January 3, 2011
What a New Year it will be…
So much for posting my New Year’s resolutions on New Year’s Day…Saturday ended up being a rough day (for a variety of reasons) that culminated in a trip to the emergency vet clinic with Bailey for a severe ear infection. (She’s fine now!) S and I remarked that it had been a year+ since we had been to the vet with her for anything but a check-up…I guess she’s getting us ready for pediatrician visits in a few months. 😉 And then we spent yesterday shopping, doing errands, and getting ready for reality today.
So I’ve had a lot of time to think about how I feel about this new year, and I’m afraid that this is one of those instances where I am filled with so much emotion that I can’t really express it. 2010 was a year of ups and downs…a new (very stressful) job, two failed IVF cycles, the decision (and resulting depression) to end fertility treatments and start looking into adoption, followed by a miracle pregnancy and very successful first trimester. It is finally starting to sink in that by the end of 2011, we will have an almost 7 month old baby…and basically, next year couldn’t look more different.
I am SO looking forward to getting to meet our baby and see what he/she looks like, acts like, and how much joy they bring to our lives. I am looking forward to continuing to grow in my relationship with S, and adding a new dimension to our relationship as parents. And I am looking forward to new challenges and changes in my work/life balance, that only time (and little bit of luck) will tell. I know that next year won’t be all uphill…but right now it is very full of hope and happiness and I just can’t wait to live the hell out of it! 🙂
Besides my plans to stay healthy and happy (and zen) throughout the rest of my pregnancy, I am giving myself a more concrete resolution for next year. I am going to send a birthday card to each and every one of my friends and family members, with the intention of getting the card to them on or before their actual day. Although this probably sounds lame (and not very difficult), I am terrible about keeping track of people’s birthdays and I always feel guilty about it. I love receiving cards, so I am going use these cards to show and tell people how very much they mean to me. And I really want to get back into the habit of corresponding with people (beyond an occasional FB message), and I’m pretty sure that if it doesn’t happen by the time the baby’s born, it never will.
So there you have it…my hopes and resolutions for the next year. Wishing you all a year full of happiness and peace, and all those things that your heart truly desires.