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to be upset that DH did not buy me a curly wurly straw to take to the hospital?

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PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 12:09:57

I am quite upset.

He said he looked for straws yesterday while at the supermarket for me to take in order to drink my water etc with during labour 'but they only had chrristmas novelty ones, or curly wurly straws'.

And I said 'why did you not get my a curly wurly straw' and he said 'not appropriate, you are an adult'

HMPH. I told him I would be embarrassing him in ways more inappropriate than drinking from a curly wurly straw when I am in labour grin

He is insistent that I go without rather than have one. How rude?

TigerFeet Tue 17-Nov-09 12:12:52


would you like me to send you one?

TheCrackFox Tue 17-Nov-09 12:16:36

Said DH back to buy the curly wurly straw. If you can't make ridiculous demands of your DH now then when can you? grin

Shitemum Tue 17-Nov-09 12:19:24

Is this your first birth? By all means send him out to buy you the straw but you may find that once in labour you won't give a hoot... smile

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 12:19:42

tigerfeet you best be quick, baby is due any time now! if you can send it by speedy post, that would be great. If you could make it a sparkly one with flashing lights so I can embarrass him even more, that would be perfect.

thecrackfox I told him that, and he was rather rude. he is not getting this is he?

Buda Tue 17-Nov-09 12:20:27

Leave him. Divorce him. Bury him under the patio. No judge would convict you!

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 12:22:31

buda lol I might wait til baby is here and I am comfy tucked up in bed with everything I need...there is still some fetching/carrying for him to do grin.

Buda Tue 17-Nov-09 12:24:22

Ah but then a judge MIGHT convict you. You have a perfect excuse to get away with murder now!

AMumInScotland Tue 17-Nov-09 13:08:52

Send him back to get a straw of some sort - but in all honesty the curly ones are a total pain, because you have to suck and suck for ages before you get anything, and you're likely to curse the thing before long!

But a nice sparkly Christmas one would be fine...

2rebecca Tue 17-Nov-09 13:11:05

Why will you need a straw just because you are in labour?
The list of bonkers things women in labour/ small babies need just grows.

AMumInScotland Tue 17-Nov-09 13:19:08

Depending on what positions you end up in, it can be really difficult drinking out of a cup, so a straw can be handy to help you keep your fluids up. eg if you're on all fours on the floor...

cocolepew Tue 17-Nov-09 13:20:46

Tell him to nip into McDonalds, they have loads just sitting about.

2rebecca Tue 17-Nov-09 13:25:07

I was on all 4s for a while, but still found it easy to change to kneeling position with support and sip from glass. Sounds like a cycling bottle or one of the sports bottles would do better than a straw as very little suction needed for those. It still strikes me as an odd thing to be worrying about.

Bumperlicioso Tue 17-Nov-09 13:47:53

How rude to say a curly wurly one is inappropriate!

However I would recommend a lidded cup with bendy straw rather than an inflexible curly wurly straw for ease of access in all positions

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 14:23:29

Now don't get me wrong...i am not saying I specifically wanted a curly wurly straw, but felt this was not a reason to not buy one. I would also have been happy with a christmas novelty straw.

However, I agree that a cup with abendy straw is more appropriate, as such I am going to send him out to get me one right now. Ideally from the marine aquarium. I really want one of those ones. That will make things much easier in labour


bumpsoon Tue 17-Nov-09 14:26:06

they have straws in hospital smile

ComeONFabStopStressingSOMuch Tue 17-Nov-09 14:28:17

I found I could drink normally at times in labour and when I couldn't having a drink was the last thing on my mind.

PacificDogwood Tue 17-Nov-09 14:32:28

YANBU of course.

Nononono, do not listen to all these reasonable people with reasonable suggestions.
Now is the time for utterly unreasonable demands - and get them fulfilled.
Personally I think you should have a selection of straws/drinking bottles/sippy cups/bottles of champagne or anything else you can think off winkgrin.
May I recommend a large Snickers bar for after? Is indispensible pick-me-up after labour.

PacificDogwood Tue 17-Nov-09 14:33:10

of blush

Rhubarb Tue 17-Nov-09 14:38:17

I asked for a bottle of vodka and my dh refused that - the pig!

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 14:56:31

rhubarb what an utter bastard.

pacificdogwood you know, I really fancy a snickers bar right now (still have the desire to call them Marathon though). So I shall add that to the list.

Do they really have straws at the hospital? I won't tell DH grin although he might decide to swing into the golden arches if he realises they have straws there and refuel and all that...

Might not have time to go shopping for the christmas novelty ones or the curly wurly ones now...i have had a contraction. Although only one in 20 mins. So might not be anything.

StewieGriffinsMom Tue 17-Nov-09 15:02:48

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PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 15:08:43

AHA! He would have time too, to just nip out to the shops and get them, back again. I had another one, so they are exactly 30 mins apart...the baby won't be here anytime soon so he can do it if he is quick grin.

I told him about the vodka rhubarb and he said 'you can have vodka if you want, i will let you have that grin.

He is also eating my energy bars. Fuel he says, he has a long few hours ahead of him hmm grin

StewieGriffinsMom Tue 17-Nov-09 15:34:27

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PavlovtheForgetfulCat Tue 17-Nov-09 15:57:26

stewie are you psychic? I have just this second propped myself up in bed with cushions and laptop to watch the last episode of Casualty grin

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