Friday, December 31, 2010

Is it 2011 yet?

2010 was a great year for us. January-November 2010 that is. December 2010 has not been so fun. I don't mean to go all drama but it has been a rough month. It started with crazy busy times for both of us at work for the first part of the month which left us struggling to get ready for the holidays. And then as of Christmas Eve, Emma has been sick. Granted it's just a cold and could be something much worse but it's been miserable.

When she started showing symptoms I thought to myself oh it's just a little cold, will probably be a rough few days... I did not anticipate 7 days of misery. I honestly feel like this last week has been worse than when she was a newborn. There have been many tears at our house this week and not all from the little miss. Today it seems like she has finally turned the corner so I have to be thankful for that and remember that it could always be worse.

I'm still hoping to document some of our first Christmas together - both the weeks leading up and the actual holiday. She was loved on and received so many special gifts that I just want to remember forever. I've also been remembering that I need to write out her birth story because holy crap she's four months old now.

So here's to 2011 and a wonderful year. I just received some exciting news from a dear friend and cannot be more happy - it truly made my morning. 2011 is going to be a great year for so many special people in our lives and I hope for us too. And in the grand scheme of things, I did get to spend a week holding this little one in my arms so maybe it wasn't such a bad week after all...

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Best Gift

It's 8 days until Christmas. If you're buying a present for me - good luck, you are going to have a hard time topping the one that we received this week.

When we put up our tree a few weeks back Larry commented on how he couldn't wait to have ornaments from Emma on our tree. I scoffed and said I didn't want any flimsy handmade paper ornaments on my tree.

But boy oh boy did I melt when Emma came home from daycare on Wednesday with this one. If you can't tell, that is her hands for the antlers and her foot for the head... not surprisingly I was told she squirmed the entire time they were trying to trace her.

I love it so much that I find myself staring at it. I love how it will always represent how tiny she was on her first Christmas and how excited we are to celebrate as a family.

If you are receiving a gift from me, good luck to you as well - I haven't started our shopping!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Somebody has a case of the Mondays...

Tonight I could write about how I had a fabulous weekend... decorated for christmas... got our first tree... got to nap with the little love bug on my chest... put together our adorable christmas cards... spent time with family and friends...

But no, because tonight I am doing work. For the second consecutive work night (which yes means that I did work on Friday night). I somehow slipped right back into the craziness that was work before my maternity leave. and it sucks hardcore.

So tonight, enjoy this lovely piece from Glamour -