Saturday, May 11, 2013

Oh Happy Day!

Today, I turn 34 years old. Every year, my sweet mother calls me to wish me a happy birthday and she always tells me the story of my birth. I was born the Friday evening before Mother's Day and my mom likes to tell me I was her very first Mother's Day gift.

How sweet is this photo?!

It was 1979 and my mom was a rockstar. She and my dad took Lamaze classes and practiced their breathing together. They lowered the lights in the delivery room and played soothing music because my mom wanted to bring me into a peaceful existence. After I was born the doctor handed me to my dad so he could give me my very first bath.  It was all very zen. :) She was still in the hospital on her very first Mother's Day and got to take me home the next day. 

For as long as I can remember, my birthday has been celebrated on the same weekend we honor my mom and I love that. This year, my birthday is being made all the sweeter because both our donor and I are scheduled to be triggered today. Her for an egg-retrieval on Monday and me to receive an embryo next Friday or Saturday. I can't imagine a better birthday gift!

Happy birthday to me and happy Mother's Day to my biggest champion.  I love you!


  1. Happy happy birthday! I love this story. Good luck today, that's GOT to be good juju to have your trigger on Mother's Day! :)

    1. Thanks, Jess! I certainly hope so! We had an ultrasound this morning and had a 13.9 for my uterine lining which I'm told is good. :) One more week til transfer!