A woman has put her foot down with her husband after his refusal to attend any of her doctor’s appointments, even their special gender reveal appointment, saying that “I’m not the one carrying the baby, why do I have to go see the dr with you?”.
The woman’s despair was evident in her words as she took to Reddit to seek support and validation for her decision.
“My husband and I are expecting,” the mum-to-be write. “This is our first baby and we’re excited.
“Thing is, he barely attends any dr appointments with me and his excuses aren’t even valid. He’s willing to miss the dr appointment over soccer or a drink or board game with friends.
“Last week was my final straw. He was supposed to come with me for the baby’s gender reveal appointment but he chose to not come last minute because his friend invited him to a fish ‘n’ chips meal. I was pretty livid but didn’t make a fuss about it. Mum went with me instead.”
“He texted asking me to tell him the results (boy or girl) but I refused to tell him. He kept spam calling me but I hung up each time.
“He came home fuming demanding I tell him the results but I refused and bluntly told him, since he refused to attend the appointment then he gets no results til after the baby’s born and said I was wiling to die on this hill. He went off calling me spiteful and immature for doing this and punishing him. He said he’s the father and has the right to know. He then called me dramatic since I wasn’t alone and mum was with me.
“I said he gets no results period.”
The young woman wrote that her husband has angrily told his family about the drama that he has caused and that they are all harassing her to reveal the results to him. His mother even tried to phone the doctor to find out herself!
So just to get this straight, this already-deadbeat-dad prioritised getting fish and chips with a mate over accompanying his wife to their gender reveal appointment for their first baby. The one that “they” are excited for.
Yeah, he doesn’t deserve to know anything about their baby if he’s only bothering to text his wife to find out. Likely only because his mother wants to know.
We’d love to wish this anonymous mother all the very best of wishes for the coming months and years. We have a feeling she’s going to need them.