Do you remember your baby’s first Christmas? I am personally enjoying the experience right now as a new mommy and have to say the preparations leading up to this special day of celebration has been a truly unique. Our little boy is just over 9 months old and has this genuine love for throwing food, squealing, squirming and scheming. He is one mischievous little man, but since both Daddy and I were the same when young, we’re not surprised.
This is one of the most special Christmas events ever, as not only do we have our little bundle of joy, we also have three awesome kids who have a new little brother to spend the holidays with. It’s been a big year for our family with some definite challenges, as well as some tough times. But we always pull together and use communication tools to make it through the rougher moments. Baby Kaleb has brought a lot of sunshine to us and the kids in moments of darkness and his little smile is so contagious, you can’t help but smile back.
Earlier this year we were very concerned for our little guy because he has a heart murmur. This put the instant scare in us as we feared he would be restricted in life and possibly have to have surgery. After waiting 6 months, we finally went back for Kaleb’scheck up and it seemed to be slowly healing itself, so we were thrilled to hear that the situation didn’t get worseand some of the paranoia and worry lifted.
Now, it’s all about living in the moment and appreciating what we have and who we have in our lives.
So here we are, our baby’s first Christmas. A time of new, a time of joy and a time for our family to once again pull together for laughs, fun and tasty Christmas treats. Since the Christmas festivities have started I’ve caught my husband playing ‘Star Wars’ with little Kaleb and using my good wrapping paper rolls as lightsabers. It was one of those moments that truly warmed my heart and made me laugh hysterically at the same time. Anytime I see my husband playing with or nurturing our son with loads of hugs and kisses, I fall in love a little more.
Kaleb is a hyper one and the other day, he decides that the spatula I use for his Baby Bullet is now his and he will do anything to have it and fling it across the room. I don’t really get why babies love to throw things and hear the noise, but I hear it is normal and all babies do it. I guess it is about learning about their own personal power and developing confidence. But flinging the spatula directly into Mommy’s forehead? Is that necessary? HA!
Ten years ago, I would of never guessed that I would be surrounded by such love, and with my husband Shaun, baby boy and the kids, I feel ultimately blessed. Merry Christmas everyone, from my family to yours.