Friday, May 28, 2010

The One with My Quarter-Century Birthday & Halfway There!

I'm a quarter-century old today. 25 years young. Dang I'm getting up there!
As I mentioned yesterday, my parents gave us home video DVDs for Christmas and I treasure them.
It's so fun to look back at myself as a youngster and see how I've grown up. It's fun to watch my parents' parenting skillz. I could learn a lesson or two. So anyways, for anyone who's interested in what young Paige looked and acted like, feast your eyes upon these short videos:

Here I am showing off what's inside the drawers of my bunk bed:
This is me acting like a cornball smiling, primping, and priming in the mirrors of the barbershop while my little brother was getting his hair cut:
To this day my dad still makes me sing this song for him ("I have a little bag. I carry it down the street, I knock on someone's door and I shout, 'trick or treat!'"):
This was supposed to be used as blackmail, but I've already suckered Chris into marrying me, so now it's just self inflicted embarrassment (PS - I got braces when I was 8 years old to fix the mess you see here):
My worst birthday EVER:

I would make one of those "25 things to do when I'm 25" lists, but I'm one of those types of people that get super stressed out if I don't cross everything off my lists and I don't want to be held accountable for that. Instead, I want to just have fun and enjoy everything that is about to come.

So not only is today my birthday, but it also just so happens to be the exact halfway mark through my pregnancy. 20 weeks down, 20 to go! Of all the 365 days of the year, my birthday is the halfway point. How coincidental/fortuitous! Sometimes I think it's gone by super fast, other times super slow, but most of the time I just wish time would go by faster! All-in-all, this pregnancy has been pretty smooth sailing. Sure the nausea/throwing up bit was no fun, and I'm seriously ready for these zits to go away, and headaches aren't my favorite, but really, all of that doesn't even compare to the sheer excitement I feel 24/7. This week I had the big ultrasound scan and found out we're having a boy. I'll keep the evidence private for Fox's sake, but here are a couple other pics of our growing boy:
Here's his cute wittle spine (this picture fascinates me!):
Here's one of his cute wittle feetsies:
And here's his cute wittle face and button nose. This picture is my favorite thing in the entire world:
This is all so new and fun and scary and emotional and exciting at the same time!

I'll end this post with some pics of me at 25 years young and 20 weeks along:


Amber said...

Happy birthday!!! =)

Chris said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I love you so much and feel so lucky to get to spend my life with you!

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lyndsey said...

happy happy birthday paige!! hope you have a wonderful halfway day. those videos are so cute...seriously a cool gift from your rents. AND you finally have a little bump!! so so cute.

*reyanna klein* said...

HOORAY! The day has arrived! :-D Sorry I didn't get your presents in the mail. Sheesh! It's taking me a while to get over this horrid sickness and to have the energy to do anything! LOL. As SOON as I'm feeling up to it, I'll get those things in the mail! Hey, you know... I'll pack your box TODAY. TOOOOOOODAAAAAAY. :-D

Love the last photo! I like the heart shot so much better over a shirt. LOL. This way you can actually SEE the heart better. :-)

And those are cute jeans! And your videos are SO cool! I SO wish I had video of me. I think we have two... from when we borrowed video cameras from friends. LOL.

And that "worst" birthday one was SO funny!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're so beautiful and wonderful, and you're going to be SUCH an awesome mommy! And yay for halfway through the pregnancy! HOORAH! :-D

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!

Congrats on the halfway mark!! Your bump is so cute, and the pictures are awesome!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I totally forgot to email this with my card---HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paige! Happy 25th! You are super cute-and already 20 weeks! WOW! Love the name for your baby--I told my husband, and he loves it. He never likes the names I pick! EH:)

Happy birthday--enjoy and eat lots of cake! that "worst bday ever"!!

Amy Heller said...

Happy Birthday, Paige!!!

Jenni said...

happy birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. The pics of you are soooo cute!!!!

Angelina said...

Happy Birthday!

Ryan and LeDawn said...

happy birthday! how fun are the home videos?! We never had a video camera growing up and I would LOVE to be able to watch home videos now to see what I was like! :( mental note to self - must take video of children! You were a cute girlie and a beautiful pregnant girlie!

Leslie Ashe said...

Happy Birthday Paige!
CUTE video's!!
CUTE baby boy picture!

LOVE your belly pics!! You're so cute!

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Miss Modular said...

Happy Birthday Paige.

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Paige - hope you had an awesome day!

Supermar said...

You are so young still! And a dang cute pregnant girl. I love the vid of you telling your dad you are having the worst birthday ever. So funny.

Caroline said...

happy happy birthday!! my 25th is in exactly a week (how cool that we're only a week apart!), and i'm still in denail :P hah.

love your videos. so cute. lol.
and your little bump is adorable!

Kitty said...

Happy birthday Paige!!! You look great!!!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on your pregnancy. Love the pix!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Happy Birthday! You look smokin' hott on your 25th birthday! =)

Maria said...

Such cute u/s pictures!!! Very fun :-) LOVE your jeans by the way, where are they from?

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Samantha said...

ahhhh! i missed this post somehow! a boy !! a boy!!! congrats on baby Fox Paige!

Daniela said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!! Love the photos!!! Super excited you are having a boy!!!! Boys are the best and oh, so sweet. They love their mommy!!!!!!