36 weeks and 32 years


It’s my birthday today! And as we’ve done the past years, it’s time to get out my birthday balloons!

Grab a balloon

Pick a balloon. Now imagine that you’re flying into the blue horizon with that balloon in hand. Whoosh! Isn’t that fun? I’m following you, holding on to my gold balloon.

You have to tell the balloon where to take us. We are celebrating my birthday together and it’s up to you to choose where we are celebrating my 32nd year. You have to pick an interesting place otherwise the balloons won’t move. They’re kinda picky like that.

Now, where are we celebrating my birthday? 😉


Thank you Lord, thank you Universe for all the blessings you’ve given me, especially within the past 9 months. I am thankful for:

My Timmy Boy, who celebrates his 36 weeks or 9 months in my tummy today. Thank you for his good health and good growth. I woke up to his movements this morning, and I’d like to think it was his own way of greeting me “Happy Birthday Mom!”

My husband, who has been consistent in his love and support, especially when I would be attacked by Incredible Hulk pregnancy hormones.

My family, who have never failed to stand by me through everything, even taking on the washing of Timmy’s onesies and blankets as we prepare for his arrival.

My friends, who have showered me with so much love and helpful advice while making wisecracks about my humongous, pointed belly.

And, YOU, my blogger friends, my readers, who have been a source of great wisdom and strength for me. Thank you for the encouragement, for your POSITIVITY. Let’s keep the happy thoughts and actions goin’ round and round!

Image credit: D Sharon Pruitt

28 Comments on 36 weeks and 32 years

  1. Jannesse
    July 30, 2009 at 9:06 am (15 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best in life and in love. Here’s hoping for a safe delivery, too.
    .-= Jannesse´s last blog ..Web Hosting =-.

  2. Daphne
    July 30, 2009 at 10:11 am (15 years ago)

    I will tie a blue balloon around the neck of a stork and let it fly all over the sky. The stork will safely deliver your little Timmy into your arms in a couple of weeks time and blue because your first born is a boy! =)

    Happy Birthday Toni. May you continue to be showered with blessings!
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..A scented affair =-.

  3. maver
    July 30, 2009 at 10:16 am (15 years ago)

    The greatest birthday gift ever is right inside your tummy. But if I had my way, I’d let those balloons take you to Mothercare, Gingersnaps, Big&Small company, Debenhams, Zara, Baby Gap, Zodiac and all the baby sections of Rustans, SM and Landmark so you can shop, shop, and shop to your heart’s delight. How? Another balloon will be carrying a blank check for your Baby Timmy Shopping Spree! Hehe!

    Have a safe delivery Toni. I so know that you’ll make a wonderful mom.

    Happy, happy birthday!
    .-= maver´s last blog ..LP #64 PROTEKSYON =-.

  4. tin
    July 30, 2009 at 11:31 am (15 years ago)

    happy, happy birthday, toni! have a safe delivery and speedy recovery. blessings!
    .-= tin´s last blog ..Seven Months and Counting! =-.

  5. witsandnuts
    July 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy, happy birthday Mommy Toni!

    The balloon will take you to your parents’ place and you will have a bountiful celebration there, feast on food for long life, play FT afterwards and your Granny kissing Timmy again just like in one of your previous posts.

  6. Rach (Heart of Rachel)
    July 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Toni!

    A bunch of balloons shall carry you to a field of multi-colored tulips. You will discover a narrow path that leads you to your family and friends; gathered eagerly to greet you Happy Birthday.
    .-= Rach (Heart of Rachel)´s last blog ..Weekend Snapshot #82 – Yohan’s 6th Birthday =-.

  7. kreez
    July 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm (15 years ago)

    happy birthday toni! I think its safe to say that this year you received the best gift ever, a little baby boy inside your tummy… ilang weeks nalang.

    If I were to choose, i’d take the purple ballon and whisk us to one of those fab salon and spa to have our pregnant bellies pampered and after that your gold ballon will take you back to a surprise party your family and friends have prepared for you.

    have a great day toni!
    .-= kreez´s last blog ..94th Mensiversary @ Ron Blaauw Restaurant =-.

  8. notsquare
    July 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm (15 years ago)

    oh, sweetie! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    i choose a yellow balloon and let’s fly to The Farm at San Benito :) I’ve always wanted to try that place out pero its a bit pricey eh 😉
    .-= notsquare´s last blog ..divine =-.

  9. blue rose
    July 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm (15 years ago)

    happy happy birthday ms toni. my wish for you is for you to have a safe delivery. baby timmy is coming very soon.

    enjoy your day! *hugs*
    .-= blue rose´s last blog ..i don’t understand! =-.

  10. Rico
    July 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy birthday Toni! We want nothing more than good health, protection, and more blessing and favors for you and your family. Hope you have an awesome day!
    .-= Rico´s last blog ..LP017: Proteksyon =-.

  11. jill
    July 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy birthday to you! I love reading your blogs. I just attended a baby shower to a first time mom and I just imagine how happy you could also be. I will be third time mom by September. I wish you a safe delivery and a healthy baby Timmy!
    .-= jill´s last blog ..Aileen’s Baby Shower =-.

  12. Via
    July 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! May all things good come your way especially now that you’ve been given new life.

  13. brissiemum2
    July 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm (15 years ago)

    Hope you had a fantastic birthday. Not long to go now for the big birth, hey!? How exciting! All of these things happening in your life. Enjoy every moment!
    .-= brissiemum2´s last blog ..Off To See Cats! =-.

  14. jeanny
    July 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Sis!!!!


  15. mariaR
    July 31, 2009 at 8:07 am (15 years ago)

    happy birthday to you
    and says Timmy too
    happy birthday, happy birthday
    happy birthday to you!

    Have fun today Toni!

  16. Faye
    July 31, 2009 at 9:44 am (15 years ago)

    Happy birthday Toni. A week from now and your countdown begins! Yipee..so excited for you and your hubby.

    I’m picking a green balloon for you. Because green reminds me of nature bliss – R&R! Come your delivery day, it helps to take a mental vacation to that place you’ve always felt so relaxed — just to combat the labor pains. Haha. Worked for me. :) As always, praying for your safe delivery!
    .-= Faye´s last blog ..Bye-byes and Flying Kisses =-.

  17. Barbara Velasco
    August 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm (15 years ago)

    let’s take the pink balloon up, up and away! :)

    let it lead us over great oceans, over green grass, over a hidden valley with the best spa sanctuary.

    let’s get pampered for the day – a total relaxation and reflection day :)

    Happy Belated birthday Miss Toni, wonderful mommy to be!

    -B x

  18. Tessa
    August 2, 2009 at 4:24 am (15 years ago)

    Hey, Toni, this time, Happy Birthday! Enjoy ka ngayon at magingat, God bless you!

  19. A. Nini
    August 2, 2009 at 5:12 am (15 years ago)

    happy birthday, tonigirl! this time next year you’ll be spending it with timmy too!

  20. iris
    August 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm (15 years ago)

    belated happy birthday toni! i’m thinking to take the orange balloon so we can celebrate at the beach.. para maaga masanay na si Timmy sa sound ng dagat! :)

  21. Junnie
    August 4, 2009 at 5:34 am (15 years ago)

    We’re going to the future…

    I want to see timmy and you play, timmy walk and timmy talk….ok…not so fast…for now, Happy Birthday muna

  22. lady cess
    August 4, 2009 at 9:06 am (15 years ago)

    nahuli lang ako dito pero nabati kita sa iba =)

    happy birthday uli and here’s a bunch of blue balloons! we’re going to celebrate at your house, wag ka na muna maglakwatsa lapit ka na manganak e, hehehe!
    .-= lady cess´s last blog ..A Conversation Piece =-.

  23. rachel
    August 4, 2009 at 5:15 pm (15 years ago)

    Belated Happy Birthday Ate Toni =D
    .-= rachel´s last blog ..Clay Rings =-.

  24. Em Dy
    August 12, 2009 at 2:11 pm (15 years ago)

    Happy birthday Toni! We’re not going anywhere as pregnant women are not allowed to take flight in the later stages of pregnancy. We’ll just sit on a park bench with the balloon and probably share a cake.
    .-= Em Dy´s last blog ..Cars and Hollywood =-.


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