Wishing everyone lots to eat for 2012... and lots to wear
Wow, another year drawing to a close. It really doesn't seem long at all that I was summing up 2010 and saying that for me, it was all about Jo Ern. Well 2011 would have been similar if my company didn't go bust on me. It's the first time I've been jobless since entering the working world. Luckily the job market was good and I managed to find employment within a month. One month out of work, two months without a paycheque. I was down to my final RM50! Foremost lesson learnt is... from a financial standpoint I need to work quite a few more years before even thinking of retiring. Heh.
Besides that personal blip, the year was focused on Jo Ern again! I need new hobbies perhaps? But I don't WANT any... hehe. A quick recap: I breastfed her exclusively till 13+ months, freezer stocks were enough to last her till about 15 months and thereafter formula was slowly introduced. Stopped pumping at 17 months in September and direct feeding at 19 months. Over-achieved on my initial goal of 1 year... it just happened that the environment was conducive and people around already knew what I was doing, so might as well go on a little more. When I finally stopped, ahhh what freedom! The best was freedom from the stress of being stuck in KL city traffic jams when I'm desperately overdue for the next pumping session! What I really question is if I can do this again for another baby...
No new resolutions or goals for 2012, I do feel that having Jo Ern is completely and exactly what I want, at least for now. I shall sit back and enjoy my little girl. She always has new tricks up her sleeve so it's not same old, same old at all. What remains constant is, this cutie-pie is my pride and joy. Happy new year 2012, everyone!
Right, now it's time to oi-oi