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Momlogic's Momstrosity: Does anyone's idea of a dream wedding include swollen feet and morning sickness?


Seeing Alicia Keys' wedding snaps brought me right back to my wedding day. Not because it reminded me of the happiest moment of my life (saying "I do" to the man I love), but because I could see Alicia's baby bump protruding ever-so-slightly beneath her wedding gown. After all, she's about six months pregnant.

When I tied the knot, I was well into my second trimester, too. And I was big. I was tired. My boobs were HUGE and already a tiny bit ... how shall I say? ... leaky.

Was mine a shotgun wedding? Nope. My husband and I had already planned to get married and had reserved the venue. Then I found out I was pregnant,and the wedding wasn't for five and a half months.

Think shopping for a wedding dress is stressful? Try doing it when you don't even know how big you'll be. Getting fitted for a wedding dress when you're pregnant makes about as much sense as decorating a house you haven't bought yet. The sad part was that I already had picked out my dream dress -- a satiny, formfitting sheath. It fit me perfectly -- I was in the best shape of my life. I soon realized that by the time I was ready to say "I do," I'd be lucky to wear it as a glove.

Ironically, finding a maternity wedding dress isn't easy. The choices are um, slim. And frankly, most are pretty darn hideous. I tried the lone offering at Pea in a Pod (the maternity store), but it was too big -- apparently designed for women on the verge of crowning. When you try it on, they give you a specially designed pillow to simulate your projected girth on your special day. In a pinch, I suppose you could use the pillow for the ring bearer.

Then I toyed with going the "Emma" route, searching for an empire-waisted number, but most didn't allow for a bulging belly. Finally, after months of searching -- even at one point having my measurements taken for a custom-made dress (the seamstress had no idea how to calculate how big I might be when the dress was completed) -- I found a dress that I bought several sizes too big and had it taken in three days before the ceremony.

In order to make the whole thing work, I wore more foundation garments than a woman twice my age (a girdle, SPANX and a push-up bra), to give the illusion that I had a waist. I did feel bad about trying to makemy little unborn girlappear "smaller." I only hope I didn't give her any negative body-image issues before she was even born ....

I have to admit, I was a little disappointed not to be that picture-perfect vision in white I had always imagined I'd be on my wedding day. But now, as my daughter nears her third birthday, it thrills me to know that she was at our wedding. I hope she enjoyed the chicken.

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