Champagne Birthday

A person’s golden or grand birthday, also referred to as their “lucky birthday“, “champagne birthday“, or “star birthday“, occurs when they turn the age of their birth day (e.g., when someone born on the 19th of the month turns 19)

Well how much more exciting can a champagne Birthday be then turning 19 on the 19th in the year 2019.. jesus H!! Let the party begin because it’s also a long weekend !!

Hayleigh Lynne Hope MacDonald was born Wednesday April 19th 2000 which means Friday April 19th 2019 is her 19th birthday a.k.a Champagne Birthday 🍾.

It all started when I was 19. The very age my sweet girl is turning. I met her dad at a Birthday Party for my friends boyfriend. It was an exciting thing….he was from my families home town in Nova Scotia and my mom even worked in the store that his parents owned (well before they owned it though).

I was 22 years old when Hayleigh was born. She was born on a rainy Wednesday morning at Kitcheners Grand River Hospital in the wee hours of the morning . 4:32 to exact. It was anything but Natural to be honest. I’ve told her repeatedly how crazy her entrance into this world was!

At 6 months pregnant I was medically removed from work and told to “rest” due to Toxemia. Toxemia also known as preeclampsia is a condition that pregnant women develop. It’s marked by high blood pressure in women who haven’t had high blood pressure before. Preeclamptic women will have a high level of protein in their urine and often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. For the baby Toxemia can impair kidney and liver function, and cause blood clotting problems, pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs), seizures and, in severe forms or left untreated, maternal and infant death. It affects the blood flow to the placenta, often leading to smaller or prematurely born babies… (that part was not true for us 😳) Hayleigh came into this world weighing 9 pounds 7.5 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was posterior (The OP position (occiput posterior fetal position) is when the back of baby’s head is against the mother’s back. ) only 4 to 10 percent of babies are posterior at birth. Moms that do give birth vaginally to a baby who is posterior are more likely to have an episiotomy and severe perineal tearing than moms whose babies are in the more favorable face-down position, even after taking into account the higher rate of forceps and vacuum-assisted delivery.

All of the above dear lord!! I had an episiotomy and 4th degree tearing as well my bowels ruptured even with a forceps delivery!! Dr Frank slipped with the forceps and my poor girl suffered a cut to each side of her head😟. She has the scars to this day. We shall call these “entrance wounds”.

While this little girl came into the world in such a long laboured crazy entrance she is my most favourite girl human. She is completely amazing.

19 years old. What’s happened in the last 19 years?? Oh goodness way too much!!

Here are some memorable happenings in the year 2000.
January 18, 2000 – Rare Meteorite Falls on the Ice of a Yukon Lake. March 15, 2000 – House of Commons passes Clarity Act outlining conditions for another Quebec separation referendum. May 24, 2000 – E-Coli outbreak in water supply in Walkerton, Ontario; will eventually kill nine people. The Summer Olympics were held in Sydney, Australia. 51 million viewers watch the first season finale of the reality show “Survivor”.

Popular Films

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Cast Away
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • Gladiator
  • What Women Want
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Meet the Parents
  • X-Men
  • Scary Movie
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Gladiator
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Billy Elliot

Popular Musicians

  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Blink-182
  • U2
  • All Saints
  • N Sync
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Madonna
  • Faith Hill
  • Dandy Warhols
  • Oasis
  • Bon Jovi
  • Robbie Williams
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Ronan Keating
  • Santana
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Britney Spears
  • Robbie Williams
  • Craig David
  • The Eurythmics
  • R.E.M.
  • Pink
  • Coldplay

Our Prime Minister was Jean Chretien . The premier of Ontario was Mike Harris.
Super Bowl: St. Louis Rams won 23-16 over the Tennessee Titans
Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett
The Kentucky Derby: Fusaichi Pegasus
The Masters: Vijay Singh
NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers won series 4-2 against Indiana Pacers
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Pete Sampras Ladies’ Singles: Venus Williams
World Series: New York Yankees won series 4-1 against New York Mets.

The top songs :
Breathe ~ Faith Hill
Smooth ~ Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Maria Maria ~ Santana feat. The Product G&B
I Wanna Know ~ Joe
Everything You Want ~ Vertical Horizon
Say My Name ~ Destiny’s Child
I Knew I Loved You ~ Savage Garden
Amazed ~ Lonestar
Bent ~ Matchbox Twenty
He Wasn’t Man Enough ~ Toni Braxton
Higher ~ Creed
Try Again ~ Aaliyah

But most important my girl Hayleigh Lynne Hope MacDonald allowed me to become a mommy.


I have done so many things wrong in my life. I’ve felt like a huge failure on many occasions but you Hayleigh are one of the greatest things in my life! You have brightened my world.

I am beyond proud of you and I am thankful to have you in my life.

I will always be here for you morning noon or night. I am forever in your corner and in the shadows of your successes cheering you on. I am your biggest cheerleader your biggest supporter your biggest fan and your forever friend.

When a parent watches their child grow up they get to see the most incredible parts of themself shining on through them. I am far from perfect but to me you are a perfect daughter. You have never wavered on standing by me. You and I have been through a pile of things..things that were meant to break us but just look…weve made it this far and the future looks bright.

You are an incredible sister, student, cousin, niece, granddaughter, friend, employee, pet owner, girlfriend, bestfriend, dancer, teacher, care giver, babysitter, citizen, and daughter 💕.

You were born right at Easter and I’ve always said you were my special Easter Delivery…my own little Easter Bunny. I love you to the moon and back.

Never doubt anything about who you are and what you are capable of. I’ll always catch you if you fall.


Happy 19th Birthday my super talented amazingly kind generous and funny stunning beauty of a daughter.

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