Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I had such a great birthday yesterday...

Hundreds of Facebook wishes, lots of texts and phone calls...

These flowers from my boys:

Along-side these cards:

At first, I thought that Lance probably talked Maddox into the "aunt" card, since pre-kids, I had received Spanish cards and random holiday cards from Lance instead of birthday cards, because he is a nerd and thinks that's super funny.
But Lance said Maddox cried for this card.
He snatched it up immediately and when Lance tried moving him towards the 'happy birthday mommy' cards, he told Lance, "Mommy loves pink cake!".

And I do!
This is my favorite card of all time!

My husband gave me another sweet gift, last night, by encouraging me to take a girl's night out with my friends.  I didn't realize how much I needed it!

Though I would have enjoyed a date-night with him too... I love, love, loved my night with a few of my closest gal-pals in Southlake at The Cheesecake Factory.
(and he and I are still going to take a night together on Thursday night)

Us girls sat for almost 3 hours, chatted and laughed until we had stitches in our sides and Wendy had to take Tylenol!  (true story)
We had a blast!

Of course we missed a few of our girls, like my friend Kimberly who just gave birth last week to her sweet baby girl... her and I always share the lettuce wraps.  I tackled them alone this time  :)
And Chanda, who had to hold down night clinic without me.
And Candace who's car wouldn't start and then she ruined her iphone4 trying to get there...

But we made do...  ;)
and had a fabulous time.

Apparently I broke a cardinal sin by ordering a smoothie for dessert, but I already got this little yum-dum for my birthday surprise, so I thought it was a smart move!

Today Maddox and I went to my sister-in-law's for lunch and play.
We enjoyed our day with them, but needed naps when we got home.

I woke up from my nap with contractions, and a bloody show.
Since this is all new to me, I don't know if he is trying to come on his own...
but we have induction set for Friday morning, just in case he is pulling pranks!

I walked up and down the driveway (from my header) three times, trying to help things along.
Unfortunately Maddox took a spill and scraped up his knee.
Drama Maddox is still hobbling, as if he can't bear weight on it, and randomly tells me he needs to rest it!

Now that I am caught up on life, I am going to log off and count these contractions.
We have an appointment in the morning, our last appointment with Dr Deem.
I will be shocked if I still have not had any change...
(but I have been shocked before... so we will see!)

Lance is officially on paternity leave.
Tomorrow is my due date.
I am 27 now.
I am ready to be the mother of 2.
I am already sad about not being pregnant any longer next week...
But in days (we could even break it down into hours at this point), we get to meet our prize!

Let's do this thing baby Beckham, your mommy is ready!


  1. Oh, I can't wait to hear about baby Beckham's arrival!! :)

    Happy Birthday again. Looks like you had a fabulous day! Love all of the photos. That aunt card thing cracked me up, big time. I love it!

  2. I bet you go into labor on your own by Thursday! Maybe you & lance should go on your date wednesday night! I can't wait to see Beckham!!!! Oh, & I totally understand the sad feeling of no longer being pregnant, but at least you know you'll do it all again someday! Good luck to you this week!!

  3. Congratulations Holly! Nicolle spread the good news...welcome to the world Beckham! I hope you guys are all doing well! CANNOT wait to see pictures!

  4. Oh yea...I forgot to comment on your post!
    Happy Birthday! LOVE your card from Maddox...that is too funny!
    I think it's great you got to go out with your girlfriends for dinner...I don't know if I have that many girlfriends!! Ready to deliver...and you look gorgeous!!! Maybe you should share you secrets with the rest of us!

  5. Sorry I meant another blog friend had their baby! :)) Not sure if you have had Beckham yet?! Hope all is well!

  6. LOL!!
    I was going to say, "I don't THINK I had him... but I WAS up most of the night with painful contractions-- so who knows!!" ;)

    Congrats to your other blogger friend, I am sure they are super-excited!!

    I'm still contracting this morning, but nothing like they were during the night... maybe he will come today-- if not we still have our spot waiting at the hospital on us, bright and early!!