It’s a Toddler Christmas: Past and ‘Present’0
I don’t remember most of last years holiday festivities or much of Christmas day and I definitely don’t have any warm fuzzy memories of my baby’s first Christmas. I was so stressed from having a fussy and constant crying infant that I didn’t even put up a Christmas tree. Friends with older babies and children told me that the Christmastime was so special when shared with children but I couldn’t wrap my head around that at the time. I was just trying to survive that moment, that day and that month.
Last Christmas Ben cried and cried and we wore him in a Bjorn carrier or our Gorgeous Baby sling. We mixed and mingled with the family while standing and swaying with our boy. Our bodies were painful from major sleep deprivation and late evening dance marathons to lull our babe into a slumber. It was tough and stressful and I am so glad for THIS holiday season 2009.
So far this has been a fabulous holiday season and I have dug right into all the fun things that Christmastime can bring. I have not felt stressed or over done and have enjoyed so many sweet moments with my family. Ben had his little friend Brooke over for a Christmas play date and a present exchange. They seemed to get the idea pretty fast and it was sweet to see these two tots together.