The excitement of preparing for a new baby has been completely shattered for one expecting mum, after her husband sold off their baby shower gifts to help out a friend.

The 27-year-old mum-to-be says she and her 32-year-old husband are expecting their first little one, after three years together. Her family and friends threw them a baby shower, and spoilt the couple with gifts, including baby essentials. But the beautiful gesture was undone the next day.

“I stored everything in the storage area but woke up the next day and they were all gone,” the mum-to-be explained on reddit. “I freaked out and called my husband, he didn’t pick up so I waited until he got back.

“He got back with money in his hands. I told him my baby shower gifts were gone and he said he took them and sold them. All of them the baskets, books, pyjamas, diaper pack, pacifiers, stuff worth 50-100s of dollars. I asked him why and he said because he wanted to help his friend get his van fixed so they could go on a trip next week.”

‘I told everyone what he did’

The revelation infuriated the expecting mum, who flew into a rage.

“I started yelling at him saying that I needed those things for our baby but he said we already have a nursery full of essentials then said he had no choice because his friends threatened to exclude him from the trip if he didn’t help fix the van. I had a fight with him and he said I was overreacting.”

So, she decided to let everyone know exactly what her husband had done. And before long the whole situation exploded.

“I told everyone know what he did and he started getting calls and texts from them basically calling him names and shaming him. He yelled at me saying I f****d up and acted immaturely by exposing him to everyone and sending them after him. He said that is his baby too and he is entitled to half those gifts.

“He believes I told them a sob story and ruined his reputation. He left and has been staying with a friend refusing to return my calls until I fix my mistake. I was so mad and probably done the wrong thing.”

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  • He had not rights to do that behind her back. I will be so mad


  • He had no right to sell them as they were gifts. This doesn’t sound like a very healthy relationship to bring a baby into. Maybe he should have sold some of his belongings if he was so desperate to go on a fishing trip.


  • These people both sound too immature to be having a baby, especially together. It sounds like a very unhealthy relationship.


  • I would be livid!


  • This is wrong on so many levels. I think this lady needs to really look at her partner and wonder if he’s the sort of person she wants to be with. Sounds like he really needs to grow up. I wouldn’t be very forgiving for this kind of behaviour.


  • I cannot see this marriage lasting too much longer. Bet that’s not the only thing he has been doing that is so wrong.


  • What a man. I would not let him back in the house for weeks. So unthoughtful, greedy and to me not very considerate at all. I would make him be my maid for at least two weeks.


  • I think he did the wrong thing. The gifts were for the baby not for them.


  • Absolutely not! This poor woman and mum-to-be. I cannot believe his selfish behaviour. So much about it is wrong – taking the gifts, selling them, for a friend, to go on a trip… it just goes on and on. What kind of father is he going to be when he’s such a dick of a partner.


  • Oh god! He put his so-called friend before his family. Also, even if they had all the nursery and baby stuff set up , he should have at the very least checked with her before doing what he did. That was selfish and wrong. His reactions since just confirm this. Sorry to say but unless he grows up and pulls his head in, you are better off without this selfish chap.


  • It sounds like they have major issues. He obviously has no respect for his wife going behind her back like that. I think she did the right thing.


  • What a selfish person he is. Your better of without him


  • Wow how selfish is he all for going on a trip with his mates then acting like a child when you called him out on his behaviour. I’d leave him at his mates place!


  • Nope she didn’t over react and honestly if he’s going to put a friends “van” before you and your baby then maybe you’re better off with out him..


  • This sounds so outrageous to me and if he’s so short on cash they’ll need the nappies and dummies etc even more..


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