Yesterday was my birthday, thus it was a VERY, VERY special day for all involved. I opted to do exactly nothing as I'm exhausted after a week of getting sleep in 2-3 hour snatches. We think Bella just had her 3 month growth spurt a little early, which would explain the sudden need to feed several times a night. I've tried explaining to her that she is in fact a gigantic baby and probably doesn't need to be having a growth spurt, but she wasn't in a learning mood so I don't think I got my point across. My biceps fear for the future as lordy, that child has become heavy to carry. Last night Bella was back to doing a six hour stretch (happy birthday to me!), so hopefully we are through the worst.
Anyway, back to the very wonderful and important day that was yesterday. Last year we went hog wild as it was my 28th birthday on 08/08/08. It simply had to be celebrated in style. But this year my deepest wish was for sleep and rest so we kept it extremely simple.
Husband came up with a great gift for me: $100 to spend as I chose for the day. I loved it and divided it up between food (breakfast at Starbucks and lunch & cupcakes at Cupcake), tickets to see the Titanic exhibit at the Science Museum (OMG, so excited), and the rest went towards yoga classes at CorePower Yoga.
Here we have Stinky & I at Starbucks, both looking exhausted and neither getting to have any caffeine to remedy said exhaustion. (Random aside: I'm slightly ashamed to order all my drinks decaf. I have this urge to launch into an explanation, because, truth be told, I've always judged decaf drinkers in the past. Oh, how the tables have turned!)
In my hair's defense, I had quickly showered after doing the Shred and was starving so we went to Starbucks for breakfast right away. And yes, I did the Shred ON MY BIRTHDAY. If that isn't commitment, I don't know what is.
Husband and Bella at Cupcake*It was Bella's first trip to a restaurant and she did great until the last couple minutes when she started wailing. We booked it out of there immediately as we do not want to be those people. Don't you think Husband is looking a little senior picture with his gaze off to the side? Husband! I'm over here! Look at the camera, buddy!
So it was a very happy birthday to me. Oh - and I forgot to mention the best present of all came from Bella. She had her first true laugh while I was making some dragon-style noises at her. Ahhh...so sweet that it makes up for the sleepless nights. Well, almost.
*Good thing we weren't at Burger King. We would have been kicked out for Bella not abiding by the "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy. For reals.