Happy New Year, Everyone!
I hope everybody had a great start in the new year so far! I sure did. But looking back at 2011, I’ve had some really great moments last year:
At the very beginning of last year we found out I was PREGNANT!!! One of the highlights was definitely our first prenatal appointment and hearing Baby’s heartbeat, followed by the first ultrasound at 13 weeks – what an amazing sight to see a little human being that is growing inside your belly!
Then, in April, we had our 20 Week ultrasound – everything looked good and we found out that our Baby was going to be a little boy. I also switched to midwives for my pre-/postnatal care.
We also enjoyed a trip to Seattle with the family and I took some summer courses. I love taking summer courses, because there are a lot less people on campus and you can study at the pool/beach/in the sun.
Downtown Seattle (from the Space Needle)
Our summer lunches and dinners consisted of a lot of fresh Farmers Market food including some funky food including Meat Pie, Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches. I also had lots of school work and actual “work”-work… But I like both so it wasn’t terribly bad, just exhausting!
Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
In late August, we celebrated the arrival of our little guy! Although the circumstances were a little scary (low birth weight, induction, which failed and led to a c-section) he is the most perfect, healthy baby I could imagine! I love him!
Our little guy – 7 weeks old
September and October I spent my time slowly adjusting to being a mommy (I love it!), a visit from Baby’s grandpa, great weather (!!!) and walks in the sunshine as well as some much needed yoga.
And finally, 2011 marks the year that I officially enjoyed getting ready for the Holidays – check out my Gingerbread House and mulled wine recipe. We celebrated our first Christmas as a family and Baby went on his first trip to Victoria.
Altogether, 2011 was such a great year for us, it’s going to be interesting what 2012 will bring.
I am excited to see our little guy grow, but I am also hoping that this year I will accomplish some of my goals, including finishing my degree (only a couple of courses left). I also hope that we will be able to go on a little trip to show the little man to our family in Europe.
I hope you all had a great start in the new year so far and see you soon with a post about our Christmas food and a little recap of our first trip with Baby!