Christmas is a holiday with a lot of expectations. Especially your first Christmas with a baby. :-) We were so excited to spend both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at my parents' house here in town. We were even going to spend the night to have "Christmas morning" at my parents' house and have the buddy open gifts first thing in the morning while we all gathered around. :-)
Sadly, it has turned out 0% to be how we imagined it. :/ Yesterday afternoon and evening the buddy was a total mess for his naps. He screamed and cried and wouldn't sleep in the travel crib at my parents' house for the life of him. We thought he'd do better for night since he's a pretty good and deep night sleeper, but no such luck. It took us an hour to get him to sleep in our arms and there was still NO sleeping in the crib for him. :/ We eventually had to come back to our house to put him to bed around 9:30 because there was NO going back to sleep for him while over there.
I thought he might be sick, but no fever. And we went to sleep the minute I laid him down in his crib at home. So, I started to get petrified that this baby would never sleep well away from home! But, at least he was sleeping so we headed to bed. Then, his morning nap was horrible too, even at home! I took his temperature again and it was fine. That's when we got the call from my parents that my brother-in-law was up sick all night, so we decided that we shouldn't have a baby in the house with a sick person. SO... we stayed home.
And you know what? We found another tooth! Praise the Lord there's a reason for the madness! Whew! The buddy HAS seemed to sleep a little better the rest of the day, so we're thrilled for that. :-)
So, obviously Christmas hasn't turned out like we expected. But, no complaints here. An entire day in our pajamas hanging out around the house? Yes, please! And an extended Christmas on December 26th? Yes again! :-) We just hope the buddy AND our brother-in-law feel better ASAP!
We have so much to be grateful for this year. Our sweet boy and the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas everyone!