I'm a first time mom with what will be a 6 month old. My sister is having a DW. Both my husband and I are in the wedding party. I'm fairly stressed about a couple things.
Issue 1, what to do with her during the ceremony. Since we'll both be standing up with my sister, neither of us can hold her. I can ask other family that will be there of course, my parents or my aunt, but what if she starts fussing or all out wailing? I can't ask my parents to miss my sister's ceremony right? My aunt maybe? But it feels like an overly burdensome request for someone that isn't intimate family. My MIL was going to do it, but now she's not going (no one from my husband's side is). What do I do?
issue 2. She needs hour long naps 3x a day, but you have to hold her through the whole thing. If you put her down, she wakes up. That's not something we're going to fix in the next 2 weeks so we're stuck with it. If my husband and I are going to be needed for pictures etc prewedding (I remember the whole morning before mine being a pretty packed schedule), then neither of us can be disappearing into a dark room for an hour. I guess this is maybe a more acceptable request for my aunt?
Ive yet to leave her with anyone except family. So I'm not totally comfortable the first time being a total stranger that I have to book without any personal referrals and without meeting beforehand (both impossible since we're in another country.) So babysitter isn't really an option.
Thoughts? Brilliant out of the box inspirations?