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'Any sign of baby yet?'

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ACardiganForCat Mon 08-Dec-14 16:00:49

I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and received a fb message along these lines from sil today!
Grrrr! I think she will know when it's out!

DuelingFanjo Mon 08-Dec-14 16:02:06

reply with 'oh yes, it came three weeks ago. Did we forget to tell you?' wink

ACardiganForCat Mon 08-Dec-14 16:05:14

Or maybe the baby will text me to let me know when it's coming?

Bluestocking Mon 08-Dec-14 16:06:40

Don't be grumpy, she's being nice and expressing an interest. I don't suppose she actually gives more than one and a half hoots about your baby but she knows you're circling the delivery room and she wants to express support.

ACardiganForCat Mon 08-Dec-14 16:10:10

I know she's just being nice but it's frustrating when people ask this when all I want is the baby out but it reminds me that so far there are NO signs of baby.

GobblersKnob Mon 08-Dec-14 16:20:03

Say, why yes there is, there's an arm in my pants, I'm sure the rest will follow shortly.

It such a stupid question, like the baby might be making an appearance but you in your pregnancy addled state just might have failed to notice, unless some helpful person issues a timely reminder.

Trunkisareshite Mon 08-Dec-14 16:40:40

Agree with Bluestocking she's just being nice and taking an interest. Not really a stupid question either is it? There are 'signs' that babies are on there way!

However at 39weeks pregnant you're allowed to be annoyed by most things I think!

Bluestocking Mon 08-Dec-14 16:44:21

And there are "signs" - I fondly remember the massive attack of diarrhoea followed by a classic Bloody Show! Not sure your SIL needs those sort of details though.

ACardiganForCat Mon 08-Dec-14 16:57:36

I had diarrhoea last week! Was not a sign! Also you can have cramps for weeks before the baby turns up. I will only take crowning as a sign.

JennyBlueWren Mon 08-Dec-14 18:27:37

"Oh yes, I saw baby the other day, bumped into her in the shops."

"No, how about you?" (to someone who isn't pregnant)

Saltedcaramel2014 Mon 08-Dec-14 18:33:50

It's so infuriating. My cousin posted the same on my FB wall when I was two weeks over, so I had the joy of everyone else chiming in too. I really don't think it's 'just nice' - I think it's insensitive and often more about nosiness/wanting to be the first to know. Annoying. Being overdue is hard.

Saltedcaramel2014 Mon 08-Dec-14 18:34:47

Just realised you're not even due yet, well that's doubly silly then...

BiscuitsofYum Mon 08-Dec-14 18:37:50

Ooo you have the same due date as me grin

Everyones started asking me too, ive had to really stop myself from snapping. So my thoughts are with you x

ACardiganForCat Mon 08-Dec-14 18:56:26

Biscuits, any signs yet????

Vitalstatistix Mon 08-Dec-14 18:57:06

Text her back a long and detailed reply about mucus, including colour and texture. She won't ask again.

BiscuitsofYum Mon 08-Dec-14 19:02:14

ACardiganForCat DS is in there for the long run i think! I'll race you to see who goes first though!

Peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 08-Dec-14 20:37:21

ACardiganForCat Tue 09-Dec-14 09:54:58

I love that link. Update: nothing has happened. I ate some porridge so maybe that will help.

NoRoomForALittleOne Tue 09-Dec-14 10:35:12

Just tell her that your bump is a pretty good sign of a baby and when the baby is born you will make an announcement to family and friends. I wouldn't discuss signs that can last for weeks when you're not even due yet!

weeblueberry Tue 09-Dec-14 14:00:21

If it's the first time someone asks I honestly don't mind. Assume they're asking if you're having BH or similar.

However last time one of my friends insisted on texting every few days to ask. To which I just replied 'no' with nothing else.

NancyRaygun Tue 09-Dec-14 18:13:34

Yes, god those awful people who insist on contacting you with messages expressing they are supporting you and excited for you during a very important time in your life.

Those utter, utter bastards. grin

Cobo Tue 09-Dec-14 18:56:13

She's just showing a polite interest, it's a way of asking how you are. Yes, it gets slightly repetitive to have to keep saying no to these kind of questions (I'm 41 weeks and have had a LOT of them) but I appreciate people taking an interest and asking. I would be upset if no one was contacting me to ask.

CocobearSqueeze Tue 09-Dec-14 19:06:39

I'm 37 weeks and have had 3 people text me asking this! Is baby here yet? Really??

SeasonsEatings Tue 09-Dec-14 19:20:08

I have a friend who is updating us via FB on her progress. (Induced yesterday, no baby yet) and I am surprised she is being so public.

Don't be angry with Sil but tell her that you will let her know privately and not on social media.

I went to a Ball at 36 weeks and couldn't find a bag to match beautiful maternity ball gown so left phone behind. When I got back to hotel 6 hours later my Facebook was full of messages as people hadn't been able to get hold of me. I was annoyed but at least people cared!!

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