Welcome to 2015! I’ve been counting down the days until school started back up. Three weeks at home with sick kids was very tiring. Lol. But now that school is back in session and the kids are all better I can focus on other things. Woo-hoo! 🙂

December was a very busy month for me.

Here’s what you missed:

Our Family Stuff… 1 dentist appt, 3 doctor appts, flu shots all around, my 12 week appt, 4 birthdays, 2 Christmas parties, 1 Baptism, and 3 birthday parties. And I spent the better part of the month on strong antibiotics trying to fight off an infection. They worked and I feel AMAZING now. Back to my bright, bubbly self.

Work Stuff…1 football banquet attended, a pattern in One Thimble magazine, a pattern in the Sew Fab Bundle, 2 aardvark jackets, and 2 pairs of pants that needed fixing for someone else. And did you realize Golden Rippy has 7 patterns out!? That’s pretty dang cool if you ask me. 😉

I had a lot of projects that I wanted to make for the kids, but sometimes you need to know your own limits. So I prioritized last month and they got cut. So what if the kids got store-bought jammies instead, eh whatever. Everyone was happy and had a fun time with all the family that visited and all the friends that came out to support his baptism. It was a good month! 🙂

I’m amazed I was able to catch a breath at all last month. Oh sure, I had some minor freak outs and spent some random times crying, but I’m chalking that up to the crazy hormones.

In case you missed the news. I’m HAVING A BABY!

And yeah, I’m freaking out. I’m pretty sure I questioned every time if I would be a good mom. If I could handle another one. If I was ready for this. And somehow the answer always surprises me. So, I’m just going to trust that everything will work itself out, it usually does. We’re pretty much set when it comes to all the little stuff for babies. All I can think of is basics…tiny diapers, new bottles, and I want a real streamlined stroller so I can haul 3 toddlers around. Lol, heaven help me.

No one is ever ready for motherhood. You can read all the books, attend all the classes and workshops, watch the videos…but once they hand that little bundle to you, all the information flies right out the window. It’s all just trial and error after that. Books help. Friends going through the same thing help even more. But you just have to listen to your instincts and try your best.  So, I’m not going to worry until there’s something I actually need to worry about.

Oh and a piece of advice I’ve learned the hard way…find a pediatrician you LOVE and an OB/Gyn that you trust. Life is too short to listen to bad advice from doctors. I’ve had doctors tell me breastfeeding is bad and condemn me for it, I’ve had doctors offer to sterilize me…the list goes on. Just find someone you like that gives honest advice. You should be comfortable telling and asking them ANYTHING. If you don’t feel like you can, you need a new one. I’ve never regretted switching doctors to find a good one. I only regret not switching earlier. 😉 I LOVE my doctors. They are an awesome team I handpicked for our family. I’m thrilled with our health care (it’s not Obamacare, so we pay up the nose. Worth it!). But it gives me piece of mind to know all my dental, vision and health concerns can be taken care of at a moment’s notice. I even love our new dentist. First one (not related to me) that I actually trust and is conservative in his treatments.

Cool! Just went off on a tangent. First one for the New Year! 😉

Well, you’re all caught up to speed. I’m just counting all my blessings as we start this year off right.

I accomplished most of my goals for last year, and I’m making some lofty ones for this year. But more on that in an upcoming post. 😉

Just a big ol’ hug from me to you and all the wonderful people that write in to comment. I read every single one. 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful 2015!

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