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So once again I’m going to reflect on the past year, and once again it has been a year of ups & downs. Of course I expected it to be mainly full of ups, I never ever expected the downs that have happened. I read on my 2011 post that last year made me a stronger person, this year I feel like a weaker one. I want to thank my friends, in real and virtual life, for helping me through those hard times, I plan on thanking you individually but you should know who you are. So here goes…

January was the month I made resolutions (as usual) and didn’t stick to many of them (as usual!). I also celebrated a whole year of blogging, and can’t quite believe I’ve been blogging for  almost 2 years now. I hope to make my blog grow a little more next year. We also laid my Nan to rest so it was a bit of a sad end to the month for me, I just wish she was able to have met the little man. 

February was quite a good month. We had a bump shoot, and I had my baby shower. But then at the end of the month I slipped in heavy snow, not good when very heavily pregnant! I put my back out and it hasn’t been the same since! 

And of course March was an eventful month with the arrival of the little guy! The best month of the year. Though the beginning, before his arrival, consisted of hospital visits and lots of long walks! 

April was quite uneventful, mainly settling into life as Mummy. But it also brought the onset of breastfeeding guilt and PND & anxiety to follow… Little man also went to his first family gathering! 

May was also quite uneventful, but also the month where I discovered my body had reset itself, with a natural OV and the return of AF!

June was a good month! We went to two weddings, one of which I was a bridesmaid, and I loved it! It was great to see one of my oldest friends getting married, and to be a special part of it. I also joined a gym with hubby, that didn’t last long though, oops… We also went to see the Olympic torch, what a fab experience, and one I can show little man when he’s older! 

July was a bit of a mixed bag. It brought with it the battle with PND & anxiety. The start of counselling. But I discovered Foodie Penpals, and also went for a fab weekend away to London with hubby, from a comp win earlier in the year! 

August was not too bad, I suppose. We moved. And I also had the excitement of writing a guest blog for Wriggly Rascals!

In September, we had little man’s Naming Day, at which he was very spoiled and a very good boy, and we had a lovely but tiring day! Though his oddparents couldn’t make it, as his oddmummy was in labour! Eek! 

In October we had our first family holiday to Scotland, which we loved, and it was amazing finally going as a family after all the years we’ve been going by ourself. It also brought the arrival of our Goddaughter, we were absolutely delighted to be asked! We also unknowingly naturally conceived, and then got our BFP…

In November I didn’t blog much as I was pregnant but didn’t want it public yet, and it was the month when I had a bleeding scare and went for an early scan, everything was fine but the worst was to follow…

And in December we lost our precious little bean and started a spiral into depression again. The worst month of the year. I can’t wait for a few hours when it is all over and we can start afresh. 

And once again I end with a R.I.P, to our little bean, always in our hearts x

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

Blogging about lifestyle and books with a bit of everything else thrown in!

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