If you had told me a few months ago that I would end up at a Buffalo Bills preseason game at 37 weeks pregnant, I would’ve laughed at you. First, because there is no way I would’ve ever paid for tickets. Secondly, because I never would’ve expected that such an outing would be worth my time, especially when I’m about to pop out a baby.
What’s that people always say, though? Expect the unexpected?
A week or so ago, I was suddenly offered the opportunity to sit in the company suite. And well, for as many Bills games as I’ve been to–in the sweltering heat, the freezing cold, the blinding sun and the blinding rain–I’ve never been in a suite.
We jumped at the chance for a new experience, and spent a lovely evening with good (free!) food, (free!) drinks (beer for Michael, soda/water for me), and a handful of my coworkers. The funny thing is that the weather was gorgeous, absolutely perfect for a football game, so we sat in the suite with the window wide open. Still, it felt good to be treated as “VIPs.” :)
For shits and giggles, I stuffed myself into my jersey (it barely covered my belly, it was hilarious) for the occasion. We think it’ll be funny to show the baby some day. This was one of the only times I’ve ever gone to a game and NOT tailgated. It was a completely different experience! Walking up to the gates without chugging one.last.beer? Interesting, as I had no idea what that felt like.
I was up early this morning for a photo shoot with an almost-2-year-old and his parents, so I couldn’t make it through the entire game. We ended up leaving shortly into the 4th quarter, but the Bills looked halfway decent and ended up winning the game.
Two more weeks until the season opener!
(Crossing my fingers that we have a baby by then, ha!)
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 32 and have been married to Michael for six years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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