You all know my obsession with photos so we will go through this glorious year that way. I will enjoy my old photos while eating a blueberry pastry and pretending that it's okay because it's giving me antioxidants (I did run 3 miles outdoors last night so don't worry about my buns too much ya'll).
January - Belly is growing and so it the realization that I might have babies. I feel excited and scared and just kind of weird and confused. (This photo cracks me up because I was so computer illiterate at the time that I printed that out and literally taped the words to my belly. Cuckoo!!)
February - I have my baby shower and get all kinds of baby stuff which again reminds me that this whole ordeal might end in a baby. Seems logical, right? To a normal person maybe, but to me it just didn't seem like it could be happening. I plan a big speech to conclude my shower but instead choke out "thank you" while blubbering like an idiot.
March - Work is wearing me down and for the first time I head to L&D, alone, because hubby is out of town. I am then taken out of work and on light bedrest. I sat around thinking and thinking about all the things that could happen. I tried sleeping, but I mostly just watched hundreds of episodes of Big Love and True Blood. I also think I watched Pineapple Express a few hundred times (I know, totally random bedrest movie).
April - The big one. I went to doctor appointment after doctor appointment and had a few scares along the way. Finally, after much bitching to my medical provider's, I reached full term and on April 22nd, 2010, the most important day of my life, two little healthy monkey's made their arrival.
May-July - The craziest transition period of my life. I was overwhelmed with joy, paranoid of it being taken away, so exhausted, figuring out what the heck my relationship was going to be like with hubby and I as parents, worrying about money (if you think IF treatments are expensive, you can keep reliving that by having twins), wondering what to do with my life and trying to figure out what being a parent really is. Yeah . . . .
July-November - I go back to work and figure out how to be a working mommy. Not as easy as I thought. The babies change and grow so much that I think around July I was feeling like we should have more babies someday. Don't worry, that was fleeting. I am increasingly excited as they learn to do new things.
December: The best month of them all really. I feel like we are a functioning family now. We have had teeth, crawling, and kisses happen for the first time all in this month. They reach their arms to me and smile when I come home. The ball has begun to roll and we are golden.
2010 was a great year. It's sad that it has come and gone so quickly, but I am looking forward to our whole lifetime, not just the baby years. The first steps, the first words, the first day of Kindergarten, embarassing them in front of their friends, meeting boyfriends/girlfriends, prom, graduation and someday I will be a grandma too and 2010 was the start of it all!
Tonight we will have a PJ party. We were offered babysitting, but didn't take it. We will ring in the New Year in our jammies with our monkey's.
You won't see any resolutions from me because I'm really not into that. Hopefully my butt will be smaller by 2012, but there are no guarantees and it's not a priority. This year is a go with the flow year.
And that was a really good pastry so I don't want to be making anyone any promises.
Coming up: The return of WTF Wednesday!! But it's going to be WTF Friday.
Happy New Year!
I hope it brings you everything you've ever dreamed of!