To be excited by the Royal Birth

(217 Posts)
RazzleDazzleEm Thu 20-Jun-13 17:32:30

I just love the pomp and ceremony of it, and the added extra that the commoner Middleton s have by fluke such a starring role.

Its so silly but also something lovely happening in the world when so much misery comes out of the news every single day.

I wouldn't be so excited if it was another royal but the fact Kate is a commoner...I don't know...I just love this angle! Also I feel so happy for William who had a decimated family that now he will be able to make his own family.

RazzleDazzleEm Fri 21-Jun-13 22:42:11

I wonder what the name would be for a boy....

Harry, Edward, Andrew, Charles William, all the obvious ones surely taken?

Jeremy?

AudrinaAdare Fri 21-Jun-13 22:50:02

Richard. He has been in the news recently and has a nice, safe short-form <snurk>

Jeremy would be wonderful.

timidviper Fri 21-Jun-13 23:02:38

I really can't be arsed. The royals are so far out of the sort of world most of us live in I struggle to see a relevance to them and the Middletons may be commoners by their standards but they would be regarded as posh and monied by most people if we met them. This child will be born into a life of real privilege and subsidised by us as well.

I agree times have changed for the royals over the last 50 years but they haven't changed enough for me. I like the Queen and Prince Philip but fail to see the point of the rest of them.

kim147 Fri 21-Jun-13 23:05:23

"I agree times have changed for the royals over the last 50 years but they haven't changed enough for me. "

They've adapted themselves so the public still like them. The PR team do a good job at the palace to sell their product.

kim147 Fri 21-Jun-13 23:07:10

And it does help that the BBC and other major media outlets hardly say anything negative about the major royals and go along with all the postive spin.

Although Harry has his moments. But then made up for it with going to Afghanistan and then having all the stuff he does for Help for Heroes.

twinklestar2 Sat 22-Jun-13 10:10:59

Essex - the baby will be third in line to the throne after Charles and Wills.

I think it's pretty weird that everyone's talking about a baby that hasn't even been born yet. What if something happens to him or her when their born and they don't make it? It's like tempting fate.

RazzleDazzleEm Sat 22-Jun-13 10:11:23

UMMM not always postive, think Fergie and Countess of Wessex being caught by media stings, and not so favourable of Andy.....

Not Richard.....noooooooooo

RazzleDazzleEm Sat 22-Jun-13 10:12:51

People always talk about babies on the way, do you have DC Twinkle?

If so, did none of you nor your kin talk about the baby?

RazzleDazzleEm Sat 22-Jun-13 10:19:28

Ron or Dot - Carols folks names.

Dot Windsor

Ron Wales

Eliza22 Sat 22-Jun-13 12:36:53

Twinkle I hear what you're saying but, it's enormously unlikely that this baby will not survive.

Kate will have received the very best in pre-pregnancy care, obs & gynae monitoring etc and won't be working up to the week before the birth. Kate will give birth in a very different environment to most mothers today. there will be nil risk to her or her baby. I don't begrudge her this. I worked shifts throughout my pregnancy, kept going to 7 days before my due date, so I'd accrue maximum maternity leave for afterward. I never saw the same midwife more than twice for antenatal checks. Never saw a doctor beyond the absolute bog standard necessity. Dh wasnt summoned as they kept telling me i was no where near ready and had hours ahead of me (first baby). Ninety minutes before ds arrived I was told by the midwife to go in the shower. Then all hell broke loose... I asked about my epidural or SOME pain relief and was told by a very panicky midwife, it was tool late for all that. DH arrived 45 mins before DH arrived.

Later, the midwife came to see me 3 times and the patient services manager visited me, just to smooth things over, I think.

I wouldn't wish my experience on kate but FFS, all this bloody fuss?

MummyMastodon Sat 22-Jun-13 12:55:04

Ugh, I just keep thinking about that horrible business with the nurse and the suicide whenever the pregnancy is mentioned. I hope expectant parents can put it behind them.

sarahtigh Sat 22-Jun-13 12:57:43

there is not nil risk despite having best care as despite this Gordon brown's eldest child died soon after birth

curlew Sat 22-Jun-13 15:42:58

George or Victoria. You heard it here first.

Twattybollocks Sat 22-Jun-13 18:58:50

I am excited for them like I'm excited for any parents expecting their baby, but at the same time im hoping and praying the baby arrives safe and well. Obviously she will have the very best of care, but childbirth is a risky business.

chocolatesolveseverything Sat 22-Jun-13 20:29:00

I am excited about the upcoming birth, but mostly because it's due only a couple of weeks before my own PFB I believe :-)

twinklestar2 Sat 22-Jun-13 23:49:05

Razzle - no children as yet smile I guess I've been reading the Daily Mail too much! Every time we get told a new detail about the baby, they run 4 stories on that one detail! My fault for reading mail online hey!!

RazzleDazzleEm Sun 23-Jun-13 10:12:20

Twinkle Even my friends who have very sadly miscarried and indeed lost babies, still get excited about a pregnancy no matter how worrying and high risk, its toned down but you cannot help but be hopeful and excited. The closer you get to your delivery date the more excited you become.

As Eliza says the monitoring and high level support Kate and the baby will be receiving is the best in the world, its highly un likely that there will be any problems, or lets put it another way, all the random things to do with monitoring and care, will be taken care of.

Then things go wrong when the baby is born, when do you get excited? When the baby is a 90 year old adult and is about to pass on?

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