Baby’s First Christmas can be a great memory. Our little guy was born in January so he is almost one year old! His first Christmas was awesome.
It started out by not having the best night’s sleep. Maybe it was Santa’s reindeer? Maybe it was the fact that our little man has a cold coming on?
Christmas started out with me waking up at 4:00 am and rubbing our little guy’s back until 5:30 am or so. Then I went back to bed. Next thing I know, it was 8:00 am! Man, can I sleep through some things when I am sleep deprived.
Our little guy had slept on and off since 4:00 am. Next thing I know, I am in the car driving with the hopes that he will fall asleep. By the way, it is snowing. So I start to do laps around the area that we live in. I calculate out that I can make all right turns and minimize the need to stop. I felt like a UPS driver driving in New York City! He fell asleep right away and this gave my wife a chance to get ready.
We went to church and he was so good. He was observing all the people and taking it all in. There were a couple of peeps here and there, but that is to be expected. Plus, we were bribing him with Cheerios.
Then we had breakfast and it was finally time to open gifts. Normally, we would have done this in the morning, but not having a great night’s sleep threw our schedule off.
Opening presents is a thrill for an 11 month old. Granted he may not remember it. But he was way into the wrapping paper. Plus, Santa brought him a Tonka truck. I had one as a boy and it was awesome to see him playing with one as well. I don’t know what it is about trucks and boys. They just seem to go together.
Christmas is great for those who celebrate it. But it can also be exhausting. I am still tired! Spending time with family and connecting via FaceTime or Skype for those who are not there is truly memorable.