Thursday, 18 February 2010

This time last year...

This year, in her world famous* writing workshop, amongst other things, Josie asks us "What were you doing this time last year".  Well, let's see...

This time last year, I was very very pregnant. (The LD was due 10th April. He actually made an appearance on the 20th- longest 10 days of life!).
I was lucky, in that I had a 'nice little bump', or so people kept telling me.  Personally, I felt like a freakin' whale, and by this time last year, I was perpetually exhausted. (No change there then.)

This time last year, I was getting ready to finish up at work.  I was neurotically making lists and cheat sheets and post it note after post it note of helpful tit-bits for my replacement.  I hated the idea of handing over my responsibilities & my execs & all their little quirks.  I truly did have every intention of going back.

This time last year, I spent most weekends shopping with the Mr, picking out teeny tiny little babygrows and hats and sleepsuits. Every purchase brought squees of 'loooook, it's SO lickle!!'.  Never got old.

This time last year I was reading about my pregnancy a lot.  I got almost obsessive about knowing how big my baby was getting in relation to fruit & vegetables. (16 weeks, about the same as an avocado - 27 weeks - a head of cauliflower.)  I blame the hormones.

This time last year, I needed help to remove myself from the sofa.  And God help me if I tried to sit on the floor.

This time last year, I spent a lot of time convincing myself that labour couldn't be that bad. Could it? (Yes, it could, you deluded fool.)

This time last year, I had no idea how to change a nappy.

This time last year, I had no idea just how little sleep a human being can survive on.

This time last year, I'd never even heard the word Tombliboo, much less knew what one was.

This time last year, I hadn't even met the little monster who now simultaneously rules my life, and makes it feel complete.

What a difference a year makes.

How about you?  What were you up to this time last year?

...don't forget to take a reip to the shiny new-look Sleep is for the Weak & show the other entries some love- there's always a whole bunch of good stuff to read.

(*The world being that of a select group of Mummy Bloggers who think it's cool. Which is good enough for me!)


  1. imagine a life where one didn't know a tombeliboo or how to change a nappy, ahh yes...i still dream about that life sometimes...

  2. I'm in the same boat as you. I can't believe how much has happened in one year, how different life is with a little one. The thing that got me most when looking back on my year was the enormous sense of anticipation before the birth. It is great to remember that feeling.

  3. A year ago, I was preparing to resign from my full-time job and under much stress, also packing and selling our home (we were moving overseas from the states to Croatia) and planning my daughter's one-year party! And now ask me how life is; calm and peaceful. LOL

  4. It's amazing how much can change in a year. I bet it feels like a different life!! (it did for me anyway!!)

    And *snort* at the world famous. Love it x

  5. A big learning curve in such a short space of time! We had no idea before children did we? I've tagged you with sunshine award at mine