Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's Mah (daughters) Burfday

Today is J-Bird's 7th birthday.  There have been lots of things that have happened in the last 7 years.  Some good, some bad.....but I can't believe where we've come in this life.  7 years ago, my wife and I welcomed in a bundle of joy.  She's been a great kid.  She's smart, she's funny, she's a she-devil, she's hard headed, she's cute, she's uncoordinated, she's healthy and she's all girl!!!  I can't believe that we have a 7 year old.

On the day she was born (at approx. 7:30pm) she didn't want to come out.  She flat refused.  There were some complications including, at one point, where she had positioned herself on the umbilical cord and wasn't breathing.  Then....when she came out (which she was the math) she was stuck in the the point that a nurse was almost on top of Annie shoving down on her stomach....and when she came out she wasn't breathing.  I was not able to cut the cord, but as I was a new dad and had never witnessed child birth, I had no idea something was horribly wrong.  The Dr. and the nurses were so calm.  We found out later all that was going on....and why it was dire.  Jili also had had something called Shoulder Dystocia (Find out more) which can be fatal and have long lasting effects.  That's how scary it was to find out what all had happened and how truly lucky we are.

Last night Annie and I rigged her door with a balloon avalanche and this morning I got her donuts and put a candle in one of them.  We sang happy birthday and catered to her wants this morning.  At lunch, we're going to surprise her for lunch too.

Pintrest Idea.....balloon avalanche

Last night was a short 1:00 trainer ride, followed by 3x10 resistance exercises and 200 crunches.

Tonight (after dinner....Jili's choice of course) is a run followed by my crunches....need 300+ a day to get the goal.

Total crunches:  2200


  1. That had me laughing at the she-devil. I have a she-devil too. Mine is 13, almost 14. It's amazing how fast they grow up and turn into little women.

    I bet the balloon avalanche was a HUGE success!?

    1. She loved the balloons!

      She's started with the attitude a bit. Probably from TV and the older kids at school...but part of it, I think, is kind of sarcastic and coping attitude to be funny....

  2. That is a cool balloon idea, I did not know you were on Pinterest! (snicker)

    1. I love much as I love root canals and being stabbed in the eye with a fork

  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter! The balloon avalanche is a great idea! I filled my roommate's dorm room with balloons one year on her birthday, good times!