12.13.2012

Christmas This Year








We have been so blessed this year with our health, jobs, and of course, our beautiful, smart, sweet, healthy, precious baby girl...so I don't want to sound like I am complaining...but I just have to be honest and hope someone can tell me this is normal.


I am so not ready for Christmas this year.


Ever since I was a little girl, Christmas, like so many, has been my absolute favorite holiday.  As a matter of fact I like Christmas Eve the very best, because Christmas Day, while spectacular in so many ways, comes and goes so quickly, and Christmas Eve just has so much magical energy and excitement swirling around.


This year, between working full time, and mommy-ing full time, I am completely unprepared for this Christmas.  Gone are the days of driving all around, hopping in out of bustling shops searching for the perfect gifts for loved ones.  This year it's all online and I'm still way behind on that. We are hosting Christmas Day at our house for 20, and I have barely had time to sit and even start dreaming up a fabulous menu, place settings and table decorations.  We are almost ten days from Christmas and we don't have a tree up.  I just hung the stockings last weekend.  I didn't even find the perfect monogrammed stocking for Stella this year, she's using a sweet one that my Mom had for her last Christmas.  I just put my first batch of Christmas cards in the mail but I have no clue when I will get to the rest of them.  I just feel horrible about it all.


I want Stella's first Christmas to be magical.  I know it will be, and I know somehow I will pull it all together.  I just wish that there were ten of me to get it all done, the work, the presents, the parties, the decorating.   I know I am doing the best I can, and my time spent reading books, singing songs, giving baths and snuggling after work in between dinner, laundry, bottles, etc. is where I am meant to be.  I just need a Christmas fairy to come wave her wand this year.  I want it all to be perfect, and I guess I just need to accept that it will be a new version of "perfect" this year.


Can someone please tell me this is normal?
xoxo




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19 comments:

  1. Self imposed Christmas expectations can be the worst thing. Give yourself a break, you have a new baby to look after, no one will expect perfection. It's your holiday to enjoy too. Take a deep breath and relax, it will happen!
    Di
    xxxx

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  2. Trish, this is TOTALLY normal. You're busy and you have that gorgeous, gorgeous baby girl to attend to. Try to remember what's important about Christmas and remember to have a little fun!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  3. when she gets bigger she will remember the little things like making christmas cookies, how you hung the lights outside the same way every year and the fact that you made a big deal out of her pre-k handprint ornament.i have two little ones and feel like it's getting crazier but just try to enjoy every minute with her that you can.

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  4. You know I don't have kids yet...but YES. This is normal!! And her Christmas WILL be magical! Because she will spend it being loved by you. Being read to, snuggled, loved on, kissed on...that is much more important than whatever Elmo gizmo you could round up at the store. Give yourself a little grace...you've got a LOT on your plate. Hang in there, and enjoy your Christmas. Enjoy your time with Stella and make those memories. XOXO

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  5. Oh, and you're a GREAT MOM!! So give yourself a break. You are truly giving her everything she needs. She is so blessed to have you as her mother!!

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  6. Between my mom and I we have nothing done. The tree is half way up, we have a few lights outside, we haven't taken a Christmas card picture. Stella will have an amazing Christmas and I'm impressed you have that much done!!!

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  7. I don't know if it is Normal, but if it isn't we are abnormal together. SS has definitely thrown a delightful wrench in my holiday organization too! But I think this will be a more perfect holiday than I can remember. I bet we will get better at it each year!

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  8. Normal? YES! Did I happen to mention (even after that giant Christmas post I did on my blog) that I'm not doing any of those things and we're going to the Caribbean for Christmas and skipping the whole damn thing? Yeah. We are. :) Not a present nor tree nor stocking to be found at our house this year. Heeheehee.

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  9. It is normal. Your baby is adorable

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  10. I don't know if it's normal, but we're in the same boat! I have bought SO FEW gifts and just keep thinking there will be time to do it. I didn't actually realize there were only about ten more days until I read it in your post! If it makes you feel better, Stella's tree inspired me to rally up and get a tree up for Daisye because I wanted her first Christmas to be magical too. Stella's first Christmas will be wonderful because she will be surrounded by lots of people who love her!

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  11. It is absolutely normal!!! I've learned (since becoming a mom) that you have to start Christmas in October to get it all done. Try to enjoy the little things and take lots of pictures of Stella, which I know you will ;)

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  12. Oh lady...You are SO not alone! I've only bought 2 presents so far, have no idea what is going to be on my Christmas menu...and I'm hosting. EEEEEK! Just take it a a day at a time and know that with a mama her loves her as much as you do, the lil' lady's Christmas will be wonderful!

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  13. This is Kristin btw...Forgot that I was signed into the BonBon account. :)

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  14. Can you imagine my distress when my friends starting texting me to jokingly ask if I was okay since they were yet to receive a Christmas card from me? ;) Ha. You are no alone my dear. And Stella is better than any tree or monogrammed stocking (as you know.) xoxo

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  15. It's totally normal! Love your blog!

    Just started one my self, check it out!

    www.preppyonadime.blogspot.com

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  16. My dear sweet friend ~ you are a mother now. This is completely normal ~ take a breath and remember the reason for the season is not the tree or the stocking or the menu ~ it is gathering those around you that mean the world ~ starting with Matt and your little Miss. Her first Christmas will indeed be magical because she will be surrounded by twinkling lights and her Mama and Papa ~ that's what really matters ~ right. xo

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  17. When thinking about Christmas season it's like a world without sadness. Every thing is just perfect.
    I too love Christmas season from the moment I became aware of it.

    Anyway, you looked gorgeous with that white dress and your little girl looks really cute too.

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  18. From what I saw on instagram, everything came out ok! I'm late to the party, but yes, it is normal. I find that as moms, we put so much pressure on ourselves to meet certain expectations when all our children want from us is our attention and to be with us! :)

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