Nathan and I haven’t been to any weddings together, until this year. 2019 was the year of weddings, including our own. We went to a total of five weddings.
I treasured this year, especially because all our close friends and family were getting married in 2019, so Nathan and I were able to, before Theodore was born, reconnect with old friends and family. We talked about old memories and the new ones to come, we had seen people we hadn’t seen in a while and we went on several “dates,” which are fewer and far between now that Theodore is here.
I want to highlight the wedding in February and the wedding in April because these were the two weddings where I was finally showing my bump and it wasn’t my own wedding, so Nathan and I had a lot of time to “date” each other at each and try something or learn something new together.
At the wedding in February, our friends Brian and Sarah were getting married, and it was a wedding outdoors. We had to prep for this one- it was set to be 40-50 degrees that day and it was. It was so cold! BUT I couldn’t complain, I took the comfy route, wore my long sleeved dress, some fleece leggings and knee high boots. Do it ladies. Take advantage of being pregnant, be more comfortable and casual, you won’t regret it!
So why was this one so memorable? Not only were our close friends getting married, but Nathan and I beat my twin sister and her boyfriend at a game of cornhole! It seems silly but this is a wonderful memory for me. Nate was so chivalrous and would pick up my bags since I couldn’t bend down really, and he even kept getting snacks and water so I would stay fed and hydrated. This backyard wedding was one for the books… Nathan makes me fall in love with him more and more every day, even from the silly little things he does for me and our family.
At the wedding in April, our friends Miles and Mel were getting married. I was eight and half months pregnant, and we had to stay in a hotel down in Gruene, Texas. It really took me until this moment to realize that Theo was about to be born, our due date was right around the corner! We had spent almost 9 months waiting for Theo and the moment was almost here. We couldn’t wait! (Sleeping in a hotel bed also without my pregnancy pillow made me really want to go into labor, so I wouldn’t have to be uncomfortable all night!)
Nathan and I were limited in what we could do, but I wouldn’t change the day for anything in the world. We may not have danced as much as we would have liked, but it didn’t matter, we had fun anyways. We talked to more people we hadn’t seen in a while and we had our own dance party sitting down in our chairs while people starred. We made funny faces at the photo booth, something we never do at weddings. We tried something different and made that day that much more memorable.
All I have to say as my piece of advice to mom’s going to a wedding when they are this pregnant….
Try something new, have a cornhole tournament and dance if you can, even if it is in your seat, and finally, those cute open toed wedges are never a good idea, even if it is for just one picture. Rock the comfy slip ons, as you can see we didn’t even get my feet anyways. Stay comfy my pregnant friends. Mom life is around the corner and you will be rocking them then anyways.