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And a Happy New Year!

six months pregnant at New YearThat’s me one year ago today – with a Shirley Temple and a six month plus bump.

How life does change.

Interestingly, this New Year’s Eve will be more relaxing than last year’s, mainly because of the fact that it’s not acceptable to bring the baby to the bar. However, there’s also the fact that a nine month old makes the holidays evenĀ  more exhausting than they already are. I’m ready for a break.

Of course, a nine month old also gives a whole new meaning to the season, and creates wild excitement in the most time-tested and routine of holiday traditions. So far, Iris has donned her Santa outfit twice and tried to climb numerous piles of presents. She’s had her first taste of peppermint stick ice cream, and is passionate about anything with colored lights and goofy music. Imagine that.

But, as I said, it makes for a tired mum and da (who has been working since 5:30 this morning, good man). So I’ve made a giant crock of soup, am packing up the pj’s and preparing to head to my sister’s for an evening of eating, low key bevy drinking and watching their basset hound love my baby with his giant tongue.

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Happy New Year!

happy new year hatHello 2012!

I am truly hoping for a more predictable year than 2011, which was 12 months of emotional roller coasters, major life changes and new territory.

It was my first full year of being in my 30s. We also passed the one year anniversary of the loss of my mother-in-law and the 15th anniversary of the death of my father.

I marked a year of vegetarianism, and my husband met me at pescetarianism just after that milestone.

We found out we were having a baby… three days after I quit my job to be a freelance writer.

I learned a lot about my health and the way I perceive it. I’m ending 2011 as a very healthy person who happens to be six and a half months pregnant, but for a lot of the year, I was convinced such a thing was impossible. There are a few reasons for this:

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