On to the Third Trimester

Today, I am 29 weeks along.

But, enough about the baby. Today, I am 27. Happy birthday to me.

I love my birthday as an adult. As a kid, I was just sick with excitement and then crushed with sadness when it was all over and I had to wait ANOTHER WHOLE YEAR for it to come. Now, a year goes by much faster and I just enjoy my birthday while it’s here, including going out to lunch with some friends, another friend offering to make the dessert of my choice, and a few gifts. It’s just a fun, nice day.

Also, my dad happens to be in town this weekend for work, so that makes it even better.

And we have big dinner plans for this weekend, which I am unreasonably excited about.


And. . . . a couple of other things to share:

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  • Reply Saskia September 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing year.

  • Reply Melanie September 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Seรฑora H-B September 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday!

  • Reply preethi September 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Happy, happy birthday!

  • Reply Stephanie Lee September 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    You're looking so pretty! I can't believe you'll have a new little one by the time we get back. Can't wait to meet her. Have a fantastic birthday!

  • Reply Sheyenne September 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Happy birthday old woman!

  • Reply Jenny September 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a GREAT day.

  • Reply Katie September 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Elaine September 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Have a thoroughly delightful birthday!

  • Reply Melinda September 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • Reply Isabel September 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Happy Birthday to a very lovely lady!

  • Reply Amanda Cobb September 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Happy birthday!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply smalldog September 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely day!

  • Reply Rachel September 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Happy happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

  • Reply heidikins September 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    A) Happy Birthday!!
    B) Happy 3rd Trimester!


  • Reply Carole September 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Happy 27! I was cheering for you right at the beginning — and I'm still here cheering you on!!

  • Reply Megan September 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Happy birthday! Those gold shoes in your first pictures are WONDERFUL.

  • Reply Packrat September 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Happy Birthday. Also, it is wonderful that your dad is in town. Perfect timing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jodi September 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Happy birthday. You look great, and I LOVE that green dress! My birthday was on Monday and i was just thinking 'birthday's are kind of lame as an adult'…maybe i need to kick it up a notch to your level:)

  • Reply Holly Hoffman Spears September 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    woooo, happy birthday to you!

    when i see you wear those gold shoes, it makes ME happy. ๐Ÿ™‚ haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ love.

  • Reply Elsha September 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Happy birthday! And 29 weeks, woohoo!

  • Reply JoLee September 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Happy birthday! Happy 29 Weeks! Love the books you suggested for adults.

  • Reply Steph at September 15, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Happy, Happy birthday!

  • Reply Heather September 15, 2012 at 3:43 am

    If I were in Texas, I'd take you to lunch, gather all the free birthday items we could, then make you your favorite dessert. Happy birthday Janssen! Oh, and you could be on the cover of maternity magazines!

  • Reply Lady Susan September 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Happy Birthday! I am glad you got to go out with friends and that Ella cooperated. Birthday joy all around!

  • Reply Becca September 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I just found your blog and love it! It's so refreshing to find a blog that focuses so much on reading, especially to little ones. I just spent my entire morning going to yard sales, library book sales, and even a free popup library to support DC school librarians and came home with bags of books for my daughter (and 20 weeks along with #2). I'm a new subscriber of yours now and can't wait for more ideas and inspiration… and not of the Pinterest kind (and whew, because I am so over Pinterest).

  • Reply Jessie September 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I found your blog via MPMK and I absolutely loved your list! I live in a small town so only 2 of the books on your list were available, but I checked out What Alice Forgot a few days ago…and I'm almost done! So amazingly good. I'm so happy to have found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Erica September 16, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I don't want to mess the karma on your post (27 comments on your 27th birthday!), but I have to say it – Happy Birthday! I hope your day was a fun as it sounded like it would be.

  • Reply Jillian September 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Happy birthday beautiful girl! You look stunning at 29 weeks! I hope year 27 blesses you incredibly and that you had a fantastic day!

  • Reply maryanne @ mama smiles September 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Such cute pregnancy photos! Happy birthday!

  • Reply megan September 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I am too slow. Happy Birthday (belated)! Hope it was fantastic

  • Reply Jenny September 17, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Happy birthday! You have the cutest baby bump ever! Thanks so much for linking up to Sunday Style…I am now following your cute blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    Modern Modest Beauty

  • Reply Jeanelle September 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I was at Disneyland celebrating your birthday so didn't get to write until now but happy belated. And seriously? The black dress and gold shoes? So snappy and awesome. Love that outfit.

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