Looking Back on 2010

Looking Back on 2010

Happy New Years everyone!! 2010 has now officially come to an end and it’s time to start a new year. Looking back on the year that just by passed us, so much has happened. My son is no longer an infant and my daughter is well on her way to becoming a beautiful young woman. As a parent we are brought both the joy of watching our children grow and meet milestones. If there is one thing that I have learned while being a parent it’s that you have to try and enjoy every day as much as you can.

Time flies when you’re having fun. I remember the day my daughter was born. It’s like it was yesterday that the doctors handed me my first born. At the time all the visits in the NICU to see her and waiting for her to be able to come home felt like it was going to last an eternity. I remember looking at her and wondering what she was going to look like as she got older. Her beautiful brown eyes and button nose have only grown more beautiful. Her personality and kind, loving heart are more than I ever could have wished for.

Six years later I was surprised to take a pregnancy test and saw two pink lines show up instantly. I was worried about the bond I would have with the baby growing inside my belly. The pregnancy was not planned and was probably the worst time ever in my life to get pregnant, but it happened. My pregnancy was this time around was completely different from the first. He was healthy and I didn’t have to worry about seeing specialists to monitor me on a regular basis and he grew to be a very big boy while in my belly. As a matter of fact he grew so large I looked like I was pregnant with twins and constantly made the midwives double check the baby count in my belly to be sure. The day G was born I held him in my arms and looked into his blue eyes and new that everything was going to be okay.

In 2010 my daughter turned seven, started first grade and can read, write and has mastered putting fitted sheets on her bed all by herself. She helps Mommy with the dishes and gets her own breakfast in the morning.  My son had his first birthday and wants to be Mr. Independent. He runs, climbs and feeds himself. But no matter how fast they grow they’ll always be my babies. Here’s to another great year of motherhood. What are some memories of your children for 2010?