Friday, February 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Jodi!

Happy Birthday? It looks more like Hippy Birthday.


This is Jodi's husband, Ryan. I wanted to post this to wish my wife the best 30th birthday that she can have. After all that she has been through, she deserves it. Jodi always wanted to have her two children by the time she was 30. She got her birthday wish, although Logan has already come and gone before us to heaven. While we miss Logan terribly, I know that Olivia is the best birthday present for which my wife could have hoped. I am thrilled that we will be able to spend the day today as a family. Please join me in wishing my wife all the happiness and joy that she can have on this special day.

Thanks honey. . .and thanks to all of you for your birthday wishes. They mean a lot to me. My husband was mistaken, however, because I am only 23 years old. :-) I also got flowers and a gift basket from my friend/previous boss, Pam. My sister-in-law, Laura, and niece, Rebekah, brought me some cookies. My friend, Kerry, is in talks with the zoo to arrange a private meet and greet with Olivia the giraffe. For those who "tuned in" later, you'll have to go back and read Sept 26th's post to understand our fascination with giraffes. It's been a great day. In addition to my iPod, Ryan also got me a beautiful bracelet, Olive Garden for lunch and one of those massaging shower heads. He's also letting me sleep all night tonight and all morning tomorrow. But, the greatest gift that he's given me is his love for me and his daughter.

Olivia greeted me this morning at 5 am with some of the biggest grins that I have ever seen. She's continued to be an angel all day and that's even after going to the doctor to get her Synagis shot. She now weighs 8 lbs 6 oz and is in the 90th percentile on the preemie growth chart. I'm so proud of her. She's the best birthday present in the world!


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jodi,

I completely agree with Ryan, have a Very, Very Happy Birthday!

What a wonderful gift you have to celebrate with!

Amy Housman

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL day!

Erin Etling Jones

Anonymous said...

30! You're just a babe yourself! Have a wonderful birthday, eat lots of cake so you can keep up with Olivia.

Anonymous said...

Well I already left a comment on the last post, but hey, I'll wish you a happy birthday again.

Happy Birthday, Jodi! Enjoy your day. You should gift wrap Olivia! At least put a bow on her and take a picture for us! :-) I hope you have your ipod figured out. You will have to tell me how to work mine when mine comes in.

Kerry

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Jodi!
Julia and Rebekah

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jodi!! I was waiting for a new post to send my wishes....hope you all have a terrific day. Hugs...Shelly K.

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jodi!
Hope today is your best birthday ever! You sure deserve a wondeful day! Treat yourself! :)

The Warden Family

Becky said...

Happy 30th Birthday, Jodi! May your cake be plentiful (and loaded with chocolate...) and your time with Olivia and Ryan precious and filled with laughter and smiles.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jodi. We hope your birthday and the coming year are filled with God's goodness and blessings. Enjoy today!
David and Denise

Shanan said...

What a sweet husband! Enjoy your day with your family!! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy 30th Birthday, Jodi! Have a wonderful day with your husband and daughter.

Julie Hamlett

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jodi! (You still have an hour!) I hope you enjoyed your day! I'm glad that Livi was smiling ear-to-ear for you! I am too!
Love you guys!
Stay Strong,
Shea♥

Love the Valentines thing-a-madgjic!!

Miracles said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you had agreat day!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JODI,
I WAS THINKING OF YOU ON YOUR DAY AND SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, YOUR HUSBAND IS SO SWEET AND OLIVIA IS A DOLL,ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR B-DAY WEEKEND.

GOD IS AWESOME:)