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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Baby's First Christmas and New Years

Hi Dolls,

This post is so delayed but that's the joys of having a newborn who seems to be a lot more alert than I thought he would be at such a young age, and having a boyfriend who hogs your laptop for football manager when you do have a free 5 minutes ;) I use my iPad for blogging sometimes but all my pics were on the laptop so this is the first free chance I had to get this post up for you!

I want to share my bubs first Christmas with you and also provide you with knowledge of how Christmas day went for us having a new baby and traveling between two families and counties!

Christmas Eve

Alex first wore this green long sleeved 'I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus' top his (paternal) grandparents gave him. It's 6-9 month size but I had to get a wear out of it at least once (even though it was like a dress on him ;)). He wore it for about an hour before spewing up on it! 

Alex and I ventured up to Cork Airport to meet my friend Sinead off her flight from Paris. Sinead moved to Paris during my pregnancy so this would be her first time meeting Alex and it was a surprise! We found out the time of her flight and surprised her at the Airport with my other friends! It was a nice surprise and a nice way to spend Christmas Eve when we didn't have any big plans! I also called out to my parents for a bit so they could see Alex during the festive few days :)
(l-r) Me, Molly, Sinead holding Alex, and Niamh
When we got back to Limerick that evening we went to Alex other grandparents house and spent the evening watching TV, eating sweets and choccy, talking about past Christmases and the neighbours popped in to meet Alex too.
Christmas Day

The night before Christmas Alex was a little fussy so we didn't get much sleep (as you could probably tell). We got up pretty early to go down and open pressies as Santa had arrived! Santa did good! He put Alex's gifts under the tree and mommy and daddy's gifts on the arm chairs!

Alex and his daddy next to all his new presents from Santa

Alex's first Christmas he was a little spoiled by Santa and family and friends! The gifts above are all from Santa:

Toy Fi Teddy (link)
Disney Baby Mickey Small Plush (link) - comes with a car shaped teether attached.
The Night Before Christmas book and jigsaw set
Taggies Cuddles N Tags Gift Set (link)
Lamaze flapping bug
Lamaze Classic Discovery Book (link)
Hamleys cuddley teddy
Spider man watch clock
ELC Bath Time Baby Ducks (link)
Bright Starts Lots of Links (link)
Alex's outfit is from Carters

Went to see Santa with Nana and Grandad

Alex went to see Santa with Mom and Dad

Alex and Santa

'Santa's little helper' top and joggers from Tesco F&F, Mustache dummy was a gift.

Top is from F&F, pants from Primark and booties from Dunnes (Playmat from Smyths)

Sleepsuit from F&F (gift)

Santa hat and booties from Carters, Pants from M&S, top was a gift from Mothercare

Christmas jumper from Primark, hat and booties from Carters, pants from M&S, Harry the Donkey was a gift

Alex's robin pjs from The Childrens Place

Cuddles with Grandad

Personalised blanket gift from Horizon Designs from Alex's Aunty Bethany

Safari toy box from Home Store and More
Around 11am we went to Daniel's parents house, so Alex's paternal Grandparents house for breakfast and so they could spend some time with their grandson on Christmas day. We swapped pressies and spent time relaxing.

Then we hit the road at 1pm to Cork to Alex's maternal grandparents for Christmas dinner. We waited for my sister and her boyfriend to arrive and we all sat down to eat! Dinner was delicious! We had the same as we do every year, turkey and ham, mash potato, roast potato, croquettes, veggies and desert normally consists of jelly, custard, ice cream and some sort of cake/pudding! When dinner was ready Alex woke for a feed so right when I was about to tuck in! I had to feed him first and then have my dinner when every one else was nearly done :( Sad times! Lol.

After dinner we watched movies and some lame TV. Daniel headed back to Limerick on Stephen's Day as he had a primary school reunion that night and I was heading out with friends. We had a good, relaxing first Christmas but it can be stressful with such a young baby! Christmas 2015 will be so different!

New Years Eve

New Years with a newborn is strange! No one really asked us out because they presumed we'd want to be together, which was true but it was strange not being around others too! Daniel and Alex slept and I was window shopping on New Years Eve! At 30 seconds to midnight Dan woke to say Happy New Year and drifted back to sleep again, exciting huh ;) lol.

Lots of Love

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