Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy 33

Today is my 33rd birthday. I've always loved my birthday. I kind of have a hard time understanding how anyone doesn't love their birthday. It's a day when people give you good wishes, and tell you how much they appreciate you. A day you don't really share with many other people, unlike a lot of other holidays. It's always been a fun day for me.

This year is a mix of emotions.

The bad:

I have had a cold for almost two weeks, which has turned into sinusi.tis because of my crappy immune system (when I'm pregnant). I've been on some meds since Tuesday, but as of today, I still kind of feel like I've been punched in the face, and I really can't breathe through my nose.

D is getting into his "aggressive 2 / 3 year old" phase. He's testing boundaries, throwing toys, looking you straight in the eye when you tell him not to do something and doing it anyway... His new favorite words are "MINE!" and "NO!" (He's talking in full sentences, but these are words he has just begun to use more often, and with more gusto than before.) I'm not sure if the past two weeks have really been so much worse, or if my cold has just made it seem that way.

The good:

This is my 200th post. I was thinking about trying to write something really awesome for this post but then I decided that a birthday post would be good enough. :)

I am 21 weeks and 6 days pregnant today. Baby has started moving around enough that T has been able to feel its kicks from the outside a couple of times in the past few days. I am so blessed.

Although D tries my patience on an almost hourly basis, I am so, so lucky to have him. He's an amazingly sweet and thoughtful little guy. He's happy much more than he's unhappy, and his enthusiasm for life just melts my heart.

T is taking me out to dinner tonight to celebrate my birthday. I may not be able to drink, and I may not be able to taste anything because of my sinusi.tis, but damnit, we have a babysitter, and I'm determined to enjoy a night out! :)


Wendy said...

Happy 33!!! This birthday will be so special because it will be the last time as 'the three' of you - next year it will be a raging 4 year old and a baby in your arms! You have been so supportive of all of us in this community and I just wanted to say thanks for being you - now you have to change your code name to TwoTimesLucky or something fun :)

btw - I recently purchase a neti pot for my terrible sinus issues (it's like year round) -- It hasn't worked properly the last few times b/c I had a cold and couldn't get one nostril unplugged - but I've heard it does wonders in opening d'em sinuses up - hope you kick the cold soon!!

Christa said...

Happy 33! Hopefully it's a lucky year, looks good so far. Glad to see you're doing well (accept your cold of course). Hope you have a relaxing day.

cheryllookingforward said...

Happy Birthday!!

And thanks for your encouragement on my blog. You are awesome!!!

Dawn said...

I'm with you! I think birthdays are great and always make a big stink out of mine. Happy 33rd! Enjoy your night out!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!!! I was 33 as well on the 26th of February...and birthdays ARE great!

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday!

I hope you have a great one, and enjoy your time out with your husband.

Ibis said...

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful evening!

CeCe said...

Wishing you a happy birthday!! This is going to be a wonderful year for you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful time :)

I am 28 weeks with baby #2 and it is going by so much faster than my pregnancy with my son. I am wondering how the 2's/3's will be!