Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, guys! I wanted to pop in! I have so many blog posts I want to write, but I’m enjoying spending 95% of my time caring for baby girl. I am starting to crave some time for me to get some work done, so I’m hoping I’ll get out of my own way and let someone else watch Jo for a bit next week. Even if I know she’s well cared for…it’s hard to not be with her all the time even if I know a bit of time alone would allow for me to care for her better.
We spent Christmas Eve with Andrew’s parents in the Chappell Hill (Texas..not North Carolina haha).
Sally planned a cupcake decorating contest for the girls. Sally made these Christmas tree cupcakes out of melted chocolate and I thought they were gorgeous!
Some meals were a lunch of salmon + cauliflower + garlic bread…
..and an EPIC EPIC EPIC Christmas Eve dinner of beef tenderloin with peppercorn cream sauce + popovers + crispy potatoes + salad + gorgonzola pears.
Molly has been sick both times we have seen her so she unfortunately hasn’t gotten to hold Jojo yet :( We’re hoping to plan a trip to visit her in January when she’s feeling better.
Christmas morning we packed up and headed back into Houston to spend the day at my parents.
One of the highlights of my Christmas was that Marco finally got to meet Joanna! They had their first espresso together.
For Christmas lunch we walked down the street to my cousin’s house.
This time of year, the time between Christmas and New Years, is so weird. I always feel confused as to what to do with myself/what day it is. Starting on Christmas Eve Eve Joanna had 4 rough nights of sleep in a row so that has left me even more confused as to what day it was. Last night she finally gave us a decent sleep stretch, 5 hours, so I’m feeling way more recharged than I have been. Andrew is off work until the New Year, so we’ve been enjoying our family time together with coffee dates…
I’m getting more and more comfortable feeding Joanna in public. Before I had to spend 5 minutes psyching myself up to feed her by telling whoever I’m with, “okay I think I’m gonna feed her now. I’m gonna do it. Here we go.” But now I just pick her up and get her situated without saying anything. When we’re out at a restaurant or coffee shop I do look for a table that’s in a corner/more private so I feel more comfortable.
…and one night we had my sisters and their husband/fiancé over for pizza and Mario Kart playing.
This is the old Nintendo64 Mario Kart lol. It’s what I asked Andrew for for Christmas and it’s just as awesome as I remember!!!
Sister’s over = diaper changing help!
Today is our 4th wedding anniversary! Andrew and I are awful at remembering our anniversary and I didn’t remember until a friend texted telling us “Happy Anniversary!” haha. One of my cousin is getting married today! YAY! So we’re spending the morning at home before heading that way.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful end to their holiday season. While I usually feel like holding on to the holidays as long as possible and feel sad when they end…this year I’m ready to move on to the New Year! I’m ready for Joanna to keep growing up and sleeping a bit more. People keep telling me, “this time with a newborn goes by so fast.” And I’m like, “it HAS to go by fast because otherwise all mankind would die off from sleep deprivation.”
I’m hoping to get up a post or two more before the New Year, but we’ll see how life goes :) Thanks for hanging in here with me while I figure out life with baby girl!