Happy Dad / Knitted Ball for My Girl / Sleepy Iz
I know Christmas is long gone, but without time to sit and write I have not had time to really process it all. What it really comes down to is that I loved that we had our little lady here to celebrate with this year, but I am really glad that it's over. We wanted to see family, but traveling an hour each way with a baby who doesn't really dig the car seat and really only wants to sleep while nursing is a recipe for disaster. She did fall asleep in E's lap for a total of maybe five minutes, but other than that the day was a bit of a struggle. Unfortunately almost everyone there was also sick, so the two of us kept her to ourselves and tried to keep her happy, and luckily we all came out on the other end without catching any bugs of our own. I know next year will be very different, but we are also going to think ahead and decide how we want to do things and to try to find a balance in how our time is spent. Sure, we would like to see everyone and will make sure that we do, but we know we don't want to spend every single holiday driving to and fro and not spending much time together at home. I can only imagine that feeling will increase as Izzy grows and we add more children to the flock. Right now we are just taking it year by year, holiday by holiday, and being thankful this one has been put behind us, with the next one not being until Easter, when babies will be older, noses will be less sniffly, and the air will have less of a chill.
How about you? Are you glad to move on to the next thing or are you wishing the holidays could last a little longer?
Here's to a new year and to all of the wonderful things that are to come while we enjoy spending our days together and watching Isadora take it all in.