It feels like the time of year when I’m supposed to do a 2014 recap post. In 2014 I started a new job. My babies turned into toddlers and started uttering their first words. C was formally diagnosed with C.P. P won a race at his school and turned into a voracious reader. M stopped having quite so many tantrums and showed me dozens of yoga poses she learned at preschool.
Although it had its challenges, it’s actually been a happy year. I’m looking forward to 2015. I feel like I should make some predictions about where we’ll be next year, but it’s dangerous to wish for things that I can’t control – like for C to sit for longer, or for B to avoid a hospitalization, or for M to take to kindergarten like a fish takes to water. I had in my head that C would be sitting at Christmas, but she was sick and miserable in the weeks leading up to it and sitting seemed further than ever. At Christmas Eve dinner she couldn’t hold herself up in a highchair for more than a few minutes. But then maybe she can sit? She can do it for 10 or 15 seconds. She is starting to balance herself and right herself, and then roll out of it when she’s done. Her sitting may never look like B’s sitting, so maybe I did get my wish?
So instead I’ll make resolutions, even though I know the track record for maintaining resolutions is fairly low. But I’m going to commit to doing these things for at least 10 weeks – that seems doable and habit forming. I’m going to work out twice a week. I’m going to try a new recipe at least once a week. I’m going to get C to the pool about once a week. We’ve been at least four or five times over the holidays and it’s so wonderful for her, as she can kick and move her arms freely and get exercise, which is a little tricky when you don’t have the coordination to crawl or move around. It’s gotten her to the point where she sometimes freely agrees to tummy time and looks forward to it. Also… more baths, for me. Because they’re nice.
That feels like about enough for now – I don’t want to get ahead of myself.