Looking forward.

Continuing my trend of always being fashionably late I thought I would take this opportunity now to write about what occurred over the past 12 months as well as what we have to look forward to.

Most professional bloggers would have done this on the 31st or even the 1st. But as usual, I leave it a while – not through wanting to make sure I write the perfect post, but simply because I’m bloody lazy.

Looking back 358 days ago, a few things had happened… In March, my baby sister announced she was pregnant which was wonderful news. It was the first baby of the family.

In April, S turned 30 (sorry, hun) and in May, I turned 25 (Ha! Sorry, hun).

October came and S married the woman of her dreams (or nightmares) and I married my soulmate. We officially became grown-ups.

During November, we lost our first donor but on the same note, our nephew came into the world which made our sadness taste so much sweeter – he really has bought so much light into our lives.

Finally, in December, we found an even better donor – which put a nice end, like a shiny bow on a neatly wrapped present, to 2012.

Although the physical list is very small, emotionally all the above made 2012 an absolutely whirlwind – I can still remember the Christmas and New Year of 2011!

In 2013 we look forward to seeing M grow and drive his Mum and Dad absolutely crazy as well as make his aunties penniless. We also plan to have our very own sprog (we’re still testing the waters to what their nickname will be).

At this very moment, I am organizing the final details of it all and will look forward to detailing it all in one large post, but for now things are simply looking brighter than ever.

In light of this, I also look forward to writing more (and perhaps seeing more writing from S). I have always enjoyed writing and thinking but I have never had a place to put my thoughts, nor have I had the motivation to do it. Already, since writing for these few months, I have felt a weight lifted when I write as well as a physical enjoyment. I don’t know whether this is down to getting things off my chest or whether it is simply down to sharing in the hope that others are having the same issues (and joys) – either way I have found comfort in writing a blog. If you take the time to read them – thank you.

In addition to this we also have a nice day out to look forward to at The Baby Show (www.thebabyshow.co.uk) in February which I am bound to write about, as well as a holiday in May to Cornwall with my sister, her boyfriend and M (by then he will be 6 months old – how exciting).

Although I would like the list of things to look forward to more extensive, I guess the plan to have a baby is a pretty big item on it’s own. Nevertheless, 2013 certainly looks like it’s going to be our year for a change.


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