Saturday, December 31, 2011's been a great year!

What a difference a year makes.... last New Years I was ready to throw 2010 in the trash and start over. This year, I look back happily at 2011 because we brought home our baby girl and I learned so many things about myself.

~  I am stronger than I give myself credit for.  I can give myself injections, get blood taken 3 times a week, carry a baby to term and even give birth.

~  I am a good mom.  At least I think I am and that's all that matters, right?  If Emily is crying, 9 times out of 10, I am the one who can calm her down.

~  I can move 10 hours from my family and friends and be ok.  I miss everyone terribly, but as long as I have Steve and Emily- I am happy.

~ I can go into public with spit up on my shirt, no makeup, and greasy hair and not give a shit (this is probably because of sleep deprivation but whatever).

~  I can function on 2 hours of sleep if my baby needs me to.

As I sit here on the eve of 2012, I look forward to the new year and I can't wait to see what it will bring for our family.

Happy 2012 everyone!


  1. You are an awesome mom and Emily knows it! Happy New Years!

  2. What an amazing year for you! :) I hope I learn Im stronger than I think I am when baby comes!! :) I think I will be impressed by myself at least I hope anyways!! I know I'll do anything for her :) Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

  3. It has been a fantastic year! And I agree with are a great mom! Happy new year!!!

  4. What a great year you had! Happy new year and I hope 2012 brings many good things to you and your family!

  5. What a wonderful year! You are truly a super mommy! Happy new year!

  6. amen sister!!! so glad to hear you are settling in to life as you now know it :) Will get an email off to you as soon as I can screw my head on straight again!


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