Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! So 2011 is drawing to a close. I can hardly believe it. It seems like just a short time ago I was summing up 2010 and reflecting on our progress in our relentless search for sleep.
This year I’m pleased to report we’ve had lots more sleep – the only time we really suffered from sleepless nights was when something was wrong with Little Man – teething or illness mostly.
So my reflections this year are focused more on the things we did and the fun we had over the course of the year. Little Man completed the transition from baby to toddler. Half way through the year he started talking. First one word, then five, then fifty…it seemed like he learned in the space of a few short weeks.
And these days, he’s an opinionated talkative little boy with plenty to say for himself! It’s fantastic, and it has been a wonderful adventure watching him grow this year.
Don’t get me wrong – it hasn’t all been fun. We’ve certainly had our share of illnesses this year. Chest infections, tonsillitis, colds, and finally this never-ending ‘flu (yes I’m still coughing!). But I’m pleased to reflect that the good times have far outweighed the bad in our lives this year, and I’m thankful for that.
And of course Mama.ie has been a huge part of our lives this year. This site has been an outlet for me, and more than that, it has been a place where I’ve had a lot of fun this year, checking out products, running my first giveaways, and even making a trip to the UNICEF offices in London courtesy of Pampers Ireland.
And then this week – for the first time ever in the 14 months since I started blogging – I took a week off and it was wonderful! 🙂 After being so sick in the run up to Christmas, I needed some time to recover and to spend some much needed time with family and friends. After all, they are the ones who make everything worthwhile!
And now I’m looking forward to 2012 and a whole new set of adventures!
Happy New Year everyone! Have a great night tonight, and a fun filled year in 2012!