Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry if I want to...

I never imagined that I would spend my 21st birthday 35 weeks pregnant....with my second child! There will be no partying all night....although the 5-6 trips to the bathroom that I will make seem to indicate that there are more similarities than I thought between how I always envisioned my 21st birthday to go, and how it actually will be. The baby even made sure to give me a birthday gift: new stretchmarks! (I was hoping that the second time around I could skip those...no such luck.)

Despite my cynicism, I am very excited to meet this baby, and to actually celebrate my 21st birthday correctly afterward.

35 weeks

But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I've cried, just a little. Blame it on the hormones.

Nonetheless, my day started out with getting to sleep in till 8 (which never happens), an extra batch of morning kisses from Dmitri, a cup of tea from Starbucks, and I am really looking forward a special date with the husband!

Here's to being 21!!!

37 comments:

the girl in the red shoes said...

Happy Birthday! You look fantastic!

Lauren said...

Oh Happy Day!

Here's to a celebration! I hope you have an excellent day, Caroline!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Happy Birthday! I was also pregnant on my 21st...make sure to celebrate it soon after the little one arrives...you deserve it!

Wives said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY~!!!!!!!

Karri said...

Awww...you look fabulous!!!! Happy birthday!!!
If its any consolation, I spent my 30th birthday with postpartum depression and twins who had just come home and who were attached to my very huge, very sore breasts, oh...and one of them was colicky (4pm-1am...yeah!).

The Brick Cottage said...

Happy Birthday!

Sarah Ann said...

Happy Birthday!!!
If it makes you feel any better, I didn't party on my birthday the way that I had planned. North Dakota has a horrible rule that you can't buy alcohol until 12 noon on your 21st. And it happened that my birthday fell on a Sunday, which is family day here so nothing was open very late anyway. Oh, and bars were out of the question because my husband wasn't 21 yet! So, I celebrated with A drink...and the rest was just good clean fun. It's what you make of it! :)

Mrs. Inspired said...

Happy Birthday!

I was also pregnant on my 21st birthday...so on my 22nd, I may or may not have gone all out:)

Enjoy your special day!

Clandestine Road said...

Happy birthday! May your new year be full of joy, peace, and sleep.

Mama Gone Green said...

Happy Birthday!!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Happy birthday!! Yay! I hope you have an amazing day and a wonderful year.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday! I never realized you are so young. You look great and just think in a few weeks you'll be able to enjoy your first legal glass of wine. :D

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good 21st! If it makes you feel better, I couldn't celebrate my 21st birthday as I had envisioned either, due to having classes and rowing practice twice that day (with a rowing test, too)!

The one thing I remember is at midnight when I turned 21, my husband (boyfriend at the time) woke me up, made me get into the car in the middle of the night, and drove me to the nearest gas station where I bought a six pack of the first beer I saw. To my utter disappointment (I was really excited), the store cashier didn't even card me! He probably thought he was doing me a favor, but I was upset and yelled out (there was a cop right ouside, too) "Aren't you gonna card me?!". I actually forced the cashier card me!

Haha - enjoy your birthday! I'm sure you'll always remember this day fondly!

~Chelsea

Ellie said...

Happy birthday, Caroline! You look beautiful.

emily @ the happy home said...

happy birthday!
if it's any consolation, i didn't celebrate 21 at all. and i wasn't pregnant!
what a great day!

the gardeners cottage said...

happy birthday. i had just given birth to my first on my 21st bday so i was in no shape to party either. you look fantastic!

xo
janet

michelle said...

Happy Birthday!! It sounds like your day started out wonderful and I hope it continues throughout the day! You can go out celebrate your 21 1/2 year birthday! :) I hope you have a great day and you look beautiful!!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday!! Even though you don't get to do the typical 21st shenanigans, you are growing a little one inside of you!! I think that way more awesome than what typical 21yr old's do.
Hope you have a great day:)

Kristen said...

happy birthday! you're so cute!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Happy Birthday!

My birthday is April 2nd. Due date is March 27. I'm guessing my birthday this year will NOT be a relaxing day!

coolkids said...

Happy Birthday! You look adorable!

Cubarado said...

Happy Birthday! You look great! You are truly all baby. The rest of you looks unfazed by the pregnancy! How lucky! Go on, cry if you want too!! :)

Claire Whetzel said...

Happy Birthday! I was pregnant on my 21st--with twins!

Rene said...

Happy birthday to you!

-Rene

Shana said...

You are only 21??
Not sure how old I thought you were!!

Happy HAPPY Birthday!!!!

Stephanie said...

Happy 21st Birthday!!!!! You look amazing! Hope you have a fabulous year!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Happy Birthday! 21 is a big one. And I have to say, between reading this post and your 21 before 21 I'm blown away at how much you've accomplished at such a young age. You're still a baby! (And I mean that not condescendingly, but in an admiring way.) I think it's fascinating because we're doing many of the same things at the same time, yet our backgrounds and life experiences must be so different. I wonder how young moms and older moms differ in their views of motherhood and life in general. Very interesting!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed it! You look adorable.

Kelly

Christina said...

hard to believe you're "only" 21! (I'm 25 so not too much older haha)

Have a WONDERFUL birthday...trust me, building a family is much more special than getting a drink at midnight :) You can get those for the rest of your life!

paisley penguin said...

Happy 21st Birthday!

Kara said...

Sorry I missed this post yesterday...Happy Belated Birthday!!! It's okay, you'll appreciate your 21st more than most do. Take time to cherish this year!! They go by so fast!

You look adorable!!

Kara said...

Sorry I missed this post yesterday...Happy Belated Birthday!!! It's okay, you'll appreciate your 21st more than most do. Take time to cherish this year!! They go by so fast!

You look adorable!!

Adriana said...

Happy Birthday!

Nesty Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Sharstin said...

ah look at your cute belly! you look fab!! happy birthday chick!!

the cape on the corner said...

happy happy birthday to you!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Happy birthday!