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    So my wife got knocked up; which we're totally pumped about. However, the due date is relatively close to Coachella. She gave me the pass to attend by myself, but she says she'll never forgive me if she has the baby while I'm frolicking in the desert.

    I figure that this is the only place to get an opinion from those who have both: 1. attended Coachella, and 2. concieved children. My question is, how close is too close.
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    Just remember that those due dates are educated guesses. I was almost three weeks early.

    You only go to the doctor once a week in that last month. One week, everything was on track. The next week, I went to normal doctor's appointment and he told me I was in labor and to go to the hospital immediately; I had a baby three hours later.
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    What is the due date? I am looking at June 3rd and strongly considering going, too.

    Edit: It is worth noting I have not run this by my pregnant wife yet.
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    Where do you live? How long will it take to get home?

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    Will Zach Galifinakis be driving you?
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    Houston.

    I'd like to convince myself that I could leave the festival at a moments notice, grab a cab to LAX, get a non-stop flight home, and be scrubbed up and catching the baby within 8-hours. I'd appreciate it if someone on the board could confirm this.

    I was told the baby is usually making its big entrance approximately 8-hours after the first contraction.
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    Definitely not to LAX. That's at least 2 hour drive, then at least another 2 hour flight, plus you have to account for security and whatnot on both sides, and traffic to LA, because there'd be traffic.

    You could do it through Palm Springs. It'd be expensive, but it'd work out cheaper in the long run, as long as there were flights going where you needed to go.
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    Are you the father? Is it a boy or girl?
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    Quote Originally Posted by york707 View Post
    What is the due date? I am looking at June 3rd and strongly considering going, too.

    Edit: It is worth noting I have not run this by my pregnant wife yet.
    maybe try and find a family member/close friend that can stay with her for the weekend. being 8 months pregnant without any help doesn't sound fun, especially if the weather is heating up. at least based on how my wife was at 8 months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    I was told the baby is usually making its big entrance approximately 8-hours after the first contraction.

    i don't think there is a "usually" when it comes to labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    Houston.



    I was told the baby is usually making its big entrance approximately 8-hours after the first contraction.
    Even if that were true, you'd have to know when your first contraction is. Like I said, I didn't know I was in labor and had a baby three hours later. On the other hand, my best friend's last baby came 36 hours after they induced her.

    I mean, dude, if it's really that close to her due date...there's just no lineup that would be worth missing the birth of your first child.
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    this possibly the most difficult dilemma ever faced by a human in the history of the world

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    Is 7 weeks "close"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by york707 View Post
    Is 7 weeks "close"?
    My brother was born six weeks early and weighed 11 pounds. So, maybe not "close," but not unheard of.

    As a side note, he apparently looked like Godzilla in the preemie nursery.
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    Jesus Christ...11 pounds????? I hope you all get your mom really really nice Mother's Day gifts.

    Fucking ow.


    7 weeks is close, but...I dunno. I'd say anything under 6 weeks is too close. From the girl side--those last several weeks are incredibly uncomfortable. You're tired, achy, swollen, and in a general mess. Unless there is someone there to stay with her for the weekend while you're gone (like her mom), I wouldn't chance it.

    Also, girls say it's ok to do something, all the while hoping you make a different decision. Bitches, man.
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    you could have just pulled out for another two months and avoided all this
    fuckin' with the lights on

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    I was born three weeks late and was 10 pounds.

    My brother was three weeks early and 10 pounds.

    My niece was 10 weeks early and obviously premature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Are you the father? Is it a boy or girl?
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    You know a festival is in the process of dying when you start to see sports jerseys there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Jesus Christ...11 pounds?????
    we just rented a new place and the landlord has a 3 year old boy who is 60 pounds, nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fuzz View Post
    you could have just pulled out for another two months and avoided all this
    seriously, some of us know how to do this right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Are you the father? Is it a boy or girl?
    I'm pretty sure I'm the father; and its a girl. Due 5 weeks after Coachella.

    I considered asking my doctor for advice, but when I asked him if he had ever been to Coachella, and his answer was "What's a Coachella?"; Everything else he said was meaningless to me after that point.
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    you could have just pulled out for another two months and avoided all this
    I impregnate women just by looking at them coyly.

    Its hard to control sometimes.
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    Congrats you guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    I considered asking my doctor for advice, but when I asked him if he had ever been to Coachella, and his answer was "What's a Coachella?"; Everything else he said was meaningless to me after that point.
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    Given that it's 5 weeks, and you live in Houston, I'd say don't do it. Unless you've already had 10 children together and labor is like doing the laundry or taking out the trash or something for your wife. I mean, I know it's Coachella and everything, but it's only a music festival. In the bigger scheme of things, is it REALLY worth missing your child's birth for?

    However, I like Steve's suggestion that if you do choose to attend, you should have a very understanding, close friend/family member stay with your wife so at least she's not alone.

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    Ron Paul 2012!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    I'm pretty sure I'm the father; and its a girl. Due 5 weeks after Coachella.

    I considered asking my doctor for advice, but when I asked him if he had ever been to Coachella, and his answer was "What's a Coachella?"; Everything else he said was meaningless to me after that point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    I'm pretty sure I'm the father; and its a girl. Due 5 weeks after Coachella.

    I considered asking my doctor for advice, but when I asked him if he had ever been to Coachella, and his answer was "What's a Coachella?"; Everything else he said was meaningless to me after that point.
    Okay, due 5 weeks after Coachella and it's a girl...You do know that girls are late for everything, don't you? LOL
    You know, if you really want to make this birth special and also be able to go to Coachella, get each of your tickets, so both of you can go. Granted, she's not gonna be up for lasting the whole day and night, and you may have to sacrifice a band or two, or three. If she goes into labor, they have first aid stations until an ambulance arrives. Try and do this near the main stage for the the ease of entry for the ambulance. The hospital is 3-4 stoplights away, maybe 10 minutes max. I think it would be cool after all these years, and some of the unnecessary losses in the past, to actually have a new life started at Coachella....

    Please, don't anybody throw anything at my little glass bubble right now.
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    So sig worthy.
    thats exactly what I thought! ! ! hence...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undies View Post
    I considered asking my doctor for advice, but when I asked him if he had ever been to Coachella, and his answer was "What's a Coachella?"; Everything else he said was meaningless to me after that point.

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