Reese was a girl on the go the weekend of May 1! It was Megan's wedding weekend! I have been friend's with Erin and Megan literally since birth! Erin and I always say we've been friends since we were zero. 27 years is a long friendship!!! Megan called me one day last summer to ask me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I said YES and then surprised her with a little info of my own! I was 7 weeks pregnant and due April 2- one month before the wedding! These girls are my forever friends and practically my other sisters. I had been a little nervous about this weekend though since little Reese would be only 4 weeks old and I had so much involvement in the wedding! I knew everything would be great though b/c my family and Andrew are such a great support system! Andrew ended up having to go out of town for work during the week. Thank goodness my mom came to spend a few days with me to help get everything ready and so I wouldn't be by myself with Reese for 3 days straight! I am a lucky girl! We got so much accomplished and got ready for the big weekend!
Erin flew in from North Carolina on Tuesday and my mom, Reese, and I went over to help put programs together. Well actually my mom and Dege did the programs. Erin and I stared at Reese the whole time. It was so neat introducing Erin to Reese! I'm so lucky to have Erin. I mean how many people can you say you've been friends with for 27 years!
Reese just stared at Terry!
The Bridal Luncheon was so nice. This was the longest I had been away from from Reese. I fed her right before I left and then Babs and I headed out to Mansfield for the luncheon. I have to admit...it was nice to be out and about and have some me time! We had a delicious lunch and then headed off to manis/pedis. Oh it was heaven! I enjoyed the pampering thoroughly. It was pretty comical pumping in the car before the spa treatments. Abby was helping me!!! I was about to explode! Thank goodness for the car charger adapter!
Reese was in good hands back at my parent's house with Nanny and Unkie WiiWii. She got a bottle and hung out with them all afternoon!
Babs and I came back to the house so I could feed Reese, and then we headed off to the rehearsal at our church. Andrew had gotten to my parents by then so they all hung out with Reese while we rehearsed for the big day. Afterwards we were done we swung by the house to pick everyone up for the rehearsal dinner. I gave Reese a bottle real quick b/c there was no time to breastfeed her! It takes alot longer than with a bottle! So of course that meant I had to pump in the car! Poor Will and Andrew. There we are flying down I-30 with me pumping in the backseat! Abby had to help me again! She said at one point "This is a 2 person job!" Reese looks a little skeptical of the whole thing in this pic...
The rehearsal dinner was at Joe T Garcia's in Ft Worth. They have a private room called the Puertita that is so good for events like this!
Megs loving on Reese...
Now we are 5 girls instead of 4!
That night Reese blessed her mama by sleeping 5 hours straight! It couldn't have come at a better time! They had the nursery open for us on the big day, and it is right across from the bridal suite. It worked out perfectly. I just went back and forth between the 2 rooms. Reese came and hung out with all the girls for awhile too! Everyone just loved her!
Nanny and Babs hanging out with Reese while she naps...
Megan's beautiful hair!
Again it was SOOO nice to get some more pampering! We got our hair and makeup done! I liked my hair and it surprisingly stayed curled for a few days- so I didn't wash it until like Tues (shhh don't tell!)
My very handsome date and my beautiful baby at the reception. We got a FAR corner table at the reception and just camped out. The food was GREAT!!! Most of the people at this wedding were at my wedding so we had a parade of people come by to see Reese for the 1st time! Seriously probably about 30 people came by! It was so fun showing her off! Everyone loved her! Another sweet thing was everyone was so complimentary towards me! I definitely don't feel "back to normal". Lots of sweet people said I looked like I hadn't even had a baby! It felt so good to hear that!
The Cake Guys made another awesome cake!
This is what little miss did the whole reception! Once the loud music started playing we relocated her carrier to a different room that was kind of off the main room. I even tried to feed her again before we left and she wanted nothing to do with it it! She just wanted to sleep! And sleep she did the whole way home!
Hanging out in the bathroom before we left.
I didn't really know what to expect bringing a 4 week old baby to all the festivities, but I am proud to say that Reese Elizabeth did wonderful!!! She just fit right into our busy and hectic lifestyle. I guess she doesn't really have a choice does she?