It is the last day of 2009 and I am reflecting on this amazing whirlwind year. We have gone from a career driven couple to a relaxed fun loving family of 3 and I have never been happier then I am right now. So here is a summary of my year.
- I saw in 2009 with an amazing baby shower thrown by my amazing mum! Friends and family all turned up for my big suprise party and I got so many amazing gifts. We played games and mum made me cry with a gorgeous speech (which I will have to post on here some time). I was really touched (and emotional - pregnancy hormones!) that so many people had come and everyone had gone to so much effort to wish me and bump all the best.
- I spent the next few months attending yoga, drinking raspberry leaf tea, getting the house and the nursery ready, going shopping with mum and I even sold my beloved bmw convertible for something a bit more practical.
- The first few weeks are a haze of feeding, sleepless nights and visitors but what really sticks in my mind the most are those late night feeding cuddles and BB sleeping on my chest for hours. Pure bliss. The first nappy, the first smile, the first finger grip, the first time she noticed her hands, the first babble, the first crawl, the first wave..these 'firsts' and many more followed and I am still amazed today, at 9 months old, the things she does. There were of course hard times too...colic, vaccinations and her first cold but they came and went just like everything.
- So it has been a busy year all around with Baby Belle joining the family and business taking off, and I have to say it is the best year of my life! I am really looking forward to 2010...a 1st Birthday Party and a Wedding are planned but who knows what else the year may bring :)