It's been funny to read the comments from people who thought we celebrated big on Thursday, because we definitely spent the entire day at Duke Gwyneth and I mostly in waiting rooms, Tricia mostly in surgery and her recovery room...no cake, no parties, no gifts from mommy and daddy... Although it was a long day, and certainly not the most exciting way we could have imagined spending her birthday, we still tried to make it as fun as possible. And, we're planning a big party in a few weeks in our new house!
Gwyneth's medical team at the childrens hospital made sure to remember that it was her birthday, for which we are very thankful! She had many people wish her a happy birthday. They made certain to give her a fun band-aid after drawing some blood (nothing makes you feel more fatherly than comforting your infant daughter during a needle stick)...
And, Tricia was sure to tell all of her surgeons and nurses that it was Gwyneth's big day as well.
We ran into several people who were celebrating Pink & Brown Day with us! Somehow, we managed to not get a single family pic together (it didn't help that Tricia was only in her pink and brown until about 7:30am), but I did get a few pics of Gwyneth around 10:30 that night (not that I needed to point out the time, with her dirty clothes, glazed eyes and nappy hair)...
BTW, Pink & Brown Day was a HUGE success! Over 1000 people joined the Facebook Event (I would guess probably 3000 actually participated), and it's been very fun to see the many pics and read the comments from people all over the world who helped us celebrate Gwyneth's birthday this way...it is definitely something we'll continue next year, with some improvements!
Anyway, I still have several fun posts coming in the next few days related to the birthday week...so stay tuned!