Saturday, January 6, 2007

I feel old

Tomorrow January 7th, is my daughter Emma's birthday. She will be 27 yrs old, wow. I now feel old, lol. I can't believe it's been 27 years now since she came into my life. The day I gave birth to her, we were having a nasty snow storm. By the time the snow ended, there was almost 2 feet of the white stuff on the ground. Thirty seven hours of labor and finally my baby girl was born. Talk about painful, yikes. Dry birth, breache baby, and no pain killers at all. They had to use forceps to pull her out. While doing so tore me up and I received 36 stitches. Emma was born weighing in at 8lbs 3oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. Full head of dark hair and dark eyes. When they finally would bring her into my room after she was born and cleaned up and checked over, guess who got to hold her first? Nope, not me. Her daddy was right there with open arms ready to welcome his first daughter into his life. He did that with Rebecca also. Hmmmmm, how come I'm the one who carries these girls 9 months, goes through labor and a c section, throwig up the whole 9 months with both girls, swollen ankles, acid reflux and daddy gets to hold them first, grrrrrrrrrrrrr. LOL.

Tomorrow Emma and her family are coming over for dinner. It is a birthday dinner for Emma. I am making Tortellini, meatballs and sausage, a big salad. Emma says no cake mom. Yea right, like I'm really gonna listen, lol. Yep I got a cake and icecream too, heeeheee. Deal with it Emma, lol. Also got some shrimp, cause this girl loves shrimp. And if there wasn't any she would complain. I had no idea what to get her for her birthday. So, we got her a gift card to Target, and 2 birthday cards. One from Jim and I and one from her sister. And yes, I will be taking pictures.

Monday starts my diet. Went to store today and bought lots of fresh fruit and veggies. I am determined to do this. Well, it is late and I am tired. I think I will go to bed now. Jim is asleep on the couch. I will leave him there, he'll get up later and come to bed. Hope your all enjoying your weekend.



  1. Happy Birthday Emma:) lunch sounds yummy i agree you have to have cake lol you are a great mom Cindy:) can't wait to see the pictures


  2. hope that you guys have fun celebrating emmas birthday!!!
    food sounds delicious!
    <3, em

  3. Happy Birthday EMMA!  You are about the same age as my oldest daughter.  She was born on Oct. 6th, 1979.  Have a great day with your family.  Hope you eat lots of cake.

  4. They do grow up fast, don't they?  The older they get, the older we get!  That's the yukky part of it! lol

    Happy Birthday Emma!  May this be a wonderful and blessed year for you!


  5. are you able to walk when you diet? I am waiting for the rain to stop to being that part of this diet. Tell Emma HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope it is a special day for her. I know she'll enjoy the dinner, something tells me you sure can cook.
    love,lisa jo

  6. Happy Birthday to your first born !! Enjoy the family time tonight, how special

  7. Happy Birthday Emma I hope you enjoy your special day ~ hope you all enjoy the Birthday dinner ~ Ally

  8. No birthday cake.  Like Mom would listen to that. Happy B-Day Emma!  :)     Tracy

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!!  Sounds like a great meal in on the menu for today!!!  Can I come??? (lol)

    And congrats to YOU.  You became a mom 27 years ago and that is probably the best title you will ever have!


  10. Emma is beautiful..and a special Belated Happy Birthday...hope the day went as planned.  The meal sounded wonderful.  Yum!  
    Feeling old, try having a 36 year old...and a 34 year old...LOL  your young to me!
    Hugs and love,

  11. You're not the one getting older, we stay the same age now.  Emma is getting older! LOL  Have a great time with the family.

  12. happy birthday emma!  that was some labor you had there.

  13. Happy Birthday to Emma!  I'm sure you will make it a nice day for her.  Maybe Jim wanted to hold them because you had been "holding" them for 9 months? LOL!  Just a thought.  He's such a good Daddy to those girls!
    Hope you have a good nights rest.

  14. Well, I just love Jim, so to bad for you. HAHAHHAHAHHAH>...okay, I"M KIDDING SIS!!!!!
    Happy Birthday to a WONDERFUL & BEAUTIFUL Daughter, EMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My neice to. lmao
    Hugs & LOVE

  15. Happy bday to Emma!
    My husband got to hold all of our 3 first too, hmmmm maybe this is a husband conspiracy? lol


  16. Happy Birthday Emma... They grow so fast. I felt old when my son turned 18.  I have a diet tip... Eat soup... Sound weird, but because soup  is hot and you have to slurp it up little at a time..You eat it slow. You feel full faster and is more filling. And most a can or whatever you make ... is no more than 3-400 calories for a good size bowl.. .. Add a piece of toast..or a salad and your set... I heard this on T.V from the Biggest Loser show....And it does work. It takes your brain 20 minutes to say hey im done.. And most people are done with their meal in 5 minutes. Then want seconds.... Love ya..
    How is that journal coming along???
    Love Christine

  17. I know I'm late, but been busy as you know. I just wanted to tell Emma HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I know you're such a special mom that you'll make sure her day is a great one with everything that she loves. The best thing that happened to her 27 years ago was she was lucky to be born to such wonderful parents like you and Jim. Maybe that's how you tell they're gonna be great daddies because John never held our children first.. I DID.
    Take care, Chrissie