parties while pregnant? yes, they can still be fun

Hearing the word “party”  while you’re expecting might sound like a nightmare.

If you’re anything like me, you are probably used to going to a party and being able to socialize better after you’ve had a little wine. However, you are now pregnant and you don’t have that crutch to lean on at the party, and there is also a 99.9% chance you are going to be the DD. You think of how un-fun this could be and how you could strategize to get out of it, but instead you put on your game face. As it turns out, there are several upsides to being pregnant at a party and being stone-cold sober!

When you’re pregnant and go to a party, you don’t have to worry about calories. 

Yes, that’s right, you don’t have to worry about calories. Maybe you’re a human who doesn’t care about health in the first place, and if thats you then you go girl! For me, being healthy is a huge part of my life, however pregnant and sober at a party is the best excuse to eat up!

Lord knows I don’t buy pimento cheese for myself or make cookie dough dip, so if I am at a party you can bet I am going to eat up like it’s the last supper. If you’re expecting, I recommend you do too because you’re eating for two! I know I am only going to experience pregnancy twice (maybe three times), so why wouldn’t I take advantage of the 18 months I have to be whoever I want to be when it comes to food?

I will spend the next 18,250+ days of my life working to be the best version of myself, but you bet I am going to hammer down on what I want during this pregnancy.

When you’re the pregnant one at the party, you’ll find that everyone has an easy conversation starter for you. “Oh hey, congratulations! How is pregnancy?!” 

Yeah, when you’re pregnant at a party there is no need to hide behind any type of drink. Anyone who feels just as awkward as you do Now has a conversation starter with your news. There is a wide variety of topics to talk about in regards to pregnancy, babies and children, and you’d better bet that you are going to cover all bases during the party.

When you’re the pregnant one at the party, you are so entertained. 

You never realize how ridiculous everyone looks drunk until you’re not drunk. So essentially, when you’re at a party you are going to be extremely entertained. You will see the best and worst of some individuals, and maybe even see some fall asleep. Then, on your drive home, you may listen to your husband slur his words while he talks to one of his best friends on the phone.

The only negative side to parties while you’re pregnant is your exhaustion and mood swings. 

In my case, I am comatose almost every night around 8PM. So for me, making it past 11PM is a huge accomplishment. You’ll probably find, at parties, that those who hit the gas will want to stay on the throttle well past 11PM. Your best course of action is to propose a valid time to leave with the DD and if those you are driving don’t want a ride they can always Uber. You’ll find they typically opt to ride home with you though, because their subconscious will tell them that even though they are having fun, leaving early is better than a 30-year-old’s hangover.

Parties during pregnancy are actually pretty perfect. 

In your pregnancy, you just get to this point where you question why you ever drank at all because your body feels so good and you fall asleep right away. You don’t feel like complete garbage the next morning, and you got to eat all the good food. What’s not to love?

Don’t turn down parties when you’re pregnant. When you go to a party – eat up, make imitation drinks and enjoy the entertainment. 

If you’re looking for a good and easy fake drink here is what I recommend:

  • 1/2 Ginger beer or soda
  • 1/2 Soda water
  • A splash of lime/lime Juice
  • Ice

It tastes like a Moscow Mule. Plus this non-alcoholic beverage has ginger, which is known to help with nausea, so it’s a win/win!

I think I am going to go make myself one of those now and start my own little party.

 

 

 

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