Colin was very excited to help open presents, and a little disappointed the presents were not cars and trucks.

Yesterday was my birthday, and thank you for all the voice and facebook messages, and even a special dedication from DLF. I am happy to only be divisible by 3 and 11. Brian pointed out how great it will be to be 37 in a few years since it is a prime number again. We have not been prime numbers since 31. With three prime numbers to enjoy in our 40's that should be great too. Brian and I also look forward to being 36 because at that point we will have known each other as long as we have not known each other. Tender.

As a special birthday surprise, Brian booked me a special spa package. I think the package was called "Mother Nurture" and included a 1 hour prenatal massage, a 1 hour facial, and a 1 hour pedicure, including snacks and a food basket with plenty of time to relax in the tea room. It was quite amazing and gave me about 4 hours to think about what a wonderful and thoughtful husband I have. Later that night my Mom watched Colin so Brian and I could go to dinner like grown ups. Very fun. This more than makes up for my kind of sad birthday of last year. Brian was in North Carolina for an opera and I was home alone with Colin trying to pack up the house to move. Colin had a double ear infection, reacted poorly to antibiotics and caught a stomach virus which produced amazing amounts of vomit and diarrhea. It was also the week of my niece's funeral which I was unable to travel home for. Luckily, my friend Mandy flew out to help me pack and many other people lent a hand too. It was still a bit traumatic.

I am getting more and more pregnant (as evidenced by the photo) and the baby has been very active recently. She gave Brian a good kick last night. At our prenatal appointment this week the midwife had Brian feel her head since she was still head up as of a couple of days ago. She is still small enough to flip around, and I feel like she is flipping around all the time. She just needs to be head down and stay that way by 32 weeks. I am 28 weeks and 3 days pregnant, which I kind of cannot believe, even though it is quite obvious.


7 Comments:

  1. Julie said...
    Happy Birthday Yesterday!!! I'm glad you had a nice birthday. What a nice gift, time.
    Congratulations, I must have missed that this little one is a girl. Girls are a bundle of joy and attitude all wrapped up into one (but of course we already know that being girls ourselves)!
    Have a happy day after your birthday too :) Julie
    DanaLee said...
    I guess that explains why I could never get you to answer your phone yesterday! I was so ready to scream "It's your birthday!" in my scary birthday screaming voice. For as long as you had to wait for Brian to get into gear I am glad he knows to spoil you know. Well done Brian. Happy birthday!
    april said...
    glad you had such a great birthday, annie! you certainly deserve it. danalee's tribute was (SNIFF-SNIFF) very touching.
    Mrs. M said...
    Happy birthday the day after:) It sounds like it was a great day. Yay, Brian!
    Ben and Carolyn said...
    Seriously the only thing that I wanted to do for your birthday was play you a tape of mooing cows. Or whistle a christmas song. Or steal all your clothes. I was too late to get your number so I just gave up :) Happy Birthday anyway!
    malia said...
    Yay! I am glad that you had a nice birthday and that you got a little TLC. That is fabulous! I hope you had a wonderful day. I'm very happy to hear that it was better than last year! :)
    Betty said...
    I hope you had a great birthday. The spa package sounds great. I love reading your stories about Colin and Brian and his singing and await the day he visits Seattle in a professional capacity. Congratulations on your baby girl too. Girls sure are sweet.

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