Thursday, 31 December 2009

2009 A year in reflection

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.

- On March 30th our gorgeous baby belle Soraya Anne was born. The moment we had all been waiting for! The single most amazing thing to ever happen in my life! You can read about that here.

- 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.

- Our house has been transformed! A year ago our house was like a show home, everything had a place, minimalism was our style, well actually more hubbys style! Today our house is a home, there are toys galore, jumperoo's, walkers, a slide, play mats, rocking horse, get the picture. I had a night away the other week, the first night me and hubby have spent apart in ages, and when I came back he said that the place felt really empty and cold without us...what a sweetie.

- On a work note I have made a big decision this year to sell the fashion company. I have another related business in the pipeline but there is no rush, I love being with BB so much and I don't want to miss this special time.  Also hubby's computer company is doing very well at the moment and so I am going to head up the accounts dep. We are also looking to open up another office in 2010 so exciting times ahead.

- Of course 2009 was also the year I entered the Bloggersphere and started this blog.  I have met some amazing people in the blogging community.  I have previously blogged about fashion and so coming into this mummy blogging community has been very different and everyone has been lovely. I must thank Carol over at New Mummy for introducing me to the mummy blogging world last year. A few others I would like to thank are Sian at Yummy Mummy Tips for introducing me to Stokke products, the Xplory being top of my list of must have buys, with Tripp Trapp & Sleepi coming a close second. I would also like to give a shout out to Susanna at A Modern Mother for keeping the Mummy Blogging Community together and I look forward to all you have in store in 2010 for us too :)  We had a great time at the London Zoo meet up and I have been in 2 newspapers and a magazine who were curious about mummy blogging, showing that it really is spreading through the UK now.

- 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 :)


  1. great blog and just stared to follow you I look forward to reading much more from you in the new year

  2. Sounds like a super year - hope 2010 is equally great for you!

  3. Thanks so much, it was an amazing year thanks to baby belle :) Looking forward to her 1st birthday this year and my wedding reception too :D