Sunday 30th December 2012. Highs and Lows of 2012.

1. What was your happiest moment?

My happiest moment of 2012 was… going on our first holiday as a family with Little man. We went to Egypt, and we had a fantastic time. Have some great family memories from the holiday. It was lovely just to spent time with my other half and Little man for 2 weeks just the three of us.

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2. What was the saddest thing to happen.

This year for us has been a pretty good year. But for the last few months little man has been poorly on and off. I kept taking him to the doctors to say it is not normal for him to be ill all the time like he was. The finally decided to a blood test and found out he was anemic. He always used to eat his veg and has a good diet. He will eat anything. Once he started getting poorly when starting nursery, he was always off his food and didn’t eat a lot, which then seems like he may have gone slightly anemic. He is currently on vitamins with Iron in them and has another blood test middle of Jan to see if his levels have gone up.

3. Who let you down?

I don’t want to name or point towards the certain people who have let us down on here. But there are a couple of people who my partner and I feel have really let us down. Since January 2012 we have heard from these people twice and that was when they wanted something from us and needed our help. Being the kind of people we are, we helped out. But since we have heard nothing from them at all. Not a Christmas card, little man had no Birthday card nor did my partner or I. We feel very let down.

4. Who supported you.

My partner supported me. He is amazing and is always there for me, if I need to chat or moan he will always listen. He is my world and my rock.

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5. Tell us one thing you learnt?

This year I have learnt to be a lot more tolerant. I have a short fuse, but I am now making that fuse longer and being more tolerant to things. I have also learnt who my real friends are, and who are not worth bothering about.

6. Tell us one thing that made you laugh.

Earlier on in the year the other half and I went away to Edinburgh for 2 nights. We had a great time and laughed all weekend. We never get away for the night without little man. My Mum and Dad looked after him so we could go away and relax. We did things that made each other laugh and had a good crack. Was a great weekend sight-seeing and going for nice meals and both of us being silly like kids.

7. Tell us one thing that made you cry.

Little man started nursery this year and he hated it. His room was at the front of the nursery and in the Summer the windows were slightly open at the top. When I left him he was crying and screaming, and when I walked out to the carpark I could still hear him crying as the window was open. This made me cry and feel awful for leaving him. I knew in the end he would love going there though , and he does.

8. Tell us three things you child/ children did that made you proud.

So the first thing was when little man started to walk. This was such a proud moment for us. It was like he was growing up and had so much more independence.

The 2nd thing was when he bought his first painting home from nursery. He drew me and his daddy a picture and it was such a proud moment, and for us another milestone of him growing up.

The 3rd thing is something not really that he did but how he behaved. As I said he had to have a blood test. My little man was so well-behaved, he didn’t cry or flinch or even mutter a word or even cry. He sat there and let the nurse take his blood. I was so proud of my little man. Even I cried for him πŸ™

9. Tell us one thingΒ  that made you proud of yourself.

I have always been able to cook OK ish. This year I decided I wanted to cook a more wide variety of meals. I got a few cook books, Jamie Oliver and BBC Good Food. I found recipes the other half and I liked and cooked them. I have always stuck to what I know. Now i am cooking something different every night.Β  I am confident in cooking from a recipe now and feel like we are always eating something different and new. The other half loves coming home from work to something different each night, and it’s always a surprise. I am very confident in cooking now and will give anything a go.

10. Three things you would like to change for 2013.

My first thing is actually similar to another one I have read. We need to get out more at the weekends. Come the weekend my other half is tired from work and wants to chill out on the sofa. We have decided that we need to get out more, in the fresh air. Even if it just going for a walk to the park, round the meadows etc. Just getting out and getting fresh air is good for all of us and it is so refreshing to get out, rather than staying inside all weekend.

My second thing I would like to change seeing my elderly family more. I have 2 grandmas and I do not see them as much as I should. They have always been so good to me and I have not paid them back. I would like to spend more time with them and help them out more, as they are not getting any younger bless them. Even

The third thing I want to change is having more time with my friends. Since having little man I have seen my friends out a handful of times. This is in 19 months. I need to get out and have some more Me Time. See my friends and have a laugh with them. Most of my friends have stuck by me as they know it is hard having a baby and getting out. But I know my self that they will not stick around forever and always make the effort with me. It works two ways and I need to make the effort with them as well.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, I enjoyed writing it and it was nice to reflect back on this year. If you have enjoyed reading this post why not check out www.womanwifeandmum.blogspot.co.uk. I really enjoyed reading it. Please feel free to use these questions on your own blog. If you do leave me a post with your URl so I can come and have a look at your post πŸ™‚ Look forward to reading them.

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  1. mumstodolist 30th December 2012 / 23:43

    Thank you for taking part in this blog, i really enjoyed reading your answers. It is very clear that you adore your partner and son and are continually striving to support them as partner and mum. Your answers ooze mummy pride, and rightly so πŸ™‚

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