Best Birthday Ever

Birthdays are a funny phenomena. Growing up I never thought I'd reach my "Golden Birthday." I thought 25 was soooo old. :)

This year's been a bit tough coordinating celebrations, now that all my friends are mid to late twenties...we have that little thing called a life. I was beginning to get a bit frustrated with the event planning, thinking things wouldn't work out. Then my best friend went into labor, and all that changed. All I cared about was her and the baby.

It's been an unbelievably rough three days. She's 18 days late. The baby was due January 7. We joked about her waiting until the 25th, just for me, but never would I have wished that on her. Apparently, the fates did.

Her beautiful baby boy was finally born at 11:35 a.m. today, weighing in at a whopping 10 lbs, 7 oz! Mom is pretty beat up; Dad is grinning ear to ear. Grandma is thrilled, and the little aunties that I'm with are just ecstatic.

I'm not so self-centered to think that this is some cosmic present for me, but I couldn't have asked for a more precious, wonderful gift than to have my best friend give birth to her first child on my birthday.

I'm a very proud Auntie Em today. :)

Posted by Portia at January 25, 2006 12:59 PM | TrackBack

Happy Birthday Fellow Januarian! (I'm not into all that Astro-logy stuff - could never figure out why they named it after George Jetson's dog) Our birthdays are only 4 days (and twenty-two years) apart.

Posted by: Larry at January 25, 2006 01:29 PM

How cool! Happy Birthday to you, and congrats to your best friend!

Posted by: Tammy at January 25, 2006 03:50 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here's to a blessed and wonderful 25th're the best.


Posted by: Mutti at January 25, 2006 05:35 PM

Buon Compleanno!

I'm learning, I'm learning...

Posted by: MacStansbury at January 25, 2006 08:16 PM

yeah, happy birthday and such. I'll see you at home. k BYE!!

Posted by: Jon at January 25, 2006 09:32 PM

Double happy birthday!

What a blessing to be there for a friend as you welcome a new life! Babies are the best gift, especially when it comes to diaper changing time. Don't forget the burp towel when you are patting their back after mealtime.

Posted by: MarcV at January 26, 2006 05:48 AM

Happy Birthday Portia to you and your blog! Good going girl! May you (and your blog) have many many more splendid years to celebrate...
Just think, if you are this good now, how great will you be at 50?
Have a fabulous 25th year!

Posted by: ljmcinnis at January 26, 2006 09:27 PM

Sorry for not commenting on the actual date, Em, but HUGE belated birthday wishes to you, babe. May all your dreams come true this year, into the next. I'm being Mr. Mom this weekend, and am going to upload some pics of my girls, so I'll email you with a link when they are up. BTW, congrats on your blog, too. And I'm still so very proud and impressed of your good work with the Cotillion. God Bless.

Posted by: Muzzy at February 2, 2006 09:07 AM