Friday, October 16, 2009


Today is my 30th birthday.

To say it has been over shadowed is an under statement. I knew this was going to happen 9 months ago when I got a double line on that pregnancy test.

Under normal circumstances, us having not moved just days before Kevin's 30th and not having a baby due 3 days after mine, I think we would have made a much bigger deal of our birthdays. As it is, this year has been crazy enough without the addition of these birthdays.

Recently someone asked me how I felt about turning 30. To be honest I am down right excited about it. I come from a long line of family members who are proud of their age. My 82 year old grandmother wears her age like a badge of honor. As well she should. With age comes experience. (I am not going to say wisdom because we all know that those two things don't always go hand in hand.)

So although my 30th birthday isn't going to be a huge celebration I know it will be a wonderful day. The fact that this baby could come on my birthday has been talked about... a lot. Although I am looking forward to actually having this baby, I don't know that I want to share my birthday. I am not being selfish, honest, I'm really thinking of the kid too. Who wants to share anything with their mother? I am sure it will be a memorable day no matter the outcome right?

I thought about making a list of 30 things to do when I am 30. But I don't know that can think of thirty things. Ok, let's try.

#1- Have a second baby
#2- name that baby
#3- try not to go insane

Ok, that's all I've got. That looks like a good list to me.

Happy October 16th.

Hopefully the next time you hear from me I'll have more baby news. I do have a Dr. appt tomorrow... lets all send some baby dust my way that I have this baby on Saturday... what do you say? Bring it on.



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Chris Tea said...

You just listed 30 things in 10's, that's all.

Happy Birthday!!! I think it would be smart of you to have your baby tomorrow. I had my third baby on a Saturday. I woke up and said, "Its Saturday. Let's go have a baby." I put on some lipstick and began contractions. My doctor said, "Oh good, I have house painters at my house today and I didn't want to be there." But enough about me! Geesh!

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!!

Molly said...

You don't trust your mother to make a big deal out of your birthday? Ok, so I have to work. But there's a fabulous dinner in the crock pot, a marvelous cake in the fridge, and a present you'll love. All that and I'll offer to keep Miss Maddy Lou Who overnight so you can indeed wake up and go have a baby.

Also, my BD is 2 days before my mom's, and I always felt kind of special. We didn't celebrate them together, but we had that August connection. I love that! Your new baby will too.