My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Friday, March 2, 2012


The curtain is once again up.

One Friday morning, my 32nd birthday matter of fact, I went to my OB. I was not yet 36 weeks into my 4th pregnancy and I'd been on bedrest at home for over a month. I remember being excited that I was getting out of the house and actually driving. Doctor says "you seem to be all baby....let's go to the perinatologist and get a sonogram". Well, this is probably the 80th time I'd been sent to them for a sonogram over the last 4 years so I wasn't too worried. Matter of fact, this pregnancy had already lasted longer than my *last* one by 5 days so I figured we were doing pretty good! I truck on over to the perinatologist's office and wait to be worked in. I really should have learned by now to just schedule an appointment with them on the same day as each of my OB appointments, he sends me over so often!

Hmmmm, says the perinatologist.....(this is the same doc who asked me "So, who's tall in your family" at a previous visit)....your amniotic fluid has dropped. Well, ok I think, it's always on the low side. I ask her "I'm already on bedrest, what else do you do for that?"

Her response:
"Oh, I'm going to recommend we deliver."

And just like that, one birthday became two.

I get a variety of reactions when people learn that my girl and I have the same birthday. Giggles from the person asking me for one of our birthdays that I told the other year to. Amazement from people who don't know what to think. Sympathy from those who seem to think it'd be terrible to share your birthday. And smiles from those who understand what a fun and precious gift it is.

She's a lot like me too! With her bed full of stuffed animals that she "reads" to, frequently falling asleep with her light on and a book in her hand.

She's strong willed and stubborn. (I try to pass those off on her Dad, but well....if you know KNOW.) There's not much "girly-ness" in her, other than the nickname I call her. She has no use for dolls or dresses, won't put anything in her hair, and necklaces are to be used either to tie things up with or to test her strength and see how hard it is to break the string.

She's sweet and talkative and mostly cheerful.

And the BEST birthday present anyone could ever ask for!

Happy 5th Birthday Sugar-Girlie! Momma loves ya.

**you'll be hearing that story in 2 weeks**


Linda said...

I don't think that you could have asked for a better birthday present than the one you got five years ago!

My oldest daughter Amanda shares her birthday with my Mom and Jamie just missed sharing her birthday with my beloved grandfather by just one day. Like yourself when I went in for an OB check my amniotic fluid was about zilch so they said "that's it, you're having this baby today" - had it been the day before (which was a Sunday) Jamie and my Gramp would have shared July 25th and I think that would have been totally cool. Nothing wrong with sharing a birthday with someone you love!

Happy Birthday to both you and Sugar-Girlie - may you both have many happy ones to share memories and love and CAKE!

ellen b. said...

A very happy birthday to you and your little girlie who isn't girlie! So sweet! Enjoy the day!