This time last year, hubby and I, OK, hubby and my father-in-law, were decorating our second bedroom and turning our unloved spare room into our baby son’s nursery. I was 26 weeks pregnant and didn’t know what the year ahead would hold for me. It’s crazy to think where the last year has gone. On Sunday it’ll be my 31st birthday and for all those people who are worried about turning 30, it’s actually not that bad. My 30th year has been absolutely bloody amazing and when I think back to how much has happened in the past 12 months it’s actually pretty incredible.
Little Mr’s arrival has certainly changed me as a person. Obviously I’m a Mummy now but since I’ve become responsible for this small bundle of gorgeousness, I feel like I’ve learnt so much and my attitudes to certain things have definitely changed. As long as Little Mr, hubby and I have clean clothes, food to eat, drinks to drink and somewhere cosy to sleep then I’m happy. I’ve been asked what gifts I wanted for my birthday this year but I’ve been unable to come up with anything. Of course there are bags from Cath Kidston and charms from Links of London that I would love but I’ve got pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted, my gorgeous baby Son and my hubby.
Yup, I’ve become so soppy. That’s definitely another thing that has happened over the last 12 months, I cry at everything; TV programmes, adverts, hearing about sad things on the radio, people talking to me about going back to work and leaving Little Mr, having too much to do and not enough time to do it. I’m a right wuss. I really hope I can handle going back to work and dealing with professional HR matters, I can’t be crying with a client when I’m supposed to be the professional!
I’m writing up a post about the adventure’s we’ve got up to over the last 9 months whilst on my maternity leave and it’s brilliant to look back on what we got up too and also to see how Little Mr has changed. I’m tempted to work out how many miles we’ve covered too but I think it might be too many to count up! Watch out for it next week.
It’s been a wonderful year with lots of adventures. I’m hoping my next year will be equally as fun with my wingman and my hubby beside me as we have family days, trips to the seaside and lots of family fun. It’s not that being over 30, it’s pretty awesome if you ask me!
Edit: Although it has been a great year for us as a family, I lost a good friend who will never be forgotten. Tanya you are dearly missed, I hope you’re dancing with the angels hun xXx