Today is my birthday! I’ve always been a big fan of birthdays. I come from a family of birthday-celebrators. I help run a small non-profit that brings birthdays to kids in need. My career literally is centered around making birth-days. I even like to catch babies on my birthday, because every time I do it’s like double the celebration. Happy birthday to us! Birthdays are kind of a big deal.
Every year I usually go all out and have myself a party- a theme party, with costumes and prizes. Themes of recent years: Bowties & Moustaches, Mad Hatter, Pizza & Chocolate, Cowboys vs Ninjas. I mean business. This year’s theme: 34. I’m 34+ weeks pregnant on my 34th birthday! And still pregnant, at that. Baby is still doing well (“embarrassingly well” in the words of one of my midwives). I’m especially happy because, though I’m anxiously anticipating baby’s birthday- I didn’t want it to be today. Soley because it’s too early. I want this baby born at 37+ weeks, not 34+. And so it is (at least for now).
My parents came down and joined my in the hospital for the day and Chris worked from home (aka the hospital), so he was around too. We had lots of visitors, ate, played games, ate, opened presents, ate, talked to family on the phone and ATE. Overall a success! I even got a quick break from monitoring and visited my friends on the labor floor.
But I think today is better told in photos- so here it goes:
I had so many well wishes via phone calls, texts, facebook messages and in person visits. So much thanks to all of you for helping make this “unique” birthday a good one.