Were you truly surprised at your shower...or just faking it for the camera?
I know there are a lot of things going on for you, job-wise and otherwise, and we wish you all the best in making those tough decisions.
Whatever decisions you make will be the right ones. Trust me!
As for the sweet little ducklings who could not wait for your birthday, they are doing very well, and are about twice the size they were in the first picture. If they turn out to be a boy and a girl, we will name them Jo and Dan for you.
Warning though: critters don't necessarily have a long life up here, so if they disappear (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) we cannot be held responsible.
Have a great birthday, Sista!