Yesterday was my 28th birthday. I guess I really am an adult now--there's no denying it. Twenty eight is a big number.
Sadly, I didn't get to spend my Big Day with Ryan. Noah and I were in Utah visiting friends, but Ryan has now joined us and we are in Idaho visiting his family for the weekend. I was bummed that I didn't get to be spoiled by my husband on my birthday (it's the one day of the year that I demand to be spoiled), but at least I got to see some other people that I love. My cousin decorated her kitchen with birthday signs and made me delicious chocolate chip birthday muffins, and I met up with a few friends the night before to get pizookies (heaven!) at my favorite dessert cafe in Orem. I knew that my birthday was going to be hectic due to our move and then our trip, so I've been trying to celebrate sporadically all month with special outings and fun little purchases. I am all about birthdays being special, and I am not opposed to celebrating all month.
The day before my birthday, Noah and I had a talk. I told him, "Noah, tomorrow is Mommy's birthday, and all that she wants as a present is an extra hour of sleep. So instead of waking up at your usual 5:45 a.m., could you sleep until at least 7:00?" He looked at me so intently that I thought maybe he understood.
But, alas, he was up at 5:45, as usual. The child is a very early riser. I have tried everything to get him to change his habits, but it's no use. No matter what time we put him to bed at night, he is up the next day at 5:45 on the dot (which is actually a lot better than 5:00 a.m., which was his habit for about six weeks).
As I dragged myself out of bed and gave him a bottle, I texted Ryan and said, "Happy birthday to me. Our son woke me up before sunrise, as usual." He responded an hour later (he was sleeping soundly in his bed when I was rudely awakened), "He just wanted to make sure that your birthday started early so it would last extra long!" Well, that's one way of thinking about it.
One of the highlights of my day is that we got to see Katie and Drew! They are so cute with our little Noah Bug, and I'll post photos later. Did you see the guest post that Katie wrote for the National Families Supporting Adoption blog? (It's something that I originally posted here, but they published it there as well.) I was so surprised to see that they had published it on my birthday, on the very day that we were going to see Katie and Drew. Crazy timing! Check out the post here: http://familiessupportingadoption.blogspot.com/2012/05/from-one-birth-mom-to-another.html
I am looking forward to my 29th year of life. I have lots of goals, and maybe I'll share some of them eventually. It's going to be a good year.