Convincing pregnant wife to let me go camping?

My father and I go on an annual camping trip off the grid for a week. We prep and look forward to it all year. This year we are going in August, but I impregnated my wife in March. She doesn't want me to go this year because this is her first pregnancy and feels very vulnerable even though we live with her mom. She is about >3 months along, will by 25 weeks when I leave, and is very hormonal and emotional. I missed 3 weeks of her first trimester for a work trip, and she was incredibly sick. She says she understands it wasn't my fault and is grateful for what I do, but that she felt very abandoned nontheless. She broke down and begged me to stay and asked how I could think of leaving her all alone again after being gone so long already. Asking why I didn't want to stay and protect her. She isn't high risk. She is also worried because there is no cell phone service where we go, and she doesnt trust my dad to keep me alive anymore after last year, because I made the mistake of telling her my dad chose an aluminum canoe, and I had to carry it during a thunderstorm a few times.

My dad is so excited to go and I really don't want to stay behind. What can I tell her to change her mind?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus fricking Christ, dude, stay home and look after your pregnant wife. What the frick are you thinking?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's thinking he wants me to bone her and squeeze my baby sauce all over his unborned children

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But that's just healthy. Some next level prudishness and I'm saying that as someone who thinks their parents are both foul c**ts.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe stop being a selfish entitled piece of human garbage for 2 seconds. Your future as a “dad” isn’t looking good at all. Men like this then complain about divorce rates, lmao.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's only a week, if she's living with her mom there is no need for you to constantly be there imo. She's a grown ass woman with a grown ass grandmother I think they can take care of themselves.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      agreed. what should I tell her?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your father will understand that bringing new life into the world takes priority over your ritual excursion. He would have done the same to you if he was having a kid. Just raincheck him.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take her with you. She can enjoy the great outdoors while vomiting her guts out.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think that's also why she's annoyed. she's never been camping before and i promised to take her. we were hoping to do it before she got pregnant, and now she acts like she's never going to bc we'll have a kid. FOMO vibes or something. this trip is too rigorous for a newbie though, and I don't think my dad would be comfortable.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can bring the kid out camping later. It'd be good for them anyway.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >My dad is so excited to go and I really don't want to stay behind.
    Your father of all people will understand that your wife wants you around for your first child's pregnancy. You shouldn't have fricked off for the work trip either but hey, what can you do. She's going to be in a SORRY STATE while you're gone and I highly recommend rescheduling the trip at the least. I've got a few kids and if you're there and helpful during those difficult sections of pregnancy she will be way way more comfortable later and won't develop that b***hy "YOU NEVER HELP WITH THE BABY" behavior some women get. Holding her hair while she's vomiting and trying to comfort her goes a long way. At the point you'll be gone she'll be beginning the "nesting" period which will mean panicked and frantic cleaning, if you frick off your shit might go missing without your guidance. Some women get it really bad and throw a ton of shit away. There will be a lot of time later for camping with your children, babies sleep so much we went camping with our first when he was only 4 months old, he slept through the whole thing cozy behind his mosquito net. Just stay home this year, OP. It could set the tone for your entire fatherhood in your wife's eyes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"YOU NEVER HELP WITH THE BABY" behavior some women get
      Not OP but I dread this when I eventually have kids.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I second this.
      She's incredibly vulnerable right now and that means she's hitting turbo-record on what you do.
      How you act now can determine a lot of her behavior in the future. You should reschedule with your dad if possible if not, it's just a week of camping vs a very angry, resentful and fearful new mom.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if your dad is worth anything he will understand not going. he also had a pregnant wife.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If your father is a decent man he would understand why you shouldn't camp this year. Don't start off your new life of fatherhood this way, be there with your wife. She IS very vulnerable.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares if she's high risk? She's probably still fricked up from feeling like absolute dogshit physically and mentally in the first trimester and being left all alone with your kid inside her feeling like she's got food poisoning for weeks straight, worrying about miscarriage or whatever.

    (Also, you can become a high-risk pregnancy at any time. An extra eye and ear would be helpful to make sure that nothing is going wrong.)

    Hang out with your wife. Watch some movies or play games or something. Tell her it's going to be okay.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bro i think youre just being selfish rn

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