Saturday, January 3, 2009

2008 in a Nutshell

A quick recap of my 2008...

I went to my first Victoria New Years party with Brett and only knew 2 other people, this was the night that I discovered just how magical Tide-To-Go really is. I learned how to bake carrot cake, and it's utterly fantastic. I worked for exactly 2 months out of the entire year. I really wanted a cat and tried to convince Brett that we should get one, I got pregnant instead. I went on medical leave. I went on maternity leave. I went on paternity leave. I baked a hellava lot of cookies. I shocked a lot of people with my announcement that I was knocked up. A lot of trips to Vancouver were made. I got lonely. I started blogging. I bought my first maternity pants. I went to my first Gemini party. I had the best time at a party where I was sober the entire time. I finally got motivated and inspired to start sewing again. I taught myself to crochet. I was the best man at a good friend's wedding. I got to be the pregnant girl in the wedding party. I spent over $1000 on fabric. I fell completely and madly in love with a little human being that wasn't even born yet. I bought my first onesie. I found out what a onesie is. I finally had the chance to be the one to fill out a registry - a baby registry. I became glucose intolerant. A great friend threw a fabulous baby shower for me. I had my very first shower in my honor - I always thought I would have my bridal shower before my baby shower, but I'll take it. I went with Brett to prenatal classes. I spent the entire summer eating nothing but strawberries. I took Brett back to Nelson to meet my parents. Brett's mom bought us a car seat, a stroller, and a bassinet, and Brett and I spent an entire afternoon putting them all together. Brett and I went on a road trip. I laughed a lot. I laughed at Brett when his truck barely made it up a hill on the highway and he made rowing motions the entire time. I played pregnant Wii. I stayed at my first bed & breakfast. I pulled out the pregnancy card every chance I got. I paid off one of my student loans in full. I gave birth to my son, Kole. I learned how much your body can go through physically and mentally and can forge forward when you think you can't go on any more. I held Brett's hand. I learned to fully trust someone that wasn't myself, and it felt good. I got a Code Blue called on me. I had major surgery. I experienced firsthand what love at first sight is all about and it made me cry tears of joy. I discovered just how well you can perform under little to no sleep. I now have my own little family to take care of. I changed a lot of diapers. I discovered there really are nice guys out there and that I'm dating one of them. I found out that there is someone other than my parents that loves me unconditionally. I found out that I'm also capable of loving someone other than my parents unconditionally - twice in one day. I realized that I'm now someone's mommy. I took a lot of pictures. I sewed a lot of bibs. I finally got big boobs. I learned how to breastfeed. I used a breast pump for the first time. I breathed a sigh of relief at knowing that I really do have the maternal instinct. I'm can no longer be selfish. I held Kole's hand when he got his first vein-drawn bloodtest taken. I had a lot of bloodtests. I discovered how I would move mountains for my son. I learned who my friends were. I moved. I became a co-owner of a washer and dryer set with Brett - our first appliances. I got my own sewing room/studio. I discovered that silverfish ate all my sewing patterns and it makes me appreciate the new house even more so. I rode public transit a lot. I slept on the futon with a fussy Kole on my chest and it turned out to be the best sleep I ever had in a long time. I celebrated Christmas in Kelowna for the first time. I celebrated Christmas without my parents for the first time in 6 years. I got really excited over a pink rolling pin. I became a proud owner of a pink Kitchen Aid hand held mixer. I stayed home and watched Dick Clark's New Year's Eve Bash for the first time in over 10 years. I'm actually looking forward to the new year. The end.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Melissa, I work with Tide To Go and I'm so happy to hear that our product was a life-saver for you on New Years!

    I wanted to give you a heads up on a few things... if you go to our website you can get a coupon:

    We also make an even smaller pen called Tide To Go Minis now, which are great for 'on the go' stains. Also, have you seen our Super Bowl commercial from last year? CBS has it in the running in the top 10 Super Bowl commercials of all time! I think you'll find it rather funny:

    I think we've all been in a situation like that before! If you like it we'd appreciate it if you voted for it. :) I hope you don't mind me commenting on your blog by the way. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a nice day.



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