If someone had told me last New Years Eve how much my life would change in 2012 I wouldn’t have believed it!
After so long trying for Little Mr A it came as a complete shock in February when I found out I was pregnant! I had just about resigned myself to the fact that perhaps 1 was our lot and we would have to make do with just Little Mr A. Then came an even bigger shock in April when we found out we were having a girl. All this generation of my family are boys and I didn’t think we had the gene to produce girls!
Also in April this year we moved from a house we hated to a really nice house in a great little village. Looking around now I know we made the right decision in moving again after 6 months in Hull, even though it was stressful at the time! It has meant we have spent much more time together as a family even though we were further from work. Earlier in the year, before I went on maternity leave, we would all go into town together to work and nursery, rather than me getting up as Big Mr A and Little Mr A were going out the door!
In July/August we had a great holiday together in Dorset which was just what we all needed after the upheaval of the move and, to spoil Little Mr A before Little Miss A came along. We had a great time and even managed to see some of the Olympic sailing in Weymouth (even if we were really far away!) and it was great to be involved in such a great event, even in that small a capacity.
Come September it was time for Little Mr A to start school. I found it very hard to let go of my little boy for the first few weeks, he still seemed so young! After a few teething problems in the first half of the term, since the October holiday he seems to have calmed down a lot and is settling into school life really well. I am so proud of his achievements so far and loved seeing his Christmas play!
October came, and along came Little Miss A. After a great birth I am absolutely loving having a baby in the house again, she is so easy and fun and I can’t wait for all the exciting times we have ahead in 2013.
I am very excited about 2013 and all the fun and adventures it will hold for the ‘A’ family. Big Mr A starts his new job next week and although it means more travelling and less time with the family during the week I am hoping weekends will become even more of a quality family time together.
Happy New Year everyone, hope you all have a great 2013!