Ahhhh date night. I kid you not when I say that since Molly was born about a year and a half ago (by the way I can’t believe she’s going to be 18 months in just couple weeks), Kevin and I have only been on 4 date nights. I believe one was a show that our friend Bri was in, one was to see Hamilton and the other two nights were for dinners that we went to and we were home by 8:30 PM. 9 PM at the absolute latest! So needless to say, we haven’t exactly had a wild and crazy night out since we became parents!
That’s why we were so excited last week that we were going to go to a holiday party. We got all dressed up, had our friend Ashley come over to take some photos of us to document the special occasion, and we got a sitter and planed to stay out all night long! OK OK, I’m totally exaggerating. But we did plan to stay out til 10 PM which is super late for us! Ha! I’m not even kidding when I say we go to bed at 8 PM most nights.
Leading up to getting ready to go out, Molly had been a bit uncomfortable. In fact, the 24 hours before, she seemed a bit constipated and wasn’t in the best spirits. But we weren’t too concerned since we’ve been struggling with constipation with her for quite some time and we usually always figured out. Plus it had only been 24 hours since she had a dirty diaper so we assumed she was OK since she has gone longer than that before in the past. So we kissed her goodbye, headed out to take these photos and were on our way to our holiday party when we got a phone call from our sitter. Poor Molly was screaming in pain and inconsolable. Our sitter assured us she had it under control but just wanted us to know the situation. However, being the crazy mama that I am I couldn’t possibly go out to a party knowing my little girl was in pain. So we turned the car around and headed home.
Instead of a night out dancing and drinking (mocktails for me and real drinks for Kevin! He’s getting to milk this whole DD thing while I’m pregnant. Ha! He’s DD for a year after this baby comes!). But instead, we spent the night snuggling our little baby. And using suppositories and other gross stuff. But “snuggles” sounds so much better. 😉 But ya know what! I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It’s one of those memories we’ll have our whole lives and will cherish because that’s all that really mattered in that moment. That we were together and taking care of our little girl.
But man, a night out would’ve been nice! We definitely need to plan something substantial before the new baby comes. And when we do have our next fancy night out I’ll have this beautiful green dress to wear! I got it because I thought it was so great for holiday parties because of the green color. But really the rich green tone makes it a beautiful dress for any occasion. Even a New Year’s Eve dress! And it’s under $100 which is great because I feel like it looks like a super expensive silk dress. And it worked really nicely with my baby bump. So if you’re in early pregnancy, it will totally work for you too! (Probably would work for 7 months or earlier depending on whether you’ve had one or multiple pregnancies.) Oh and if you need inspo for other NYE dress options, check out THIS blog post about 3 great NYE options.
The dress is so gorgeous that your accessories can be pretty simple. I wanted to wear all gold tones so I did long gold earrings. They’re only $7 by the way! Such a deal for earrings that look so expensive! And my rose gold clutch is a simple touch of elegance that really completed the look. These pictures don’t even do the rose gold clutch justice. It’s soooo gorgeous in person!
So now I’ll be all set and ready to go when Kevin and I have another nice date night out! Our normal date nights are darts and beer at a dive bar (before pregnancy obvi – which is the last time we had a date night). So we’ll have to plan something a little fancier to wear this outfit to for our next date night! But I’m up for anything!
Anyway, I just wanted to share the story since I think the photos tell one story but the words I’m writing tell a completely different story! I’m sure other parents have been there! And do any of you have tips for helping Molly with her constipation? We give her prunes and mango nectar on a regular basis. And she drinks a ton of water and eats SOOOO healthy. I’m talking quinoa, green beans, black beans, broccoli at almost EVERY meal! We don’t know what to do. We feel so bad for her. Any help you guys could offer would be soooo appreciated.