I have been tagged in The Quiz Of The Year by Raising the Fords. Go check out her blog! Thanks for the tag 🙂
What was your highlight of 2016?
I would say it was Thea’s first birthday. Your first child turning one years old is a big deal and so many thoughts and emotions hit you at once. I literally didn’t know where the year had gone, one minute I was holding her in the delivery room at Kings Mill Hospital and the next we were celebrating her first birthday with family and friends.
Name one thing you are most likely to remember about 2016 if asked in 5 years?
If I can’t use the above as the same answer, I would say Thea learning to walk. It was a great moment, and she did it so early on, just into her 9 month stint on this planet! She hasn’t looked back since, and she’s pretty rapid when running around now.
Some up 2016 in one word?
Name one pearl of wisdom from 2016 that you will carry through 2017?
Trust your instincts. People can give you advice, and you can give them advice, but at the end of the day, you know your baby, and you should trust your own instincts. Mama knows best.
Do you have any new year resolutions?
Not really, I tend to make ‘Intentions’, rather than resolutions as I always end up breaking them. Relax more and go with the flow.
How are you seeing in the new year?
We stayed in as we did last year. Seems a bit silly just one of us going out, as we like to start the year as we intend to go on, which is together as a family. I had a massive flare up of IBS, and was in a tremendous amount of pain with my stomach. I did manage dinner and a glass of wine however! We sat and watched xXx, ready for the new one coming out, then were in bed by 10.30. The fireworks woke us up at midnight, and we both mumbled a ‘Happy New Year’ and swiftly went back to sleep. I’m not sure how with how loud the fireworks were. I’m just grateful they didn’t wake Thea up.
What would you most like to do in 2017?
Spending more family time together. Of course we have weekends, but it’s hard when one of you works Monday-Friday 9-5, as some of you know. We just had one week away last year, which was amazing, and we’ll be doing that again this year, but I’d like to go somewhere else, just the three of us. Maybe Whitby, or even Skegness! I’m not fussed as long as we’re together. I’d also like to get some decorating done in our house!
What are your main goals for 2017?
Be the best mama I can, and make sure my daughter is happy and healthy. Make sure I don’t neglect my relationship, and make more time for just the two of us- me and Troy that is!
Siaan & Thea xx