Im not even due til next week and the sheer amount of txts im getting is ridiculous. "Is he here yet?" "Are you in labour?" "Any signs?"
"Have you had the baby yet?"
Or the most irritating of all... "not long now!!!"
My dm is the worst. I called her mobile to ask what time she would be home last week.. and she aanswered with "OMG!!!! I thought you were in labour! Dont scare me like that!!". Shes done the same every time i call.. if i dont get in touch for a day (not even that) she will call or txt and say the same thing. Its beyond mildly irritating now.
Yes its just because people care blah blah but is anyone else just fed up with it all?
I had my DS in the days before the phones and I got fed up with people looking at me and saying "Still here then?" The night before he was born we went out and I got all the usual quips, and then the "still here then" To which I snapped "no, I'm not - I'm a holographic image from the 25th century!" Short silence and "no need to be moody" - but they stopped the pestering!
It's so annoying isn't it! I remember it well. Im 35 weeks and I will be telling folks who begin to ask not to contact me if its to do with the baby including my own mum. The pil started the fuss weeks ago and are making me feel like an exhibit. "We want to come and see how bump is getting on". Just typing it makes me .
It even annoys me when I hear people ask about other expecting ladies. I wish people would think more about how the impending mum feels and treat them like a normal person.
Frankly I'd be happily left alone by everyone until a week after I've had my baby . Like that's going to happen.
Here here!!!! Worst is my mother. *Any signs? **you must let me know as soon as anything happens. *Iv not been out this weekend just incase but not so I cold of had a drink (woopy frickin do I haven't been out in 9 months) told friends I will let them know and to not ask me.
needsome sounds like my mother! * I haven't booked any shifts those dates just incase! *Im on my lunch break- are you ok? (Yes, nothing has happened since you saw me 4 hours ago!) * do you mind if I go away for the weekend of the 31st? I can cancel if you want me to! (My due date is today and I'll be peeved if I go that long, secondly, go! I want some peace & quiet!!)
I'm dreading this. I plan on telling no one I'm in labour until its well and truly finished and I've had a decent rest. If anyone starts asking I think my answer is going to be "what baby? I'm not pregnant."
I'm having no visitors until minimum 5 days after birth, and I will not accept anyone ruining this. DH is aware there will be violence and a divorce if he lets anyone into my home in those first few days.
Chicken factory and hoppus have great ideas, add on an extra week and demand peace and quiet! I was lucky, my family weren't interfering (and DHs didn't give a toss anyway so no prob there) and friends were pretty "normal" round me, lots already had babies so I wasn't like the first in a group. But one of my friends had a horrendous time from her family and inlaws. She ended up booking into a hotel for 2 nights in the week before she was due just to get some peace! (It also had a lovely spa specialising in pre-natal treatments, she came out glowing, she is not daft)
my dmil has booked 2 weeks off work as soon as she found out my due date, tgey live 4 hours away, I've told oh that they aren't staying here, and especially not for 2 weeks I hope they pay attention to him, my mum has said she's avoiding my house till they've well and truly gone, I font like people in my space, touching my things. im dreading their visit more than labour!
I am 16 weeks tomorrow and I am already sick to dealth of people asking if it was a planned pregancy! It has nothing to do with anyone, I am assuiming beacue me and my aortener arn't amrried people feel like they have a right to know.........arrrrrrrrrrr
I'm dreading being close to my due date and people bugging me to see if the babies have arrived. We don't have family near by, but they can think again if there all going to decend on us at the same time! im bolting the door hahaha
This thread makes me feel v guilty. A now 28+5 with my first, but when a good friend went overdue in January I did exactly what you're all talking about - sent her a text almost every day asking how she was with several, erm, light-hearted comments about whether she was in labour yet. I thought I was just showing I cared and was thinking of her, but am now worried I made her throw her phone across the room and hate me!
I may well feel the same when I'm 40+ weeks though....