But, I'm not quite that organized, so I'm sharing mine on the 2nd. Blogger fail. But, we've been sick, so I'm ok with it.
I birthed a human (feel free to read my birth story if you haven't). It was the most challenging, beautiful, raw and amazing experience of my life and the end result was this little squishy faced gem: Fern Winter.
I learned that I need a whole lot less sleep than I once thought. Apparently my baby hates sleeping and wants to hang out with me all the time...even in the middle of the night.
Quit my day job and became a writer full time. I've been so blessed to be able to work from home. This career change also made me an early riser - waking in the wee hours of the morning to write and drink my daily mocha made by my wonderful husband. A new morning routine that I love.
I loved being a mommy. There are days when I wonder what the heck I was thinking and feel completely ill-equipped for the task, but it's always worth it. I love this little person more than I ever thought possible. Everyone says that, but it's true.
We all made some really great friends...even Fern.
I learned just how amazing my family really is. I have been so blessed with fantastic parents and in-laws who have pitched in and helped out whenever they could to give us breaks and help us navigate this parenthood thing. Fern is a lucky girl to have such wonderful grandparents to dote on her.
2012 has been a great year and I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!
See more of my favorite photo moments from this year here and some of Fern's favorite moments from the year here.