I'll admit it: I dodged an invite to a good friend's Christmas party. And I feel terribly about it, bc I love her and her whole family. It was a variety of factors, though:
-none of my mat clothes fit me properly and I'm horribly uncomfortable and awkward in them
-the party doesn't start until 7, which is Jack's bedtime, and roughly the point in the day at which I turn into a pumpkin
-I don't know anyone else who will be there besides the hosts, and I don't feel like making awkward small talk with strangers about my pregnancy.
-I still have nasty m/s in the evenings.
So yeah, I declined the invitation. I feel really badly about it.