See you bye, 2016

See you bye, 2016

Okay here goes, my 2016 year in review! Get ready to take a trip down memory lane, see where we are at now, and read about my hopes for 2017.

2016 was not kind to my family. There were some high peaks, and some bloody low pits.

In 2016 I started my blog. My baby. My virtual ‘Dear Diary’. This was a peak. I have attempted to blog many times before but it never clicked like this one did. It was the right time. I have some amazingly kind, caring, and supportive readers, who have reminded me I’m not alone, lifted my spirits, and thanked me for doing the same in return. I feel so lucky to have such wonderful keyboard companions.

If you’d like to take a look over my very first post you can click here!

Here is a flashback to my most popular post: Dear Hubby. And the post that holds the most emotional meaning to me is right here.

One of my hardest postnatal depression days is all out on show here – enjoy remembering my my dark days, ha!

And one I giggled at while writing it, was this post!

When I wrote my first post the boys were 3, 1.5, and 6 weeks old. Now they are 4, 2, and 1 year old! Time flies!

My boys when I first started my blog. 3, 1.5, and 6 weeks.
And the latest photo of my boys, now 4, 2, and 1!

 

Let’s do a son-by-son snapshot.
Biggest little (Marky): This year Marky turned four and he learnt to write his name. He came out of his shell a tiny bit (but not a lot, he’s still very shy). He started Childcare and grew to enjoy it. He had surgery and aced the recovery. He is gentle, and loving, and infuriating. I love him.

My biggestlittle

Middlelittle (Toby): He turned, and fully embraced two. He gave up the dummy, he became obsessed with Paw Patrol, his brothers, and milk. He is the most angelic-looking, cheeky little terror and he keeps life interesting. I love him.

My Middlelittle

Smallest little (Daniel): This year he turned the big ONE! I’m in disbelief about this one honesty. He still seems like a baby. He learnt so much this year of course so I cannot name it all, but he is a chilled, laid back, happy-go-lucky guy who never stops dancing. Music runs through his veins, I can’t wait to see him grow. I love him.

My Smallestlittle

Now me. I have battled against Postnatal Depression, in fact I still fight the beast. I’m getting stronger every day and I’ll be able to give it the K.O soon enough. The biggest change for me is…well, look.

Around 40kgs (88lbs) gone for life

Getting the sleeve was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I am discovering so many new amazing things that I’ve never been able to enjoy. I am loving the change in relationship with my sister (who shares my addiction to activewear – Lorna Jane 😍 one day we will get you!)

I started University this year. I spent a whole year – start to finish – without being pregnant (actually an achievement for me!)

I don’t want to focus on the pits. There is no point in that. Let’s now focus on my hopes for 2017.

In 2017 I will regain financial control. We lookout debt, you’re going down!

In 2017 I will continue learning. I will crush my assessments and enjoy myself on the way.

In 2017 I will continue on my health journey, getting rid of more weight and becoming slimmer, more fit, and healthier.

In 2017 I will clear my mind, and my house, of clutter.

In 2017 I will continue to write my blog and share my life with you all. I will continue to be honest, and open. I hope to help as many of you as I can, even if it’s just through reminding you that you’re not alone.

I want to thank you all for being there for me. For supporting me through my crazy times. For ‘holding my hand’ through my dark times. For laughing with me, crying with me, and growing with me.

I have to thank my family – by blood and by marriage, they are both so important to me. You have been so understanding and supportive through this blogging journey. And thanks for not bringing up my awkward moments in person!

Most of all, my husband. Khye, I love you. I love that you are such an incredible father. I love that you let me run to the bed for some quiet time-out when you get home. I love that you make me scrambled eggs at 11pm. I love that you don’t care if I spend the day out window shopping with my sister. I love that you change nappies and give bottles. I love that you love me, I don’t deserve your love. But I’m so grateful that I have it.

Thank you, for being you.

2016 is about to be over and 2017 is on its way.

And we are going to crush it.

10 thoughts on “See you bye, 2016

  1. Kids grow real fast. And, no matter how old they grow, you always want to treat them like kids. Hug and cuddle them. Your post really tells a lot about you and your family. Loved the fact that your mind is clear on what your resolutions for 2017 are. The weight loss comparison is really impressive and motivating. Even I’m trying to lose a few kilos.

    Happy Blogging! Happy New Year!

    – Pixellicious

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  2. I salute you in making a commitment especially for your financial success/freedom. I believe wholly that money is simply a tool we can use towards creating a life that we enjoy, that our family deserves. I wish you all the best for the coming year, your boys deserve nothing less. And kudos on your fitness goals, too! Yes I know how it feels, I am a mom myself and just being able to exercise once a week is a feat for me!

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    1. Thank you for your wishes, they certainly do deserve it and I know that with dedication and focus I can provide them with everything they need.

      I hope 2017 is a fantastic year for you x

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  3. Oh my. Aren’t your little ones so adorable?! I saw this one small boy with red hair and chubby cheeks at our local eating place, and I just wanted to put him up and hug him! Haha! I’ve gone baby crazy lately. Your post doesn’t help. 😉 Will you try for another one?! Maybe a girl this time… 🙂

    Congratulations on such an amazing weight loss feat! You look gorgeous!

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  4. I’m really impressed on your weight-loss efforts. That’s a big accomplishment and having three cute boys, come to think of it they’re all boys and toddlers! Your journey is inspiring and I wish you the best for this year. Keep on blogging and giving inspirations to us! 😄

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  5. Hi there! What a great year in review! I personally admire you for the courage. You are brave to overcome and fight post natal depression. Ive seen your before and after photo. And all i can say is wow! You did a great job! You are inspiring and i want to do that too! Keep it up! 🙂

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