After an eventful few weeks with plenty of travel every day, it’s been wonderful to have some quiet time with our little bear cub just before Christmas was in full swing. We got to set up the tree, hang a few garlands, adorn the house with flowers, and spend some time together appreciating the little things.
I made a little felt Christmas tree for her, along with all it’s ornaments and an advent calendar, so every day leading up to Christmas, she got a little felt ornament to add to her own tree as well as a few sweets, some bath beans, and a tiny toy or two. The little mouse in the sock that you can see below is my favourite ornament, as it’s one of the first socks she ever wore when she was first born (and now I get to see it every year!) ;D
As far as Christmas’ go, this has to have been my favourite one yet – as the house was so cozy! We got to spend it all together as a family, with all the grandparents, the Christmas music and cheer, and a delicious meal made with love, including home baked cookies which Amelia helped me with, every step of the way. ❤ It’s like they sing about in the shops, ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’.
Is there any time of year that’s more magical than that of Christmas? For me, not really. I love the lights, the festive cheer, the happiness on peoples faces as they get to unwind and enjoy a few days off with loved ones, and this year is even more special because of the tiny angel we’re sharing it with!
Amelia is now just over 2 weeks old and I’m so completely and utterly in love with her it’s almost ridiculous! Her tiny hands, perfect nose, beautiful eyes … I could go on and on. 😉 I’m not sure how it is with most new parents but we feel quite lucky to discover that Amelia likes routine. She wakes and watches us and her surroundings – and her favourite thing other than me is the bedroom fan (who’d have guessed?!). She likes to breastfeed every two hours before falling into a tiny puddle of snores that I call her milk coma, and then the cycle is repeated every 3 hours without fail. Though I do long to sleep for longer than 2 hours at a time, I can’t consider not having her cuddled up close to my chest as I breathe in her soft, warm baby smell that just makes my heart feel so warm and glowy – and fit to burst!
I know you’re probably wondering how Christmas this year went, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite pictures from Amelia’s first Christmas. We tend to run around every year and see family, so the pictures below are of our Christmas at home, our Christmas at granny and grandpa, and our Christmas at ouma and oupa. ^_^
I hope you had a happy Christmas everyone and that you’ll have an incredible New Years Eve too.