In more ways than one - first, of course, I'm home. After nearly a month of traveling, I'm back in my own bed and I couldn't be happier about it. Even though it was great to see family and be with Drew for more than a day, living out of a suitcase is no fun and traveling with the baby is getting more and more complicated. Babies need a lot of stuff! I found myself constantly questioning how Angelina Jolie does it with her twelve thousand kids.
But even more than that, I got a night of mojo! Wait, that doesn't sound right. Whatever, who cares - I'm too giddy to think about proper phrasing.
I cleaned my house. You know how twitchy I get when my house is dirty. After the baby went to bed tonight, I cleaned it all. Mopped the floors. Cleaned the bathrooms. I did the laundry and folded and put it away as it came out of the dryer.
This mountain of vacation laundry is no more!
Everything is hung up and put in the drawers,
do you know how major that is?!
Not only that, I took a shower - a long one! I even got to put lotion on and rub it in! I even gave myself a little calf massage! I even put my three day old hair in some twists and I'm just going to see what happens!
I owe it all to this tiny human, who went to bed at nine pm and is still asleep. I don't even know what to do with myself.
Sofia's first Christmas was so wonderful! We spent it with Drew's parents and she even got to have a white Christmas!
My snow bunny
We all had a wonderful time and most importantly, it wasn't that cold! Even with the snow, I was able to be outside for the few seconds it took to document Sofia's first snowball. Christmas morning was of course, all about the baby and she was naturally spoiled beyond belief. And she liked the paper more than the gifts, but it was cool because Mom liked her gifts.
Uncle Nate and Auntie Julie got her this WheelyBug and I died
over the cuteness and how she did so well balancing on it!
A couple more inches and her feet will touch the floor!
A bow in the hair and in the mouth - that's a good Christmas!
Look what I get to do now!
And don't even think I'm going to be original about this shit; I'm
copying from each and every blogger I know, thankyouverymuch.
Remember this picture from way back?
These are the Santa hats the boys had when they were babies.
Now his baby gets to wear it!
She's so flippin cute I can't stand it
Speaking of standing...
This morning, she went down for her nap like a champ which is amazing because she caught a cold with all the traveling and weather changes. She's been so congested and fussy I was beginning to think we were never going to have a sleep routine. But then, she slept in her crib with minimal fuss and she's sleeping now so I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth.
So while she napped I unpacked and created Mt. Laundry, dreading the the cleanup that always comes after vacation. I was in the bathroom when I heard her wake up. She wasn't fussing, so I let her be for a couple of minutes. When I finally came around the corner to see what she was up to, the child was standing up in her crib. My heart stopped and I didn't want to scare her, but she was chest high in there - she could lean just a little too far and flip right out of the crib because I hadn't lowered it because it never occurred to me that one day she would just frickin stand the hell up. I clapped and laughed and told her what a good job she did and then scooped her out of there so fast!
And then I recreated it for the blog. Of course I did.
I can stand up.
And I have more hair so I actually get bedhead now.
I lowered the mattress as far as it would go and took the mobile down and cried that she's going to walk and talk and go to school and make friends and do things without me and leave me. Yes, I'm co-dependent. Get off me - this is happening too fast and I'm not ready.
Then again, she goes apeshit when she can't see me so maybe I've got a little time yet.
Anyway, the holidays were a lot of fun but I'm so glad to be home and I'm super glad that we have no travel plans for a while - everybody can come to us for a while. This afternoon, my brother texted me and told me that he and his girlfriend are coming for the weekend. I'm so excited to see them! When he told me that they were coming down, I initially thought it was really sweet of them to come down for Drew's birthday. When he was like, uh no, we're going to a New Year's party in Dallas I did a double take because oh yeah, it *is* New Year's. It going to be fun to see them, but I was all mom when I told him to have fun but if they came home and woke the baby I would cut them both.
The baby is still asleep! She woke up for a second, yelled a little bit, and put herself back to sleep! I can't believe it - it's like a Christmas miracle all over again! I may push my luck and play around on Pinterest for a while!