Gathering never-before-seen photos and re-reading posts for Bunny & Dolly’s 2012 year in review is making me nostalgic. Over the course of the year, Levi grew from a itty bitty baby just learning to sit to a walking-and-talking toddler always on the go. He is a riot now, curious and full of personality, but I often find myself missing Levi as a sleepy, snugly newborn.
However, Levi’s developmental milestones weren’t the only big things to happen in 2012. Life changed in many ways for me, my family and my friends.
Here is a quick look back at some of the major moments in our lives this past year.
Strangers thought Levi was a skinny girl
I learned the difference between a vacation and a trip
I shared my top 10 newborn essentials
I was feeling particularly stressed out
My grandfather passed away from Alzheimer’s
Operation Chubbs became Operation Butter Overload, and I continued to worry about Levi’s health
Levi caught his first cold
Shortly after, Levi started crawling!
I turned 32 years old (and felt old)
Bibs couldn’t contain Levi’s messy eating habits
I quit my full-time job to become a VPTWAHM
Levi reached another milestone
I did something that made me feel like a terrible mom
JB returned after being away from home for eight weeks
Aunt Flo made her grand return, bringing with her a special gift
The blog got a big redesign
I got a new hairstyle to conceal my postpartum hair loss
But then I couldn’t find time to wash my hair
My best friend and her family moved away from Omaha
I shared some thoughts on the business of blogging
We took a quick family road trip to Minneapolis
Then we made our second annual trip to the Iowa State Fair
Levi started riding in his convertible car seat
We went apple picking in Nebraska City with new friends
I started feeling uninspired as both a mom and a blogger
Levi discovered he’s got moves like Jagger
My doctor found a possible reason for why I feel tired all the time
Levi had (and hated) his first real haircut
I realized I’m desperate to have a weekly date night
Levi had his first ear infection
Our family photo session did not go smoothly
We celebrated Chanukah with latkes, presents and some drama
Levi was doing some pretty awesome things as a 17 month old
Speaking of growth (from personal to professional)…
I’m excited to share that Bunny & Dolly’s readership more than doubled from 2011. That’s incredible! And it’s all because of you. Thank you for taking a couple of minutes out of your day, every day, to spend with me, JB and Levi. There are literally billions of blogs to read, so the fact that you find mind worthy enough to visit during your very busy days makes me blush. I am so very grateful to you, my readers, for helping me take Bunny & Dolly a step further in 2012.
So here’s to you! Cheers! May we all live our best lives in 2013.