Happy 1st birthday ‘Being Mummy’!

Today my blog is one year old, happy 1st birthday ‘being mummy’! And coincidentally this is my 100th post, 100 posts in one year doesn’t sound too bad at all I don’t think.

When I started this blog my main aim was to get back into writing on a regular basis, given the 100 posts in one year I think this has been quite successful. But this blog has given me so much more, so much I wasn’t expecting, but now I don’t want to live without.

It has given me the opportunity to keep people I don’t speak to regularly up to date with what Elisabeth is up to, some of the little things you wouldn’t necessarily share like
Conversations with Elisabeth or Come on smile if you have the energy.

It has made sharing bad news a bit easier. As many of you know we have had two miscarriages in the last seven months and writing about this did not only help me get on with things, but it also meant that I could tell people what happened without ending crying my eyes out every time (only a few people were unfortunate enough to have to cope with my tears). And the support I received from other bloggers and friends on Facebook and Linkedin was just amazing, all the lovely comments really did make a difference.
Bye baby
Grieving for another baby

Luckily the year (the blogging year which runs from April to April) has also brought some good things, one of the ones that stands out is that we are sleeping again! Elisabeth is now very consistent with sleeping through the night and she will only wake up if she is ill or when she has had a bad dream. It took her a while (although really 20 months is a little bit longer than a while) but she has really got the hang of it now. But if you would like to re-live some of our worst moments (excuse me if I don’t join you, living through it once was plenty thank you) feel free to read some of my sleep deprived ramblings below:
The things we do to make them sleep
I knew I shouldn’t have
Never again
Needless to say we are extremely happy to be sleeping again, although I should know better than to say that because every time I do little madam likes to prove that she is still capable of staying up most of the night.

Another thing I really like about this blog is that it has made me write down some really special moments which otherwise might have been forgotten:
Going forwards walking backwards
Things that make me smile without fail
It’s the little things
Conversations with Elisabeth

I guess these last 12 months have been like many other years, full of things that were nice, some that were not so nice, some that were absolutely wonderful and some that were truly heartbreaking. But all in all, it’s been pretty good.

Thank you all for reading.


22 thoughts on “Happy 1st birthday ‘Being Mummy’!

  1. congrats–one year, 100 posts, something to celebrate
    I have found that when I need consoling,the blogworld is there by my side

    1. Thank you. The blogworld has done a great job consoling me this last twelve months. And it’s been fun too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Congratulations on #100 .. It has been good to read your posts to remind me of the days when our children were young and the feelings evoked when I re-read some of Elisabeth’s antics…Diane

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed reading it and it’s been a pleasure having you around ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Goede morgen lieverd, Al een jaar! Dat had ik mij helemaal niet gerealiseerd, wat goed dat je dat op zo’n manier laat zien aan je lezers. Alle ‘conversations’ met Elisabeth print ik uit om ze te bewaren. Ik weet wel, ze staan opgeslagen op mijn computer, maar soms wil ik iets in mijn handen hebben, net als een boek. Nederland kleurt oranje vanaf gisteren, ook mijn vlaggetjes liggen klaar. Ben erg benieuwd of dinsdag goed en rustig verloopt en ik ben niet de enige die dat denkt en hoopt. Maak er een leuke dag van, we zien elkaar gauw, mamma

    Op 27-4-2013 17:59, Being Mummy schreef: > WordPress.com > elskenewman posted: “Today my blog is one year old, happy 1st birthday > ‘being mummy’! And coincidentally this is my 100th post, 100 posts in > one year doesn’t sound too bad at all I don’t think. When I started > this blog my main aim was to get back into writing on a regular ” >

  4. steef hรถweler April 28, 2013 — 11:40 am

    Zeker een mijlpaal (in) รฉรฉn jaar (100 X) bloggen en erg leuk om te ontvangen en op de hoogte te blijven.

  5. Wow, it’s only been a year? I must have been following you pretty much from day one. Cool.
    Anyway, congrats on the achievement. I am glad you have gained so much from it. I am happy to have met you through this and shared your journey with you.

    1. I think you were one of my first followers. I’m happy to have met you too Larry. It’s been a very rewarding experience this whole blogging business ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Congrats on your first blog anniversary! Here’s to many more!

  7. congrats! whew! you did it, amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. happy blog birthday, Elske ๐Ÿ™‚

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