2012: The Year That Was

2012 is almost over - and what an emotional year it was. To follow tradition, it's time to get busy re-capping, just like in years gone by: 2006200720082009, 2010 & 2011. That's a whole lot of years blogging!

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Went through IVF; Brought home a Golden Retriever puppy; Went through IVF {again}; Got our first ever BFP; Travelled to Thailand.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I did everything I could to become a mum - and I'm on my way. Next year will be even better, I can tell.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No. Lots of pregnancies though!

4. Did anyone close to you die? No.

5. What countries did you visit? Thailand, for my brother-in-law's tropical destination wedding.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? A healthy and happy baby!!!
7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? January 12, when we moved into our brand new home; May 25, the day we brought our Spencer pup home; August 11, the day I saw the first, ridiculously faint, double line on a positive pregnancy test; September 4, seeing our jellybean with its heart flickering away at the 7 week ultrasound; November 5, finding out that Baby Jag was a GIRL!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I went through several rounds of IVF, and learned to be brave - self injections, pessaries, booster shots, blood draws - I would have done anything to become a mum & I'm so proud that we managed to get through it & get so lucky.

9. What was your biggest failure? I let myself get disappointed by things out of my control.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? The usual colds - but I'm thankful to have had a pretty good year. :)

11. What was the best thing you bought? SPENCER PUP. Hands down. Love that little/big guy.
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My lovely, fantastic husband - he has stuck with me through the crazy hormones, disappointment, and complete and utter joy during our journey through infertility and early pregnancy. He's going to be the most amazing dad, and I'm so excited to be sharing this with him.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? Certain parents at school, and their children.

14. Where did most of your money go? Expenses for our new home, and our rounds of IVF. Well worth it.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? So much! Moving into our home with the kitties, adopting Spencer, seeing and feeling our little blob growing and changing inside of my belly.

16. What song will always remind you of 2012? Call Me Maybe, even though it drives me INSANE.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

(a) Happier or Sadder? Happier. Even though I never thought I would get to where we are today.
(b) Thinner or Fatter? Fatter. But finally in a GOOD way!!!
(c) Richer or Poorer? Poorer. But happier. :)

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? I wish I'd read more books - thankfully my Kindle is helping me out in that respect. Hopefully I'll get more books ready in 2013 - ha! Wishful thinking!
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Worry. Things worked out at their own pace, worrying didn't help.

20. How did you spend Christmas in 2012? We had an early Christmas dinner at our place, a Christmas Eve BBQ at my parents place, and then Christmas Day with the in-laws. Very busy this year.

21. Did you fall in love in 2012? I stayed in love -- with my husband!

22. How many one-night stands? Oh plenty... just me and my jiggly baby belly. :)

23. What was your favorite TV program? Game of Thrones, Homeland, American Horror Story, Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time & Grimm. I watch a lot of TV.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No-one jumps out at me.

25. What was the best book you read? Call the Midwife & the Sevenwaters series.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? Stuck with the classics, as always. I'm boring. :)

27. What did you want and get? Knocked up!

28. What did you want and not get? I can't think of anything I missed out on this year. Very blessed.

29. What was your favourite film of this year? Hrmmmmm. Magic Mike? (mwahahaha)

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 28 & spent it recovering from our second round of IVF - the one that was successful! Our wee baby was busy growing at that stage.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? The parents at my school being more supportive - teaching as a profession is hard work, and teachers are so unappreciated.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? Lots of elastic waist goodies!

33. What kept you sane? Hubby, BFF, the fur-babies.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? No-one comes to mind.

35. What political issue stirred you the most? The gun crimes.. makes me so angry and so sad.

36. Who did you miss? I missed seeing a few friends who live inter-state.

37. Who was the best new person you met? I don't think I met anyone new this year? Other than some of the lovely ladies on my online 'due-in group' - but that's online preggo support only.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012. Good things come to those who wait.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. “Other arms reach out to me, other eyes smile tenderly; Still in peaceful dreams I see, the road leads back to you."

40. What are your resolutions for 2013? I want to be kind to myself & be the best mum I can be to our little one when she arrives; I want to be always grateful for my amazing husband; I want to stay in touch with the people who are dear to me; I want to always count my blessings about how lucky I am.

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm so looking forward to 2013 - it's going to be amazing!!!! :)


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Mrs. Higrens said...

What a great year!

Keep your kindle close once your little girl arrives. There will certainly be times when the babe falls asleep on you and you don't want to move. I got through more than a few books during those naps.

Jenny said...

Yay loved reading about your year! :)

Jenny





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