Ahhh...already, she's been with us for 12 days...and already our worlds have been turned upside down, inside out, round and round. Its been more amazing, frustrating, tiring, rewarding, crazy, unbelievable, stressful (you name it, we've probably gone through it) all rolled up in these 12 days than anything that we've possibly been through in any 12-day period.
And like true new parents, we welcomed the New Year by being asleep. Hubby and I went to bed at the same time (early!) since it had been an exhausting day of cleaning up after baby (she threw up twice! Once over her Nanna and the other time all over her cot) and had the momentous occasion of having her umbilical cord come off.
But what I found amazing given how tired we had both been is how we shared a moment in the middle of the night. For some reason, I had awakened and hubby had awakened at the same time and we just turned in bed and looked at each other...it was like something had made us both get up at the same time and made us look at each other. Something passed between us, I don't know what it was - it was fleeting, unspoken and beautiful...and before I knew it, we've both leaned into each other to share a New Year's kiss. And then we both went back to sleep...so unexpected, so simple yet so meaningful. I think so anyway...
So I hope you've managed to spend this New Years' with your loved ones, be it awake or asleep, in bed or out and about somewhere out there. Make some memories to cherish with each other and have a year ahead that sticks in your mind as a special one (or resolve to make it a special one).