Well, despite all evidence to the contrary, I actually had a really good birthday in the end.
Sam only threw up on me once and that was right after the strep-test at the doctor's office. He had a fever all day and was not happy unless he was on me. So, we just cuddled -- all day. And even though my plans were changed, it wasn't so bad to take some time out and just be with my little one cuddling! I wish he wasn't sick, but we had nice cuddles!
In the afternoon, Rich picked Josh up from the bus stop so they could go out and pick up some cake and candles. Josh picked out a birthday balloon (no SpongeBob for me) and a beautiful bouquet of tulips for me. Sam perked up when it was time to open presents. What kid wouldn't!
I got a book, a DVD, some chocolate, some more chocolate, some webpage software (so I can make this blog prettier), and this.
After presents we shared a piece of cheesecake... and when I say shared, I really mean we let Josh eat it and we each had a bite! My friend Sherry and her two boys brought a birthday cake over that she had made (after Sam was in bed because she didn't want to catch anything). Rich made me Spaghetti Carbonara with Garlic Bread for dinner. We opened our bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape that we had been saving. It was really yummy! And then we watched the new DVD!
So, all in all, it was a very nice birthday! Of course the best present of all is my wonderful family and all they do for me!
Sam seems better this morning. The fever is gone and he's much happier. We're still going to take it easy today. We were supposed to go to the park for a play date but I think we'll take it easy and make sure he's okay before exposing him to other kids! And his potty training is going great! Yippee! No more diapers!