Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25th

I have always had the hardest time remembering what day Berlin was actually born. Her due date was February 28th - which was exciting because it was a Leap Year and there was a possibility that she would be born on the 29th. However, I was in labor with her all day on February 25th. Which, for a long time, kept me thinking that her birthday was on the 25th, when she was actually born just after midnight and has the technical birthday of February 26th. All those dates keep me confused.

This was me two years ago today. One of the very few, three or four, pictures of me actually pregnant with Berlin. Tryn was giving Berlin a kiss :)


Similarities to this day two years ago? Steve has the day off and I worked. Only today I worked at church and back then I was a nanny and watched a little girl all day while I was in labor. I just realized that Steve had lunch with the same friend today that he had coffee with that day two years ago, Bruce B. I have been trying to take a nap for the past hour, which is the same. However, the reason I can't sleep today is much different. I have a stupid cold that is keeping me from falling asleep because I either can't breathe or am coughing. That day I could barely sleep because of the excitement and possibility of meeting my daughter sometime soon - and because I was trying to not constantly count contractions. Although I am sure I was sure was physically uncomfortable then too.

Things that are not the same? One huge difference is that today I have an inward sloping waistline and back then I had an outward bulging non-existent waistline. I don't think that anything super exciting is going to happen tonight, and I am definitely not going to be having a baby in the car anytime soon. Oh, and the weather today feels warmer than it did that day, even though it is not very warm today.

The best part? I have watched this...


Become this...


Which has been one of the best parts of my life.

5 comments:

The Stephens said...

What a gem that girl is!

Kristy said...

Love it.

Sara said...

I just want to 'like' this. :-)

Happy birthday Berlin!!!

Tonya said...

Happy B-day dear Berli - you are a fantastic kid! (you must get that from mom & dad).

Alana said...

Happy birthday Berlin!