Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Best Birthday Present Ever

Today is the big 3 – 5. The dreaded day when I, according to the medical world, become a woman of “advanced maternal age.” Screw that. This morning I ironed my cute little black maternity skirt and black & white maternity top, pulled on my knee high boots, and even put on eyeliner. I look adorable.

D is stuck working late again tonight, so I’ve made plans to go to dinner with some girlfriends. I was determined to make today a good day.

But a little while ago I got a call from the geneticist at the hospital, and she informed me that my baby’s chromosomes are completely normal. And the little one tested negative for spinal bifida. I heard the news and I cried. My make-up may have ran, and I may not look as cute as I did this morning, but it doesn’t matter anymore. I got the one gift I really, really wanted.

It’s a Happy 35th Birthday, indeed.


Blogger N said...

Happy Bitrthday Mellie! What a wonderful present indeed!!! Have a wonderful dinner tonight!

September 21, 2006 4:44 PM  
Blogger Sarahbchicago said...

Congratulations! And happy birthday from one who is already of advanced maternal age.

September 21, 2006 5:01 PM  
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September 21, 2006 5:01 PM  
Blogger Lut C. said...

Happy birthday! What great timing to get such fabulous news today. :-)

September 21, 2006 5:13 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

That news brought tears to my eyes. Well it did, but I must admit that I am a little hormonal right now. I am so glad to hear that everything is ok Mellie.

Happy Birthday!!!!

September 21, 2006 5:25 PM  
Blogger MoMo said...

Happy Birthday!! What a great birthday present! I am so happy for you and D! Have a wonderful time with your girlfrieds tonight!

September 21, 2006 5:39 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

That really is the best present ever. Have a wonderful day!

September 21, 2006 6:37 PM  
Blogger Mony said...

Hey! Crying here! Now my eyeliner has run too.
I just checked in the mirror and luckily I am still adorable ;)
Mellie you rocked my world with this post. 35 and kicking arse! Happy Birthday Baby xx

September 21, 2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELLIE... what great news on a wonderful day!!

September 21, 2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Anne Marie said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on the great news! What a wonderful birthday present.

September 21, 2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger EJW said...

Wonderful news! Two things to celebrate today!

September 21, 2006 10:17 PM  
Blogger InDueTime said...

Happy WONDERFUL Birthday Present!!!!!

September 21, 2006 10:55 PM  
Blogger Dramalish said...

Such great news! I'm so happy for you. Happy Birthday, dear Mellie.

September 22, 2006 12:59 AM  
Anonymous Kittylover said...

That is wonderful news! Happy Birthday!!

September 22, 2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

wonderful! fantastic!

Happy birthday!

and l'shana tovah.

September 22, 2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I knew everything would be fine (you & D will still have to go out to celebrate your B-day & news together). Welcome to AMA!

September 22, 2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

oh thank goodness. And congratulations! And happy birthday! And what the hell is your husband thinking, letting you go out alone on your birthday???

September 22, 2006 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Mollywogger said...


Happy birthday to you!

September 22, 2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger electriclady said...

Happy (belated) birthday! And SUCH good news!

September 22, 2006 3:31 PM  
Blogger Hopeful Mother said...

How wonderful. I'm glad to hear you and the baby are doing fine!

September 22, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger k #2 said...

What an AWESOME birthday present. I hope you enjoy each moment!!! Happy 35th!

September 22, 2006 5:48 PM  
Blogger fisher queen said...

Oh happy Birhtday! What great news!

September 23, 2006 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Manuela said...

A perfect reason to ruin your make-up.

Happy Birthday.

September 24, 2006 9:50 PM  
Blogger Sunnie said...

What a great present!

Happy Birthday!

September 24, 2006 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Happy belated birthday! Great news about the test results - what a relief.

September 27, 2006 10:04 AM  
Blogger UtRus said...

HAPPY 35TH! sounds like you got a great present today with that call from the genetecist. congratulations and enjoy the heck out of it. you DESERVE IT! hugs :)

October 11, 2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Dramalish said...

I demand a post. Please? Okay, I guess it's not a demand. Perhaps "beg" is more appropriate.

November 04, 2006 12:58 AM  

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