Thursday, May 08, 2008

28 Years to Sing Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to ME! WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
This is the only "baby" picture (not really a baby, I know) I have of me saved on my computer...my parents have the rest...gotta love that pout! I don't know WHERE Savannah gets it from! hahaha


Funny how birthday perspectives have changed now that I am a mother...we have always been big "Birthday People" in my family! We like to go all out and make that person feel extremely special! I am that annoying girl singing "Happy Birthday" to myself at midnight on May 8th! But this year, I didn't even realize my birthday was coming up so fast until my Aunt Susan mentioned it! (I wonder why???)

It has changed somewhat--(Joe might tell you differently--ha!) But, it is very humbling for me. NOW, on this day, I think about my mother...and what SHE went through 28 years ago to deliver me (3 weeks early at 5 pounds around midnight). I think about what SHE was experiencing, how HER labor was going, what SHE was thinking and feeling as SHE brought her second child and only baby girl into this world. I appreciate her so much and very fitting that it is close to Mother's Day as well!

Happy Birthday to ME, but more importantly: WAY TO GO MOM!!! I love you & respect you more than ever! ;)

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84 comments:

Kelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

BTW, I bought one of those butterfly light up toys like you mentioned on your trip and Ashley (7 mos.) LOVES it! It's her new best friend! Thank you!

Williams' bunch said...

I know what you mean about becoming a mother sure does make you appreciate your own. It opens your eyes and makes you think about how much they love you and sacrificed to put your needs above their own.
Happy Birthday. :-) Hope you enjoy it.
The babies are so cute and precious..you are so blessed!

Preemie Twins' Nanny said...

Aww, Great post! Happy Birthday to You and happy birth anniversary to your mom!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Suzanne! Have a great day; You deserve it!!

Krystyn said...

So true about being a mother...I often forget my birthday is coming up, too!

And it's extra special that you were a mother's day (or close to it) present for your mom! I'm sure she appreciates you just as much as you do her!

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! AND, HAPPY ALMOST MOTHERS DAY TO YOU ANDD YOUR MOM!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....AND HAPPY ALMOST YOUR FIRST MOTHERS DAY TOO! IT IS AMAZING WHAT WE LEARN WHEN WE BECOME MOMS!!!! I TELL MY MOM SORRY ALL THE TIME NOW AS MY SON IS GROWING UP!

Page said...

Aww...that was a sweet post. Happy birthday to you and happy first mothers day to you as well!!

Tamie said...

Happy BIRTHDAY, Suz!

Not to hint around or anything, but the perfect present for your READERS would be a shot of you and Joe, the babies and Shiloh all wearing party hats!

Jennisa said...

Have a super de duper birthday!!!

You share a birthday with my husband! :)

Linsey said...

That was so sweet. Great perspective! Happy birthday to YOU!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day...but I know you will because of your FOUR blessings!!!!!!! Oh, and Joe and Shiloh too!!!!! :)

the schirano triplets said...

happy birthday!!! i hope you have an incredible day and enjoy time with your family!

mine is coming up on monday (the 12th) and i adore birthdays too. not only mine, but everyone else's as well. this year i would have had no idea mine was coming up except my sister keeps calling to ask what i want!

Andria and Co. said...

Happy Birthday!

Katrina said...

Aww Happy Birthday!!! I hope you get to do something fun and exciting!!!

Things sure change once you are a Momma I know I appreciate my Mom WAY more then I ever did as a kid!!!

Enjoy your birthday! Mine is Christmas Eve so we NEVER celebrate it LOL!

Jenny said...

HAPPY B*DAY, SUZ!!!!!!! I think you look like Drew and Ethan in your lil' girl pic. So cute and speaking of cute...how cute are you and your mom in that pic together??? :0)

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Make sure to find some time to celebrate between changing diapers.
Smiles!

Cindy & Brian said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!

~erin

The Mom said...

I hope your day is special!

Anonymous said...

Good call.
Happy Birthday.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! That was such a sweet person, truly shows the sweet person you are. Enjoy your day with those babies and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Emily said...

Happy birthday Suzanne!!! I hope that you feel so special today and that you can take a little time to do something just for you as a person, not a mom. It is so true that once you are a mom you have a whole new respect for your own mother.

Leslie A. said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How awesome is it that you get to spend your birthday this year with your sweet little babies! What a blessing! Maybe there will be no spit up or poopy diapers to have to clean up today (haha..........yea right huh??). Hope it is a SUPER day!!!

erin said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it's a great one!!!!

CarolinaGirl said...

Happy Birthday to you! Where do you buy those adorable headbands for Sav? I have 4 girls and 4000+ bows, but I can not find any cute headbands w/ bows that are not big or bigger than my 1 month olds head! Yours are the perfect size. Is there a website?

hope4more said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Mother's Day as well.

Your mom must be so proud of the person you have become. I read your blog regularly, my girlfriend recommended it to me, so I don't know you personally but you seem like such a wonderful person. I hope you have a wonderful day and get all you wish for, I guess you already have though in 4 little bundles of joy :)

Anonymous said...

Hey! My name is Jennifer and I've been stalking your blog for awhile now and have never left a comment. First of all, your little ones are the cutest ever! Secondly, Happy birthday to you today and ME tomorrow. I just wanted to say that I completely understand how you feel. I'm a new mom also and also the annoying birthday girl. This year though, I'm thinking a lot about my mom and how much I appreciate her. It's funny how being a mother can completely change the way you think about your own birthday. Well, I just wanted to say hey and I hope that your birthday is an extra special one!

Jennifer

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Suz!

I know what you mean - I will never think of my birthday the same. My babies birthday will always be the most special day for me.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Suzanne! I hope you have a great one!!! It was great seeing you and the babies a few weeks ago when you guys were down here!!! Have a fun B-DAY!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my incredible, beautiful, talented, and great mom, MY DAUGHTER! Suz, I remember 28 years ago exactly and your Mom and I have always been proud of you. You two ladies, Sugar, and the princessa, are the women of my life. Oh yes there are other sisters, nieces, etc......but I just wanted to say Happy Birthday and have a great day!!
Love you.......Daddio

My Goodness said...

Very sweet! Happy Birthday, Suz!

The Mannings said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Amanda's News said...

Happy birthday Suz!!! Motherhood really does change your view of your birthday! I love those video. I couldn't help but smile at each of them. I can't get over on how big they are getting. I'm glad you were able to hang out with Lauren. I wish I could have seen your face when the little girl at the zoo asks if she could have one. Too funny!!!I miss you guys!

Honeycutt Family said...

Happy 28th Birthday, Suz!
You are still such a baby yourself! I turn the big 3-5 on Saturday! YIKES! :)
I love the tribute to your mom. So sweet!
Love,
Jen

Candace said...

I hope my son respects me that much considering I had him on Mother's Day almost 2 years ago. Better yet i could guilt him into it. lol By talking about 11 hours of labor and almost being over due, or about the fact that when midnight came and my husband and i realized he was going to be a mother's day baby i was in the hard stages of labor without the epidural! either way i am just proud to be his mom and i hope he is proud i am his mom

Burkett Quad Squad said...

Happy Birthday!!!! (and happy 9 mos to my quadies!) YAY! what a good day! I hope you have a GREAT weekend of CELEBRATIONS!!! love you!

Jenny

Pam said...

Well, Happy Birthday! Also, Happy Mother's Day! A friend in East Texas, Pam.

Leah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZ!!!!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Happy Birthday Suz!

Tiffany Norris said...

Aw, sweet post! Happy birthday! And have a happy Mothers Day, too!

Jennifer :) said...

Happy Birthday Suz! :) You're beautiful!!

Rikki said...

Happy Birthday!! My name is Rikki and I stumbled upon your blog this week!! It has been great reading about you and your little ones. I am also a new mom and just celebrated my 28th birthday in April!! Motherhood definitely changes your perspective on things!! I hope you have a wonderful day and a very happy mother's day!!

McNulty Quads said...

Happy Birthday to you.. Happy Birthday to you.. Happy Birthday Dear Suzie.. Happy Birthday to you!!!

All my favorite peeps astro signs are Taurus! How fitting.. must be why I LOVE YOU so much!

Being a mom is the best bday present there is.. but funny how much it changes things.

Hope your having a good day.

Love you!
Gen :)

boysmum2 said...

Happy Birthday.
It is amazing how our thinking about our mum's change after we have our own kids.
Your 4 are doing so well.
Keep smiling

Tabaitha Kaye said...

Happy Birthday! I Hope you have a fabulous day!

Molly Woodall said...

Awwww SUZ.....Happy B'day to you! You made me cry! That is such a fitting tribute, not only to YOU but to the woman that your MOM raised you to be!
Way to go Mom!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to you! I used to be the same way about my bday-it was the biggest holiday of the year! ;) That is until I became a mom too! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday missy!!!! :)

asplashofsunshine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a tribute to your mom! Hopefully in 25 years (or so), you will receive 4 sweet tributes to such a wonderful mommy! Have a fantastic day!

Barbara Manatee said...

Happy Birthday Suz! My bday was yesterday (7th) but am 3 years older. Yes - being a mom does change how you celebrate. years past have included nights out but this year I looked forward to coming home from work and getting lots of hugs and kisses from the twins :-) The best gift ever!

The Nowling's said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday was on 5/5. Except unlike you turning 28, I turned 30. Who knew I would be 30 with 3 kids. I would never have it any other way. How is Sav? Glad to hear all is well with the boys.

Jenny said...

Happy birthday!! And so true about how we feel about our moms after we have children...

Anonymous said...

Great perspective about your birthday! I don't think I ever realized that our moms who brought us into the world on that DAY probably have other things on their mind...like SENTIMENTAL memories! Ahh, so glad you shared that!

Charity Donovan said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy SuZ!!! Hope you had an amazing day! What a sweet post & an adorable pic of you and your mom!!!

Megan said...

Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I like to celebrate my birthday for a few months after the fact ;)

My hubby and I are in the Outer Banks of NC for a mini vacation 3 weeks after the fact.

Birthdays are the best!

You are a special woman and you have a beautiful family!

Thank you for sharing your gift with the world!

Collegegirl said...

Happy Birthday Suz!!! Man, first your birthday and now Mother's day!!! What your luck! Have a great weekend with your little ones.
~Elyse~

Melanieshea said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY...AND MOTHERS DAY EARLY!!!!!!

TONYA said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. That was a really sweet post.

Oh how I wish I could be 28 again ...

Hope you have a wonderful 1st mothers day this weekend.

Hollie said...

What a thoughtful tribute to YOUR Momma on your birthday! So sweet!

I am a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, girl!! I hope you had a great day celebrating with your precious family!

Tracie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday Suz!!! And Happy Mother's Day!!!

Kate said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZ!!! I've always been the same way about birthdays, but now my son's b-day is 3 weeks after mine...so his is MUCH more of the focus! But I still start reminding everyone weeks in advance it'll be my birthday. ; ) Hope its really special!

Cat said...

Happy Birthday, you're a super gal! Love your blog!

Suz said...

happy birthday Suz! Hope you enjoyed YOUR day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great day. Try and get a little time for yourself.

KS Dallas

Leslie said...

Just like the commercial...having a baby (or 4) really does change EVERYTHING!!!

Happy Birthday and eat lots of cake!

Nicole Philen said...

Happy birthday & Mother's Day rolled into one. Have a great week!

Ashhog said...

Happy Birthday!

Ash

Ashhog said...

I tried sending a comment before this one but I'm not sure it went through-Anyway...Happy Birthday! I'm a dork and have a Birthday WEEK when my bday comes around. I totally use it to my advantage that whole week and will walk around saying "It's my Birthday Week!" What a brat-I know! :) Hope yours is wonderful!

Ashley

Sooz said...

Happy Birthday Suzanne! And Happy 1st Mothers Day to you. What an incredibly special weekend for you!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Happy Birthday, Suz! What an awesome tribute to your mom. One day, little Sav will be saying the exact same things about you.
We absolutely love the videos! It is so fun how when they learn a new skill that is all they want to do. Their smiles are so contagious!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

BoufMom9 said...

Happy Birthday & Hope you have a Wonderful Mother's day!

Laura McIntyre said...

Im a few days late but Happy Birthday, i always appreciated my mum much more since giving birth

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Happy Mother's Day, Suz!!

CityStreams said...

I felt the same way on my birthday back in February. It's amazing how being a mom entirely changes the way you see your own mom!

Charity Donovan said...

Suz, I wanted to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy that adorable family!!!

King Quads said...

Happy Mother's Day to an amazing Mom! You are such a great example and inspiration to the rest of us!!

Deanna said...

I hope you had a great birthday. You look just like your mom, both of you are beautiful women.

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day (x4)!!! Hope you have a wonderful celebratory weekend! :D

Jill said...

I've been lurking for a long while and I just LOVE your blog. It is so FUN watching your babies grow up and especially reading about it through the eyes of a very HAPPY and PROUD MOM! I can't help but add that you as a little girl look so much like Ethan and Andrew!! Do you see it too?

Keep writing. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jill
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