I have been tagged by Jen (who I can't wait to meet because she currently lives with her family in my hometown)! It may be hard to read the above, but here are the 7 random/weird things about me.....you asked for it!
1 - All four of our children were born within 4 ounces of each other - 7 pounds and 14, 13, 10 and 11 ounces (in age order). I think that's all my body (and obviously Sophie's birthmother's body) could take b/c they all arrived at totally different times - Matthew was 2 weeks early, Katie was on her due date, William was 3.5 weeks early and Sophie was 8 months late ;) The later they came, the faster they arrived. Katie was the shortest labor with 2 hours from first pain until arrival - no time for drugs on that one!! Sophie, of course, was the longest ;)
2 - I have known three of my closest friends for a total of 79 YEARS! I met them in nursery school, 8th and 10th grades. Even better is that I have a girls' weekend away with two of them this coming weekend - yahoo!
3 - I am physically incapable of burping. I am not polite, I really wish I could do it, but I can't. My mother says she wishes I could have as an infant. I spent hours of my childhood getting lessons from my friends' older brothers to no avail.
4 - When I am very hungry or very hot, I am NOT NICE. The two problems with that are that I really dislike air conditioning and I have a very big appetite, therefore, I am hot and hungry often.
5 - When I can see or hear the ocean I am VERY HAPPY! The ocean always makes me feel at peace with everything around me. For the first 18 years of my life I lived about 2 miles from the ocean. For the last 5 years of my life I have lived within a half mile of the ocean. I cannot move farther than the ocean again. There is nothing better than the sight of the sun bouncing off the water or the sound of waves crashing - however little they may be.
6 - OK, I wasn't going to put this one, but I can only think of 6 others, so here goes. My belly button is OFF LIMITS. My kids think I'm crazy, but NO ONE (including me) may touch it. It hurts! I think the OB that delivered me must have made some sort of umbilical cord mistake - I'll never know, but stay away!!!
7 - I am 37 years old.....TODAY!
Jocelyn - Happy Birthday to you too!