Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Half way home

We are half way home.

Hopefully, with a little luck we are hurtling safely over the Atlantic about now, and not bobbing about in it, clinging to a KLM catering trolley and waving up at CNN helicopters.

That would make for a very dramatic movie of week, but for a lousy birthday.

Today I turn 32, and that just makes me realise how miserable the last few years have really been. 30 and 31 had nothing to offer beyond disappointment and doubt.

Now all that is turned on its head, and this birthday is the first full of expectation and excitement since those in the days of single digits and Knight Rider.

Unsurprisingly, the scut in the gut is upstaging me again. Today ET turns 20 weeks, a point we couldn't even imagine one year ago. From here the weeks are counting down instead of counting up.

I can't wait for Friday for another good look at the kidlet, to have a look at who is squirming around inside ET, at who has been shoving their arse into her bladder and making my holiday a continuous search for the nearest bathroom.

A happy birthday indeed, 20 weeks.

We are half way home.


37 comments:

Bonnie B. said...

Happy Birthday Martin!!! And it IS the happiest, isn't it?

Smiles, Hugs & General Sappy-ness all around.

Tanya said...

happy birthday!!!!!!

best one in awhile I bet

Sarah said...

Happy birthday my friend!

darcie said...

What a birthday gift huh? ET is off the hook for YEARS to come - this is the best gift-that-keeps-on-giving EVER!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ms. Moon said...

Birthday greetings and all good wishes for 32 years and twenty weeks. I am so happy for you. I am.

WhatAboutNovember said...

Happy Birthday!!!

And if I see you on CNN bobbing in the ocean and waving at the choppers, I will indeed wave back. "Hey, I know that guy!"

Jill said...

Happy Happy birthday!

What a difference a year makes... so thrilled for you and E.T. The countdown begins...

Monty. said...

Happy birthday my friend. Have a fantastic one!

Veronica said...

Well Happy Birthday!

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

Happy Birthday! And congratulations on the big 20 week milestone!

I had Maya when I turned 32 too :)

Amazing how everything can change in one short year, eh?

Momma said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope the year to follow is full of excitement and all your wishes come true!

Momma

PS: Is it Friday yet? I can't wait any longer....I have a feeling it's a girl, just my gut talking!

Making Babies said...

Ah Happy BIRTHDAY!!!

River said...

Well, Happy Birthday. It's all downhill from here. In a countdown sort of way I mean.

Dan said...

Happy Birthday!

AnnB said...

Happy Birthday to all of you. Thanks for making me smile, yet again.

Mwa said...

Happy Birthday!

Jane G said...

Ah to be 32 again! Happy birthday X, sure you're only a young scut of a thing.

20 weeks, halfway there now! You won't feel the rest of the time going. Well you won't feel it, no doubt ET will feel it with every kick to her ribs.

Tara R. said...

Happy Birthday! Half way home!

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday and 20 weeks day!! So glad it's a good milestone this time.

WeaselMomma said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have wonderful memories of this birthday and the year ahead of you.

Melisa with one S said...

Happy Birthday!

Russ said...

Happy birthday man! I hope you enjoyed your trip across the pond.

areyoukiddingme said...

Happy Birthday, and congrats on 20 weeks!

FJ said...

Happy Birthday! I've been following your blog for awhile but never left a comment. How exciting for you and ET.

suzannanana said...

Happy Happy day! Call your Mum and thank her for your birth!

merinz said...

Happy birthday! A real milestone thats for sure.

The Sheila said...

Hope they at least gave you an upgrade given it was your birthday! Good luck with the scan in the morning.

Hockeyman said...

Happy birthday to you and happy half-birthday to your spawn.

Shanny said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

frog ponds rock... said...

squeeee.

Christa said...

Happy Birthday!

Have fun tomorrow!

You better not keep the sex a fucking secret!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

DAmn you for making me cry. Happy birthday, my friend.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@FJ - Thanks, and welcome.

@Christa - *cough*

@All - Thanks very much!

Missives From Suburbia said...

Happy belated birthday. 20 weeks already! I can't believe it. I'm sure it's going much more slowly for you two, but it's been a blur for me just reading about it.

DD said...

Happy Birthday, you whippersnapper, you. I'm guessing boy (the baby, not you, since I'm 80% sure you are indeed a boy), because if it had been a girl, you would have wigged out and told us about how in 25 years, you'll have to give her away at her wedding.

Or maybe it's a girl...?

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

seeing I am late, and I suck, I can turn off the snark and send you a huge birthday kiss.

MWAH.

Happy Birthday BoxBoy.

Blues said...

Cumpleanos feliz, Xbox.

When you look back on it, having your kid at 30 or at 32 really doesn't make that much of a difference. (You see, I'm talking to myself here).