Monday, August 4, 2014

It's my birthday!! Woop!

I always thought turning 30 would shake me.  Then I started having babies and I switched that tune to - being done having kids will shake me. Now I've hit both.  I just had my third little girl almost 3 months ago, and today I'm 30.
If I give it a lot of thought it starts to bother me that I'm no longer in my 20's. I know, I know.  It's not really that big of a deal, but the older I get the more aware I am of how precious life and time really is.  Cause let me tell you {since you've probably never heard it before} it goes fast!! 
Even though I know we are done having kids {especially with all the things that happened to me after Harper's delivery} I still find it hard some days.  I won't miss much about being pregnant, but seeing that little life you and your husband created in your hands is just plain amazing.  That makes me feel older than saying I'm 30. 
I was complaining to my parents about how stiff my legs and feet were when I got up in the morning, so I semi-jokingly asked "Is this what 30 feels like?!" They looked at me like I was crazy and my dad chuckled and said "shiiittt". Silly me. But y'all - it's true! I'm so stiff in the morning! If this is a preview to what getting old is like, I’m not sure about this!

If you're new around these parts {and even if not} I've compiled 30 15 little facts about me you may or may not know:

1. I always said I wanted to be done having babies by 30.
2.  I really wanted to be on MTV's The Real World growing up. I wholeheartedly believed if I sent in a video that I would have been picked. 
3.  Daniel and I went on a date when I was in 9th grade, but then didn't start dating until I was a senior.  We've been together ever since – a little over 12 years!
4.  I broke my leg at 4 years old on a tire swing.
5.  I wasn't strong enough to hold my weight on crutches so they gave me a walker to use. Nice!  I’ll try to find a picture a post later – it’s worth showing and a laugh!
6.  I had my tongue pierced from 18-21.  I took it out because of the looks I'd get at work and didn't want to give people the wrong impression of me.  And my dad immediately thought it meant that you liked doing a certain act.   No Dad, No.
7.  I'm going to get my first tattoo this week or next! I'm nervous and excited!
8.  I only have 2 more weeks at home with my babies until I have to go back to work :(
9.  One of my most embarrassing moments is when my bathing suit top fell down after riding a wave at the beach.  It wouldn't have been so bad, but I didn't know and then heard my dad yelling "ERIN! PULL UP YOUR TOP!" It was my first official two-piece bathing suit too.
10. I'm friends with the same girls I've grown up with - from 4 years old and others in elementary school. 
11. I have anxiety and have dealt with it most of my life.  I worry about stupid things, but also worry about my family. Main triggers are anything regarding their safety and/or death. 
12.  Mommy guilt is part of my everyday life.  Am I paying enough attention? Am I letting them do their own thing enough? Am I showing them enough love? Am I teaching them enough? Am I being equal?
13.  I just joined in a book club and I’m pretty excited about it! Meeting new girls, drinking some wine, and talking about “the books” we read once a month!
14.  I am super indecisive.  I’m trying to make plans to go out next weekend for my birthday and it’s so hard to choose something! The struggle is real y’all.
15.  I would love to re-live my wedding over and over! It was the best party – I’d love to get everyone together again down the road sometime and do it all over.

I've been blessed with 30 wonderful years so far and I truly cannot wait to see what 30's has in store for me!!
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