5.27.2009

birthday thoughts...



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.

10 comments:

Hansonpatch said...

Happy Birthday Jen! You are so sweet and I know that you are here for a special purpose. I had no idea you had known Kendall since you were 15! That is so cool, and waffles with strawberries and cream---the best breakfast ever! Glad you had a great day!

Jackie said...

Sorry I missed wishing you a happiest yesterday, but here's to a week full of birthday wishes! Love ya! Hope 27 is the best so far. And, yay for preemie power!

Mallory said...

Happy late birthday, Jen! That is crazy that you have been pregnant 3 birthdays in a row; you are amazing!

PS the talk with the car didn't work; we just got a new one and traded our poopy car in. Now some poor person is going to buy that car...sad.

Mariley Johnson said...

happy birthday and props to your mom!

Marisa said...

Jen, we are only a week apart, how fun! 27 is going to be a great year! I had no idea you were born such a tiny baby! Maybe that's why you're so cute! Happy Birthday!

Swenson Family said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats on Kendall graduating. That is awesome!!!

Lacey said...

Love you Jen! Can't wait for our girls night!

Jackie said...

So, I've been thinking about your post still and I think it's cool that you've been preggo 3 times on your birthday. I'm 0 for 2. At first I thought, "Oh, yeah, since pregnancies are 9 months, it's in one's favor to be pregnant on a birthday." But then, I realized, "Hey, wait! Dallin was born 10 days before my birthday and I didn't even come close with Mia." So, how cool for you to reflect on your own birth by being pregnant on your birthday.

JenW said...

what a nice way to think of it jacks. :)

Trent and Amber said...

Happy happy birthday Jen!! What a great hubby to make you such a yummy breakfast! I'll be 27 next week and it seems weird, I feel old... though I am married and going on kiddo #3 I guess...Okay, I am getting old... dang. :)