Amidst all the chaos of doctor's appointments, worry and our baby-centered life I still do enjoy things. I have ups and downs just like anyone. I keep telling myself that this is just my time to have a "rough patch" and once Cameran's seizures cease (because I refuse to think of the alternative) life will be back to our "normal".
My birthday was yesterday. 29 years old. I keep joking that I have 365 more good days left in me when in fact, I don't think 30 is going to bother me as much as it does most. I don't know; maybe that is just me being optimistic.
Despite Ryan and Cami both having nasty colds and Ryan being gone for grad class, I still had an awesome birthday. Mom and Dad came up and took us (Cami and me) out to Chili's for dinner. Cameran of course would not allow me to actually eat a hot meal, waking just as the meals arrived. But the appetizers and three bites of loaded mashed potatoes were great!
We then went to the greatest place on earth--Target--where I picked up stuff for me baby food and stuff for Cameran.
Stopped by Sherry's ice cream and got a cone of Hershey's Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup with chocolate sprinkles. To. Die. For.
And then we were back home and I enjoyed a nice text-fest with my 10 year old niece Gabriella, who apparently tried to send me a birthday song via my iPhone, which did not work out. Oh well. No birthday present for me.
This was followed by a phone call from 6 year old niece/goddaughter Isabelle, who proceeded to wish me a happy birthday and informed me that she was going to put me on speaker phone so she could squeak out play wonderfully "Happy Birthday" on her teeny weeny violin. It was cute, I must say. Apparently she asked her teacher if she could learn this song just for my birthday. How sweet!
Finally...I am loving my presents. Here are the biggies...
Samsung point and shoot hi-def camera/video recorder. Courtesy of the hubs. (Smile detection so maybe I can actually catch Cameran in action!)
Keurig Deluxe Coffee maker! Couresy of my parents. (Now I don't have to go to Sheetz everyday!)
Dooney and Bourke Juliette Hobo Giraffe print bag!!! Courtesy of my in-laws. (My mother-in-law informed me that she wouldn't get just anyone a giraffe print bag--giraffes are her "thing".)