Tuesday, September 18, 2012

39 Weeks!


How many weeks: 39 Weeks! 
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep: HORRIBLE!
Best moment this week: Finishing the baby room!! YAY!
Miss Anything? sleep
Movement: she's slowed down a bit, maybe running out of room or resting up for her big exit.
Food cravings: Starving
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: pressure, cramping, contractions, stabbing pains
Symptoms: carpal tunnel, back ache, fatigue, slowness, swollen feet and hands and everything in general really
Belly Button in or out? OUT!
Wedding rings on or off? off :-(
Happy or Moody most of the time: mostly happy just tired which probably results in some pissy moods
Looking forward to:  Baby G! Any day now!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

38 weeks!


Well this week we had a tiny scare. Spent a few hours in labor and delivery with some blood pressure issues. Just needed some rest and it came down.  This week things have changed a lot. I thought it was hard to move before, well it's almost impossible now.  I have definitely been spending more time on the couch and listening to my body to slow down.  I keep thinking she's coming early but we all know she's the boss.

How many weeks: 38 Weeks! 
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes, more showing up in random places.
Sleep: Do I dare say I'm sleeping a little better? Still getting up a million times but having an easier time going back to sleep, watch now I won't sleep.
Best moment this week: listening to my baby girls heart beat for 4 hours while in the hospital.
Miss Anything? wine, being able to get up from the couch with out grunting and using all my strength.
Movement: she's slowed down a bit, maybe running out of room or resting up for her big exit.
Food cravings: eating anything and everything insight and still havent' gained anything in 4 weeks!
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: braxton hicks, lots of pressure and cramping
Symptoms: carpal tunnel, back ache, fatigue, slowness
Belly Button in or out? OUT! It finally happened!
Wedding rings on or off? wedding band only is on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy most of the time.
Looking forward to:  Finishing the nursery.  We got the glider last night so we just need to put that together and get the extra junk out of the room and we are all ready for Baby G!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

37 Weeks!

This past week, things have changed.  Baby G has dropped and I think dropped a little more. I've experienced what I think to be more painful braxton hicks.  I think preparations are being made for her exit.  This week we hit the full term mark, and it scares and excites me.  I can't wait to  meet this little girl.  But I am scared out of my mind about labor, I'm sure as it gets closer I'll settle down and just want her out!


How many weeks: 37 Weeks!  Full Term!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep:Sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't, whatever.
Best moment this week: Having a 3 day weekend! At this stage of the game it's almost necessary.
Miss Anything? being able to move.
Movement: lots of pointy elbows and knee jabs
Food cravings: super hungry this week! baby g must be growing!
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: braxton hicks
Symptoms: slow, slow slow, feeling like I have to carry my belly at times, carpal tunnel that radiates to my shoulders at night, oh and the feeling that something is trying to get out of me.
Belly Button in or out? it's half out
Wedding rings on or off? still able to put my wedding band on!
Happy or Moody most of the time:Happy with a dash of get this thing out of me.
Looking forward to:  not going to lie, the weekend, work is getting rough eventhough I sit at a desk most of the day.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

36 Weeks!

Oh boy I've missed a few weeks, sorry! I've just been feeling tired, and trying to get all the baby stuff ready.  Only 4 weeks to go!  I also wanted to do a post on my wonderful shower but haven't gotten the pics from it yet.  So once I have those I will update :-)  We should have the baby room done soon too, so lots of pics to come!



How many weeks: 36 Weeks!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep: my random sleep patterns and positions annoy me and Josh.  Although do I dare say I'm having an easier time falling back to sleep after waking up to pee?
Best moment this week: Worked feverishly this weekend on getting more of the baby room done with the help of mumsy :-)
Miss Anything? sleep, being able to move, and not being stared at like a freak show
Movement: she's in my ribs, and on my bladder yay!
Food cravings: wine.........nicely chilled white por favor
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: braxton hicks, oh and this just in! baby g dropped. I don't know if she dropped completely put she did a little. After eating some fabulous tacos from Cali Burrito.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel is getting worse, heartburn,  back pain, swollen feet and hands
Belly Button in or out? it's slowly popping out
Wedding rings on or off? just my wedding band.
Happy or Moody most of the time: tired, I dont think I've been very moody, ask the hubs though.
Looking forward to:  Being another week closer to seeing this baby girl. We keep wondering if she will have red hair and what she will look like.  Starting to get anxious for the labor and delivery.  She's going to have to come out? of where? 10 centimeters? Do you know how big that is? And she's about 6lbs now? ACK ! Panic!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

33 Weeks

Big week!  We got the crib and changing table at Ikea over the weekend. 

 Not without a stop to the California Pizza Kitchen, I think  Josh was in heaven.
Here's my belly pic for the week

How many weeks: 33 Weeks!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes, lots on my belly
Sleep: my random sleep patterns and positions annoy me and Josh.  Although do I dare say I'm having an easier time falling back to sleep after waking up to pee?
Best moment this week: Buying the crib and changing table and setting it all up!
Miss Anything? sleep
Movement: a lot of big movements now
Food cravings: nothing in particular
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: occasional sharp pains, dr. said it's normal
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  back pain, super slow and tired all the time.
Belly Button in or out?  the little bugger is hanging tough, still in
Wedding rings on or off?  I have resorted to only wearing my wedding band, chubby fingers.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy and tired
Looking forward to:  I have a feeling it will be a special weekend :-)  Saturday we will have our 8 hour child birth class. Can't wait till that's behind us so we can move on!

Monday, August 6, 2012

32 Weeks!

This week Baby G went to her first concert! What better way to introduce her to live music than the Summerland Tour. 90's rock at it's finest! Marcy's Playground, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Sugar Ray and Everclear took the stage.  Baby G's favorite was Lit, as noted by her extreme moshing in my belly.
We also got to hang out with our BFF's


How many weeks: 32 Weeks!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes, lots on my belly
Sleep: I'm up a lot to pee. and now hip and back pain keeps me up.
Best moment this week: Let's see lots of fun time with friends, and a concert with the hubs!
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night. wow that would be so nice. or actually just being comfortable when I'm sleeping.
Movement: somedays it's more than others, she occasionally punches my bladder
Food cravings: nothing in particular
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: I think I may have had some braxton hicks during the concert, especially towards the end.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  leg cramps in the middle of the night, back pain
Belly Button in or out?  in, although earlier in the week I had a dream that I actually saw it pop out. weird.
Wedding rings on or off?  most days they fit, getting snug though.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy with a touch of prego don't mess with me syndrome
Looking forward to:  a weekend with Josh! I think we will be on the hunt for a crib this weekend.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

31 Weeks!




How many weeks: 31 Weeks!
Touch your toes?Can't even really bend down unless I want heartburn
Stretch marks? They are now evening out on both sides since this little girl is kicking all over now.
Sleep: last night I was up EVERY HOUR to pee
Best moment this week: spent my Saturday celebrating my Godson's 1st Birthday! What a sweet day!
Miss Anything? sleep and energy
Movement: She moved so much yesterday I was sore and I think she made me seasick, no lie. oh and this past weekend Josh had his head on my stomach and she kicked him in the eye. haha Already showing us who's boss I suppose!
Food cravings: not really, although I've noticed I gravitate towards coconut more. For instance I just made a s'more with shredded coconut on it. purty tasty!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no, hopefully we have a few more weeks till we have any of that going down.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  leg cramps in the middle of the night, back pain
Belly Button in or out?  in 
Wedding rings on or off? on! woo hoo! I'm pretty proud of that :-)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy 
Looking forward to: a weekend visiting with friends!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

30 Weeks!

Countdown is seriously on! 10 weeks to go, hopefully :-)  This week was the week of dropping things. Or maybe I just notice how much I drop now more since I can't bend down. You know it's bad when you drop your keys and for a split second think, "hmm it might just be easier to buy another car"







How many weeks: 30 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Can't touch my toes. not no way, not no how
Stretch marks? they are creeping higher and higher on my belly
Sleep: it's just frustrating.
Best moment this week: got some fro yo not once but TWICE! And had a date night with the hubs!
Miss Anything? sleep and energy
Movement: This week I can tell things are getting cramped in there. Her movements are bigger.  We saw a leg, or arm or something move clear across my belly the other night.
Food cravings: not reallyAnything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  leg cramps in the middle of the night, back pain has returned.
Belly Button in or out?  I swear she was trying to pop it out the other night, but she was unsuccessful.
Wedding rings on or off? on! except for one super humid hot day. Thank you so much for all the heat waves this year!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy with the occasional melt down.
Looking forward to: getting under 10 weeks!  Can't believe we are almost there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

29 Weeks








How many weeks: 29 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Not happening.
Stretch marks? lots
Sleep: it's just frustrating.
Best moment this week: Having a fun day with my prego bff :-) here is a pic of us a few weeks ago. We are about 9 weeks apart and both having little girls!!!


Miss Anything? getting out of bed without rolling out
Movement: Lots and lots, sometimes painful jabs, last night I swear she was trying to get out. Not yet little girl, you still have some time to cook.
Food cravings: 
Mint Chocolate Chip cupcake!

Anything making you queasy or sick: staying away from fried foods, wasn't eating much to begin with but it's probably best this is out of my diet.
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: all of the previous ones now hot flashes?
Belly Button in or out?  still in!
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy
Looking forward to: Having a day off with the hubs this weekend :-) We are off to a wedding!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Peach Coconut Muffins

I have for you a yummy healthy recipe.  Enjoy!

Peach Coconut Muffins
makes 12 muffins

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/3 cup agave
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup diced peaches (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 F, and spray muffin pan
Combine egg, milk, oil and agave in medium bowl.  Combine flour, flax, baking soda, salt in small bowl.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients with whisk.  Add peaches, almonds and coconut to mixture.  Spoon into muffin cups and fill 2/3 of the cup.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Keep an eye on them, I had to turn the temp of my oven down slightly because the agave tends to make the muffins brown faster.

Friday, July 6, 2012

28 Weeks!

Hello 3rd Trimester! I welcome you with open arms and heartburn.  Please treat me well the next 12 weeks, I promise to behave myself.
My Mom took this picture. What do you think the hubs is thinking?

How many weeks: 28 Weeks!
Touch your toes? It's official, baby girl is in the way.
Stretch marks? ugh yea...
Sleep: it's just frustrating.
Best moment this week: Progress made in the baby room! Finally got some time with the hubs on the 4th to get some stuff Craigslisted and donated!
Miss Anything? wine and Landshark
Movement: She's a feisty little one! and thinks she's funny jabbing me in the bladder.  You better be cute kid.
Food cravings: nothing special
Anything making you queasy or sick: definitely can't eat fried foods, will give you heart burn for days. I splurdged the other night on Chik-Fil-A chicken nuggets and fries and it was a horrible night of breathing fire.
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no, although I think I'm having some braxton hicks contractions.  My belly will get really tight and I'll have a dull pain for a little and then it goes away.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  and generalized slowness.
Belly Button in or out?  Will it forever be an inny? only time will tell
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy
Looking forward to: getting past my Dr.'s appointment. Ugh they cause so much stress!


Monday, July 2, 2012

27 Weeks!

Totally failed to take a belly pic.....ooops!

How many weeks: 27 Weeks!
Touch your toes? I could yesterday!!
Stretch marks? yup!
Sleep: constant battle between me, and the 5 pillows I sleep with
Best moment this week: Spending the day with the hubs, end enjoying a sweet breakfast at Cracker Barrel mmmm bacon!
Miss Anything? sleep, I just want to sleeeeeeep
Movement: Lots and lots!  This week she kicked the Dr. when she was finding her heartrate with the doppler. hehe feisty little girl!
Food cravings: still lots of fruit,
Anything making you queasy or sick: the thought of everything that needs to get done before she's here!
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: same as previous week plus heart burn
Belly Button in or out?still in, which is surprising
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy with a dash of crazy pregnant woman disorder
Looking forward to: a day off in the middle of the week for the 4th~!  and an extra plus?! my hubby has off!  Time to cross some things off our list!

I don't think I've mentioned this before.  Just something I want to remember and know I will probably forget.  Baby G is consistantly hanging out on my left side, so much so now that my belly is actually lopsided. It's kinda funny.  If I felt comfortable putting my bare belly all over the internet I would show you , but that's just not going to happen so you'll just have to visualize a lopsided belly.
Also this week, had my Dr. appointment.  Sent me to do an early glucose test, the test for Gestational Diabetes. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that the results are negative and my sugars behave themselves.  what prompted it a few weeks early is my "rapid weight gain".  I had a full on complete meltdown at the Dr.'s office.  For the record...I have been eating very balanced meals, and walking atleast 10 miles/week.  I have gained quite a bit of weight and am definately above the amount that "should" be gained at this point.  So I had the test a few days ago and I'm awaiting my results.  And PEOPLE this test is not as horrible as everyone makes it sound.  The drink tastes like flat sugary orange soda, it did not make me jittery or quesy nor did I have a major sugar crash after and need to take a nap.  I did not fast as it was not required for the 1 hour test.  I had a low carb dinner ( grilled chicken and salad)  and for breakfast (1 hour prior to test) I ate eggs with cheese and 2 slices of low cal multi grain bread with smart balance.  So... hopefully those are good signs?  We'll see and I will let you know.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

26 Weeks!

This week the hubs had his birthday the big 3-1!! We celebrated by going out to dinner and having some ice cream cake back at home. 




How many weeks: 26 Weeks!
Touch your toes? nope I'm about 1/2 inch away from touching my toes.
Stretch marks? lots, mostly on the left side where baby girl likes to hang out.
Sleep: yea that just doesn't happen anymore
Best moment this week: okay...I broke down and had a turkey sub. I know I know bad mommy. But it was from a sub shop that slices their own meat daily so I think we are safe.  And it was SO GOOD!
Miss Anything? wine.........really missed that this week
Movement: She's moving and groovin'!  She will occasionally respond to a poke.  And was dancing to music last night!
Food cravings: eating lots of fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: itchy belly, no sleep, leg cramps at night, carpal tunnel, swelling in feet, and it's getting hard to put my socks on, among other symptoms that I'm not about to discuss on the interweb.
Belly Button in or out? in but not for long
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: entering the third and final trimester! Time is flying by, but going slow at the same time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

25 Weeks





How many weeks: 25 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Yup, this may be the last week however, things are starting to get a little cramped in there.
Stretch marks? yup, growing in number by the minutes
Sleep: eh, here and there I get sleep.
Best moment this week: Watching my good friend get married!!!
Miss Anything? sleep, margaritas, turkey sandwiches
Movement: lots of movement! sometimes I wonder what she's doing in there, feels like she's having a dance party.  It makes me giggle :-)
Food cravings: nothing inparticular
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, swelling in my ankles and fingers, itchy itchy belly
Belly Button in or out? in but starting to pop out
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I got better towards the end of the week. Beginning of the week I was miserable.
Looking forward to: a free weekend to hopefully catch up on sleep and maybe do some more cleaning in the baby room!!!

24 Weeks


mama's view


How many weeks: 24 Weeks!
Touch your toes? yes!
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep: I'm just never going to get a full night again. That's okay I'm getting used to it.
Best moment this week: I saw my belly move AND Josh felt her!
Miss Anything? sleep, margaritas
Movement: lots, lots lots! 
Food cravings: I've been eating lots of fruits this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, lack of sleep, stretch marks
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? They are back on thankfully it was the heat and humidity last week that made me all swollen!
Happy or Moody most of the time: um moody, I think mostly because I'm starving all the time and the dr. told me I'm gaining too much.  MAkes for an unhappy mama.
Looking forward to: a fun wedding weekend with lots of friends!!!

23 Weeks!

"JOSH!!! Get in here!!!!"
"What's the matter???!?!"
" Look at this!" (crazy prego lady points to stretch marks that have just formed on belly)
"Yea...soo...."
"They weren't there this morning!!!"
"Umm you're pregnant that I heard that happens"

And that is the story of my husband the genius.


How many weeks: 23 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Yup
Stretch marks? yes! they showed up on Monday, I swear out of nowhere. boom stretch marks on the left side of my belly. Which I guess makes sense since I'm bigger on that side since thats where miss g likes to hang out.
Sleep: a little better than last week. with the exception of last night, horrible!
Best moment this week: Starting our registries!
Miss Anything? sleep, margaritas
Movement: lots, so much that it is waking me up at night. This morning at 4:30 she was having a party in there!
Food cravings: everything is fair game
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, swelling in my ankles and fingers
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? just my band on for now :-( humidity is making me puffy
Happy or Moody most of the time: A little more moody this week, not sure if it's the stretch mark/too many cookies or hormones
Looking forward to: a short work week. and hopefully cooler temps, it's brutal out there!

You know you are pregnant when.....

You have trouble getting out of a public bathroom stall.
True Story.
I apologize for the lack of posts, I have been writing and snapping pics but for some reason Blogger isn't letting me upload pictures. So hold tight till I can figure this out. :-)

Friday, May 25, 2012

22 Weeks

How many weeks: 22 Weeks!
Touch your toes? Yes but this basketball is getting in the way.
Stretch marks? maybe? I don't know.
Sleep: It's been rough this week.
Best moment this week: Seeing the overwelming love and support for the G Family
Miss Anything? sleep, margaritas
Movement: lots, she moves when she's hungry :-)
Food cravings: nothing inparticular
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel in my wrists, some leg cramps in the middle of the night and occasional swelling in my feet.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: hopefully having Josh feel the baby move very soon.  And hearing the heartbeat <3

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Life

We have been so blessed lately for all the happiness surrounded by our little baby. Unfortunately with life comes the happy and sad times.  And this week we are dealing with some saddness in our family. A great man passed away, one who was loved by many many many.  Josh's Dad passed away early this week.
We will miss him so much, and so will the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Today we celebrated the great life he lead, with all his friends and family.  We were all overwelmed by the packed house for the service, all those that took the time to pay their respect, and many who spent lunch with us.
We will miss you Bobby G, but we know you are at peace and will happily be spending your 49th Wedding Anniversary with the love of your life.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's a Girl!

When the hubs and I announced we were pregnant to our families we wanted to tell everyone at the same time and do something special.  So I got little chinese take out boxes at Michaels and in each one I wrote, "You're going to be an Aunt" or "Grandma".  So of course we had to do something special when we found out the sex of the baby.
We invited everyone one over for dinner the night we had the ultrasound. Luckily baby girl was cooporative for the ultrasound tech and we did indeed have something to announce.  We asked everyone to wear blue or pink, depending on if they thought baby g was a boy or a girl.
Unfortunatley Josh's Dad was in the hospital this day so we went straight to him and told him first.
We didn't make everyone wait too long, with pink balloons we announced it was a girl!

And then we celebrated with tacos and cupcakes, with pink frosting on the inside of course ;-)

Noah is especially excited for his cousin to arrive.


YAY! It's a girl!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

21 Weeks


You know you are pregnant when you come home and your husband has made a smiley face with your pregnancy pillow and wrist guards:


Okay now back to our regular weekly pic:




How many weeks: 21 Weeks!
Total weight gain: 22lbs    I have the authority to eliminate any questions. HA!
Touch your toes? YES! Still good but getting there.
Stretch marks? I don't think so, but I know they are on their way.
Sleep: I'm just going to come to terms with the fact sleep sucks and will never be the same.
Best moment this week: Spending an entire day with my hubby at the Phillies game!
Miss Anything? sleep
Movement: love her little flips <3
Food cravings: nothing inparticular
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender:  It's a GIRL!  Mama was right!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel in my wrists, and occasional swelling in my feet.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: more kicks! and buying cute little baby girl clothes!

Friday, May 11, 2012

20 Weeks!

Hola! Can you believe we are 20 weeks?! Half way there! Let's all do a little dance!! Whoop whoop work it! YEA!
So this week baby is as long as a banana and about the size of a small cantaloupe or butternut squash this week and weighs in at around 10 1/2 ounces!   I think we can get definite measurements tomorrow at the ultrasound.


How far along? 20 Weeks
Total weight gain: 22lbs  
Maternity clothes? I'm replacing this question with : Touch your toes? YES! I can still touch my toes!
Stretch marks? No....that I can see, I can't really see the underside of my belly, there may be some lurking there.
Sleep: numbness and back pain still are keeping US up.
Best moment this week: felt the baby kick on the outside!
Miss Anything? sleep
Movement: yes! everyday, a few nights ago I felt it from the outside, Josh hasn't gotten so lucky yet.
Food cravings: pasta salad, blt's are a few of my favorite things
Anything making you queasy or sick: feeling pretty good this week.
Gender:girl prediction we find out TOMORROW!!!!
Labor Signs: no dear God I better not yet
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel is bugging me at night and during the day. I have found that $8 wrist guards do help.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Happy Joy Joy
Looking forward to: Can NOT wait to see our little bean tomorrow and to find out if we are having a boy or girl! and to share the excitement with our family at dinner tomorrow.  Maybe we'll even celebrate with some balloons or cupcakes!