29 Years

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM


Today I'm 29 years old which is so hard to believe. It's crazy I'm almost out of my 20's. My birthday has totally creeped up on me this year. I'm actually working on my birthday, which I hate to do, I think everyone should have their birthday off, then we're heading out of town when I get home from work so there won't be any celebrating till next week. I didn't ask for anything for my birthday but a prenatal massage so if Theo doesn't get me that I'll be a pretty angry woman! :) Today in honor of my 29th birthday I'm going to share 29 random facts about myself. Here we go!

1. I was born in Conway, SC

2. I moved to Charleston, SC when I was 1 year old and haven't lived anywhere else since.

3. I'm left handed.

4. I have one brother who is 3 years younger than me.

5. I play with hair way too much. It's a nervous habit and I do it while I'm deep in thought. Theo always asks me what I'm thinking about when I start to play with my hair.

6. I love chocolate peanut butter more than anything and I swear it's because my mom ate Reeses when she was pregnant with me.

7. I'm terrified of roaches. I won't even pick them up to throw them away if they're dead.

8. I was kind of a late bloomer as my mom likes to call me. I didn't decide what I wanted to do till I was 22 years old. But once I set my mind to it, I did it.

9. My parents divorced when I was in 6th grade.

10. My mom remarried when I was in 8th grade.

11. I have zero relationship with my real father, my step father is who walked my down the aisle.

12. Theo and I will have been together for 10 years in December.

13. He's the best thing that ever happened to me and I love him more than anything.

14. As I get closer to my due date, I'm getting more scared about going into labor. I don't like the unknown and not having control.

15. I can't wait to be a mommy and I love this little boy so much already.

16. I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. I got it from my mom who got it from my grandfather. I pray the baby doesn't get it.

17. I'm so excited about having a son but I also hope that one day I have a daughter so we can have the same bond my mom and I have.

18. I'm a very impatient person and really don't like to teach. I'd rather just do it myself. 

19. At home, I can be pretty lazy. I'm trying to get better about it. 

20. I have a Labradoodle named Pixie. 

21. I love all dogs but can't stand cats. I'll never own a cat.

22. I only own brown or grey purses. I like to stick to neutrals but not black, I never wear black.

23. I don't like watching a lot of TV unlike Theo who has to have the TV on at all times. 

24. I drink 2-3 liters of water a day. I was this way before I was pregnant too. I only drink water, I can't stand sodas.

25. I'm a Registered Nurse and work in the Recovery Room. I take care of patients after surgery.

26. I love it because you only have the patient for an hour and they're generally healthy, nice people. But I also hate it because the surgery schedule is unpredictable and I never know when I'm getting off work.

27. I've become an early morning, early to bed person lately. I'm exhausted by 10pm and awake at 7am. I used to be the kind of person who slept in late.

28. I'm an impulse online shopper and will get so excited about something, order it, then get it, and be over it. I'm gotten better since being pregnant because the idea of clothes just annoys me!

29. I'm really not dreading turning 30 in a year. I'm just so excited about growing our family and taking on this next stage in our life.


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  1. Happy Birthday!!!! As someone getting ready to enter into her 40s, your 30s are much better than your 20s!!!

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  2. Yesterday was my 29th! :) Happy Birthday!!!

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great day and that Theo follows through with that massage ;)

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  4. Happy birthday! What a great year this will be for you, with so much to look forward to!! : )

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  5. Happy birthday girl! Loved learning more about you while reading this, and learning how many things we have in common! I'm an early to bed early to rise reformed sleeper-inner too. Part of growing up maybe?

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  6. happy birthday girlfriend!!!!!!! Loved this! Have the best day ever xo

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  7. Happy birthday!!! I'm left handed and dislike cats too. :)

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  8. Happy birthday!!! Welcome to 29 :) I'm the same- not a big tv watcher but Dustin has it on all the time and I drink soooo much water, always have!

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  9. Happy birthday girl! I feel like I've covered it on all social media fronts now!! I'm with you on being an early riser!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day and hopefully you can celebrate soon! I wish I didn't like TV like you...I'm trying to work on that!

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  11. Happy Birthday darling!!!!! I loved reading this list! I knew a lot of those things about you but it was fun to learn some new things! No black ever? Ughhhhhh Mark always has the TV on as "background" noise. I honestly could never watch TV again and be okay. So many other things to fill my time with. I hope you have a fab birthday getting spoiled!!! xoxoxoxo

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  12. Happy happy birthday pretty lady!! Even though you have to work, I hope it’s a wonderful day! I’m always early to bed and early to rise too!

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  13. you are going to be a GREAT mama! can't wait for our little brunch date next weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  14. Happy Birthday little mama to be!!
    PS how on earth do you not own a black purse?!

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  15. I hope you you had a Happy Birthday! I didn't know you were from Conway?! I lived there when I was in college. I really enjoyed reading this fun post!

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  16. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day! Living in Charleston is a dream, I can completely understand why you haven't moved anywhere else. Xo, Stephanie

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