Yeap, there... I said my age. What's the dealio with women who don't wanna say their age? I can never understand. Anyway, my birthday was 5 days before "the news".
Last year, I felt so disappointed because every year without fail I go out of my way to ensure hubby's birthday is special. We not necessarily spend lavishly on gifts etc, but make it special by either having a holiday, buying little gifts that he could use daily, going out to nice dinner, etc..
And yes, usually even for my own birthday, I will be the one planning a getaway. Last year, I didn't. And guess what? Hubby didn't too. He didn't even take leave, nothing. Yeah, I am still a woman - I felt it. Plus there was this low self esteem issue going on with me. So it hit me hard. He did try to make it a nice evening, but I wasn't already in the mood for anything.
Anyway, towards the second half of the year I started telling him that he better make it up to me. This was before we started IVF. Then with all the injections etc, I forgot about it. Just before my birthday I told him, I sure hope he hasn't booked anything since I am house bound till the 15th. He says he hasn't and to leave it to him and not to ask again.
Well well well, someone surely did some booking yesterday! I do not know where we are going. But I am definitely looking forward to it. For the first time in history, someone has done all the planning! Woohoo. I just have to sit back and enjoy the ride! I do not have any expectations, as long as we are going for a getaway, I am happy. I think we both need to recuperate and rejuvenate ourselves.