My friends and I use to joke that 2008 was the year of the wedding since it seemed everyone we knew got married that year. Well it looks like 2010 is turning into the year of the baby. I'm not exaggerating when I say I know of at least 10 people due this year, including old high school and college friends, a co-worker, an ex-boyfriend's wife, of course Kristen and finally TWO of my four bridesmaids. Yes 50% of my bridesmaids are pregnant including my Matron of Honor!
Both Kelli and my MOH Krista have been married for a few years and I knew Krista was trying so it didn't come as a complete surprise. I found out about Kelli first who called me when she was only about 6 weeks along because she was very concerned about her size 0 bridesmaid dress that she ordered pre-pregnancy. She will be about 5 months at the time of the wedding so you can see why she is concerned. Krista will be about 4 months along but she planned ahead and ordered a dress size bigger than she would need if she weren't pregnant figuring she could always take it in if need be.
Since I anticipated at least one of the girls being pregnant I purposely chose a dress that was more flowy with an empire waist that could accommodate potential baby bumps.
(The bridesmaid dress but ours are black)
My bridesmaid Colleen went with me yesterday to pick up the four dresses. I'm bringing Kelli and Krista's dresses with me to my bridal shower this weekend so that they can try them on. Fortunately they still have two months to get any needed alterations done. I think the only area that may need alterations is the bust. Since this is the first pregnancy for both girls no one knows how much they will grow in the next two months but I'm hoping that they won't need to fix their dresses too much.
I'm so excited for all my friends that are expecting and to meet all these new additions this fall.