My Little Christmas Elf!
Wow! I can not believe that this weekend is Christmas already! The last time I posted was almost two months ago! EEK..sorry about that but my Lil Sweet Pea took a bit of time before establishing a workable routine. So I spent alot of my time trying to figure out how to be a good mom and care for my Lily-Anne in the best possible way.
I'll admit it..I am a total "Nervous Nellie" mom. I just want her to be healthy and happy but having never been a mother before I spent alot of time second guessing myself. Thank goodness hubby raised his two girls on his own so he is definitely able to offer me valuable insights and tips but at the end of the day it is me who is with her all day long. So I am trying to do my best each and every day. I am really enjoying it now and not second guessing everything all day long now too.
Lily-Anne is now three months old and we are gearing up for her very first Christmas. We are not going overboard though. Realistically she won't remember it and financially we are strapped. Hubby had lost his job back in October and just started to work again and my paid maternity leave ended as well. So we decided to do more keepsake type Christmas things for the Sweet Pea. We had her portrait done, we then had her picture taken with Santa, we bought her a Baby's first Christmas onesie and ornament. My father and step mom sent Lily-Anne her first Christmas dress and we bought her a Little Einsteins exersaucer. That is the extent of it. We will spend Christmas Eve with family and then Christmas Day we will attend church and then spend a quiet day at home.
As excited as I am about Lily-Anne's first Christmas, I am also sad because things have been difficult for the last few months and it has taken a bit of a toll. I am looking forward to a fresh start in the new year. And to kick off the idea of a fresh start and new beginnings I have decided to cut my hair. Right now it is long --down to the middle of my back but I have decided to cut it into a just below the chin bob and donate my hair to Locks of Love. I am also looking forward to experiencing all of Lily-Anne's milestones this year.
So that is my holiday update! Hope everyone has a healthy and happy holiday!!