Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year...Better times ahead

Goodbye 2007, year from hell, and HELLLLOOOO 2008. Two days into the New Year, and already I feel better that I never have to write 2007 again. It truly was a hard year for our family. We lost 4 family members, (2 of those happened right at Christmas time), we almost lost my father, and we lost 2 babies. I have never been so excited for a year to end, and I know that 2008 has to be better. It can't get any worse right?

I got away for a few days and went down to Nashville to watch my beloved Cats win their second straight bowl game. It was nice to get away, and Matthew offered to stay behind and take care of Ava. Matthew and my parents were both supposed to make the trip, but my parents had to stay behind to attend a funeral and Matthew agreed to let me have some time off. It was much needed and appreciated! And in all honesty I needed a break from him too. He's been on vacation for 3 weeks (starts back at his old job next week) and he's driving me bonkers. I love him and it's been a godsend to have him here to help me but at the same time I'm not used to having him around all the time.

Everyone is talking about their New Year's resolutions, and just like everyone else mine are pretty simple. And my top goal is to of course is to lose weight. I never got it all off after I had Ava, and if I decide to do the baby thing again, I want to make sure my body is as healthy as it can be.

Second on the priority list is to get Ava potty trained, and quick. She's quickly learned how to take off her clothes, and apparently now she's learned how to undo snaps and zippers. Case in point, the past 4 mornings she's greeted us stark naked, diaper on the floor, and a soaking wet bed. Sheets, blankets, and stuffed animals have had to be washed. Thankfully she's been kind enough not to poop in there, and as cute as it is, it's getting old fast. I'm in desperate need of ideas of what to do. I guess for now I'm going to have to go back to putting onesies on underneath her PJ's, but I'm sure it won't be long until she figures that one out too.

I hope everyone had a safe one, here's to 2008 being a kick ass year!


Chas said...

Happy New Year! I hope your 2008 does prove to be a ton better than 2007!!

Coffee Lover said...

Happy New Year!

My husband and I used to live in Nashville and we LOVED going to Cats (you are talking about the arena football, right?)and Titans games. It's been almost ten years since we have gone, and I really wish there was an arena football team near us here in D.C.

Land family said...

Happy New Year! 2008 has to be better for you.

When my oldest was between 20 and 24 months, she too undid her diaper and made a mess at naps. I actually had to use tape to keep hers on. I tried onesies, overalls, etc. The only thing that worked was tape! Have you tried sitting the potty out for her to get acquainted with? My oldest did train at 2 (and then went back to diapers for 5 months because she had a baby sister).

I'm sure you two will get the potty training figured out soon.

Wendy said...

Here's to a much better 2008 than 2007:) I think you deserve it!!


Happy New YEAR! Glad you got away and had some you time....=) 2008 is going to rock!!!

meg said...

Happy New Year. Hope 2008 is good to you!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Yay for the Wildcats win! You deserved the break. That's for sure. And, I hope you have a very uneventful, tame, easy going 2008.

Jaimie said...

This year WILL be better! I chuckled about your husband being off. Mine has his two week vacation (he doesn't get any say when it is) in a few weeks and I am DREADING it! I know he will be driving me nuts before it is over.