Yup, it was a good one. :) I read them all, I think. I love her MIL prenup one, since I have sons and I totally get where she's coming from, dreading the day that another woman steals her little boy away and then convinces him to move to be near her family. Oh the shudder and not-mock horror my face registered with that line. Suddenly I could totally relate to the mock (but kind of not) 'MIL prenup' she jokes that she wishes any future DIL would sign.
aidenn- I am also having a third but I have never had a baby shower so I guess that's not a thing to worry about. I've always been abroad and never had the kind of friends and family around me that would do that. I do have a few (like, 3-4, not more) friends locally that might want to have a little get together, but.... I dunno. It's sort of something that should be thrown *for* you, right? Is it any fun if the pregnant woman has to be party planner and host too??? I won't be up for it in later pregnancy anyways with probable bedrest for PTL, so I guess i need to forget about it.
letniaLynne- sorry about your financial bomb and good for you for staying positive.
I had my own financial blow yesterday. A bill for ten grand for my legal expenses surrounding my divorce. Man that is just the gift that keeps on giving. I haven't been to court in a couple years and I had no idea this was still coming. It knocked the wind out of me and now makes planning a wedding totally out of the question.
Oh yeah, DP proposed last weekend. I was flying high for four days imagining a wedding in summer 2014, best friends and family from the US flying in, being surrounded by so much love and celebration and how amazing it would be..... but now we have a humungous unexpected invoice to figure out a payment plan for. No way we can do both.
Now the question is, do we do a civil ceremony just the two of us this summer so at least we have the same last name on the baby's birth certificate? Or just have a long, long engagement, and in a few years throw a wedding and do it all at once? Or have the civil wedding now privately, and then throw the party when we can afford it (wouldn't that be anticlimactic if we are already married for years though?) ? Or ..... just a civil ceremony and dinner with his family and call it a wrap? :(
If we don't do it before the baby is born, I'm going to have to go through a huge beurocratic process that will take months, to change my name and my documents back to my maiden name, so that my ex's name (he who shall not be named!) will not be on my baby's birth certificate in any way shape or form. I've been able to live with keeping his name as it's the same name as my kids, but now that there is a new baby, I don't want that name anywhere attached to the new kid, somehow that gives me the heebie jeebies. Maybe I'm being irrational, as it's the only part of this whole saga I have any control over in any way shape or fashion, and it's pretty minor. Whew, remember to exhale, self. Sigh.