Monday, 3 December 2012

What a year

I cannot believe it's December. Later this month my baby will celebrate his first Christmas, turn 1 and then say goodbye to the most eventful of years. It has been, without doubt, the most important year of my life. A year filled with experiences that have forever changed me and sent me spinning down a path that I never imagined existed.

Before the last of 2012 fades, I wanted to remember this momentous year with a single photo that represents it all. What a year it has been.

I watched the New Years fireworks on TV in hospital, with tears in my eyes and a beautiful newborn baby asleep in his cot (the first baby born in Australia in 2012 was just down the hall from us.). I felt like those fireworks were meant for me, and I feel fireworks in my heart every time I look at that wee face.
For all the twists and turns, highs and lows, giggles and cries this year, I will be forever thankful that I got to experience it all.

Here's one more photo with a festive twist. From my family to yours, Merry Christmas. I'll be back very soon with a crafty idea that will get the kids busy for the holiday season, stay tuned!

First Christmas and first birthday coming up!
 *What are you thankful for this year?

6 comments:

  1. I'm thankful for my beautiful sister who is an inspiration not only to me, but to so many people. I know my life would not be the same without her x

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    1. You're too gorgeous. I wouldn't be the same without you too. Love you lots xox

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  2. What a gorgeous post Mel! I hope my first year as a new mum in 2013 is just as amazing!!!

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    1. I hope so too! Just remember, whenever you hit a bump in the road or are feeling exhausted or teary, you can always pop onto Latte Mum and read something that you'll {hopefully} find uplifting. Looking back on the year I've had, I realise it's the challenges along with the infinite joys that have made my first year as a mum so rewarding. Wishing you all the best! x

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  3. I remember I also watched the fireworks on TV with tears in my eyes. But my newborn wasn't asleep, we were trying to breastfeed and then the nurse needed to feed him the little bit of milk she could get with a syringe. I was so grateful for my little boy but at the same time, at that moment, I felt so helpless. Your writing reminds me that the ups and downs are all part of being a parent. But, when the nurse handed him back, I remember how relaxed and contented my little boy was to be back in my arms. Sometimes we just need a reminder to remember those small little moments that are just perfect and they get you through the hard ones. Thanks for your warm and inspiring writing, Mel.

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    1. Funny you should say that as one of the midwives had to feed my little one using a syringe earlier that day, so you and I were there together. I had forgotten about that until you mentioned it. Breastfeeding was one of my biggest challenges but is now one of the many special moments I get to spend with my little boy - I hope you had the same experience in the end too. Thank you for sharing your moment with me. Here's to many more fireworks in 2013! xox

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