The tiny little being inside of me at 22 weeks turned into an 8 month old boy this year...
family photo (rare for us) in front of the Christmas tree at my in-law's
We tired our best to incorporate our usual Christmas traditions. H and I considered buying a fake tree this year, but we decided against it. We wanted Baby E to experience everything that we love about Christmas, and having a real tree was essential. He even helped put up the ornaments!
putting the ornaments on the tree one by one
we're super excited!
On Christmas morning Baby E woke up super early at 5am, and all of us went downstairs to open presents under the tree. Of course he was more interested in a plastic Mr. Potato Head ear than his presents. We kept it low key this year and only bought him a few gifts. I have a feeling we will be spoiling him next year when he is able to understand and enjoy the holiday.
gnawing at his Mr. Potato Head ear
H and Baby E testing out a new toy
While I would have loved to stay home for the rest of the weekend, we had plans to spend it with our families. It may have been a stressful Christmas for us as a whole, but we survived. It was Baby E's very first Christmas and one that we will never forget.