My Life In Numbers

My Life In Numbers



33 – the number of years I’ve been alive

37 – the number of years my husband has been alive

1,415 – the age difference between my husband and I, in days

1997 – the year I graduated high school

1 – the number of colleges I’ve attended

0 – the number of colleges I’ve graduated from

2 – the number of times I’ve been married

1 – the number of times I’ve been divorced

8 – the number of years I was with my first husband, Drew

3 – the number of years I was a single divorced woman

4 – the number of years I’ve been with my second husband, David

19 – the number of years I’ve known David

17 – my age when I began dating David for the first time

29 – my age when I began dating David for the second time

3 – the number of c-sections I’ve had

2 – the number of times I’ve attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (vbac)

6 – the number of miscarriages I’ve had

11 – the age of my oldest daughter, Lakin

10 – the age of my second daughter, Addah

33 – the number of weeks I was pregnant when Addah was born

10 – the number of days Addah was in the NICU before she came home

17 – the age difference between my first and second daughters, in months

115 – the age difference between my second and third daughters, in months

6 – the age (in months) that my stillborn daughter Clara should be

15 – the number of cats I have owned

4 – the number of dogs I have owned

32 – the number of fish I have owned

2 – the number of pets we have now (2 beta fish)

15 – the number of cousins I have

3 – the number of siblings I have

7 – the number of website URLs I have owned

3 – the number of businesses I have owned

1 – the number of wildly successful businesses I have owned

235 – the number of notes I’ve written to the kids in the last year (all saved by my oldest in a binder)

194 – the number of the above-mentioned notes that David has doodled on for the kids in the last year

16 – the approximate number of times I tell each of the kids and David how much I love them on any given day

4 – the number of people who live in our home

6 – the number of times we’ve moved in the last 18 months

2 – the number of cars we’ve owned in the last 12 months

1 – the number of cars we currently own

3 – the number of tattoos I have

4 – the number of cities I’ve lived in: Fairfax, VA, Greenville, SC (and the surrounding area), Mount Vernon, GA, and Keller, TX

6 – the average number of hours I sleep each night

4 – the average number of sodas I drink in any given day

2 – the number of car lines I sit in for school pick up on every school day

75 – the approximate number of minutes I spend sitting in school car lines on every school day

14 – the number of times I’ve been interrupted while writing this post

27 – the number of things I’d like to get done before I pick the kids up from school today

95 – the number of minutes available to do those 27 things before I get in car line to pick the kids up from school today

I borrowed the idea of recording my Life in Numbers from Erin, who got it from Greta at GFunkified. It’s (sadly) too late to join in the linky fun on Greta’s post, but if you write (or have already written) your own Life in Numbers post, feel free to add your link in the comments!

So what are your numbers?

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • Very interesting concept and didn’t realize your older girls are only 17 months apart. My girls are 16 months apart and truly can relate to the age difference.

  • I agree with Janine. This is a very cool concept. I love that you’ve had 15 cats. Cat ladies unite! 😛

  • Cyndi

    Cool post. That’s a lot of soda, haha. It was really neat reading about your numbers and I’m 33, too. It’s a good number! 33 in 2013 has a nice ring to it. 🙂 Best wishes for a great year!

  • Yes, my soda habit has GOT to go! I think I need to increase my hours of sleep, and maybe that would help to decrease my need for soda? I’m sure replacing 4 cans of soda with 4 glasses of water would help tremendously… just gotta do it! 😛

  • Oh cool! The age difference has good points and bad points, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. 🙂

  • I need a cat in this apartment. It’s been almost 2 years now since we’ve had a cat, and I’m really missing a furry companion. The back of my sofa just doesn’t look right without a fluffy kitty on it! 😉

  • Kat Biggie

    I always love these life in numbers posts. You can get to know a lot about someone really quickly. I am so sorry about Clara. Hugs to you mama.

  • Thanks Heather, I took your prompt and did one also, Eek!
    http://3isfamilyadvice.com/?p=125

  • Those last two? STORY OF MY LIFE. Ha! How do you keep track of so many fish? I do love beta fish though. We had planned to get one for my then 6yo last Christmas….got the bowl and everything. Never did get the fish!

  • 2 – the number of things I actually checked off of that list of 27 things I wanted to do before car line! 😛

    We had a ridiculous number of fish… we used to have a 55-gallon tank in the living room, a 20-gallon tank in the girls’ bedroom, a little 5-gallon cylindrical tank in the bathroom, and a 10-gallon tank on an end table. We had 5 koi, 5 plecostamus, a big handful of $0.11 goldfish that exceeded our expectations, and another handful of black/white striped I-forget-what-they’re-called fish. The tanks were beautiful, especially at night with the tank lights on… but guess who was responsible for maintaining them? Yep, me.

    So, when the fish slowly died off over time, I stopped replacing them and we were fishless for a while. We just got the 2 beta right before Christmas — gifts from their dad. I don’t mind 2… much less work than 32!

    Thanks for reading, and for such a fun post idea, Greta!

  • Love it, Emma! I’m glad you enjoyed it, and glad you shared!

  • Thank you, Kat!