This is my one thousandth blog post.
Who’d have ever thought when I wrote those first initial “diary entry” type posts to help me remember the moments and milestones in Ben and Chloe’s lives that I’d be here – one thousand posts later, writing an award winning blog which has offered me countless opportunities and new friendships
Blogging has, in many ways, taken over my life. I mentally write posts in the shower, in bed, whilst I’m driving or on days out. I constantly photograph and film things (in fairness I was doing that anyway, I just have a platform for sharing them now and an audience who are interested).
I certainly never thought that blogging would become a paying job as well as a hobby.
Over the last 999 blog posts I’ve shared the end of my final pregnancy and then regular Amy Watch updates as she grows, our seasonal Bucket Lists are now into their third year. There’s been toilet training, first days of school, weekends away and adventures galore, along with updates about our on-going extension project, home style projects and the odd rant along the way. I love looking back on my blog and thinking “What was I writing this time last year?” My blog has given me space to record my thoughts and the adventures of our family, a legacy to look back on in years to come.
I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite blog posts from the last couple of years:
Why we’re a Cbeebies household – I wrote this post a couple of years ago and it still pretty much rings true though we’ve now added in CBBC for Ben when the girls aren’t there and they definitely enjoy a film or two now that they’ve got longer concentration spans.
The days are long but the years are short – This phrase absolutely sums up my life right now. I love my work / life balance and the fact I get to stay at home with my little ones so much, however there are days when I’m tearing my hair out and need to remind myself that these days won’t last and that I really do need to appreciate every second of them!
Three under 5 – I wrote this post just before Ben turned 5. The phrase “three under 5” seems to strike fear into people’s hearts and did mine when I first realised I was pregnant. I saw another mum in the school playground earlier this year with her newborn and thought “Gosh, they’re close together, she must be mad!” and then realised that her age gaps were exactly the same as mine and people must have looked at me in exactly the same way. Now that I have 2, 4 and 6 people don’t seem to be quite so shocked but it does make me smile on occasion when people ask me if Amy is my first.
Three is too many – After over hearing a flippant comment in the park, which in fairness was not actually anything to do with me, this post just festered away in me until I spilled it out all over my keyboard!
Getting the snip – Word from the Mr – and finally, one of Dave’s very first guest posts on my blog – sharing his experience of vasectomy.
So, thanks for reading so far . . . stick with it, there’s more to come!