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 ni.ke. 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!