I am not all about the “new year, new me” or… “20xx will be my year!” I pretty much start the year just as I would start any other day. I started 2014 VERY pregnant and before long, we welcomed Axl into our lives. It scares me to think that very soon, we will be celebrating his 1st birthday, I mean… where has time gone?
But besides becoming a mother, 2014 has been very kind to me. I launched Baby Blog and in September, I hosted my first mom’s meetup. Beauty Blog took off and before long, both blogs had a good amount of daily visits, regular postings and I even managed to partner up with some extraordinary brands! I never thought that my blogs would grow as it has and it’s been an absolute pleasure being able to share my passions, experiences and day-to-day life with you.
Reflecting back, there are quite a few things that have happened in the last year that I never thought would happen… ever!
|Can we just admire how proud my husband looks in this picture, I can’t get over it!|
1. I gave birth… no epidurals, cuts or swearing
Giving natural birth was probably the most empowering thing that I have ever done. I cannot handle any form of pain and was scared shitless about having to push a baby out. I tried reading up how to prepare myself for the big day, but the idea of squatting at 125 kgs heavy and massaging some place below that I could hardly reach, just seemed ridiculous. I ended up having to be induced and faced a couple of hours of torturous pain, but despite being completely exhausted, I was determined to have my baby in my arms before 1pm on the 28 February!
2. I took control of my health
3. I started wearing jeans