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The Red Dress

on July 14, 2014

Back in October hubby and I went to the wedding of two good friends. When I was pregnant with Tup, I remember happily thinking that I would be wearing a maternity dress and sporting a large bump at their wedding, but that obviously didn’t happen. Then, two weeks before the wedding, Molly died. I felt like the whole world was against me, and that my life would be nothing but death and loss. Needless to say, I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. So I dealt with it by going out and buying a sexy red dress for the wedding. If I couldn’t be large and pregnant, I was going to be super hot. We had a wonderful time at the wedding, and I felt beautiful and thankful to spend time with my fun husband. We drank and danced and laughed and for a small moment, I was so happy and I thought that maybe we would be ok.

The wedding photographers took this great photo of me dancing with my hubby

The wedding photographers took this great photo of me dancing with my hubby

Saturday we went to another wedding. I seem to have “popped” over the week, and when I pulled out my red dress, it looked perfect on my little baby bump. I happily wore it to the wedding–looking noticeably pregnant. And the dress still made me feel beautiful and sexy (and multiple people told me how hot I looked).

It’s amazing how much has changed in the months since that last wedding. This dress signified for me just how far we have come–where we were and how blessed we are to be where we are. I will never forget the pain of our losses. And I will never stop being grateful for this miracle–even in the midst of daily headaches and weekly migraines.

Here is the red dress, showing off my 17 week bump:

17 weeks pregnant

Sorry for the dirty mirror bathroom selfie

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5 responses to “The Red Dress

  1. ewagner123 says:

    You look GORGEOUS!!!! OMG I love your bump. I am soooo sooo happy for you. I have been waiting for this moment. I am so glad it happened for you. All the best from blog land!
    Emily

  2. You look amazing in both pictures, but you know I’m happy to see your bump! 17 weeks…amazing! SO HAPPY for you!

  3. nonsequiturchica says:

    What a great dress and you look fantastic in it! Looking good at 17 weeks!

  4. I love the picture of you and your husband and hope you frame it for baby to enjoy one day. You look absolutely wonderful with your bump and I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy.

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