Life has been a little bit crazy lately (when is it not?), and I’ve fallen behind on my blog….again. I humbly apologize…but I can’t promise that it won’t happen again! 😀 I meant to write a 2013 wrap-up post way back at the end of December (a mere 10 days ago, but it feels like a lifetime), but obviously never got around to it. And now that I’ve sat down to write it, I’m not sure what to say. 2013 was a rough year. Not much good was going on. The best thing about 2013 was obviously my daughter…the list of bad things is much longer, but I don’t want to get into that. Let’s TRY to focus on the positive!
B had many milestones in 2013, given that it was still her first year of life. Rolling over, sitting up, scooting, crawling, solid foods, feeding herself finger foods, pulling herself up with furniture, cruising, talking, walking…all of it and more happened in the past year! It’s amazing to think how much our children change in just the first year of life! And I’m proud to say I didn’t miss out on a single milestone – I was present for all of them!
As a Mommy, I’ve had milestones in the past year as well. I learned that it was okay to accept help from people because there is no such thing as Super Mom. I (re)learned that I am not a patient person naturally, but I also learned that if I work at it, I CAN be patient. I learned that I am stronger than I ever knew, and that when the universe throws everything at me at once and tries to beat me to the ground, I keep getting up, keep coming back, and I put on my boxing gloves. (Don’t mess with this mama!) I learned that it’s okay to just need a break from Being Mommy and that I can ask someone to watch her for a couple of hours to pamper myself a bit. I went back to work and (glumly) survived the experience. I lost all my pregnancy weight…and gained six pounds of it back over the holidays!
Ah, enough of that. I am being a scatterbrain tonight and can’t seem to decide what this blog should be about.
B is walking now. She’s getting better at it every single day! She is so proud of herself. Last night when she walked to me from across the room, looked up at me and said “hi mama,” I got a little teary eyed. I couldn’t help it. I’m so proud of my girl!
I am going to try to start writing a blog every week again – call it my Blogging Goal of 2014. This blog won’t be worth much to my daughter (and future children) if I don’t stick to it. I may write a blog about our holiday adventures, but probably not…I’d rather write about “Current Events” rather than past stuff. If I can come up with stuff to write about. I don’t want to bore anyone. 🙂
Oh, I WILL share this before I sign off:
Since D has started his new job, we’ve gotten nearly all caught up with our finances. We still need to finish paying off the balance at our previous apartment complex, but we are halfway there, and everything else is either all paid off or current! The plan is to get our own place again somewhere between March and April at the latest – it may be sooner depending on how everything goes. I am very excited to finally have our own place. Since we’ve been married (aside from 4 months right after our wedding) we’ve either been living with family or had roommates. Five and a half years into our marriage…it’s MORE than time that we have our VERY OWN place again. Be happy for us! 😀 We’re happy.