It was a good year…I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted. It feels wrong to welcome the new without saying goodbye to the old.
2013 shall be known as the year I basically gave up blogging. Only 3 posts!
January I caught my first baby, by summer I had caught another. The second is worthy of it’s own post.
By March I knew I was expecting our 3rd. Between being a busy Labour and Delivery nurse 2013 held my most difficult, yet most enjoyed pregnancy. It grew me as a person and a mother.
April brought our 7th wedding anniversary! We spent it in Banff and it was a great weekend sans kiddos. It involved a lot of watching Sons of Anarchy, and eating out, a great deal of christmas shopping and an amazing anniversary fondue.
We had a wonderful summer vacation in Salmon Arm and I also said ‘adieu’ to labour and delivery with cramping and spotting at 23 weeks.
September brought with it “real” homeschooling and T started a blended grade 1 program. Wee one, though tiny is not so wee anymore and started preschool.
After a few weeks of rest and no further heart stopping moment, I returned to my alma matter of NICU and was welcomed with open arms by old friends. The last couple months of pregnancy were spent not just cuddling preemies but being busy, busy on admits and resus. I embraced the experience and refreshing of skills and pushed myself to work right up until 38weeks. My longest yet!
I delivered a healthy baby boy, Seth Joshua after a labour which itself is also worthy of it’s own post, by the end of November. I was blessed to have my favourite midwife attend for a record of 3/3. After my most trying and humbling postpartum filled with pumping, tears, and clipped tongue ties, I spend christmas just reveling in my beautiful family and contemplating all the ways this pregnancy/delivery/postpartum grew and stretched me. I also learned that while humbling, accepting help from friends and family, can deepen relationships and I am so grateful to all of the amazing gifts of love I was given in those weeks.
2014 will be a year of big change. With the having babies part of my life on it’s way out I feel like it’s a year to decide where we want to live, where I want to work, and how we want to school. It’s also a year to enjoy my sweet baby. By the third, one is only too aware of how fleeting these moments are. We have lots of cuddles and I am unapologetic for never wanting to put him down. He is adored by his two big sisters and we are all going to spend 2014 adjusting to our new family dynamic!
Happy New Year! (Coming soon my OneWord365…)