Alphabetical Year In Review 2016

I was tagged by the lovely Nicola from Mummy to Dex to do the Alphabetical Year In Review. Which is precisely why I am sat here, on the 1st day of 2017, watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and reflecting on the year thats just past.

I imagine it’s going to be quite hard to look past the baby that is asleep upstairs, he is definitely the focus of the year! I didn’t originally see a need to do a year in review, but really we’ve been quite busy and been through a lot. So here goes – lets hope this isn’t too difficult!

Alphabetical Year In Review 2016 | I was tagged to review my year from A-Z. It's a lot of fun looking bak - but actually quite hard to think of something for some of the letters! Have you done the tag?

Alcohol has been almost nonexistent for me this year. I was pregnant at the start of the year, and then I have been breastfeeding ever since. I am surprised by how little I have missed it actually!

Bedrooms were the first rooms we finished in our new house. Next was the family Bathroom – but it took a long time!

Christmas this year was Piglet’s first. He had no idea what was going on, of course, but we knew. We tried to be sensible and not buy Piglet many presents. I’m so glad we didn’t because he was totally spoilt by our friends and family.

DIY is how many evenings and weekends have been spent. JHogg’s DIY skills are fab now. When we first bought this house he’d never done much apart from painting but now he can do all sorts.

Energy – or lack thereof! When Piglet was born we had issues with feeding and I spent hours each night trying to express milk for him. It was exhausting, but I wouldn’t have done it any differently!

Fitness became a focus again for me in 2016. I started a kettlebells class at 8 weeks post partum, and then added a Mummy FITT class to my routine. I’ve really enjoyed doing something for me again.

Grazing has become an awful habit for me this year. With Piglet around I often found I was missing meals and just snacking on whatever is around.

Halloween is generally a time of year I don’t like, but as we had Piglet I actually enjoyed dressing him up for once.

Alphabetical year In Review | Halloween

Grandad Inkster gave us a real scare with his health this year. He has made a miraculous recovery, and for that we are so thankful.

JHogg was out of work for 8 weeks when Piglet was born. Although we enjoyed having him at home, it was a bit relief when he returned to a Job and we had an income as a family again.

Kid. I had one. My mind still boggles at that!

Layout for the downstairs of our house was agreed and designed by our architect. Hopefully in next years review I can be saying the work has been completed!

Majorca is where we went on a big family holiday to celebrate my mum’s birthday!

Night feeds were my special time with Piglet, when he wanted to cuddle and feed. I wasn’t sad when they ended though.

OddHogg started in July this year 🙂

Piglet turned up 4 weeks early, in February.Alphabetical Year In Review | Piglet's Birth

Quality Streets come out every Christmas and this year was no different! I polished off all the strawberry and orange creams all by myself.

Reading had to take a backseat with Piglet on the scene. I love books and hope to read a bit more in 2017.

Shoulder injury for JHogg meant he was out of action for a while. I was taking care of the house and piglet solo and so relieved when he was feeling better.

Trump was elected. Enough said.

Umbilial cord – Piglet’s was wrapped tightly around his neck which added some complications to his delivery.

Vaccinations for Piglet went a lot smoother than I had anticipated. That doesn’t mean I am looking forward to more in the future though!

Weddings for my brother and one of my best friends (not to each other!) gave us two lovely days out.

Xylophone is one toy I’m quite relived Piglet didn’t receive this Christmas (getting desperate now haha)

Yelling is Piglets favourite thing to do. It is pretty much the sound track to my life, his excited screeches.

Zero – the number of injuries I’ve had this year. And I want to keep my clean record!

Phew that was pretty hard to do! I’m not tagging any one specific. If you’d like to give it a bash then consider yourself tagged 🙂 Have you already carried out the alphabetical year in review? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy New Year everyone!

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  1. 2nd January 2017 / 10:32 am

    Well done! It’s tough to think of them all isn’t it. Think we’ll skip this one next year..

    • OddHogg
      2nd January 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Haha cop out 😉

  2. 2nd January 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Wow, well done with that! Laughing at xylophone! I’m tempted to do this too. Wow, your baby came 4 weeks early, that must have been intense! Mine always come 2 weeks late.

    • OddHogg
      2nd January 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Give it a try – its tough but quite fun! It never occurred to me that Piglet would turn up early so it was quite a shock

  3. 8th January 2017 / 12:08 am

    Aw this is such a good idea! I did 16 of 2016 but I might remember this for next year…saying that, I’m trying to do an A to Z of our family post and that’s taking ages to think of something for each letter! #KCACOLS

  4. 8th January 2017 / 9:16 am

    Haha x is always xylophone! Sounds like you had a very busy but amazing year..look how tiny piglet was!!xx #kcacols

  5. 9th January 2017 / 10:56 am

    This is a great idea! Brilliant to read and a fab way of rounding of your year!

    Grazing! Thank god it’s not just me! I thought Brest feeding made me feel like a cow, but I feel as if I’ve spent 90% of my maternity leave aimlessly picking at meals! Does anyone actually have time to sit and eat a full meal?

  6. 13th January 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Wow well done on doing that! I’d struggle with some of them including X and Z. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  7. 16th January 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Well done, awesome idea and well done on managing it! #kcacols

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