Whew, how have four months passed already? I can’t quite believe how long it’s been since I last wrote a life baby update post, but what a jam-packed few months they’ve been, and what a year ahead it’s set to be as well. I finally feel in the ‘swing of things’ enough to sit down and write about almost everything that has happened recently, and what I hope 2020 will have in store for us as a family..
Where do I start? The biggest and most time consuming thing that’s happened recently, and probably the most incredible, is that we finally have a house! I still haven’t quite got my head around it all, but we have a gorgeous, two bedroom house with a lovely garden and I’ve had so much fun planning and buying everything we need. Let’s just say, I’ve spent a gross amount of money in TK Maxx!
I won’t lie – the whole thing has been pretty stressful. We’ve had to jump through hoops and I’ve spent countless nights laid awake, trying to figure things out, organise things in my head, and decide exactly what we need to do, but seeing the house begin to come together – the place the we plan to call home for a pretty long time, the place that our baby will eventually grow up in – is so exciting.
We may have a baby, but I still don’t feel grown up enough to be worrying about paying bills, which energy provider is the one for us, or trying to decide which cooker is ‘the best’, but it’s definitely an adventure, albeit a slightly mind-numbing one at times..
Speaking of our baby, we don’t even have a newborn any more – how crazy does that seem? Our tiny, little 7lbs 9 baby now weighs what feels like an enormous 14lbs 3 – she’s had all of her jabs, has such a funny but chilled personality and spends all of her awake time chatting away, and manages to make us laugh for a new reason every single day – it genuinely feels a bit crazy how much she’s grown and changed already. I can’t even say that I had a baby this year anymore – and I don’t even want to think about the fact that she actually turns one this year!
The four month sleep regression is yet to hit us properly, but I’m so excited to see what the next few months have in store for us all. I know they’ll be filled with all sorts of milestones – she’s already so eager to sit up, swings and kicks her legs to try and roll like a little mad woman, and is definitely gaining an interest in food if the fact that she won’t take her eyes off you when you’re eating is anything to go by – and I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow, especially because she’ll be doing it in our own home, in her own space, which I just know she’ll love..
As for what the rest of the year has in store for us, it’ll certainly be difficult to top 2019. There are certain personal goals that I would love to achieve, because I feel like last year flew by, and other than growing a baby – which in itself is pretty incredible – I don’t feel like I actually ‘did’ much, and it feels a little crazy that a whole year has passed. I really want to get back into writing and being creative, and I’m hoping that as we get into more of a routine, this’ll become easier. I’d love to read at least a book a month this year, and I’m determined to put my phone down a lot more as well, whether that’s to allow myself more time to read or to simply be more present. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to figure something out that’ll allow me to not have to go back to work full time once my maternity leave ends, that doesn’t involve me messaging other mums asking if they want to join an MLM.
As for us as a family, it may be way too early to mention the actual word itself, but I’m already very much looking forward to spending the festive period in our own home. Not having our own space this year meant that we were here, there and everywhere – trying to see everyone, with lots of late nights and early starts, and not much actual down time for us together as a family – but this year should be entirely different. We’ll have enough space to host, and we’ll have a house to properly decorate, I’m genuinely already excited!
2019 was an incredible year, without a doubt – but I’m hoping that this time next year, I’ll be able to say the same about 2020. Here’s to having and enjoying our own space, to having more time to be creative, and to growing personally and as a family..