Friday, July 24, 2009

what I don't fit into

Playing along with hundreds of you pretty bloggies {a little late} I'm joining Kelly's show us your dress Friday! Really just an excuse for me to go back and look at what I could likely no longer squeeze my right thigh into...

I'm going on 35 pounds of added fat/water/cupcakes/BABY. 35. Isn't that the entire weight of a 5 year old or something?

I ruined this post already. Sorry. Yessssss, yesssss the weight is of course beyond worth the joy of meeting our pea pod but you try finding your ankles and realizing they sucked up into your legs somewhere leaving with you the most spectacular set of cankles you ever did see {can you tell I'm ready to have my baby...}.

It's late. This is why I shouldn't blog at night.

Now I'll be a sweet pregnant and tell you the tale of my cherished dress ♥

This is actually one of my favorite pictures...no people, flowers, nothing. Just my dress. Taken at mom and dad's house the day of the wedding. I had it made, and can remember every fitting with my momma. It was simple, elegant, and more than I could have ever dreamt of in a dress.

Wearing it, I felt like a princess that day.

I got to walk with my daddy in it...

and became JR's wife wearing that dress.

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! Sooooo jealous of the gorgeousness. And you are the gorgeous-est preggo I've ever seen.

So there. Take your swollen ankles and shut it. You win even with an extra 35 pounds you needed to gain to catch up with the rest of us anyways ;)

Kathryn said...

You are absolutely stunning!!!

Holly said...

You look absolutely beautiful. Love that dress!

Lil' Woman said...

You look beautiful, I love it! : )

Kyndal said...

That dress, my dear, is probably (scratch that, definitely), the most beautiful one I've EVER seen. If I could go back and do my big day over, I would steal your dress. Aren't I a sweet friend? :) Oh, and I agree with Stephanie. You're gorgeous. I don't know what the heck you're talking about with this cankle business. Hudson is going to have a hot mama. Love you.

Suzi said...

so pretty! and you know what, complain away about that preggo weight!! of course you are BLESSED to be where you are, but it is hard too, especially when you are used to looking like you did :) It will all come back, don't worry... I am 3 1/2 months out now and seeing a big difference just in these past few weeks.

Abby said...

Absolutely beautiful, Nat! You'll lose that 35lbs no problem, promise! And, I agree with the others, you are so pretty pregnant it isn't even funny :D

Meant to be a mom said...

Absolutely beautiful bride. I love the dress.

Sorry to hear about your Kankles, I too have been starting to get a pair of my own. Its lovely isn't it. Thank goodness its all for these precious babies we are carrying. Because it sure is unattractive!

Ricardo and Lauren said...

I just loved your dress. It was YOU!

the rigdons said...

whenever you feel bad about those 35 pounds, you can comfort yourself knowing that i gained 30 MORE than that (yeah, 65 pounds!!) with sweet john mark. :o)

Sarah and Nick said...

Absolutely beautiful dress. The pictures are amazing as well. I feel you on the whole ready to have the baby thing. I have 2 1/2 more weeks, and I am so ready to get my body back to wedding shape. Good luck with everything.

Courtney said...

Holy cow! You looked like a princess that day! You made that?!?

The Russells said...

Going to try and make you feel better here...I am ten pounds ahead of you but one week behind! Yikes! I have to say that the summer heat has caused some serious swelling lately, so I am trying to blame it on the water, or juice, or whatever!
Your dress is beautiful. I wonder if I could possible squeeze my arm into mine right now!

The Drama Mama said...

OH MY WORD...simply BEAUTIFUL - the dress, the woman in the dress, all of it...stunning!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Awww, so beautiful!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Rebecca said...

BEAUTIFUL! Simply elegant!

Lisa said...

awwwwwh what a sweet post. Gorgeous dress and you looked stunning in it!!!!

Katy said...

Thanks so much for the info on the bookshelf. We will definitely check out Ikea!
Your wedding dress was gorgeous!