2014 has been one of the best years ever, so much so that I am incredibly sad to see it end. I will admit that I have gotten a bit emotional about the end of the year coming already.
If truth be told 2013 (when I got married and fell pregnant) and 2014 (when we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world) have been the two most wonderful years that I have ever lived through. I just don’t know how 2015 will live up to either of these years.
So, as a bit of nostalgia, I have chosen one picture from each month of 2014 as my favourite pictures from throughout the year.
I chose this picture as it was the first knitted project I had completed for my soon to be baby. It was red as we didn’t know if we were having and girl or a boy. I loved that hat.
It could only be this picture. The first picture we took when Molly was only an hour old. We had just been wheeled through for the theatre and I she had only been in my arms for around 10 minutes by this stage. I have tears in my eyes looking at this picture. Love it so much. Welcome to the world little lady.
Those eyes! Those eyes and that nose. So cute. I love how blue her eyes are in this picture. I think this is one of my all time favourite pictures of Molly.
I love how cosy she looks n this picture and how bright the pink of the jacket is. Again I think her eyes look striking in this picture.
Until Molly was rolling at six months, tummy time was a complete nightmare. This was one of only a few pictures I managed to capture of Molly on her front in the first six month of her life where she wasn’t crying. We ended up going to physiotherapy with her from around 3 months until now as she held her head to the side and wouldn’t tolerate tummy time.
We took Molly camping for a week for the first time when she was a few days off turning four months. We were unsure about how she would cope so had booked the campsite but realising we might have to leave early. We need not have worried. She was great and slept better than we could even have hoped. She actually slept more at night than at home. We were lucky that her bed, a hammock, was easy to take with us so she was in her usual bed.
In this month we started weaning. It wasn’t easy as Molly had no real desire to eat solids. This was the first time she had taken anything (we had tried rice, porridge, purees). Banana is still one of her favourite foods.
In August we went on our first foreign holiday as a family of three. We went to Kos, Greece, as I had many happy memories of holidaying in Greece as a kid. We loved it. Although it was hot (over 40 at time) Molly coped so well and enjoyed every minute. She never cried, she loved swimming in the sea and in the pool, she found a love for ice-cream. We went on a couple of ferry trips visiting two other islands. We drove round the whole island. We had the best holiday we could ever have had.
This picture makes me smile as it was when Molly really took to solids. Although she had had many foods up to this point it was a struggle. This was a turning point. She loves all food now.
Halloween was an exciting time for us as it was the first time I got to choose a fancy dress outfit for Molly. I carved pumpkins and we went to a couple of Halloween themed events.
Who couldn’t smile at this picture. Right place at the right time.
Christmas was fantastic this year. Molly’s first and she was so excited by it. She totally understood that you had to unwrap the boxes to get the present, so much so that when I wrapped some late gifts for a friend she instantly knew you had to pull the paper off and so tried her best to do so.
There are so many other pictures I wanted to put on here. Some had pictures of other family members of friends who I have not asked permission to put online, or there were half a dozen pictures that I wanted to use for one month. Who knew I had so many pictures on my computer???
I hope you all have a very happy new year when it comes! We are having a quiet hogmanay here. I look forward to all that 2015 holds for us, starting with a first birthday in February.