Grey’s first birthday is at the end of this week so naturally I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting over the past year.
It’s really easy to remember if I’ve done something or not because I think, “Well I haven’t done that since Grey was born!”
For example, I…
Haven’t gone a day without sugar. Isn’t that awful?! The former health nut in me is cringing. It all started when we got home from the hospital and our friends had a giant cookie waiting for us. Oh, how I loved that giant cookie. I was famished in those first couple of days. I just felt like I couldn’t eat enough so I really appreciated having that cookie around when the hunger would strike. The problem is that the cookie turned into chocolate chips every night and cupcakes on the weekends and pancakes every Saturday…etc. I have promised myself that I am going to cut back on the sugar in the new year, though!
I haven’t had more than one glass of wine. This makes up for all of the sugar, right? Maybe? No? I really didn’t drink a lot of wine before having a baby but I have definitely scaled it back! I have maybe had a total of three glasses in the past year. It doesn’t taste as good as it used to, I am breastfeeding and I can’t even imagine trying to take care of Grey while being hungover!!
I haven’t binge watched a TV series. Gone are the days of laying on the couch all Saturday watching episode after episode of OITNB. I thought the other day that I should start watching Breaking Bad again…but that thought was immediately followed by the realization that it would take me ten years to watch all of the seasons.
I haven’t been to the movies. Not complaining about this one! I am not a movie watcher and I especially dislike going to the theater…but it is kind of crazy that I haven’t been in a year!
I haven’t slept through the night. What?! OMG! How are you functioning? Cosleeping my friends…that’s how. I quickly learned that Grey isn’t a good sleeper so I threw him in bed with us and that is how we all wake up refreshed! He still nurses a few times every night but surprisingly I just don’t feel tired!
I haven’t been bored. I can’t remember the last time one of us asked, “What do you want to do?” Babies keep you busy, that’s for sure!!
I haven’t gone a day without feeling so incredibly blessed. I didn’t know it was possible to feel this content and happy. Even if I have a bad day, there is always at least one moment where I feel overwhelmed with gratitude that I get to live this life.
I can easily say that 2015 has been the best year of my life!!