Emma's first Christmas didn't go the way my husband and I had originally thought it would. We LOVE Christmas, and even had our tree up before Thanksgiving (yes, we are THOSE people). But, unfortunately, Emma got pneumonia the week of Christmas, and even though we got to participate in some family functions, we stayed home for most of the week to help her recover. But, looking back on the pictures we took and the memories we made, I'd say it was still a pretty good Baby's 1st Christmas! So I thought I'd share a bit of our Christmas with you all as I sip my coffee and eat a yummy paleo cinnamon roll this morning!
Emma got sick a week before Christmas. It started with croup, then pneumonia and she was having difficulty breathing. So we basically stayed quarantined all week in our home to make sure she recovered well. But by Christmas Eve, my hubby and I were ready to get out of the house, and Emma seemed better, so we ventured out to my husband's side of the family gathering and had a wonderful time. Emma got spoiled with all her gifts, and so did we!
She was in a happy mood again, after days of being lethargic with a 102/103 fever. It was so nice being with family and seeing them enjoy Emma as much as we do.
Christmas Day was spent at home, and we did all the cozy things. We enjoyed breakfast, opening presents (Emma LOVES tissue paper), and then my parents came over to have lunch with us and open more presents!
My parents got me the best mug full of Jane Austen quotes! Any other J.A. fans out there? I could basically recite the entirety of Pride and Prejudice and named my first car (a red mini cooper) Mr. Darcy. So, yea....I'm a big fan.
In the evening, Emma took a nap and my husband pulled out Ticket to Ride. We had been watching TV basically all week since Emma was sick, and we were kind of sick of it. I'm so glad we took this time to play one of our favorite games and spend time together without having the TV on!
Last year, the day after Christmas, I wanted to host a Christmas breakfast in our home with our families. This year, we carried on that tradition! So my husband's family and my parents came over and we had a Christmas Brunch! And finally took some pictures in front of the tree.
I am so grateful for our family who came over and made us feel not-as-lonely as we were keeping Emma home making sure she got better. It was so hard on my mommy-heart to see her so sick, and our family, especially our moms, were such a big support! And thank God Emma is feeling better, and hopefully we will be able to go to our family get together on New Year's Eve and celebrate entering 2018 with those we love!