:49:29

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FenellaFudge Sat 04-Jul-09 19:53:08

No doubt these things are said by Fat British Women?

moondog Sun 05-Jul-09 00:24:46

Am even more irritated after night out with friend who spent whole evening musing on what she will do for the 'big four O'.

I had to restrain myself from beating her to a pulp.

aendr Sun 05-Jul-09 11:37:51

I refer to my hoped for second child as potential number 2, but I too loathe 4-oh and bubba/babba. In fact my PILs still refer to my OH as babba, so as soon as they started also calling my bump it I pointed out that that reminds me of an evil witch (well, Baba Yaga, close enough) and would they please stop, which gave them pause... and they stopped /that/ nickname at least.

qwertpoiuy Sun 05-Jul-09 11:42:49


What do you want people to say instead?

Bumperlicious Sun 05-Jul-09 11:51:52

Not really sure what the problem is with the described behaviour, but I agree that you do need a drink

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