I can't believe Christmas is over and New Years Eve is already upon us, I always get slightly sad at this time of year and start mourning the Christmas holidays before they're even properly over. January always feels so gloomy and depressing compared to the bright lights and excitement of December but before you know it, December will be rolling it's jolly self back around again. It will be time to start putting back up all those beautifully glitzy decorations that can't help but make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and the Christmas festivities will once again be back in full swing.
The days between Christmas and New year eve are always a little odd as you don't really know what day it is or what you should be doing. I've nicknamed them the 'limbo days' and we're making the most of them, especially as next year will probably be totally different kettle of fish. We're spending the time relaxing, going on long dog walks, cooking and visiting friends and family.......it's bliss!
This past year has been a big year for us, we got married in beautiful Italy in May and found out the wonderful news that we're expecting our first baby in April next year. We are getting closer with our extension plans to make our little family home that little bit bigger for baby B and making more plans for the future. Nothing is going to be easy and building an extension with a newborn baby in the picture is far from ideal but how lucky we are, I always want to remind myself to stay grateful.
As much as I'm mourning the end of Christmas, I'm incredibly excited about 2017 and all that it will bring. I have my very best friends wedding in January which is the perfect cure for the January blues and I have a baby moon trip to plan for February. I have a feeling March will be all about "nesting"! I want to head in to the new year with less worry and strife as all that time I've wasted worrying in my lifetime has gone, I'll never get it back. I'm a worrier by nature but hope that next year I can kick that habit, well at least try and worry a little less than usual. I don't bother with new year resolutions and just like to think about the things I would like to achieve and note them mentally.
I've really enjoyed writing out all of my thoughts in this blog and hope that I continue to blog in to next year. Documenting my pregnancy journey so far has been wonderful and I hope I can carry on with our journey in to parenthood.
Happy new year everyone!
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