Wow. Well, what a year 2017 was! Let’s look back.
I started it with three bunnies in three separate rooms, a husband with a long commute and no baby. Mentally I was doing okay, but a friend had recently passed away and the grief cut deep. (Still does.)
Here’s a look back at some of the big things that have happened this year:
Obviously my big story of the year. My daughter is nearly eight weeks old and most of 2017 was dominated by my pregnancy and her arrival. Pregnancy wasn’t easy for me, and I struggled a bit both physically and mentally during it. I can honestly say, though, that it’s worth it. She’s lovely and means that, despite any rough patches in 2017, it was overall rather a fabulous year!
Lots of the momentous parts of the year have been as a result of this. Finding out she was on her way, the scans, telling family and friends… She’s made it a really memorable year!
She’d only just moved in with us at the start of 2017. She was shy and skittish and uncertain. Now she’s a happy, feisty girl, fiercely bonded to her new brothers. Bonding the three of them has been amazing – I love watching them together.
I still feel young at heart, though! The concept of turning 30 doesn’t feel so scary now, really.
I’ve worked since I was 16, so taking any serious amount of time off is quite a new concept to me. It’s great, though. Spending my days with the baby, getting to have this chance to bond, is wonderful. I’m already feeling a bit wobbly about having to go back, although I’m committed to doing it for my family.
It’s a lot of fun.