Because I'm a sheep

Everyone I know seems to have this on their blog and since I'm a follower and not a leader....

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?

Gave Birth!

Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

 I'm sure I made one.  My indecision obviously means I didn't keep it.  I'm going to try to stop biting my nails for 2009.  Such a nasty habit and I stopped for my wedding.  You figure I can do it again.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

I have a few new friends that did!

Did anyone close to you die?

Thank God, no.

What countries did you spend time in this year?

Does Cleveland count as another country?  Just the US.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?


What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

May 8!!!  Baby j's bday!

What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year?

I gave birth. 

What was your biggest failure?

I don't know that I feel like I had any huge failures.  Sometimes I feel like I have little mini mom failures.  Like j still isn't sleeping through the night and I can't physically stomach letting him cry it out.  Or that he likes to nurse himself to sleep and I know that a lot of people think that's bad.  I feel like there are habits that I've let him develop that probably aren't the best.

Did you suffer any serious injury or illness?

I had a little post par tum depression.  It was harder than I thought it would be....

What was the best thing you bought?

Everything I buy is b.a.b.y

Whose behaviour merited celebration?

My husband.  I'm not the easiest to person to get along with and he's had to do that while figuring out fatherhood.

Whose behaviour made you appalled and/or depressed?

Hmmm...I think that whenever you go through a life change, some people come with you and some don''s sad that there are ones that don't...

Where did most of your money go?


Compared to this time last year, are you,

a) happier or sadder? Happier!

b) thinner or fatter? Thinner!

c) richer or poorer? new baby + new house - job = poorer!

What did you get really, really excited about?

Baby j

What do you wish you'd done more of?

We were so busy the first 6 weeks of j's life with the move to a new house, I don't think we took enough video and pictures.  It bums me out because we won't have that time again.

What do you wish you'd done less of?

Worrying about what others have that I don't.

Did you fall in love in 2008?


How many one-night stands?

10.  :)  Just kidding.  

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

Hate is a rough word. 

What was the best book you read?

Goodnight Moon.

What did you want and not get?

When I really think about it, I got everything that I wanted....I'm so spoiled....

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

29.  Next we will not be discussing my birthday.  It was about a week and a half before j was born so I'm sure I was sleeping or waddling around somewhere with huge swollen feet.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Having my bff in the same city.

What political issue stirred you the most?

I don't like discussing politics (odd for a government major) because I feel like people get mean and hurtful.  Obviously the biggest issue facing me was who to vote for and whether I should jump party lines.

Who did you miss?

Meghan and Brooke

Who was the best new person you met?

My faves...  a couple of the moms at the new moms group, Sarah, Erin J (not new, but I'm getting to know her better), Andrea, and Alicia.

Tell us a valuable life lesson(s) you learned in 2008.

It's not about the material things.  It's about the people in your life.

What sums up this year? (a word, a quote... ?)