My Personal Highs and Lows of 2012

Kate from Kate on Thin Ice has set all grooving mums a challenge to list our personal highs and lows of 2012. She also has a new sassy blog call The Naked Mum Blog. If you fancy joining, click on the bottom below to find out how.

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1. What was your happiest event?
Giving birth to my first baby in April 2012.

2. What was the saddest thing to happen?
My teeth! Finding out that I needed three fillings and possibly more as there were sign of decay on my other teeth. 😦

3. What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?
When I was pregnant, I liked to nosy about other’s birthing experience and always wish I could have an easy and short labour like one two of my colleague in work. Like popping a pea, if you know the expression. It turned out my labour only lasted an hour a half and I only needed gas and air as pain relief. I was well pleased with that. It felt like I could not have possibly done that myself, god must have been with me.

4. Who let you down?
People who has not kept their promise.

5. Who supported you?
My husband has supported me during my pregnancy and also my new role as a mum. My mum and mum-in-law has also helped immensely with caring for our new born baby. People who work professionally with mums, like my health visitor and community nurses make a difference to my life too.

6. Tell us one thing you learned
Sometimes, just take your mind off things you think you ought to do and focus on the present. Live the moment and love it.

7. Tell us one thing that made you laugh
When my baby do something unexpected.

8. Tell us one thing that made you cry
Well, during my labour I did cry for a bit and also after finding out my teeth needed fillings after a routine dental appointment after pregnancy.

9. Tell us three things your child or children did to make you feel proud.
Looking at my baby everyday, I think how could I have possibly made something wonderful like him myself?

10. Tell us one thing that made you proud of yourself.
I lost all my pregnancy weight! I am very proud of that because I thought it was impossible in the beginning.

11. Tell us one challenge you overcame
I wanted to channel some creativity and to connect with other mums out there, especially when it can be pretty lonely staying at home most of the time with a new baby. I have done exactly that when I signed up to WordPress in August 2012 and started blogging!

12. Tell us three things you would like to change about your life in 2013.
One: I am going to take good care of my oral health. I do not want any more fillings! So, I got to brush thoroughly as well as floss tidily. Also, I got to rid the habit of eating chocolate and/or something sweet throughout the day if I want no more caries!
Two: I want to get out for fresh air more often regardless of the weather.
Three: I want to get out of my comfort zone like I did this year with starting a blog.

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