Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Big One

Today is my birthday.

Over five years ago when we started trying for child #2, I might have thought that I'd be celebrating this birthday being a mom of 3, but I would have never envisioned all that it took to get here.

I won't lie, though, I was a little melancholy about this birthday, maybe even dreading it a little.

Lucky me, I'm now the magical age where doctors consider you of "advanced" age...when it comes to having children.

I didn't think it would bother me. Honestly, we're probably not going to have another child, so it really doesn't matter.

It does bother me a little, though.

You see, in MY plan, I wouldn't have had struggled to have more kids. My path would have included 3 children, all 2 years apart, which means the youngest would have been three this year. Instead, I have 8 month old twins and a 6 year difference between my oldest and youngest.

What's that saying..."The best laid plans..."?

Anyways, I couldn't feel more blessed than I do right now!

I had a wonderful day, filled with lots of hugs, kisses, and love. Along with quite a few dirty diapers, too! ;)

M. took us all out for dinner(the babies slept the whole time!), I had a nice big coffee drink from Car.ibou, followed up with cake and presents at home. Miss O. gave me a gift card to my favorite craft store, and the babies gave me a new travel mug for my coffee. M. bought me a carousel for my k cups and a gift card for I think I'm going to buy a new pair of sneaks and the "+" system for my ipod.

Add in a bunch of birthday wishes on FB and cards from the Braces Bunch and I had a GREAT day!


  1. Happy Birthday! It sounds like it was a wonderful day!!

  2. Happy birthday! I have NO freaking idea how those babies slept through a whole dinner, but I am jealous!! :D

  3. Happy Birthday! Glad u had an awesome day and that you are the Mom of 3 you thought you would be...


  4. Happy Birthday!!! Glad you had a great one.

    I know what you mean, in my "plans" K would be turning six this year instead of three and I would have two other children already...sigh.

  5. Happy birthday.... I know what you mean about those best laid plans. ;0)

  6. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day & got some wonderful & deserved gifts.

  7. I'm so glad you had such a fabulous birthday!!

  8. So glad to hear you had a great day. xoxo

  9. Glad you had a good day. Sorry I suck at the card mailing...

  10. Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a great day!

    I think about best laid plans: Our youngest would be 18 months and I'd be pregnant with #4.


  11. Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you got a night out and that the babies slept. :)