Monday, November 18, 2013

(Wedding) Weekend Wrap Up

Let's start with Thursday,  wedding festivities kicked off with the rehearsal dinner.  Nothing like a five course feast of Italian food to fill this pregnant girl's belly!  Definitely got us excited for the big day!

Friday started bright and early around 6:30am, after wake ups from Ashlynn at 12:30 and 1:30.   I got her ready for the day and packed up my stuff and waited for her Nanny (my step mother in law) to arrive to watch her.  I got on the road and to the hotel to get the bride to be ready for her big day!

Of course, us maids got our hair did and put on pretty dresses, too.

We headed out for pictures in Washington Square and got to sneak peek the Bride and Groom have their 'first look'.  

After photos, we headed over to the venue to wait for guests to arrive and make it official.

The ceremony was beautiful (as was the bride), the cocktail hour was out of this world - shirley temples and cranberry ginger ales are where it's at (but really the food was out of control), dinner was delicious, and the party was a blast.   Even if I only did make it until 10 o'clock, but what can I say at 37 weeks pregnant.  I had swollen legs and major contractions going on by that point.  I also am having major FOMO (fear of missing out) after seeing how the party turned after dinner for those who were able to imbibe.   

hashtag goodtimes. hashtag jealous.

Overall it was a great night and I'm so honored I got to be a part of the big day.

Saturday, the weather was awesome so we ran out to the outlets in the morning to pick up a few things and then came home to nap.  I ended up waking up that morning with a cold and was just wiped out.  Nothing like labor lingering and having a major head cold.  Hoping it passes quickly.

The rest of the day we played, went to the park, and grabbed a bite to eat out for dinner.  I went to bed early to get some rest to fight this cold. 

Sunday we got our Christmas tree!  We aren't planning on putting it up until after Thanksgiving, but it'll probably depend on this little one's arrival... and my patience. 

Speaking of Christmas, we received our personalized version of Night Before Christmas.  I'm really impressed with how great it turned out and how quickly we received it.  

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Lastly, we gave this baby an eviction notice.  We walked the neighborhood, twice, and I'm drinking red raspberry leaf tea like it's my job (also feels great with this cold, bonus).  I'm glad she's staying put, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't anxious to meet her!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!


  1. Sounds like such a fun weekend. And now that BM duties are over BABYWATCH can officially begin!

  2. You look AMAZING! I wouldn't even be able to tell you were pregnant just from looking at your face! I hope that baby comes soon...eviction notices are no joke. ;)

  3. You looked gorgeous at the wedding! And the book is SO cute! Might need to get one for Ethan! SOOO excited at how close you are...she'll be here any day now!

  4. Glad you got to be a part of her special day! I did the maid of honor speech 2 days after I gave birth to Riley (we were discharged from the hospital at 2, I gave the speech at 8 and went home promptly afterward!).

  5. Holy cow!! That's amazing, I think 2 days post Ashlynn I was having my hormonal fit of rage and total breakdown lol!

  6. Thanks Natasha! The book has so much inside personalized (town, family name, and pets, etc) I think she'll get a kick out of it when she's getting older seeing herself/family in the book :)

  7. Aw thank you so much, Jess! Makes my day ;)

  8. You look great, so gorgeous! I am ready for this baby to get out too but i think she is pretty cozy!!


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