Work Halloween party

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Registered: 08-26-2007
Work Halloween party
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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:45am

Last night was my job's Halloween party. I brought my dh and dd, all three of us in costumes.
One of the men in another department's wife just had a baby on Thursday. We heard on Tuesday that she was going in the next day to be induced. So we didn't expect to see them at the party, but we were all wrong. There she was, with her three day old baby.

Even though I was a little shocked, I went up to them, and did all the "How adorable" stuff that you are supposed to do when you see a new baby. Then, my husband and dd walked up, and I told her, this is my dh and my dd.

She right away turned the subject around to the fact that I woh. She asked, who watches your dd.
I explained, I work 4 days a week. She goes to daycare on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and my dh stays with her when I work on Saturdays. She got this look of horror on her face, and said that she would NEVER trust a daycare, isn't it hard to just "leave" her, don't I worry that she'll be ok, etc, etc.

I *felt* like saying, Well, I would never go to a party with my three day old baby, especially on a night like this when it's really cold outside, and there are over a thousand people at this party. I felt like saying, don't you worry that your child will be ok? I was steaming. I wanted to kick her in her episiotomy stiches. But, being the decent person that I am, I simply said that that wasn't something I discussed, and congratulations. I walked away.

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:47am

Gah when liza was 3 days old I was still trying to figure out if I'd ever shower again -- let alone get in costume for

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:50am
I went to a barbecue when my younger ds was 4 days old (and left baby and older ds with my MIL.......)

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:51am
yeah but you were a seasoned pro by then -- were you that competent when your first son was 3 days old? I could barely get the paper read.... LOL

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:57am
It was her first child. When mine was 3 days old, I spent the better part of the day drugged out on vicodin. My dh took care of her, but at three days old, they sleep a lot and don't seem to need much more than being fed and changed anyway.
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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:58am

Heck, I couldn't stand up straight when Jake was 3 days old.

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:58am

We went to a wake for a friend of ours's father when Elizabeth was 2 days old.

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:58am
That's different. Under 6 weeks old, babies have a compramised immune system, and shouldn't be around large groups of people. When mine was 10 days old, my dad drove me around on errands and mom stayed with the baby. I didn't take her out to a party
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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:58am
No way and you're right.

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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 9:59am

Neither of mine ever slept a lot, at three days old or any other age.


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Mon, 10-29-2007 - 10:01am

However if she is breastfeeding the baby is getting amunities from her.

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