Post # 1
I just found out today that my friend’s wife is pregnant with their second baby, and will be due sometime at the end of January. Our wedding is February 14th. Their current daughter will be 1.5 years old by then. Do you think they’ll come? Would you go?
This is just out of curiosity – I’m obviously still going to invite them and I’m ok with the new baby coming, but I’m just wondering what to expect. They might not even know if they want to attend until the baby is born!
Post # 3
No chance in hell I would leave a 2 week old baby.
Post # 4
It depends if baby can come too!
Post # 5
I went to my sister’s wedding when my baby was just under 3 weeks old. It’s doable, if the venue is close (hers was) and you can get back and forth if BF’d. I did it just fine.
Post # 6
I would definitely not attend, even if I could bring the baby, and I wouldn’t let my husband attend either. Leave me at home with a newborn and a toddler 2 weeks after birth? No.
Post # 7
This same situation happened to us, except it was 1 week after baby was born. My husband went and I didn’t.
There’s no way to leave a breasfeeding baby at home that early on (usually they haven’t taken a bottle yet, it would be hard to pump for bottles having the baby only be 2 weeks old, and a 2 week old can feed too frequently for mom to leave the wedding to feed and come back).
It was our first baby, and I didn’t totally want my Darling Husband to go, so keep that in mind too. My mom came to my place while he was gone, but if I didn’t have her support there’s no way Darling Husband would have gone. So depending if they have support in the area, especially with two and the mommy is feeling up to tackling the kids alone for the afternoon/evening then dad MIGHT come, but most likely not mom and possibly neither of them.
Post # 8
I’m totally ok with the baby attending!
Post # 9
Yeah no toddler and neborn in the mix equals no sorry would not be going to a wedding 2 weeks after giving birth.
Post # 10
@Pinkmoon: We had a newborn at ours who was still being breastfed. I think she was 4 weeks? Mum and Dad didn’t mind attending. She was very sweet.
Post # 11
This is happening to us. DH’s closest cousin is getting married a bit over 2 weeks after my estimated due date. They said we were welcome to bring baby girl, but it’s in a different state (either a 1+ day drive or longish flight) and I just can’t imagine being up for that 2 weeks post-partum. Since Darling Husband and his cousin are so close, though, he will be going with his father. My mom lives in the same city as me and will staying with me that weekend for support.
We will be attending a wedding approximately 6 weeks post-partum. It’s my dearest friend’s wedding and luckily my entire family was invited. They can provide an extra hand with baby girl (who is invited) while I’m performing Maid/Matron of Honor duties. 🙂
ETA: added additional info
Post # 12
I just went to a wedding where one couple attended just 5 days after the birth of their baby! The couple had a good time and everyone cooed over the baby!
Post # 13
My sister is due with her second child just 9 days before our wedding and she already has a daughter who will be 3 on the wedding day. She still plans to attend the wedding. She said she wouldn’t miss it for anything 🙂
Post # 14
Only if we are SUPER close to the couple getting married, and it’s in town, but then yes! If we weren’t, then no.
Post # 15
It would have to be my bestest friend ever. But still probably no. I’ll be bleeding, and leaky, and sweaty and sore. Lol. Not my idea of a good time.
Post # 16
I’d say ….maybe. It really depends I think on that individual baby, mom, and pregnancy. If I felt well and the baby was doing well I would definitely consider going.