Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to DD today

It's our baby's birthday today, she is 24 years of age at 7:30am British time. Yes she was born in Penrith Hospital in Cumbria. She was lucky she wasn't born at home, as if a slate hadn't fallen off the roof, goodness knows what would have happened.

It was a stormy night and a slate fell off the roof around 3:30am, which woke us up, and that was when I discovered I was in labour. So we get packed up and drop of ds at my mam's and step-father's. Who when put into bed with them promptly threw up; mind you grandchild's vomit, isn't the same as adults or children's vomit now is it!!

We probably arrived at the hospital by 5am, and I had dd at 7:30am, just in time for breakfast!! It was an easy birth with no medication needed. Mind you dd made up for it as a baby; she was on solids at 6 weeks; walked at 9 1/2 months, never slept through until she was at least four to five years of age. However she is a joy to be around, and is a very productive adult and both me and her dad are so very proud of her and all her accomplishments.

Mind you I shouldn't have said it was an easy birth, as you can use the fact that you went through hours and hours of pain to give birth to them, when they are being pain in the butt whining teenagers. I think it is a mother's duty to put them on a guilt trip about how much you went through to give birth to them!! I think it's the least we can do, for all we have to put up with!!

I rang her at work yesterday to tell her it was one more sleep until her birthday, as she loves her birthday and gets really excited when its Christmas. Her excitement rubs off on you which is so nice.

Last year we got her the Coach bag, see this post this year we gave her money and she is going to put it towards this Samsara bag. I prefer the Coach bag, but I do like how they are donating a portion of the proceeds of this product to charity. Dd is a big fan of Matt and Nat bags, which the Samsara is a line of.

My step-mother took a photo of Molly on the weekend which I thought was nice. I will update you all tomorrow on Molly, as the saga continues.


I also wanted to say thank you again for all your lovely comments!!!

(Miss L. everytime I try to go to your blog it takes me to a bingo site (spam))

26 comments:

Tracey said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! It's my sons girlfriends 21st today too. They've been together since school so she's like a daughter to me.
My 'real' daughter is 26, and was exactly the same as yours, solids @ 6wks, walking @ 9m! But her birth was looooong & traumatic!
XXX

Lindsay said...

Molly looks worried? Happy Birthday to DD.

ChrisJ said...

Miss Molly looks sweet and cuddly. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Hi there!! thanks for popping over!! and yes l do live in Stanwix, though not in the villagey bit, l'm overlooking Stanwix cemetery actually..nice and quiet area!!

fff x

Lou's Mum said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

Clippy Mat said...

your dd and my dd are the same age, as in born the same year.
i agree about the grandchild's vomit. funny that, its completely different. :-)

Karine said...

Happy birthday to DD! Those are indeed very nice bags :o)

As for Stellan, I know you were going to say prayers for him. His surgery was complete success, but he seemed to be having some lung issues and was running a fever last night. They haven't posted anything since then, so hopefully he'll be okay. He's such a trooper though, I'm sure he will be :o) Keep saying prayers for his recovery, he deserves nothing less than absolutely perfect health for the rest of his (hopefully very long) life :o)

Niki RuralWritings said...

Molly is a pretty beastie :)
Happy B Day to your daughter, my son turned 20 yesterday.

mistyeiz said...

happy birthday to ur girl! ;) seems like yesterday i was 24... lol

GrammyGoo said...

Happy Birthday for your DD ...
Blessings, GG

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

hi, would you like me to go put some flowers on your grandparents' grave?
saz x fff

LizBeth said...

I love the way this post came up on the Dashboard. "Happy Birthday to DD today" ---- with Molly's picture. We think of our DearDog as family, too! LOL

Liz in Texas

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Happy 24th Birthday to your daughter, Gill! I have to say that I really like that Coach bag, too. Red is usually 'so not me,' but sometimes you just have to step out of your zone! Heehee!

Stephanie D. said...

You woke up at 3:30 and discovered you were in labor??? And she was born 4 hours later???

That is just so wrong. Half the world is now insanely jealous.

QuiltedSimple said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter
Kris

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Hi Gill, nice post about your Daughter - itn't it just great having a family! We have 4 boys - well all grown up now. I never did manage a daughter though!
My email is Anglesey_Allsorts@hotmail.com, you can link to it from my Profile page on my blog. Can't say I have had any Trolls but I know other bloggers who have. You are wise to be cautious.
Vicky x
* i had planned to share the paper with a second 'winner'- someone who I know is having a difficult, lean time of it.

scrappy quilter said...

Happy birthday to your daughter.

What a wonderful picture of Molly. I hope you can soon find out what she is allergic too. Hugs..

Anonymous said...

What a lovely blog. I just dropped in when googling for recipes for fabric softener, but I love your recipes, outlook, and sense of humor. Plan to come back and read blog in its entirety. You are now on my favorites list. Kim U. - USA

Kiki said...

Happy Birthday to your DD! Remember to do something nice and pampering for you too today :)

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Birthday to DD...hope she gets enough birthday money for the new bag...new bags are my passion...after shoes...Molly, what a sweetie!!! Hugs to her itchy little self!
Ps...my Vet recommends an oatmeal bath...just passing it along!
Hugs to you too
Sandi

Donna B said...

Happy Birthday to you DD. Miss Molly is adorable.

Evelyn said...

lol i agree, am jealous that you woke up to discover you were in labour! i wish i had a daughter, will have to wait for grandchildren though. love the pic of molly! Happy Birthing Day!

The Witch said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Loved the story, and Molly looks so cute and innocent. I wonder if she is getting itchy from digging at the insulation?

flowerpower said...

i love your blog you are a very creative and talented writer.
Sue.M

Toria said...

A slightly belated happy birthday to your daughter!

My children were all born in Penrith too, but on the opposite side of the world :-).

Decadent Housewife said...

Molly's a dolly. Belated birthday wishes to your daughter.