Thursday, December 2, 2010

The 365 Project: Day 321 (Nov 18)

Today was my 30th birthday. Yep, the big 3-0. It's amazing how once you have a kid, your life is no longer your own. Typically, I'm looking forward to my birthday for weeks--consistently reminding Raf that it's my "birthday month". But for this one--the BIG one--it didn't even sink in on the day of. I was telling my mom about this. Her response? "Yep, welcome to motherhood!" Of course, I expect I'll be thinking about and preparing for Lana's birthdays for a month in advance. Motherhood indeed. 

Even though it didn't feel much like a birthday, we still got out to celebrate...sans baby!! Danny's mom, Shirley, came over to babysit (cause she's awesome and knows she has a while before she gets grandkids of her own!) and Raf took me out for dinner. We went to the Ale House in downtown Livermore. It was really nice to get out somewhere loud, filled with adults and beer! It only took us an hour and a half to eat dinner, but we felt like it would be pretty pathetic to go home so soon when we had a fully capable sitter and all! So, because it was too cold to walk and we couldn't think of anything else to do, we drove around town for a half an hour, til we got bored and decided to head home. Woo hoo, a whole 2 hours out on our own! Still pathetic, I know!
Then, back at home, I discover that my adorable hubby has both Nothing Bundt Cakes and Denica's Double Chocolate Orgasm cookies waiting for FAVES! He's so sweet. Except he seemed to forget that I CAN'T EAT DAIRY!!! Freaking guy. It was like torture. But I was good. At least for a couple days, til I caved and had a chunk of cookie. Did I ever mention that I'm off dairy? I think Lana might have a milk allergy. Within a few days of me cutting it out of my diet, her poop stopped being green and watery, her horrid diaper rash cleared completely, and her chronic stuffy nose went away. So, I'm avoiding cow's milk as much as possible. Do you have any idea how much less satisfying an In & Out burger is without cheese??? Oh well, it's worth it if it helps my Itty Bitty feels better.
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Nicole said...

Happy Birthday, Brooke!!! :) So glad it was a great one.

Jordan said...

Stellar husband, good job Raf!