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.
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
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.