it is 10:45 on the night of my birthday as i write this. i am 27 today. have been all day since i woke up, because, as my mom tells me, i was born in the wee hours of the a.m. each time i have a birthday i think back on ones past and am so grateful for all the fun i've had and all the birthdays i have had. this is my third birthday being pregnant. kendall has been a part of 12 of my birthdays now. he made me some amazing waffles with strawberries and whip this morning along with yummy eggs. such a great guy. and mostly, even though she'll probably not ever read this (because she doesn't do the whole "blog" thing) i am so grateful to my mom, who did all she could 27 years ago to get me here. i was born at 30 weeks weighing 3 lbs and something and then lost down to 2lbs and 10oz. i didn't go home from the hospital for months and she came every day to see me. she was in the hospital on bed rest for a couple of months at least before i was born and she had 3 other children. my siblings were troopers and my sister erin likes to tell me that she remembers when they "paid me off" and went out to dinner:) the hospital bills must have been something to behold (jacks i am sure you can relate to that one). anyway, i am just really, every day but especially on my birthday, so filled with gratitude that i am here and am able to have children of my own and don't suffer many, if any, lasting repercussions from such an early birth, underdeveloped lungs, a bleed on my brain etc. (no funny jokes there please :)) we went out to dinner tonight, sans children (thank you kyle, kara and katie) and then went to see wolverine. liked it a lot. and a fun time was had by all:) thanks for letting me remember and be grateful.
Posted by JenW