Doesn’t everyone love a wedding? I know I sure do. Especially if the bride is your one and only sister. And you love the boy she’s married to. Yes, you read that right. I suppose I should mention this is their second wedding. Their first was in the courtyard of their Chicago apartment block. A small affair. For visa purposes.
But I wasn’t there. (I still can’t think about that.)
So instead I’ll focus on love love loving that they are finally having a celebration here. One that I can do my big sisterly duty and stand beside my little sister while she tells the world (once again) how much she loves this boy. And he her.
One small thing … a dress. Of course we’ve had loads of ideas over the many many years we’ve had to plan about the kind of dress I’d wear. But then we had to throw being pregnant and having just had a baby into the mix. What shape will I be? Uh oh. Unknowns. Not our favourite things!
So we go shopping on a very hot late summer morning (well technically it’s autumn, but someone forgot to tell the weather that – so we’ll call it Indian summer), 10 weeks after bub is born and 4 weeks before the big day.
To my utter delight, the first dress I try on is off the rack and in my standard pre-pregnancy size. And it fits. But not like it would have fit pre-bub, because pre-bub I wore an A-cup bra. B if I was having one of those days. Now my cup runneth over. Seriously. I’m a C-cup. And I don’t really know what to do with them. The dress fits, but I’ve never looked like this in a strapless dress before. I’m all boobs. Sure, that may sound like a strange thing to be concerned about. If there are any (non-gay) boys reading this, you are probably thinking I’m crazy and there is absolutely no issue with being all boobs. Except when you’re a girl who has never been all boobs. Then it’s just plain strange. I’m sure I’ll get used to it. Probably about the same time I’m not all boobs any more and then I’ll just miss the days when I was.
While this dress isn’t the one I’ll eventually wear, another off the rack pre-pregnancy sized dress is purchased a few days later. It’s 50s inspired and gorgeous. We both love it. Even with the boobs.