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Happy Birthday to Me!

by Meghann on February 8, 2009

Who hasn’t heard the stories of their birth a million times?

As many times I have heard them it never gets old. Here are some fun facts of the day of my birth 24 years ago.

  • My twin brother and I were actually due on Feb. 2nd!
  • My mom was 20 when she gave birth to us
  • I came of the womb via c-section exactly one minute before my twin bro
  • We were big twins… my twin bro was just over 7 pounds and I was just over 6
  • My parents swear I was born at 8:15 pm, but my birth certificate says 8:15 am
  • The original spelling of my name was Meghanne but the e as cut off on the birth certificate and my mom just kept it that way
  • We are the grand children and great grandchildren on my Mom’s side of the family. My Grandmas was only 36 when we were born!
  • We were born in the same hospital as my Dad had been 22 years earlier
  • Not only do I share a birthday with my twin brother, but I also share it with my cousin Debby, who is exactly 2 years older then me and still jokes how she spent her second birthday waiting at the hospital for us to be born

I could hear all of these stories over and over again and each year I swear I learn something new. Birthdays are just so fascinating!!

Birthdays through the years (well at least the years I have them on my computer!)

2005 – I turn 20 and pierce my nose!


2006 – I turn 21, Risky Business Waltz and Sky Diving!



2007 – I turn 22 and celebrate at Disney



2008 – I turn 23 and my family rents a cabin in Georgia for the weekend


2009 – I am now 24 and spent the week celebrating with my family in Colorado!


This morning I put on my running shoes for the first time in a week and set out for a birthday run. I started out slow, but I could tell my body was hating me for taking a week off, it was refusing to get into my running groove. After a mile my side was cramping and I had to stop and walk it out. I started again and went another mile until I reached my running groove. Oh I how I missed that groove! It wasn’t until mile 3 did I realize I forgot my Ipod… its funny it took me that long to realize I was running with out my ipod crutch. I just let my thought run wild and enjoyed the silence. I completed 5.12 miles, not bad considering its been over a week since my last run!

We had no fruit in the house this morning for my birthday breakfast! I managed to grin and bear it as I pulled this mix out for Birthday Scones.


I had this scone and then another one just a little smaller with no sugar added Apple Butter.


It was a great breakfast, but missing fruit!!

I’m still going back and forth on what to do for the rest of the day, but I do have a special dinner planned tonight with friends at Seasons 52 that I am looking forward too!

Oh yeah… HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!!!! (Can’t forget it’s the twin bros birthday too!)

1 hk February 8, 2009 at 10:33 am

Happy happy happy, meaghann!! You deserve an amazing day, you rock girl!! Xox

2 Sarah W. February 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

fun birthday recap – thanks for sharing!!

3 jenngirl February 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

Happy Birthday!!! Loved the recaps πŸ™‚

4 VeggieGirl February 8, 2009 at 11:05 am


5 Melissa February 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

Wow, I don’t think I have had even one birthday as cool as yours since my sweet 16. It’s so cool that you think up such great ideas! Happy Birthday Meghann. I loved hearing about your colorado trip!

6 glidingcalm February 8, 2009 at 11:08 am


7 Julz February 8, 2009 at 11:09 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGHS! And happiest to your twinbro, too!

8 Meghan February 8, 2009 at 11:17 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGHANN!!!!! Fun photo recap! Happy birthday to the brother tooo πŸ™‚

9 Shelby February 8, 2009 at 11:18 am


My birthdays have been so boring compared to your adventures.

I love the facts…I share the same b-day with my mom. I like to think that I was the best b-day present ever!

Weird about the birth times…

10 Ryane February 8, 2009 at 11:24 am

Merry Birthday, Meghann!! Have a fabulous dayy!

Love the Risky Business theme party!!!

11 adrianna February 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

happy birthday! love the old pics. so happy you got to extend the celebration for an entire week, in a beautiful state! wish i couldve met you out here (work…). great run, and have a fun day!

12 Nicole February 8, 2009 at 11:28 am

Happy Birthday to both of you!!! I hope you have a fantastic day πŸ˜€

13 wholefoodswholeme February 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

happy birthday meghann!!! love those facts, so interesting and fun! also had no idea you have your nose pierced! have a fantastic day xx

14 MaryBe February 8, 2009 at 11:39 am

Happy Birthday!

15 Amy February 8, 2009 at 11:39 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOG DIVA meghann! I hope its the sweetest one yet. You are an amazing woman and I continue to look to you for positive examples and role model-behavior πŸ™‚ Yay 24!!!

PS, I’ve had that scone mix–amazing!!

16 Amelia February 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and create new memories for the future!

17 ksgoodeats February 8, 2009 at 11:52 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGHANN AND JOSH!!! Hope you both have a fabulous day πŸ™‚

18 tryingforatri February 8, 2009 at 11:59 am

Happy Birthday!!! Hope it’s full of fun stuff and good eats πŸ™‚

19 chandra February 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a great day!!

20 Derek February 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Who’s that risky business stud by you?! Haha. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGHANN!

21 Sharon February 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

That is awesome Meghann! Love this post – and Happy Birthday!

22 snackface February 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Happy Birthday Meghann!!! Enjoy your special day πŸ™‚ Happy bday to broskie too!!

23 Bec February 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Happy Birthday! Have fun celebrating with your family!

24 Melissa S. February 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Yayyyyy for birthday! fun fun facts!!

25 Sammie February 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Happy Birthday Meghann and Josh. Enjoy your day.

26 Victoria February 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Fun facts! Happy Birthday!!

27 Sara February 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Happy Birthday!! I love your “fun facts!” Have a great day.

28 tracy February 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm


29 krittie February 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Happy Birthday Girly!!!

30 Betsy in Pittsburgh February 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Happy Birthday! Love hearing the details from the big day… and the sky diving birthday, woow!

31 Rachel February 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Happy happy birthday! I just turned 24 a couple weeks ago, too. But I was due on Feb 10! I think it’s gonna be a good year πŸ™‚

32 kristi February 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Great pics! Happy Birthday girly!

33 bobbi February 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Happy Birthday Megs!!!!

34 Maggie February 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Happy Birthday!! I love the pictures.

35 Briana February 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Happy B-Day!!!! Looks like you’ve had some good birthday celebrations. πŸ™‚

36 ttfn300 February 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! so many wonderful celebrations and fun facts πŸ™‚

37 Mica February 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Aw, thanks for sharing those facts. They were interesting to read!

Happy Birthday, lady!

38 gina (fitnessista) February 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm

loved all of the birthday pics and facts!

39 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Happy Birthday Meghann without the “e”. πŸ™‚

40 eatingbirdfood February 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Happy Birthday!! loved all the pictures and birthday info. I’ve always wanted a twin!

ps You and my boyfriends share the same birthday.

41 laughinglindsay February 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have an incredible day!!

42 Brandi February 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!

43 drea February 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm

happppppy birthday!!! thank you for your inspirational blogging!!

44 Ashley C. February 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Cute pictures & facts- hope it’s one of the best yet πŸ˜€

45 Alexia February 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Love the fun facts and pics! Hope you have a great rest of the day!!!!

46 Sarah February 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Happy happy birthday to you! Enjoy the day!!

47 Kirsten February 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Happy Birthday Meghann! Hope you have a good day and are able to enjoy a slice of cake! =)

48 Caitlin February 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm

happy bday!!!

49 emily February 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm

happy birthday!

50 Dori February 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Happy Birthday!! Very interesting about your name spelling!

51 Nally February 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Happy Birthday, Hope you enjoy your day!!!!

52 Meg February 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Loved the birthday stories! Happy birthday to you and your brother!

53 jane February 8, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

54 biz319 February 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Happy Birthday to Meghann and Josh! Wow, you guys were big! My sister and I combined only weighed 7.5 pounds!

My twin sister and I are 1/2 hour apart – I came out first and she was breach so they were able to turn her around. I always felt responsible for her and ended up basically talking and making decisions for both of us.

That worked until we left for two separate colleges and she called me crying telling me she didn’t realize how much I took care of her! Luckily she went to school where my brother went so she wasn’t completely alone!

55 Lindsay February 8, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy every minute of it – i think it’s awesome you have a twin πŸ˜‰ So neat!

56 rhodeygirltests February 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm

happy birthday!!!

57 carolinebee February 8, 2009 at 8:14 pm

HAPPY BIRFDAYYYYY LOVE!!! It sounds like you had a fantastic week with your fam, they seem so awesome and you are so lucky to have so many wonderful memories with them! Have fun tonight πŸ˜€

58 Tyler (Raspberry Runner) February 8, 2009 at 8:23 pm

yay, happy birthday! season’s 52 is one of my favorite restaurants!! they have a couple in atlanta πŸ™‚

59 Kath February 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Happy Birthday M!

60 Trust, Hope, Believe February 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Happy Birthday to you and your brother!! I gave ya a shout out in my blog πŸ™‚

61 kaneil February 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

What fun bday facts! I hope you are having a blast at your dinner!!!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

62 Anita February 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGHAN!!!!!! I hope you’re having the best birthday yet! πŸ™‚

63 Meredith February 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Yay! Happy birthday!!!!!

64 caitlin February 8, 2009 at 9:48 pm

dude post dinner so i can go to sleep LOL

65 Sarah February 8, 2009 at 9:51 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Your birthday facts are so fun and cute.
bday scones look delicious … and happy bday to bro, too!

66 Julie February 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Happy Birthday to you and the twin bro!!

I’m totally pumped for the bake sale!!

67 HangryPants February 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

That is so funny about your birth certificate. I actually had one and then my parents changed my name.

The scones look great!

Can’t wait to see your birthday dinner recap and watch all the BBS stuff tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Josh and Meghann.

68 dailygoods February 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your bro πŸ™‚ i hope its your best one yet!!! xoxo

69 eatingbender February 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm

You really know how to live it up on your birthday, Meghann!! Happy birthday to you!! Or should I say…Meghanne? Haha, I think the “e” is cool, but I love the story behind how it came to be Meghann!

70 kilax February 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Happy Birthday Josh and Meghann! Birthday facts ARE so interesting! Especially that the hospital messed up the time of your birth! Hee hee.

71 Bridget February 9, 2009 at 4:05 am

Happy birthday! (In Japanese, it’s: tanjoubi omedetou!)

Everything looks fantastic. And, calories don’t count on your birthday! =)

72 Kristin February 11, 2009 at 2:50 pm

It was my bday yesterday, and I also turned 24 πŸ™‚ Happy BDay to us!

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