(Closed) Do not ask a pregnant lady past her due date how things are coming along!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

Next time just say “I will tell you when the baby is here, until then I would appreciated it if you would stop asking me how things are going as it is getting very frustrating for me” Simple and to the point.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

So…really though…how many fingers can you fit in there??

Just teasing.  I can’t believe people are actually asking you that!!!!  I am so afraid of this happening to me if this little one comes late.  Although I must admit that in the past (before I realized it was obnoxious!) I would be the one calling and saying “so…any news yet????” 

I also love the 30-year old advice….or even worse, the “we didn’t need that 30 years ago!”  as if all the advice and info we receive these days is nonsense.

Post # 5
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I HATED it when I would walk into work and they would say “Oh you’re here today, you didn’t have the baby”. Clearly I am here if you are talking to me and obviously there is still a baby in there.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

UGH that stinks for sure and they should be happy they’re still alive! lol

This is the particular reason why I don’t share my due date… even with Mother-In-Law or family. I’ve pretty much just said the “first half of April”… b/c I don’t want to deal with that.

Hopefully baby will get on it’s way soon and you can get some relief from your onlookers =)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

UGH!  I would go psychotic if my mom and Mother-In-Law were like that!  My sympathies.

On the flip side, I find it incredibly cute that my eight-year-old niece keeps asking me if the baby’s “out” yet.  Sorry, sweetie, not until March!  I’ve tried assuring her that having a baby is a big deal and we will tell her, but she still checks in case I forgot to mention it.  Although, if I were past my due date, even my adorable niece asking would probably drive me nuts!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Wow, your Mom and Mother-In-Law sound like they really care about you. It’s nice to know, despite their “annoying” comments that they are checking in and seeing how you’re doing because they love you and the little one so much.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I feel ya! 

I’ve got nothing – no contractions, no dilation – just my induction date. Every day is the same, me waiiiiiting. I get phone calls “how are you feeling??” and I want to scream. Between the anticipation and the boredom and the hormones, I’m going a little crazy. I know people mean well and are excited and can’t wait to see the baby but at the moment I’m not there with them. I can’t imagine having visitors until I can put a smile on my face. I know it’ll come but I’m not there. 

Post # 11
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ugh, THIS is my biggest fear when that time gets close!  My family knows me and knows that I will share when there is something to share (and when I’m ready to share), until then DON’T ask!  BUT, my husband’s family is a little bit CRAZY when it comes to this stuff!  I already know that my poor husband is going to be fielding phone call after phone call from his mother, sister and grandma when it’s close to the due date.  I know it’s because people are excited, but leave us alone!

And the unsolicited advice…SIL shut up!  I really don’t want to hear how your births went…AGAIN!

I feel for ya, but it’ll be over soon!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh man, I would be tempted to change my voicemail message to say “We’re still waiting for the little one to arrive and will let you know when the baby decides he or she is ready to join us for the holidays.” And just turn off my phone or stop answering it.

Post # 14
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Goldilocks1107: that’s a good one! Haha 

I will have a baby by Monday and these crazies are trying to make Christmas / New Years plan with (more like FOR) me. Are you nuts?? My baby will be a week / two weeks old. Smh

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Turn off your phone.  🙂  It was the only thing that worked for me.  I told my family that if they wanted something, they could talk to my husband, and I turned off my phone so they couldn’t call me anymore.  Lol!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@rachiecakes: OMG – can’t they give you some time after your bed rest to get your legs back and a routine for you and your baby?!? It’s things like that which make me glad I’m due in May, when there’s no family holidays that would be planned FOR me.

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