Jump to content

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


  • Please log in to reply
74 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 Excentrique Feral

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 Cat People

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Did work know she'd just had a baby?  A bit rude on their behalf if they did.

#14 jayskette

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

what's wrong with that?

#15 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.

#16 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.

#17 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!

#18 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

#19 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

#20 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.

#21 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?

#22 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.

#23 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

#24 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.

#25 feralstreak

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

Congratulations to your sister! I hope she didn't feel too much pressure to go back to work.  sad.gif  I take my hat off to her, I was in no condition to be anything but catatonic after my birth!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

Coping with a bolter

My 15-month-old has suddenly added a burst of real speed to her toddle. She should be classed a flight risk.

Single, 51 and pregnant

Tracey Kahn didn't realise she wanted to become a mother until she was well into her 40s. Now 51, she is pregnant with her second child.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

The 'no children' wedding invite

"It's her wedding, so the day is all about her, not your baby." How major fall-out can occur over a simple wedding invitation.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
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.