Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Brootday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me!  

I feel like singing that song, "I've got Plenty to be Thankful for..." by Bing Crosby.  

Christopher asked me earlier this week what I wanted for my birthday.  I couldn't think of a single thing.  I had what I had been Praying for over the last 6 months, a Healthy Baby.  And really, we'd been praying for him for 2 years....what I got for my birthday didn't really matter to me.   I was kind of speechless.  However, in spite of my speechlessness, my Boyz took very good care of me.  
Jacob, Eric, and I were up a good chunk of the night, but I had just come off of a nice 2 hour chunk of sleep to Christopher announcing that the Pig had come.  I had him bring my present in to me, because I'm not quick about hopping up right now.  Apparently, 5 months of not moving plus a little belly slash makes for me to not move quickly.  So Chris brought the pig gifts to me:  a loaf of Texas Toast and a couple hunks of Fairoaks Farms Sweet Swiss.  That sounds obscure until you know how MAJORLY I've been craving a Sweet Swiss grilled cheese sandwich!   The boys were stoked too, they dig grilled cheesus too.  
When we hobbled downstairs, Eric had whipped up honey flakey biscuit egg sandwiches for us all for breakfast.  And a chilled bottle of limoncello from Eric, and one tiny box from all my boyz.  When I opened the box, it was a pair of Real Diamond  earrings.  I'd never had real diamond earrings.  But I knew Eric had been on the prowl for a good birthstone gift for the birth of Jacob.  April is an expensive birthstone month. ;) So my boys got me 2!  1 for Jacob and 1 for my birthday.  Reminds me of the year that Lisa and I boxed up earrings for my mother, each wrapping one earring separately.  Seems perfect, it did feel like I have been Blessed with Jacob for my birthday.  
Christopher made me a birthday card.  This is a drawing of me holding of Christopher's hand, and he says that Sam is holding Baby Jacob on the bed next to us.  :) 

After breakfast, I got a nap, a lovely 2 hour nap while Eric bounced around with the baby.  When I woke up, I'd had a call from Eric's Mom.  She wanted to kidnap me and take me to lunch with her and Kaylee.  Well, I felt it was too early to sneak away from Jacob.  I was iffy about going out without Backup.  But then we all decided to meet up at Applebee's just around the corner.  That way if there were any problems we were close to home.  So we did.  We packed ourselves all up and left the house, in the span of less than half an hour...can I tell you it had been MONTHS since I'd been able to pull that off? 

It was Jacob's first adventure out!  And he slept through the whole thing. 

Afterwards Mom and Kaylee came over to play a bit, and get their snuggles in.  

Jacob was doing his little smile thing.  I actually got a picture of it.  He kind of reminds me of Mona Lisa. 

When we arrived at Applebee's yesterday, I was thrilled to recieve Gifts from Mom and Kaylee.   They had gotten me a little Bath and Body Works Pedicure Pack!  I've been on shopping restriction from there for so long, I didn't recognize the new packaging.  And Kaylee, she picked me out flowers.  I'm such a sucker for flowers.   They got me a chrysanthemum plant in a tiny pot, that I can transplant later.  

So Pretty! 

Nothing better than Sweetboys Snuggling on my birthday.  I truly am Blessed.