Thursday, November 15, 2007

The best birthday present ever....

A little bird must have told you all that I had a birthday yesterday....

I had decided to stay in my jammies all day as a gift to myself. By the time I had gotten up to go to the door for the mail man for the third time, I just got dressed already! It was so fun to get all your sweet packages and cards and e mails and calls. In this house, nothing comes in the mail unless it is a bill, and if it IS a real card, it is a birthday invitation for my daughter. This time they were for ME!!! I never get packages either......

The point is, what a fun day and THANK YOU for all your kind words. It was the perfect birthday because I spent the whole day being reminded that even though I want to put my head under the sand some days, the world is full of people that are wonderful and kind.

The best birthday present ever (besides being showered all day with fun stuff) was that at my Dr. appointment yesterday we got great news. I had a bunch of ultrasounds and meetings with a cardiologist to see if the baby's heart is OK. 50% of children with Down Syndrome have major heart and intestinal issues that require surgery. We are clear. She is also really big (they tend to be small, gestationally) and have other issues with arm and leg bones. Nada. That was a great birthday present. Hopefully, no surgery. Also, on the ultrasound I could see that she has her dad's chin (think Jay Leno).

AND Project Runway started. How could a day get better?

More info soon....

16 comments:

Hi! I'm Laura. Welcome to my blog. said...

That's great news, Bek! And happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rebecca! I had no idea today was your day, but I hope it is fantistic. I am SO glad that all is well with the littlest Bingham. I am still thinking of you often. Have a wonderful day! XO Nellie

AzĂșcar said...

I'm so glad! Mine is running late because of a shipping thing. I mean, I'm extending your birthday!!

compulsive writer said...

Yay! And I'm all about having an entire birthday week (what? the post office is closed on Veteran's Day???), so I hope you have a great one!

Anonymous said...

when can we have a party when you are home? Can't wait to see you all.
jk

Tablogger said...

Happy Birthday, Bek! How is it that your birthday is not in my calendar? I shall fix that right now...done!

tracy m said...

I can't believe I didn't know it was your birthday. Crap.

Hope is was wonderful...

more caffeine, please said...

So happy for you and happy birthday! I can't wait to see your beautiful baby!

Leisha said...

Happy belated birthday! What great news!

Dan said...

Great news about the heart! Our DS angel Lacy had open heart surgery at the age of 6 months. That is one aspect of DS that you can be glad to skip. :)

Julie said...

Happy Birthday yesterday! I had no idea. But it sounds like you had a great one. Congrats on the good news.

Geo said...

Yay! MINE is running late because I am SLOW. A birthday month, maybe??

I am thrilled for your best present of all. That is such beautiful news!

Suzie Petunia said...

Happy belated birthday! I am so glad it was a wonderful day!

Tara Marie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday.....and whoo-hoo on the positive appointments. My daughter was 9lbs 2ozs and birth, and like your little one, has had no heart/intestinal or other health issues. I pray your sweet little girl will be the same way.

I think staying in your jammies is the greatest birthday gift!

May this upcoming year in your life be filled with magic and wonder and delights beyond your wildest dreams.

Peace and love, Tara Marie

Kalli Ko said...

Hey, we are in the same birthday week, and that makes us kindred.

Happy Birthday Bek.

And most happy congratulations on a healthy heart for your little girl.

angie said...

Happy Birthday Bek! What a wonderful gift. I am so happy about the good news.