So, first a quick pregnancy update. Things are going well, from the baby perspective anyway. I'm almost 11 weeks and my belly is growing like a proverbial weed. I plan to take my first belly shot soon to prove my point. I'm still feeling pretty yucky, and my lovely pregnancy migraines seem to have kicked in. I've had 3 in the last week. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the pace slows down at least. This past weekend I got Strep Throat on top of all of that, and it definitely made for a miserable mama, but things are improving now that the throat feels better and I don't have a fever. I feel grateful to just have morning sickness today.
On a lighter note, yesterday was my birthday! Hooray! For those of you who know me well, you know that I LOVE my birthday. And I don't just celebrate for one day if I can help it! Yesterday started with breakfast at Village Inn with the family, very yummy, but I forget that I'm no allowed to eat that much in the morning anymore, so I regretted it for a few hours, but it was still fun. I actually enjoy taking my kids out to breakfast, they are delightful and they actually eat, its really fun. Then after accomplishing a few normal tasks, Beth's music class, a trip to Costco, and a nap (all while my mom cleaned my kitchen from stem to stern), My mom and I and the kids headed to Thanksgiving Point Gardens to meet my sister and her kids. It was beautiful and there was a nice breeze most of the time keeping us cool. After the gardens we hurried home and my mom hunkered down with the kids while Ryan took me to Spaghetti Factory for dinner and then to see "The Time Travelers Wife". It was a wonderful evening. As far as gifts go, I got Photoshop Elements (woohoo!), a lenscap keeper for my camera, a book, a candle, and a gift card. A pretty good haul for not even having a party if I do say so myself. :) So now I just have to plan the rest of my weeks festivities. :) Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, I felt very loved this year.