Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year

2012 is one day away already! December has flown by a lot faster than I though it would and I'm happy about that because it  means that meeting Baby #2 is even closer! This past year has flown by just as fast as December has. It's crazy to think that this time last year Miles was a month old and now he's running around, babbling, and making us laugh constantly. I'm sure this time next year I'll be saying the same thing 'I can't believe I was about 8 months pregnant!'

I've been thinking about New Year's resolutions and remembered how I made a "birthday resolution" back in May. That resolution was to read more for my 24th year of life. Reflecting on that commitment I can say that it almost fell into that same category as a New Year's resolution does where it's forgotten about after 2 months. I say almost because I truly made an effort to work on this resolution and it was always in the back of my mind. I ended up reading a couple books but as the first trimester of pregnancy exhaustion came on I tended to put my books down and take naps instead (well worth it to keep up with Miles).

I worked harder to read more by starting small. For instance I used to just flip through a magazine reading captions and looking at pictures, but now I read almost every page and even some of the articles that look super lame or boring. Those articles actually turn out pretty interesting! I'm happy about the effort I put forth to accomplish my resolution but know I could have worked harder. So, for my New Year's resolution I am reestablishing my birthday resolution and will try to make more of an effort to read by reading fun books and books by my favorite authors Mitch Albom and Scott Hahn.

Other than having the baby on my mind constantly and trying to keep up with Miles things around here have been going pretty smoothly. Although I CAN NOT wait to have the baby due to being so uncomfortable and ready to meet him, I'm trying to enjoy the last weeks of pregnancy. Once the baby comes I won't be able to sleep through the night, I'll be adjusting to a slower pace where I'm attached to the couch for 45 minutes at a time feeding the baby, and all things that come with a newborn and toddler. Aside from that I'll be able to bend over again! I'll be able to sleep on my stomach! I'll be able to have a real work out and walk up the stairs without being completely out of breath! There are so many things I've taken for granted and wait in anticipation to be able to do them once again. But above all those things we'll have our little boy and get to see how much Miles loves his little brother, that's what I mostly can't wait for.

Lately, Miles has been super cute and learning so much. I wish I could just video tape him all the time because there is so much I want to remember and share with others. Since recording his every movement is a little over the top I just record little clips here and there and have posted a few below. The first one is super cute but made me so sad for him! He got a little glowworm for Christmas from his Aunt Cheri, Uncle Zach, and cousins. It's face lights up and plays music. He went to bed with it the night he got it and rolled on it turning the music on and waking him up. He cried so I had to take it out of his bed. When we got home I gave it to him and he hugged it turning it on and the music made him react like he does in the video. After getting a few laughs out of how cute he looked I finally felt bad enough for him that I had to help him realize it was a fun toy, not a sad toy. The funny thing is is that he liked it the entire time it was just that the music probably reminded him of going to bed or waking up to the music. Now he dances when he hears the tunes. So cute, yet so sad!

And to make you feel better about that cute, sad face here's a fun and happy video...

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