2008: A Year in Review

This past year has been a big one for me. Everything has changed since this time last year.

In January I told the whole world (what little of it I hadn’t told already) about my pregnancy. We were calling the little unborn one Ultra Magnus, which amused us to no end, and seemed to horrify some of the extended family. My first few months of pregnancy I was tired a lot of the time – falling asleep on breaks at my desk at work, coming home from work and sleeping immediately after I was done dinner, and so on. I didn’t have cravings, so much as anti-cravings, where I would hate a specific food for a while (perogies comes to mind.) I also took on a new full time contract at work – doing the web stuff instead of reception.

We had our first Ultrasound on February 7th – a bit early because they thought we might not be as far along as previously guessed. We started planning and budgeting our last pre-baby vacation to Arizona. I started to feel and look pregnant, too. I admitted to myself that I liked American Idol.

We had another ultrasound. I started to feel the baby moving. Eli & I crashed the Graphex Awards dinner for a chance to meet zeFrank. I discovered that Ultra Magnus kicked and moved around more when I ate chocolate. I signed up for Twitter.

Adam lost his wallet a few days before we went on our babymoon trip to Arizona. There were many photos taken.

My boobs got huge, as noticed by spadoink. There was a fire in the building across the street, where three people died. My baby’s Ultrasound became evidence in an FBI investigation in an adoption fraud case.

We had a third ultrasound and established that I had placenta previa, which meant I couldn’t go into labour. They scheduled me for a c-section.

They told me that my c-section date (and baby’s birthday) was to be July 10. On July 7th they phoned me to confuse the issue and move it up a day to the 9th. I twittered from the hospital after the baby was born. Adam posted the first photos of Lyra Morgan Silver at my request, since I was in the hospital. We sort of settled into a newborn routine, and things were good. July was a big month.

Lyra and I spent our first day alone together. I had a bit of an epiphany. My brother got married and I took pictures for him. I started the diaper service and accepted my fate as a human mattress for Lyra.

I ruminated on my status as a mammal and got a new bike, and started riding again. I started thinking about Christmas and toys for Lyra – instilling a no-plastic rule.

I turned 32. Lyra learned how to laugh, and it was the sweetest sound ever. Lyra got dressed up as an Elephant for her first Halloween, and had a fun evening with her Bubby Tyna.

I had a few rough days. I wrote a little about Bedsharing. I blindsided Oki_v2 and took him mountain biking when he came to visit. Lyra became a brain-eating Zombie.

I realized that I’m now a coffee addict. I recorded a bunch of observations about life with Lyra. I finally sold Huffy. I took some painfully cute photos of Lyra in her Christmas outfit. Lyra’s first tooth appeared. We watched every Star Trek movie over three days time. Vancouver got hit with a giant storm and basically fell apart. Lyra’s second tooth showed up.

It’s been a great year, full of changes. I’ve changed jobs into a real career instead general admin. Biggest thing though: I have a daughter now, and it’s the greatest thing ever. Happy New Year to everyone reading this!