38,393—Words written in my novel.
24,310—Times I’ve said the word “no.”
1,458—Instances I’ve wished for at least two more hours in every day.
1,457—Times I’ve wished for at least two hours more sleep.
934—Times Tori has crawled, shimmied, walked or run up and down the stairs.
927—Times I’ve laughed out loud at one of her silly little antics.
856—Times Brian has had to talk me down off my soapbox or pick me up off the floor.
734—Times I’ve laughed out loud at one of his ridiculous jokes.
371—Times I’ve thought about calling my mom to make sure “I’m doing this right.”
132—Times I’ve actually picked up the phone.
132—Times my mom has reassured me I am indeed doing everything right.
20.5—the number of months Tori’s been in this world.
54678327—Percentage my worries have increased since Tori was born.
876347986594—Percentage my happiness has increased since Tori was born.
365—Days this year I’ve been blessed with more than I deserve.
8,760—Hours of happiness I wish you in 2011.
Happy New Year, everyone!