Here are 20 snaps from 2014! It was my favorite year yet with a few rough patches but Atticus coming into the world trumps all and it was such an amazing and fun year! We celebrated the new year by watching fireworks from our balcony and then got freezing and sat on our windowsill in our apartment. We ate candy and drank martinellis and did facial masks hahaha. Party animals!
One of the rough patches this year was when Atticus was four weeks old he got really sick and had to go to the hospital for almost five days.. it was the worst 4 and a half days ever and I never told anyone about it because I was still a new mom and felt sort of insecure as a mom like I didn’t know what I was doing yet and I thought everyone would think I was a bad mom if I told them! He was acting kind of strange one day and I had a really bad feeling in my gut so we took his temp and it was 103 so we went straight to his pediatrician and they sent us immediately to the hospital – which was really scary because as a mom I was thinking the absolute worst. We got there and took all the necessary tests (all of which are heart breaking – no one should watch there newborn get poked and scream out of pain that many times) and it ended up being a UTI. We had to stay there until it went away but since his veins are so small they would have to come swap out IV’s almost every 3 hours and hearing his cry would make me shake and I would just literally sob – it was torture. The only upside was afterwards were some of the sweetest snuggles. We finally got to go home and it was like heaven being home but mainly it made me so grateful for our health. Its something I don’t think about often because I have always been healthy but now every day I am extra grateful for another day of health. I pray that all of my babies are healthy through their lives!
We can’t end on a sad note but the best moment of this year is of course the cliche moment – the day A was born! Ahhh I want to have a zillion babies just to experience birth (and the epidural ha!) and that first night in the hospital having your first sleepover with your baby over and over again! It was the most special thing and I still get chills when I think about it! Now we get to have sleepovers every night and it is the bomb. I only bring up a rough patch because I usually only talk about the happy aspects of life on this blog but no one has a “perfect” year and there are always rough patches even though you may not see someone’s rough patch on social media or online. Occasionally I find myself comparing and I like to remind myself of that because comparing never breeds good feelings! Its okay to have a “mostly perfect” year and I definitely learn from my downs and turn them into ups for the next year! Or next day because who needs a new year to change.
Now I am off to spin class because I am getting back into freaking shape this year! Hope you all had an amazing New Years Eve and thank you SOOOOOO much for all your love and support this year!! Honestly it makes me so stinking happy seeing tweets and comments etc. and getting to feel like we are friends. 2015 is going to rock.