Well, it's here, the end of 2009. I have to say that this has been both the best and the worst year of my life. I was pregnant for 6 months out of the year, I got diagnosed with cancer (while pregnant), and I had a beautiful baby son with lots of little things in between those 3 major events. I've learned a lot, I've grown, and I have fallen so deeply in love with this beautiful person that I made.
Pregnancy. It was hard. I will admit that I am a terrible pregnant woman. I had mood swings galore, my hips hurt, my back hurt, I was so unbelievably tired, I could have slept the entire 9 months if you let me! Time seemed to go even slower around the 36 week mark, that's when I was told I had cancer. I was told to induce because I needed to have surgery. Induction is everything I did not want, the total opposite, but this was cancer, an actual medical reason for induction.
The second surgery was a much harder recovery. I wasn't allowed to pick Elijah up for an entire week and I had to lay on my right side to feed him. He was a doll that entire week, perfectly content with just laying in bed with me. I had an amazing outpouring of support from some Austin mamas and I had meals provided for two weeks and lots of help with Elijah. It was really wonderful to have people coming over during the day to hold Eli since I couldn't.
Some of 2009 was wonderful, but I am glad to see it go. I welcome 2010 with open arms. It's going to be the year of health and happiness. I don't normally make any resolutions but this year seems like a good year to start.
In 2010 I will..
Learn how to knit + crochet
Get a juicer and drink fresh juice every day
Become even more eco-friendly/greener
Enjoy my family
Write, write, write!
Sew, sew, sew!
With that I say goodbye and good riddance to you 2009, and welcome 2010! I will be spending new years eve at home with my baby and husband, relaxing. This is the first year that I haven't had any plans, or any desire to have plans. Nothing sounds as good as staying home!
To welcome 2010 the entire month of January will be themed "Go Green, Baby" - devoted to all things green for your baby. I've got some wonderful products to feature, and some great giveaways. If you haven't gone green already make that one of your new years resolutions! I'll be here to help you along the way. I'm really excited about all the great stuff I have to write about, and all the awesome products to share with you.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe new years! See you in 2010!