My good friend is getting married in October and asked me back in the fall if I wanted to be her bridesmaid...of course I said yes, but now I'm nervous about a few things. I'm almost 14 weeks and we just started telling family because we are officially "over the hump," but I will also need to tell her. I am due at the beginning of August (this is my second child) so I'm thinking I should be able to lose most of any weight I gain by the middle of October, yes? With my first baby, I didn't even gain 20 lbs and lost most of it before we even left the hospital but I keep hearing the second one is different. I'm supposed to go dress shopping with her and the rest of the bridesmaids in two weeks and I'm not sure how to order a dress! I haven't put on a pound yet but my belly is already starting to grow (I'm not sure how that's happening, honestly). How should I order my dress and will there be time for alterations if need be???
I'm also a little worried about how she's really going to take this news. She made her engagement announcement late summer/early fall. In December, she told me her cousin is getting married too, and had just announced HER engagement. I thought that would be exciting, however she took it as her cousing trying to "steal her thunder." I'm BOGGLED by this...if her cousins boyfriend proposed to her, did she expect her cousin to say "no" because she was already engaged??!! Seems rather selfish to me. But as a result of this, I'm thinking she's not going to be thrilled about my pregnancy. I realize it's my life and I cannot put my life on hold for her, but how do I deal with this if I get the cold shoulder from her when I tell her?! (I know, I know...maybe I'm being hormonal already!!! But I still think she was out of line with the situation with her cousin!) :-)