Post # 1
Hi! I am just curious how you would react if you were 18 weeks pregnant, and you received alcohol as part of your christmas present from your MIL (she has known about pregnancy since 6 weeks). My immediate reaction was to pass booze off to husband, and say you can drink this! MIL said I can drink it after baby…. I thought it was a little strange…
Post # 3
Oops. Please move to nesting. Thanks
Post # 4
@nantes14: LOL! That’s weird gift for someone that’s pregnant. Wine is a nice gift though; I always like to keep some at home in case friends come over. last minute entertaining even if I’m not drinking.
I don’t know what your MIL was thinking though…
Post # 5
I do think that’s a little strange considering it was your MIL who gave it to you. It would be different if it were a distant relative or someone who may have forgotten you are pregnant or didn’t know in the first place, but your MIL should be thinking about the health and well being of her future grandchildren. Plus, I think a Christmas gift should be something that you should be able to use in your CURRENT situation, not something that should be sitting around your house waiting for you to have your baby.
Post # 6
That is super weird…why wouldn’t she just give it to you after your baby is born?
Post # 7
@nantes14: Was it a nice wine or something? A more expensive drink? If it is a finer drink then I would assume she found a good deal and thought you would enjoy it after the babies born?
Some people just don’t think gifts through…
Post # 8
Maybe she went Christmas shopping early and bought it before she knew.
Post # 9
My brothers got me booze for christmas, but I haven’t told them yet even though I am 16w. They probably would have given it to me anyway though cause God knows I’ll need a drink after this.
Post # 10
@JustMe12182: Haha…I hear ya. The hormones have been making me a little coocoo.
Post # 11
Huh. That is bizarre! Maybe she bought it a few months ago?
I got a great bottle of Bacardi when we visited the factory on our honeymoon, and came back from the honeymoon pregnant! So clearly it’s still sealed and sitting in the liquor cabinet.
Post # 12
@beetee123: Yep. I agree 100%. She bought baby food and a onesie as part of her gift too. It was an interesting combination…. liquor, a onesie, and baby food. Haha
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
Kind of bizzare but maybe she bought it before she knew? My FMIL buys gifts all year round with certain people in mind. She’d likely still give it to me because she was thinking of me when she bought it. I wouldn’t read too much into it.
Post # 14
@nantes14: Technically, you can’t use any of those gifts for awhile. I wouldn’t think too much of it, personally. Plus, it’s not like the booze will spoil before you can drink it. 🙂
Post # 15
I don’t see what the big deal is. You can’t use the onesie right now either!
Post # 16
someone once gave me a suitcase as a Christmas gift. I didn’t have any trips planned. So I said thanks and put it away till I needed to use it.