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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

And a bottle of rum!

**A little something to read while you wait on the edge of your seats for news! Disclaimer: this was written in the wee morning hours after not-much-sleep-at-all.**

Most people, if given the choice, would like to have a cool birthday. It is cool to have a birthday on a holiday, sometimes. It is also cool to have a birthday with sequential numbers, or with rhyming numbers like "seven" and "eleven." A really cool birthday would have been 05/05/05 because it is 1) on Cinco de Mayo and 2) the numbers are really easy to remember!

I am really excited that today is going to be Dillon's birthday. He is late enough in September that he will be one of the oldest kids in his class, which is definitely an advantage for boys. He also doesn't share a birthday with any immediate family members, which makes for sometimes-uncool joint birthday celebrations. Finally, and most importantly, the numbers add up! Fourteen minus 9 is 5. OKAY! That is definitely cool.

I do have one regret though. Maybe next time, we will get pregnant about two weeks later. Or I will be more patient and choose to induce a little later.

BECAUSE THE COOLEST BIRTHDAY EVER WOULD HAVE BEEN SEPTEMBER 19TH! That is because September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! In case you didn't know, TLPD is a very cool event that happens annually, where a lot of people (approximately 7 of us) go around talking like a pirate!

Talking like a pirate is fun, and Dillon is definitely going to get exposed next Monday. He will only be five days old, but I bet he can say "Arrr!"

I hope you will join in this celebration! Let's increase the number to 8! And, if you need suggestions for what to say on TLPD, check out this helpful list! And start practicing!


Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

YEA!!! There WAS a post today. Have any idea how excited I was to see that?

My next door neighbor at our last house had their baby on 05/05/05. Pretty cool.

And this guest blogger needs to post ASAP!!! :)


7:54 AM  
Blogger Sharkey said...

Hooray, it's FINALLY Dillon's birthday! And the birthday/pirate thing? Too funny.

Anxiously awaiting the news . . .

8:09 AM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Arrr, what a great day to be born...since today is my hubby's bday as well!

I'll be praying that everything goes well for ya!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Princess21 said...

Praying everything goes well!!!!

Happy birthday little Dillon!!!


9:11 AM  
Blogger jes said...

Argh! Dillon will be born today, matey.

(amanda, lay off that bottle of rum!)


9:37 AM  
Blogger Sydney said...

Happy birthday Dillon!!!!

Can't wait to hear how you are doing! ARRGHHHH..... A mighty wait we have had, but sea legs you will soon have.....


2:42 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Just called on the phone... not much progression so far... not going very fast... will let everyone know as soon as Dillon arrives! I promise!

2:55 PM  
Blogger loelsh said...

I hope everything goes smoothly! Praying for a safe delivery!

3:59 PM  
Blogger jes said...

hmph. Dillon, c'mon. We're ready to pamper you and coo over you and promise to visit you so we can get some poppyseed dressing. errr, so we can bring you great gifts of tiding and joy.

hmm. that last sentence didn't make much sense! jes! lay off the rum!


4:00 PM  
Blogger jes said...

um, hi. how does it feel to know that Dillon shall share a birthdate with Preston Michael Spears Federline?

exciting, right?


4:25 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Yay! I can't wait to see pictures of Dillon! Congratulations!!!!
Dillon shares a birthday with my Dad!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I'm so nervous. Any news yet?

I'm praying for you and Dillon, Amanda!

7:02 PM  

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