Wednesday, February 11, 2015

28 years ago today(ish)

Give or take a few hours because of the time difference and different countries... 28 years ago today my mum was like hey.

there is a 1000% chance my mum will kill me if she ever sees this
After reading Helene's post (and Yes, Please by Amy Poehler) I decided to ask my mum about the day I was born. As I predicted, she didn't respond with a super long amazing story, or a lot of detail. But here it is, in mummy's words. So you know, Matt is my older brother and Brian is my younger brother.

I drove to the doctors at Kew hospital for my regular appointment and they couldn't believe I wasn't in labour already as I was 5 cm dilated. I then drove home in labour, picked Nana up and dropped Matt off somewhere. I drove myself back to the hospital and rang your father when I got there. Not long after that my labour pains stopped and they told me they could break my waters or send me home and because it was Friday the 13th the next day your father said do it now as I don’t want a child of mine born on Friday the 13th. As far as you being early or late I can’t really remember sorry, I think both you and Brian were on time or near enough. You are the only one I had 'natural', I had an epidural with both boys. The nurse on duty with you told me I was a woman and it was my job to push you out and I shouldn't need an epidural. I don't think it was a very long labour, I don't remember much to be honest. When you came out we couldn't get over your hair - pitch black, sticking straight up in the air and so much of it!
She was right about the hair..


My Nana wrote the momentous occasion down.


Side note: my first name was Kristen Lee for like the first 16 years of my life. Now Lee is my middle name. You don't want to know the rest of my names.

Wasn't I an unfortunate looking baby?



It's ok, I got real cute, real fast.


Cuter.


Even cuter!


Cuter still!


Ok, I'm done with my 'I was such a cute kid' thing. Memory lane is fun.

Thanks to mummy for making me. I think I look a lot like her. Nothing like that weird dude that helped - I literally do not have a photo of him, so here's a photo of me and mum.


Now don't go wishing me happy birthday just yet - it's technically tomorrow in America. But thanks to Facebook and time differences, I get like 48 hours of 'happy birthdays!'. Thank you World, thank you. Anyway.

I'm thinking I need to celebrate my birthday with 28 wines, or 28 cupcakes. Thoughts?

63 comments:

  1. Aww love these photo's so much, you were such a cutie! Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. This is so cute! What a great idea to ask your mom about the day you were born. You look JUST like her in that last photo. Happy (almost) birthday!

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  3. loved this! and you were (are) such a cutie!! i had so much hair that my nickname is Bird, like from Charlie Brown (the yellow bird). and happy pre? almost? birthday to youuuuuu!

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  4. Umm that super-pregnant picture of your mom? You look JUST like her! I absolutely think that when you get really pregnant, you should recreate that photo (right down to the huge hair) :D

    Happy birthday eve!

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  5. These are such adorable pics!!! I thought I was the only baby who was born with that mop of black, spiky hair haha...I'll have to dig up a pic so we can compare. Cheers to 28 (wines, cupcakes, AND years!)

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  6. Haha! TY world, TY. You were and are still so cute! You do resemble your mom and 48 hours of birthdays sounds kind of awesome! I don't write on anybody's wall for bdays so I feel bad when mine rolls around and people comment on mine. :/ Happy Birthday!!

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  7. 14 wines and 14 cupcakes!

    You look exactly mine your mum! Can't believe how dark your hair was when you were born. Crazy!

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  8. 14 wines and 14 cupcakes!

    You look exactly mine your mum! Can't believe how dark your hair was when you were born. Crazy!

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  9. You were so so cute even with your hair standing up - I still think you're adorable.
    Happy not Birthday yet :)

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  10. Go all in! 28 wines AND 28 cupcakes! :D

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  11. I'm going to agree with Jennifer C on 14 wine and 14 cupcakes. But let's say 14 oz of wine, or maybe spread all that out over 14 days? That works. Happy Australian birthday today! So cute to read your mom's birth story of YOU!
    Gina- On the Daily Express

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  12. wow. you look EXACTLY like your mom! happy birthday !!!! ps - i was also a very unfortunately looking baby. when my mom showed me a pic of an ugly baby, i said "ew! what an ugly baby!" and then she says "oh, that's you when you were about a month old".

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  13. Oh my goodness you are just the cutest and I love your hair!!! Happy ALMOST birthday!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  14. This is such a sweet post! I love hearing these stories and I loved seeing the details written down in you nana's handwriting. All those pictures are SO cute. I'm jealous of your hair because I came out bald and didn't have hair for a very long time! You really do look like your mom. My mom pretty much hates every picture of herself and whenever I put a picture of her up she's like, "Take that down!" haha I say go for the wine and the cupcakes :)

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  15. 28 cupcakes AND wines. Duh! Happy ALMOST American birthday! Happy Australian Birthday today!

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  16. Aww such a cute post! You were (and are!) too adorable! Happy not-quite birthday!! :)

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  17. Happy almost birthday! You were such a cute baby! Crazy how your hair went from black to much lighter.

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  18. You do look so much like your mom! How fun to do a memory lane bday post! Happy Birthday week! (cuz you should celebrate all week). :)

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  19. awww so cute! i love your HAIR! :) happy birthday (tomorrow!) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  20. What a lovely post!! Happy early Birthday!

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  21. Love this! and that hair is adorable!!! Happy early bday!

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  22. Happy almost birthday :D And I say 14 wines and 14 cupcakes!

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  23. I say celebrate with both! And happy birthday, early or on time, either way :)

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  24. I think that you should get birthday wishes all week just to make sure you hit all the right days/times!!! So happy 28th birthday!!! (I graduated high school the year you were born - not that I feel old right now or anything!!!)
    Fun to learn your birth story - I don't know anything about mine except that because it was before sonograms my mom didn't know she was having twins until after I was born and the DR said there was another baby.

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  25. Happy Birthday! I am thinking since you get two birthdays with the time difference and all you should just go for 28 cupcakes and 28 wines!

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  26. We'll start early over here on the Blog too! Happy bday!

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  27. THAT HAIR!!!!! Mercy girl - you started the world with a head full!!!!
    You were pretty darn cute!
    48 hours of birthday celebration - you are pretty awesome!!!
    You should totally be Kristen Lee again - you ARE a southern girl now :)
    In Amy Poehler's book, she recommends everyone having your parents tell you your birth story & have it written down... I still need to get my parents to do that.

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  28. I celebrate my birthday all month so I'm totally down with 48 hours of happy birthdays. Happy birthday Eve in America!

    This makes me want to ask my mom the story of my birthday for my birthday.

    I want to know the rest of your names.

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  29. Happy Early Birthday! You were definitely NOT an unfortunate looking baby! Haha! You are so funny!

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  30. WOW! you and your mother look soooo similar!

    Happy almost bday!

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  31. Happy Birthday Eve! You're Mom looked great, and what a trooper driving all over the place while in labor. That hair is precious! We have the same middle name! ;)

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  32. And you still keep getting cuter!!!! <3

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  33. You look so much like you mum!!! And you were adorable then just as you are adorable now. I am going to say Happy Birthday in Australia time to you today...and I will say it again tomorrow too because America likes to be late to your party :)

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  34. Oh my goodness, this is such an adorable idea. Love it :) Hope you have the BEST birthday!

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  35. 28 cupcakes, definitely! you were so cute as a kid! you are still cute now! :) Happy Birthday!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  36. Happy birthdays! Why not 28 cupcakes and 28 wines?
    http://www.marelden.com

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  37. Bless your mama for doing it naturally! You certainly did have a head full of hair and that last picture of you and your mom, your mom could pass for you!

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  38. Happy Birthday (tomorrow).

    And... "The nurse on duty with you told me I was a woman and it was my job to push you out and I shouldn't need an epidural." < < WHAT?!?

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  39. Happy un-birthday, Kristen! You look a LOT like your mother in that first pic. Also, I'm with Ashley^^ on that nurse. Who the hell are you to tell me what it's my job to do? Are you kidding me?

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  40. Your mom is a beauty and you DO look just like her! Happy EARLY birthday- enjoy all 48 hours of it ;)

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  41. HAHA at "I dropped Matt off somewhere." That made me laugh. Like, where? Minor details. Also, your dad's a real gem. A REAL GEM. But you already knew that. Also, wee, we were almost the same birth weight, WOO! ;) And stop, you were a stinkin' cute baby!

    I don't care if it's early, I'll just say it again tomorrow:
    Happy, happy, happy birthday my sweet friend! You deserve a fabulous day from start to finish and I hope you get it. I hope you feel spoiled and loved and special and celebrated. xoxoxox <3

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  42. Aww this is the sweetest post!! I really love hearing my story of the day I was born! It always feels so special. And what a stinking cute baby you were!! And I think 28 wines PLUS 28 cupcakes sounds reasonable, no?

    Happy birthday lovely lady!!! Xx

    Carly

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  43. I love that photo of your mom at the top! So stinkin' cute and totally 80s!

    I love listening to my mom tell my birth day story. Apparently, as her 4th, she wasn't concerned and she cleaned the house while in labor!! Crazy woman.

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  44. Happy birthday! Celebrate as long as you possibly can, I say. The first photo of your Mum looks JUST like you! Hope you have a lovely day :-)

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  45. You and your mom look basically identical. It's adorable.

    This is a cute, sweet, and fun post. I know most of the story of my birth, including how my mom was smoking as soon as I came out. With me in the room, I believe. Gotta love the 70s. Then again, I was 18 days late so I can't say I blame her.

    WHAT ARE ALL OF YOUR NAMES??? Nosy minds need to know.

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  46. LOL!! I'm the same way "Well it's my birthday in Australia already! ... Oh but it's still my birthday in America now"

    Happy real birthday!!!

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  47. You 2 look SO much alike! Happy almost birthday!

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  48. Happy first day of your birthday! I can't get over your hair when you were born-- love it! Now you've made me want to ask my mom about the day I was born because I have no idea either. And I'm thinking a definite yes to 28 cupcakes!

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  49. Happy Birthday!! You look just like your Mom. I think you should do 28 cupcakes... or maybe 14 cupcakes and 14 wines... Whatever you decide I hope you enjoy your day

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  50. Yep, you look exactly like her! Omg, you were/are the cutest thing ever! I like hearing birth stories, they're always so different and interesting. Have a fabulous birthday tomorrow beautiful!!

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  51. Definitely a cute baby! Happy birthday today or tomorrow or whenever you get this!

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  52. It's still not your birthday in my time zone, but it is in yours, so Happy Birthday! Hope its a good one :)

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  53. Happy Birthday from Malaysia :)

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  54. Happy belated birthday girlie!!! I love watching your old pics. Sorry the wishes are belated I posted and then was too busy to read blogs yesterday. I hope you have a fabulous day and celebrate all through the week :)

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  55. Hehe so cute. I love your pregnant mom.. she looks so happy. :) I hope she doesn't see it for your sake though. :) haha These photos are great, I feel like my birth story would be similar. My sister however, was born during a tornado warning. Typical Kansas. :) haha Happy Birthday! I say celebrate with 28 small glasses of wine (maybe a sparkly white? - seems festive!) and 28 mini cupcakes.. Compromise? :)

    XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  56. Cutest post ... cute, cute, cute! Your mum? CUTE as a pregnant woman. You - SO cute as a kid. Love everything about the cuteness of this post. Happy day of another year of being cute :)

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  57. Why not 28 wines AND 28 cupcakes?! You're allowed on your beeeday! :) So much cuteness in this post!

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  58. Happy birthday to a girl who's gorgeous inside AND out! :D :D :D

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  59. Happy birthday! And yes, you were super cute! Still are!!

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  60. Happy belated birthday, girl! You were such a beautiful baby! Still are! Well not a baby but lol, you know what I mean. And you look exactly like your mother. Lucky you, she's gorgeous too!

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  61. haha I think most babies look weird at birth and they grow cute and you definitely did :)

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  62. Happy (very late) Birthday!! Your were such cute little girl!! My brother was suppose to be two first names too, but it never stuck and it became his middle name.

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