It’s Going To Be A Magical Christmas

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Hi Everyone,

First of all, I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s pregnancy update. 39 weeks – wow! If you didn’t get to see it, here is the link: https://beautybabyandme.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/39-weeks-pregnant-must-be-patient/

So, today is Black Friday! I can’t say I am too fussed about Black Friday itself, especially this year as I am not exactly up for being up for shopping (this happens when you’re the size of a Pygmy Hippo)! But I do love that it means we are fast approaching Christmas and surely this is the weekend I’m allowed to put up the Christmas tree….. or at least delegate to husband to put it up! After all I’m supposed to be taking it easy….. (at least that’s what I hear but seeing as nesting is in full force and floors are being manically scrubbed I’m not sure I’m very good at taking it easy).

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Now usually for me Christmas means parties, shopping, an excuse to buy the newest sparkly eye-shadow from Dior and of course the odd glass of prosecco. I love Christmas; any excuse to put fairy lights up around the house. But I have never felt as excited about Christmas as much as I am this year. Although my baby will be a matter of weeks old, I feel as though this year will be so magical! I feel as though I cannot believe how lucky I will be to wake up on Christmas morning and have my little baby next to me ready to be held in my arms.

A lot of people I’ve said this to have said “Oh it will be far more magical next year when the baby has more understanding”. And in fairness they are right; he or she will have far more understanding next year, and beyond (oh god I can imagine the 4am wake up calls now).  But to be quite honest, this Christmas is going to be magical for me and the husband.  It might sound silly or even selfish, but we want it to magical for us as a little family. We took a fair while to fall pregnant so we were unbelievably grateful when we got our positive test (or ten – I did quite a few just to be sure, as us women tend to do). So when we found out he or she would be due in the festive season it was like the cherry on the cake. We are both huge fans of Christmas and family is massively important to us both. So to have the two combined and it being about our little family is like a dream come true.

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Of course we plan to spend Christmas day with family and other days visiting friends and introducing our baby to people. But one of the things we planned quite some time ago, and are really excited about, is having our very own Christmas Day just the three of us in our house, albeit this will be a few days after actual Christmas Day. It may sound daft, back to the whole baby not understanding a thing beyond my boobs (!) at such a young age, but we really wanted to have a proper Christmas day together as a family. I’ve even said I’d like us to have a Christmas dinner together – any excuse for a roast.

It is quite hard trying to explain to people why this is so important to me but it really is. It is always important to have time together, the three of you, bonding when your first baby is born. Christmas is a busy time of year as it is and ours will be even more so this year. So I think having a day tucked up together, as a family, will be so calming and relaxing, not just for me and my husband but for the baby too. Babies can become very overstimulated with constantly being passed from person to person and at this crucial young age, it’s more important that baby is getting used to me and his or her dad. Of course some people don’t understand this, or think it is a lot of nonsense, but one thing I’ve learnt during pregnancy is to go with your gut instinct and if you feel the need for a day hibernating away with your new baby and other half then go for it! It’s also an opportunity for us to take stock of what a huge life changing event has taken place; I can imagine that our first week or two of being mummy and daddy will be a whirlwind of huge excitement, being proud as punch parents introducing our baby to everyone, and then of course there is Christmas on top of that. Bearing in mind that with all this combined with the less desirable side of parenthood (sleep deprivation, me trying to master breastfeeding etc), I think we will relish in a day or two just for us and about us, our own little family.

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There are so many things to look forward to with a newborn baby; not just finding out if it’s a girl or a boy (although having said that we can’t wait to find out) and who it looks like, but all the cute things a new baby does that just melts your heart; when they squeeze your finger, when they stare at you fixated on your eyes (yes, baby is probably just trying to work out who the hell you are, but to you that’s the look of love), getting to give their gorgeous tiny feet kisses and seeing the look of adoration on your other halves face for both you and the baby!  These are the moments I really can’t wait for this Christmas but most of all I can’t wait to see my husband with our child in his arms. He will be so proud and I can’t wait to see that. And when I think back to what I used to be excited about at Christmas, it’s nothing compared to the things I’m going to see, experience and feel this year. I couldn’t care less about presents, sparkly eye-shadow or a new outfit for Christmas day. I am going to be one seriously happy mumma with my gorgeous baby, a ridiculously happy husband and a lot of love in my heart, even if I am shattered, sleep deprived and have sore nipples! And I can’t wait.

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  1. November 27, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Oh bless. My eldest daughter was born 5th December in 2009 and I remember how excited I was for Christmas, although she was tiny and slept through the whole day (nearly!). It really is magical. xx

    • November 27, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Ahh that sounds so sweet! I’m so excited now! Xx

  2. November 27, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Not long for you now! I remember my twins first christmas (they’re nearly four years old now) and it really was pretty magical! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

    • November 27, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Ahh I’m so excited! And a bit nervous ha ha! #binkylinky x

  3. November 28, 2015 / 9:18 am

    You’re going to have a truly wonderfully Christmas time. Whether your child is 1 day old or 10 years old, it’s a time for family. You will always have such a wonderful first month memory with it being Christmas. Your going to be on such a high. I’m so excited for you! #justanotherlinky

    • November 28, 2015 / 9:47 am

      Ahh thank you honey it’s nice that you agree cause I think so too – no matter how old baby is it’s going to be so special! I am so excited xxx #justanotherlinky

  4. November 28, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Oh how wonderful it’s going to be for you! I’m so excited for you, what a lovely time of year to have a baby! #justanotherlinky

    • November 28, 2015 / 9:46 am

      I’m so excited! Hurry up baby! #justanotherlinky

  5. Nige
    November 29, 2015 / 8:13 am

    That first Christmas is magical hope you have a fab time great post thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

  6. November 29, 2015 / 9:02 am

    Ah what a lovely post. My eldest was born on the 14th December and I have to say Christmas Day was a bit of a blur that year, but a very happy blur 🙂 It will be brilliant for you I’m sure, enjoy it xx #KCACOLS

    • November 29, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Thank you 🙂 I can imagine it’s going to be a bit chaotic but in a very happy way! Can’t wait now. XX #KCACOLS

  7. November 29, 2015 / 9:22 am

    Last year every man and his dog wanted to come over to share our magical first xmas. They were booted out by 10.30am so that the rest of the day was just ours. Phones off and door locked as nothing else mattered. I hope you have a lovely day. #justanothelinky

    • November 29, 2015 / 9:24 am

      Ha ha good for you! I can’t get away with this but I’m certainly looking forward to a few days after Christmas just for us! #justanotherlinky xx

  8. Sara Handy Herbs
    November 29, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Such a beautiful post! How wonderful it will be for you all. I agree completely that it’s the time of year for family to be together so yours will be perfect. How exciting! Enjoy every moment 🙂 KCACOLS

    • November 29, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Ah thank you so much! It will be amazing to spend some time with the family but also some time as just us as a little family I can’t wait. XX #KCACOLS

  9. November 29, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I think you have a truly magical month ahead of you. Dawn x

  10. November 29, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Hope you have a really magical Christmas! I think it is really special, getting chance to just be a little family for the first time. We were really looking forward to having a tiny newborn to celebrate last Christmas with but Marianna hung on and on and on, finally appearing on New Year’s Day. Still, we have all the ‘first Christmas’ stuff from last year ready to use! 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • November 29, 2015 / 4:05 pm

      Ahhh she kept you waiting!! We’ll have to compare first Christmas outfits 😊🎄❤️ xx #KCACOLS

  11. November 29, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Oh how I remember this excitement like it was yesterday when I was pregnant with my first. He was born a couple weeks after Christmas but we still bought him an ornament that year for he was alive and kicking in my belly. It’s a little bear and every year he gets it out and says it’s all his. Sadly I didn’t do it for the other two. Something about your first is just such a surprise adventure.

    • November 29, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Ahh it’s so lovely! I need to find an ornament for the baby too! We’ve been waiting to see if it’s a girl or a boy but I might just buy a neutral one. Such an exciting time xx

  12. reimerandruby
    November 30, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Aww that would be the best Christmas ever, having your little bundle of joy in your arms. I know how exciting it is to be first time mum, Best of luck!. Lovely post! #TheBabyFormula

    • November 30, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much I’m on the countdown now. Xx

  13. December 1, 2015 / 9:01 am

    Oh what lovely times you have ahead! I’m sure you’ll treasure every moment and make some wonderful memories!

  14. December 1, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Oh how exciting for you all! I love the baby vest and bib! Good luck and hope you all have a fab Christmas 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • December 1, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much! Very exciting! I’ll be back Sunday (unless I’m in labour ha ha!) xx #KCACOLS

  15. December 2, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Aw this made me tear up! Wishing you a very smooth birth, so that you can enjoy Christmas to its fullest. Remember to get some help with the Christmas dinner if you need it, even if you have it ‘delivered’ by a friend or relative and then have your day just the three of you xxx #ChristmasCorner

  16. December 2, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    You’re going to have such a lovely time. Baby H was just over 3 weeks old last Christmas, and I agree with seeing family, but also taking it all in and having time to yourselves. You also need time to just relax and go with the flow!
    Thanks for sharing on #TheBabyFormula

  17. traceyb1981
    December 3, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    It sounds like you have the perfect christmas organised, I agree about spending just the 3 of you it will be so special for you all and baby has plenty of years ahead to enjoy visiting others but only 1 first christmas #KCACOLS

  18. December 3, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    The 1st Christmas is amazing and should be celebrated as such, even if they do know nothing about it. Awww I’m almost getting broody 😉 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  19. December 7, 2015 / 9:54 am

    I remember my first Christmas with our son, he was so small but it was so wonderful. This year it is our daughters first Christmas and I am more excited that our son will get to help her open her presents. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and hope the little one is here for you soon. #christmascorner

    • December 13, 2015 / 8:15 pm

      Ahh it is so exciting especially now that he is here! xxx #christmascorner

  20. randommusings29
    December 20, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    So excited for the three of you 🙂 I really hope you all have a fantastic day!
    Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCorner
    Debbie

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