So 2012 was the most amazing, rewarding, crazy, challenging, fun and wonderful year of my life. It flew by in a blur and I cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store for my little family. Here's a quick recap of what we were up to the last 12 months...
We celebrated knowing that the baby was a BOY! I started brainstorming boy nursery ideas. We started taking our hypnobirthing class. My bump had a massive growth spurt:
We 100% decided on a name for baby boy. I got a very clear idea of what I wanted for the nursery, we started by clearing the room and I convinced Jake to paint navy and white stripes. We decided to do more day trips while we still could and took a trip out to Mt. Vernon (George Washington's home):
We turned a closet in our basement into my office, which is still one of my favorite spaces in our house. The wall stripe painting in the nursery happened! My wonderful friends threw me an amazing baby shower
I celebrated being 8 months pregnant. I sewed the crib skirt and almost lost my mind in frustration. The nursery was 90% done. We went to an amazing engagement ceremony for good friends from college and I got to catch up with girls I hadn't seen in forever, including my friend A who was due 2 weeks after me (and ended up having her son 4 days after I had P!):
We got some interesting news that baby boy was breech and I started doing anything I could think of to get him to flip. I finally gave up and accepted the c-section. Surprise - he flipped all on his own the day before my scheduled c-section! My due date came and went without a baby. We took a walk on my due date and documented my huge bump:
The month kicked off with our precious baby boy arriving! We settled into being parents and didn't get much sleep. We had newborn pictures taken of Preston. Jake had his first fathers day:
Preston turned 1 month old! He celebrated his first 4th of July by attending his first party (and looked very festive in his patriotic tie!). He became a smiley and fun little guy. We took our first overnight trip to Jake's parents river house in Virginia:
We got comfortable with cloth diapers. P turned 2 months old! I enjoyed snuggles with my baby boy. I started back at work and Preston started daycare on the 27th (and we all survived - but it still sucked!). Preston had his first visit to the pool and seemed to like it:
Preston turned 3 months old. I talked about a "normal" day in our life. Preston got baptized (and I was very late with blogging about it!). We took another trip to the river house and enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air:
Preston turned 4 months old. He dressed up as a fish for Halloween (and fell asleep during the Halloween parade at daycare). We visited a pumpkin patch and Preston wasn't quite sure what to make of pumpkins:
Preston turned 5 months old. He started eating solids and we had a fun and messy adventure. We celebrated our first Thanksgiving as a family:
Preston turned 6 months old (and became super mobile baby who is into everything!). I talked about our sleep training success. Preston met Santa and wasn't a fan. We had a wonderful first Christmas with our very curious little boy!
Bring on 2013!!