in this post that my one little word for 2013 is "appreciate". Of course at that time I already knew I was pregnant but Stu and I had decided to keep it our little secret until the first trimester had past.
You know how we sometimes wish for this or that, then when we get what we want, we're still not happy because we've moved on to wanting even more things? This year, I made darn sure I wouldn't be that person. For the first time in a long while, I feel like I finally have everything I could ever want or hope for: a loving husband, a funny and adorable pet, a beautiful home of my own and finally a little bub! I wanted to appreciate everything that I had and everything that came my way - both the good and the bad.
In 2013, I learned to appreciate crazy pregnant lady hormones, the debacle with gestational diabetes and even my painful recovery from c-section as it meant that I was extra careful around my health, the food I ate, the things I did. In the last three months, I got to experience first hand the joys and pain of motherhood as I watched my little Alexander grow and reach various milestones. I appreciate each precious moment, each smile, every bit of pain, every tear shed.
All in all, it has been a very special year and it has been a heap of fun to share it with you here. So thank you and I look forward to sharing the new year ahead with you again x
PS: This will be my last post for 2013, as I take a little break to relax, unwind and recharge for 2014. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!