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To want to strangle people that keep asking me "Is the baby here yet?!"

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ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 11:10:05

AHHHH angry

Its driving me absolutely bonkers. I know I should be greatful that people care etc, but UGH. One friend is texting me EVERY DAY to ask if I'm having contractions. Surely people realise that I will actually let them know when he arrives??

Admittedly I might just be very very hormonal right now, but am only 38+3, and all I keep thinking is that I could possibly have three weeks plus of this!!

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 11:10:33


StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 11:10:56

but have to admit i do it, not every day though

susiey Thu 05-Nov-09 11:11:45

no way 38 weeks I would stop answerting the texts put the wind up her a bit

VinegarTitsOnFire Thu 05-Nov-09 11:12:30


Any twinges yet? wink

ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 11:13:39

I tried not replying - she text our mutural friends who then bombared me with messages of, "OMG are you in labour?!" and "Hope he arrives quickly!" etc hmm

StealthPolarBear Thu 05-Nov-09 11:14:37

oh no, worst thing you can do is not reply!

ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 11:16:01

Bog off Vinegar wink

TigerFeet Thu 05-Nov-09 11:16:05

I always felt like saying "oh yes, she was born last week, we knew we'd forgotten to tell someone"

but I bit my tongue

esp with MIL who was the worst offender

piprabbit Thu 05-Nov-09 11:17:24

Send her a text saying, 'ErikaMaye will be issuing a statement at the appropriate time, until then she has no comment to make'.

Resend text every time she asks, or at least daily.

pixiestix Thu 05-Nov-09 11:17:47

Have you not had that baby yet Erika? wink

Just text back the single word "NO" every time she contacts you, and she might get bored?

ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 11:20:22

Ah I feel so much better getting that off my cheast grin I might have to use several of these suggestions...

DiamondHead Thu 05-Nov-09 11:22:39

Why would you even want to discuss early labour signs with this person. Has she had children herself.

KimiTheThreadSlayingRocket Thu 05-Nov-09 11:24:18

Erika have you had the baby yet??
Is Colin here?
Whats taking so long
/Pokes Erikas tummy

ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 11:25:31

No she hasn't. Don't get me wrong, I love her to pieces. Its just bugging me! She's text me just now saying "Remember - if you're having twinges, go to Boots; free stuff!! Hehe!!" She means well, but with her asking me every day and everyone else texting every few days... Its enough to make me want to disconnect every form of technology and burry my head in a pillow for the next however many weeks!!!

MmeGuisingt Thu 05-Nov-09 11:25:35

Never ever tell people your true due date. Lie and tell them you have another 4 weeks to go.

Sorry, too late for you ErikaMae. I would tempted to go with the "oh, had the baby a week ago, did I forget to tell you" line.

Or text back, "leave me alone or I will go on Birth Strike"

slushy06 Thu 05-Nov-09 11:27:01

I had this from MIL and I went 10 days over by which time they were calling twice shown no interest through the rest of the pg though which really bugged me.

I ended up hiding in the bathroom when I was in full blown labor so dp could tell her at her usual 9pm call that there was no sign yet grin. I did that because I felt hounded and just wanted some peace and quiet.

ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 11:33:32

I am not telling DPs mum I'm in labour until after the baby has arrived grin

grin @ Birth Strike!

Trikken Thu 05-Nov-09 11:36:51

YANBU at all!! A thousand percent agree.

unplugs the phone, switches off mobile, sticks head under duvet.

KimiTheThreadSlayingRocket Thu 05-Nov-09 11:38:32


grin grin grin grin

You know I loves ya really

TootaLaFruit Thu 05-Nov-09 11:39:39

I made the mistake of texting all my friends the moment I went into labour - with no idea that it would take 36 blardy hours to actually arrive. I had constant, hourly texts for the next 2 days "ooh, have you had it yet?", "text me AS SOON as you have", "what's taking so long?" etc etc.
This time round I'm keeping shtum until the baby's here wink

ErikaMaye Thu 05-Nov-09 12:11:27

Kimi don't make me wheel you over.

LadyOfTheFlowers Thu 05-Nov-09 12:19:44

I learned my lesson the last 3 times!

This time I have added 2 weeks on to delivery date. Ha!

Last time DHs gramp called every day near the end to ask, eventually on day 4 overdue, I grabbed the phone off him.... 'Clearly not Ralph, seeing as you have rung us on the home phone!'


GlendaTheGrizzlyPiggy Thu 05-Nov-09 12:37:12

I know how you feel, this drove me mental. I had my mum, MIL, two close friends, DPs brother & my sister texting me daily (mostly more than once) for a month!

I was 15 days overdue when DS was born & thanks to g&a sending me a bit loopy when MIL rang after 5 hours in labour I screamed "I'm working on it ok? Now F*CK OFF!" blush

stickylittlefingers Thu 05-Nov-09 12:43:34

It drove me mad too!

"oh yes, thanks for reminding me, I knew there was something I meant to do today. Got to feed the fish first but I'll do it right after"

But nice they're interested.

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