Thursday, January 2, 2014
2013 in Review
In some ways, I feel like 2013 is ending at just the right time. It was a year of changes, but the changes seemed like a natural progression on my journey for independence. I didn't realize how many new things happened this year, until I really thought about it! Here is a review:
>End of Nursing<
In January I finally weaned Lila from breast feeding. It is so weird to think that a year ago she was still nursing! Nursing was such a wonderful experience and I had an incredibly hard time giving it up.
In mid-April I met my boyfriend, Mike, randomly in a bar and I immediately knew he was something special.
He's made life wonderful and Lila absolutely adores him.
Also in April, Lila started daycare! This was a huge step for me, because up until then Lila was staying with my Dad every day while I was at work. My Dad is absolutely great with Lila, but I wanted her to get some socialization (and help with routines like potty training) and I also wanted to give my parents a break. So I signed Lila up for daycare that just happens to be right next to my work. literally 2 minutes away! This was very important because I have to be at work at 7am so I can still drop her off and pick her up.
>Apartment to Ourselves<
In June, our roommate and dear friend decided to find an apartment of her own, and I decided to stay in our two-bedroom apartment so Lila could have her own room! I was a little nervous having the place to myself, but it has been really great for my creativity, and Lila is loving having her own room!
Although Lila had her own room, she still slept in my bed at night. In November I took some time off and worked on getting Lila to sleep in her own bed. It was really hard, we had a lot of trial and error, and sometimes she still cries about it, but I know it is in her best interest.
In December I cut back on my hours at work. I went from 5 days a week to 4 days a week. Not a huge change, and it doesn't affect Lila's daycare schedule, but I am very excited to have some extra me-time this year to focus on my creative business and blog.
Was 2013 a big year of change for you? Do you have any big changes planned for 2014?