Merry Christmas to you! Mele Kalikimaka
Well, what a year it’s been for me!
It all started off enjoying life as a newlywed and quickly moved into the excitement of expecting our first child! Nine VERY long months later, I’ve never been happier and am the proud mom of our little Zander.
Since the arrival of Zander, the dogs are a little miffed. They don’t seem to understand that although I don’t have AS much time for them right now, I love them just as much if not more for being such an adoring brother and sister. Bea spends most days following Zander around (as I carry him) licking his head and feet as often as she gets the chance and sleeping under his cradle nightly. Al, as expected, wants little to do with our new arrival except for the highly anticipated food tossing. Sadly for Albert, that is many many months away. Until then, I suppose he’ll scowl at him from afar.
To sum up the year I’d have to start by saying, pregnancy is not a total blast. It’s basically 9 (10 really) months of gaining weight, being exhausted, and feeling fairly awful about yourself. For me anyway. The upside is that in the end, you receive a gift that exceeds any expectation you could possibly have ever imagined. 9 months of torture is miraculously completely worth it! Other then that, it was a really long period of anticipation that has ended with pure happiness. For anyone going through what I did for the past nine months, all I can say is that – everyone who is telling you it’s totally worth it, it really and truly is.
Our little family is leaving for Hawaii tomorrow morning to spend Christmas and New Year’s in the sun and sand, I can hardly wait! I’ll be thinking of all my friends and family over the next few weeks, especially those in Snowtown USA! There’s certainly no place like home, especially at the holidays.
Wishing you and yours much love, peace and happiness this holiday season!
PS- To my dear friends who have had your adorable babies recently, I am thinking of you and missing you!