i know that i have a good life. two beautiful children and a loving husband. and birthdays aren't that big a deal to me, though it is nice to have them acknowledged. today we are going to a baseball game. a professional baseball game in the yahoo dome. isn't that exciting! we're even going to be in a box, even though we have to share with one or two other families. i hope i make it...recently my braxton hicks contractions have been strong, and some nights (like last night) they come frequently. i even woke up this morning with one. and had one or two more since then. they don't hurt (BH contractions aren't supposed to hurt) but they do tire me out. wish me luck!