gfantasy wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:gfantasy wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:I was thinking the same thing. Most mothers won't leave a healthy baby. Her baby is less than 2 lbs. and in an incubator and she goes to the wedding?Omaha Red Sox wrote:A number of questions abound about this story, but I'm shocked that a new mother could leave her baby in the hospital, in that condition, to get married and go to the reception.
And the reception! I can almost, almost, understand the wedding, but the reception?! How was the food and how much did you have to drink before you went back to the hospital and your 1 lb 12 oz. baby?
They did invite people who made it a point to be there. They also paid for the hall/food/etc. I think they had an obligation to go.
Obligation?! How about your premature baby?! That's your 'obligation'.
If your friends and family can't understand that you're not there because you just had a baby, you're probably better to have limited contact with them in the first place.
It's a tough call.
They were only missing for a few hours and the baby was in a hospital under professional care. The truth is, the baby would be in that state whether the parents were there or not. I dont think it was a huge deal that they left for a few hours to get married.
Actually, that's a decent point. What could the mother have done at the hostpital that the paid professionals couldn't do? With the costs involved with a big wedding, that's something to consider as well. It's only a couple of hours at most, so I don't fault her there.
Something that hasn't been mentioned yet is that the baby wasn't scheduled to be born out of wedlock (a bastard child), but due to being premature, it was, so the parents probably figured it was best to get the marriage official ASAP for the kid's future.
So I do understand going to the wedding. The reception is a different matter completely for me. I do not see the need for the parents to go to the reception.