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bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 17:04:12

Have been offered the chance of Muse tickets for a tiny gig on my EDD, it would be an amazing evening. The gig would be an hours drive away. DH and I LOVE Muse.

Our other DCs would be with respective exes, so no babysitting issues. I am fairly certain that we would be able to re-sell the tickets if the baby turns up early.

So AIBU/mad?

TrillianAstra Tue 18-Aug-09 17:07:09

Sounds like a good way to ensure that the baby will turn up on time or early

LadyOfWaffle Tue 18-Aug-09 17:07:51

YANBU, Mine were 10 and 13 days overdue. DH was booked on a 4 day (far away) training course over my due date and we just shrugged it off, turned out OK in the end As long as you think you'll be fit enough, I had SPD second time and had to use crutches to walk across the corridor to the loo in the end! blushgrin

Picante Tue 18-Aug-09 17:07:55

Sorry, completely bonkers.

LadyOfWaffle Tue 18-Aug-09 17:08:21

YANBU, Mine were 10 and 13 days overdue. DH was booked on a 4 day (far away) training course over my due date and we just shrugged it off, turned out OK in the end As long as you think you'll be fit enough, I had SPD second time and had to use crutches to walk across the corridor to the loo in the end! blushgrin

bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 17:12:01

TA-exactly, it's a win/win situation grin

pagwatch Tue 18-Aug-09 17:15:42

I made the mistake of booking a hair appointment on my due date.
The stylist looked in horror at me as I squeezed myself into the chair. I told her not to panic - after all she had hot water and towels. But panic she did and the pictures of me and DS1 show a gorgeous boy born to a woman whos hair looks a lot like the dog chewed it off.

I didn't have DS1 until four days after my due date. If she had more confidence I could have been a beautiful new mum grin

But I think YAB a bit U. I understand the lure of Muse but I would not want to be there if I started.

bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 18:07:01

what a nightmare re the haircut, it's amazing that people get so nervous around a heavily pg woman, like we will spontaneously combust or something hmm

Perhaps no moshing....

grumblinalong Tue 18-Aug-09 18:18:18

I went to a gig on my due date - Yo La Tengo - their music has loads of feedback and I had to go out at one point, it was v.v.v loud, and I actually felt DS1 (in utero baby at the time) shudder. My bump went up in a big weird triangle too. So YANBU to go but stand well away from the speakers is my advice.

I went to festivals and gigs and listened to loads of loud music in both my pg's (I was in denial I think) and my dc's both settle right down and go into trance like mode now when they hear loud music. Weird.

chicaguapa Tue 18-Aug-09 18:21:40

YANBU - why not? Mind you I booked to see Keane a few days before my due date and even researched hospitals in the area just in case. But I bottled it and put the tickets on ebay a few days before grin. And DS came on his due date.

bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 19:08:23

Well DD1 arrived 12 days late and I was induced a week early with DD2, so it seems unlikely that this little boy will turn up on time?

hester Tue 18-Aug-09 19:12:20

Unreasonable, no. A bit optimistic, maybe grin

I just can't imagine wanting to be doing all that standing up and loud music when heavily pregnant. But you're probably younger, slimmer and stronger than me. If you were a first timer, I'd say don't be nuts, but you've been there before and know what you're up to. So have fun smile

GreatBallsOfFluff Tue 18-Aug-09 19:13:02

Being a MASSIVE Muse fan myself, I would say YANBU, however if you're talking about their gig which was confirmed yesterday, they're talking about 5,000 people on the tiniest patch of grass you could imagine.

I'm definitely going to try and get some tickets and am very excited at the prospect of seeing them again, however the one thing that I will not be looking forward to is being squeezed into such a small space with 4,999 other people and can imagine in being 10 times worse were I 9 months pregnant too.

If you do go - have fun!

bluejeans Tue 18-Aug-09 19:13:38

Good idea to research hospitals near the gig venue! I'd be more worried about being an hour from home than about being at a gig!

DH sat his driving test on my due date. He failed and DD showed up a week late. We got a
taxi to and from the hospital

Boys2mam Tue 18-Aug-09 19:15:01

My DS2 was born 7 days early after DS1 was 8 days late. There is no predicting the little monsters but if you're confident you can re-sell if you should drop early then whats the harm?

StayFrostyDMisaVileRag Tue 18-Aug-09 19:20:36

<waves at bratnav>

yanbu, I went for a huuuge long walk on ym due date with dd in the hopes of bringing things on, all that happened was I got swollen ankles and an enormous bum plum. If you feel fit and well why not do some fun stuff? It helps pass those final days when the time drags by slowly. I would avoid stage diving and crowd surfing though.

duchesse Tue 18-Aug-09 19:31:30

Was just remembering today that on my due date with DD2 I took the older two children on an NCT junket in a bus to a farm an hour's drive away. So confident was I that she was not coming that day that I didn't even bother to take my notes. Howzat for blase? In the event she was 13 days overdue so I was right.

TheProvincialLady Tue 18-Aug-09 19:34:10

How many weeks pg are you now? It sounds like the kind of thing you might say at 16 weeks when you feel mighty fine....then by 34 weeks you can't face a walk to the post box, never mind a gig on your due date. Or maybe that is just me.

bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 19:38:57

Ha, I am almost certainly not slimmer than you Hester, age 31 and a size 16 normally smile

Hi StayFrosty, will have to pop onto the AN club thread soon, nice to 'see' you.

GBOF, that is the one, in 2 weeks time? We are planning a home birth and there is no way I will go through the whole of my labour in an hour and a half.

bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 19:39:49

37wks now, so I know how tired I will be (roughly)

GreatBallsOfFluff Tue 18-Aug-09 19:54:48

Am only 5 miles from Teignmouth so am planning to go to the Carlton first thing Friday when the tickets go on sale. I am genuinely worried though as I really don't see how they'll ever fit 5,000 people on the Den.

bratnav Tue 18-Aug-09 22:35:40

It looks quite a big site though, abouy as long as the pier is. Having said that I only looked on google maps and you live there, so I will listen to you

harleyd Tue 18-Aug-09 22:40:09

muse envy
do it! grin

PrammyMammy Tue 18-Aug-09 22:50:17

Oh you're a brave woman.

I had my heart set on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, 8pm on my EDD. Guess where i was? LOL.
Also i bought tickets for the Sex Pistols TWO MONTHS before my EDD, and my dad wouldn't let me go. So i missed that too.

Soo i think you shouldn't.. but not because i'm jealous. Honestly. wink

thesecondcoming Tue 18-Aug-09 23:18:55

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