Wednesday, December 30, 2009

31 Flavors

December 15th was my 31st Birthday! Last year I threw myself out of a plane. Present condition considered, this year I opted for a massage. It was heavenly and a must for all pregnant women. Find someone with the pillows that allow you to lay on your stomach. After nine months of forced side sleeping, I was so happy to be on my stomach, the masseuse didn't even need to touch me.... but I'm glad she did.
The differences between my last two birthdays got me reflecting on all my birthdays. I'll spare you a review on each of them and post a little snippet my mom wrote on facebook about my actual "birth" day.
"I believe it was 30 below. Both our cars were yard art, as there was no way in hell either one was going to start. Good thing I was planning on a home delivery. I was shoveling coal almost all the night before, trying to keep the house warm. The deer were so cold, they came out of the hills and were hanging around the house. The foot and a half of snow was so frozen, I could walk along the surface and not break through. When one would exhale, one's breath would form snowflakes. It really was kind of magical for a city girl like me out there in the mountains... And then there was you..."
Each year can truly change your life and this year brings the biggest change of all. Is it just me, or do you hear angels singing?


The Bears said...

By the way, my favorite flavor is Rocky Road.

Bickham Fam said...

Better start writing about River's "birth" day because he's here! Yay!!!

Sasha said...

Post about the baby!! Can't wait to hear how it all went. Congratulations!

Erica said...

i'm not gonna lie... I got a little choked up reading your mom's story about your birth. I bet the whole thing is phenomenal!