Pregnant, and received alcohol as gift?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
1190 posts
Bumble bee

@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
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

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
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That is super weird…why wouldn’t she just give it to you after your baby is born?

Post # 7
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Maybe she went Christmas shopping early and bought it before she knew.

Post # 9
557 posts
Busy bee

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 # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 # 13
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t see what the big deal is. You can’t use the onesie right now either!

Post # 16
5793 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsWBS:  +1

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. 

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