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I have decided to take a stroll down memory lane and read up on my posts from last year. It’s crazy to start in January of 2011 and read about my son being only weeks old. I read my thoughts and sometimes have a hard time believing it all happened to me. It seemed so long ago that I quickly had to learn how to be a mom. So let’s take a trip back my dear readers. Here are the posts that I think represent 2011 the best.

January: Enjoy Him – A post about taking time to just sit and enjoy your child when you can.

February: Almost 8 Hours – This post is funny to read because I have been trying to think back  to when we started to get on more of a schedule and it looks like it’s the 3 month mark. I can’t believe I made it through all those sleepless nights.

March: Reflection: My First Pregnancy…and Beyond – I feel how I felt in this post even more now. It’s extremely crazy for me to reflect on all that has happened and how far I’ve come. Not to mention how I will never again have all these firsts. It will be different but just as special I’m sure, but I am sure we all can admit that it will never be the same.

April: The 6 o’clock Hour – This post made me laugh. It’s one of the many things that has made my new mantra be “never say never!” My guy still has the same bed time! I wanted to add a 2nd favorite here. Breastfeeding: The Downside it was nice to read this because you kind of forget the downside of breastfeeding when you have such fond memories of it at the end. I think it’s good to be honest with others about how hard it is, but that being said I will ALWAYS believe it is the best thing you can do for your child.

May: Oh Naps Where Art Thou – I STILL feel like I felt in this post and my son is an AMAZING sleeper! I still miss lazy Sundays and just sleeping when I wanted. It doesn’t make me a bad mom to admit that….you know you feel that way too!

June: Breastfeeding: Reaching the sixth month mark – This post marked a huge turning point in my breastfeeding journey. I sometimes wish I could just tell struggling breastfeeding moms that it will get better, but you just can’t. They just have to make it through themselves. But I am so so so glad I stuck with it. It was truly worth it.

July: Never Say Never – My new mantra shows up again! I think I explain it all pretty well here.

August: Married With Children (well child) – This is something that I am still working on and struggling with. Finding the balance. But through it all I am Thankful For My Husband. He’s an amazing man!

September: The Double Edged Sword – I think I will feel this way for the rest of my life.

October: Flying With A Baby – I wasn’t happy with many of my October posts, but I think this one offers a little something. I will still be terrified to fly with my son again, but it’s nice to know that I can make it through!

November: You Do Forget – I think this post could be inspirational to new mom’s or soon to be moms. I promise that a lot of the hard times are forgotten. How Do You Measure A Year? – I remember writing this post right before his first birthday…it made me cry.

December: Breastfeeding: The End – I had a really rough time when I stopped breastfeeding. Looking back at my posts from the beginning of the year reminded me of what a struggle I really had, but it’s nice to see how much I had come to love it.

What a year it’s been! Thank you so much for following my journey!