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Babies and Weddings

As you are probably already aware, wedding season is officially here. In just a couple of days we will find ourselves in June, the prime time for weddings! Many of you have probably already received two or three wedding invitations for friends or family members getting married this summer. I know my husband and I have.

In fact, one of these weddings is happening this weekend. My husband’s cousin is getting married and my husband is one of the groomsmen. While I love weddings, I’m just a little nervous about this one because I am bringing both boys. My firstborn is five, so I’m not too worried about him, but the little guy is only 10 months and right in the middle of teething. In fact, this week has been particularly hard as he has been slobbering more, cranky and fighting the common runny nose that comes with teething. I just hope he will be able to sit through the ceremony without causing a scene. My predicament has had me thinking about babies and weddings and how parents should handle weddings when they have a baby in tow. For example, do you think couples should bring little babies to weddings? I personally think the answer to this questions varies from couple to couple and that you should do what you feel is best. I can tell you that if this wasn’t a family wedding, I would not be bringing the baby. However, I will be shunned if I show up without the baby. My mother-in-law will be there as well as her mother and my sister-in-law, so I’m really left with no choice but to bring him. On the positive side, I will have plenty of people offering to hold him during the reception!

So, another thing I’ve been thinking …