Date Night: What to Expect When You Are Expecting

This Friday the husband and I squeezed in a date night, dinner and a movie. It was kind of last minute, because that is how we roll. I called my mom up at work on Friday and asked her if she could babysit. My mom is awesome so she said yes. When we got home from Eleanor’s doctors appointment we did a quick Internet search to check for movies and movie times. We used Fandango to purchase our tickets. You can find Fandango on Twitter and Facebook. There are two things I loved about using Fandango.

I love that I could pay using my PayPal account. Transferring money is a pain. Our Etsy shop, blog gigs and Ross’ freelance work all go into our PayPal account so this was a huge plus for me.

I also love that we had the option to send our tickets straight to our phone. This is what the ticket looks like on your phone. Technology can be pretty neat.


Got a sitter. Thanks mom!

Got my date!


Got my drink. Cheers!

On to the movie! My husband and I both really liked What to Expect When You are Expecting. I laughed and I cried (more of I-am-touched cried and not a this-is-so-sad-cry) and my husband laughed a lot too.

The movie follows five couples on their path to children: Cameron Diaz & Matthew Morrison, Chace Crawford & Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez & Rodrigo Santora, Elizabeth Banks & Ben Falcone, Brooklyn Decker & Dennis Quaid. Each couples path is different. In case you are wondering, my pregnancy/birth story most closely reflects Elizabeth Banks Character. Not pretty people, not pretty.

The highlight of the movie was the dad group, which included: Chris Rock, Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, and Amir Talai. They were hilarious and easy for any parent to relate too. I thought they did a great job of making it fun, without putting dads down. My husband’s favorite line from the movie was, “I am a subpar husband, but an above average dad”. I also think that the scene in which Elizabeth Banks goes to speak at a conference is very funny.

The movie manages to stay light and funny, despite some heavy topics. Pregnancy isn’t romanticized and some very important details that never seem to make it into the movies were present, like a belly with stretchmarks.

My husband and I really enjoyed the movie. It was funny and touching. I think it has the ability to appeal to both guys and gals. You definitely don’t need to have kids to enjoy it, but having them sure makes it more relatable.

This #CouchCritics reviewer gives What to Expect When You are Expecting 4.5 couches.

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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.

  • Mallery Schuplin

    I can’t wait to go see this movie!

    • Megan Bray

      It was a fun one.

  • Cyn Gagen

    Sounds like a really good movie!  Thanks!

  • Courtney O’Dell

    can’t wait to see it!

  • Erin Spain

    Looking forward to seeing this movie! Thanks for sharing your review!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  • ashley

    I can’t wait to see this movie!!

  • Sarah @ Sarah’s Deals

    Oh, stretchmarks. I can relate. Glad to hear they kept it real.

    • Megan Bray

      Me too! Guess it was worth it though 😉

  • Steph@The SillyPearl

    Such fun pictures from your date night! We have not gone to see a movie in ages.
    The movie sounds awesome!