Let's be honest: for a lot of people (myself included), New Year's Eve is all about the party. So, when your status is "big-time pregnant lady," it can suck the fun out of an otherwise delightful holiday. Take heart, mama-to-be. There's actually quite a lot more to this particular celebration than a celebratory get-together. In fact, there are many reasons why being pregnant on New Year's Eve is the best.
As a kid, I loved New Year's because it was the one time I was allowed to stay up late. In my tweens, my mom, sister, and I arranged a Keanu Reeves film festival. From Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure to Speed, it was truly glorious. To welcome the new millennium, my high school friends and I had a photo scavenger hunt around town. In my twenties, New Year's Eve was all about finding the perfect outfit and random make-out partners. I classed it up a bit in my thirties, attending a white party at a trapeze arts center.
I really wasn't sure what to expect the year I was pregnant with my daughter. I was still throwing up at Christmas, after all. My husband and I ended up watching television on the couch and, I must admit, it was wonderful. Your New Year's festivities might not be what they once were, but there's still plenty to enjoy. I promise.