So we are officially into a new decade and the beginning of 2011. Whilst all that is great, I am just happy to have survived my first term at College, my first family Christmas at the new, owned not rented, family home, my first cooking of the Christmas dinner and my first proper full year as a mum.
It has been a year full of firsts actually, first birthday party, first steps, first duvet, first words and now we even have full sentences on occasion and Emily is also doing very well in learning to talk...ha, ha, ho, ho. First full nights sleep...again... and you all know how much I like my sleep!
It has also been a year to see the end of many things, the end of sterilising, the end of formula, the end of dummies, the end of having to carry my daughter everywhere because she is 10 months old and still cannot crawl!! And let it be known that Emily is a lot heavier than most children her age...trust me I have held other children to test this theory (children I know of course I don't just go about randomly picking up other peoples children because...well that would be strange and would probably get me arrested...anyway). Yes we have discovered the joys of walking and running and movement in general and now she never stops, moving I mean. Emily has two settings, on and off! The only time she doesn't move is when she's asleep and even then she is quite the wriggler at times.
So, I am not one for resolutions, they seem so obviously fallible and I just set myself up for failure, instead I look to the new year with hope in my heart and a spring in my step. Courage renewed and the will to fight another day. I welcome the changes that are around the corner. I will endeavour to put right what went wrong this year. I look forward to all the new challenges we will face. I embrace the terrible twos that are creeping ever closer, day by day, like a little cloud looming somewhere on the horizon and I even welcome the prospect of turning 30 in February and the little lines that are starting to permanently creep across my forehead...well okay I am working on those last two!