This is my darling baby sister, Julie and her darling baby girl, Analeigh. Is that just the most precious baby face you've ever seen? And how gorgeous is my little sister? (She also has a 2 year old boy, my nephew PJ who is just as freaking cute!)
So how could I possibly be upset with either one of them? Well, here's how: My baby sis got married three years ago and ended up coming back from her honeymoon and finding out she was pregnant within a month...they didn't waste any time. 2 years later, Christmas morning, 2008 I got engaged! Yea me (and the fiance)! I was so excited. We were also really happy for my again pregnant sister.
By January, 2009 we had our date set - April 16th, 2010. So exciting! I began making plans, booked all my vendors, started buying little wedding related items and had the ever-so-creative and talented scrapbooking sis start working on designs and ideas for my big day. A couple months later, baby girl, Analeigh was set to be born. Her original due date was like April 25th I think. But in early April my sis tells me she is having problems with the gestational diabetes she was diagnosed with and the doctors are just a bit concerned. They'd like to induce her a little early. How early? Oh, they just so happened to pick April 16th, 2009!
WTF!? Seriously? I mean really? I kind of flipped out on her and told her there is no way that baby better be born on the exact day of my wedding (one year earlier obviously). How evil am I? I mean how could I seriously let my wedding nuptials turn me into a nut job who would be jealous of her own baby niece? But it happened:
I turned into a bit of a bridezilla...only aimed at the family! How horrible! I think I told my sister that there was no way she was having her baby's 1st birthday on the day of our wedding. I figured that somehow everyone wishing my little niece a happy birthday was going to distract from what we were really there celebrating. I insisted my sister tell the doctors that they had to reschedule and that they needed to let her wait until her due date at the end of the month. How silly is that?
I finally calmed down and realized how stupid I sounded and tried to play it off as I was only joking...in reality, I was actually a little upset. Turns out they induced her on April 14th so now she will celebrate her 1st birthday 2 days before our April 16th nuptials. This of course will cause some sort of problem as I pointed out to my sister that it was not going to be easy for me to attend a birthday party the weekend before my wedding when I would be so busy. And we can't have the party the day after the wedding because we will be spending that day with all of our OOT guests from both sides of the family. And then we leave that night for our honeymoon which means if she has the party after our wedding, I won't be there :( That makes me sad.
It also made me realize that unfortunately from this point on for the rest of my little niece's life I will potentially be missing her birthday parties as the hubby and I will most surely go away to celebrate our wedding anniversary on some years. (sigh)
My wedding coordinator was sweet enough to say that we will be sure to have some type of 1st birthday cupcake at our wedding to recognize my little Analeigh's big day at our reception. Of course I am excited to do that (now that I have calmed down and realized what an a$$ I was acting like). I mean, seriously...why is it that us girls suddenly turn into a raving lunatic as soon as that little gem of a ring is slipped on our finger?
It really surprised me that I reacted that way. So what about you gals? Have you had any unexpected, out of body, unlike your personality type of rants about something wedding related? Have you had any problems or issues with your wedding date that you are concerned about or could potentially be an issue for future anniversary celebrations?
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