Jump to content

So my sister had her baby today...Update post 35


  • Please log in to reply
70 replies to this topic

#1 flowermama

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

My sister gave birth this afternoon to a baby boy  wub.gif . After an hour or two in hospital recovering, she had a shower and headed home. She then got a phone call from work saying they were short staffed and needed someone to close up, so she's gone to do it. Seriously, who does that??

Edited by flowermama, 15 February 2013 - 08:03 AM.


#2 Cinda Billy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Congrats to your sister and congrats on becoing an aunty, and seriously WTF!!!! That is rediculous.

#3 Bluestocking

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Some people are WAY to committed to their jobs, lol.

Lucky her for recovering so quickly!

#4 Bart.

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

blink.gif  Now THAT's dedication.  By closing up, though, is it just locking up or doing a whole shift?  



#5 Frau Farbissina

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

woah, yeah I agree with your sentiment! WHO in their right mind does do that?

Did she say erm, I just had a baby , eff off and they insisted, or was it a case of they didn't know she'd already had the baby and she didn't tell them? How depserate can you be that you can't get anyone else to close up except the hours new mother?

I'm baffled

#6 Peppery

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

oomg.gif  wacko.gif

#7 flowermama

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (Bart. @ 14/02/2013, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
blink.gif  Now THAT's dedication.  By closing up, though, is it just locking up or doing a whole shift?


I'm actually not sure, my dad rang when I was putting DD2 to bed and told DH. Hopefully it's just closing up!

#8 LittleC

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Congatulations

and

WTF, that's crazy

#9 -Emissary-

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Wow.

Even I wouldn't be bouncing back to work 2 hours after having a child and I'm a self confessed workaholic.

Edited by -Emissary-, 14 February 2013 - 08:24 PM.


#10 nothing123

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Completely high on birth hormones no doubt and probably shouldn't be driving!   Congratulations to the family though and great to hear that she's so well post birth,


#11 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

Congratulations to her!

Honestly I felt well enough after having my DD and I would have worked id I was asked. I was home next day, app it was to late in arvo to consider letting me go same day as she is my first.

#12 VJs Mummy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Congrats to your sister and to you on becoming a Aunty but OMG wow hope its only a lock up and she doesnt over do it

#13 jayskette

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

what's wrong with that?

#14 live_love_laugh

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

I Felt awesome after my birth, could have easily driven home after the initial feed (2 hours) though I was happy to enjoy the room service and lactation consults help instead while I got my confidence up.

I could have done something like closing up if I needed to, but why of earth would I? Nothing in the world mattered  more than my beautiful new baby. I wouldn't have even answered the call.

#15 B.feral3

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

How rude of her work place!! That's shocking.

Congrats to her though and I'm glad she is recovering well.

#16 treetree

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

I could have done the same after two of mine, but I wouldn't want to! I don't like to leave their side int eh first few weeks. But there is nothing wrong with doing so!

#17 starfire

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Wow!! Congratulations to your sister OP! She sure is brave doing a shift for work though lol! I would have told them where to stick it if they asked me to do the same! biggrin.gif

#18 ajo

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I could barely walk after two hours from all the stitches!!!!!! Plus the fact I had little ice packs helping with the swelling that may have fallen out!! Gd luck to her and congrats original.gif

#19 bluedragon

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

I'm sure for some woman and some births they would be perfectly physically able to do that.

However, I can't understand how anyone would want to. There is no way I could be separated from DS for weeks let alone hours after his birth.

#20 suline

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Wow Sorry, I don't think thats okay. I am glad she feels awesome and had a great delivery, but really ? going into work to close up?

#21 Frockme

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

What was going on in the other people's lives, who had keys and knowledge of this business, that made them unable to close up?  huh.gif
Just because you could go and do it doesn't mean you should! " we don't really know what's involved here.
It may be as little as driving to a shop and putting a key in a door to lock up. Easy, however, the expectation of you to do anything hours after birth, by your employer is nothing but disrespectful. If that is in fact what happened.
*very aware of drip fed info* or at least very little info at this stage.

#22 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (bluedragon @ 14/02/2013, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure for some woman and some births they would be perfectly physically able to do that.

However, I can't understand how anyone would want to. There is no way I could be separated from DS for weeks let alone hours after his birth.



For me, I would cos it would me get back in a good frame of mine as hospitals and me are like oil and water. That few hours away would help with that.
To say I hate them is being generous

#23 WaitForIt

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

I feel a little sad for the baby... It doesn't bode well for the future, hopefully she will develop more of a bond over the next few weeks.


Mmm, I still remember that first hold and just not being able to take my eyes off my little girl. Such a lovely time, I wouldn't give it up for the world.

#24 liveworkplay

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Congratulations to your family!

Whilst I would have been physically able to do that 2 hours after DD3's birth, no way known I could emotionally be able to be separated from my baby. Apart from DD1 who was away from me for 1 hour post c/s, I was never parted with my babies for for the first few weeks. They were always at my side.

#25 green apples

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

This is one time where I feel my opinion is right - that is not normal. You don't give birth to a precious child and then go to work. It's a big deal having a baby, emotionally, being one of those reasons.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.