Monday, December 27, 2010

Yuletide Merriment!

Oona celebrated her first Christmas in style with a visit from Father Christmas! Grandma and Grandpa and Unlce Trav also came to see her and spoiled her with many, many gifts! Everyone sat around the tree opening presents for Oona as her little hands are not quite ready for the task. We had lots of stories, games, and way too much good food (as Christmas should be)! I hope everyone else had a great holiday too! We will be hibernating a bit.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Christmas cards are beginning to line the top of our old stereo cabinet and I'm reminded how fast Christmas is coming this year. I still have to write all mine!This is definitely going to be a much more laid back Christmas with a newborn in the house. We're not traveling this year and gift giving is going to be very simplified. I'm amazed we actually managed to get a tree up. My Dad and Jake visited a tree farm and picked out this lovely one.

I'm feeling a bunch of guilt about how much I can actually accomplish this year. Sadly, I've decided not to make any handmade gifts. I just don't have the energy or the time with this sweet little lady who needs cuddling and nursing and changing and more cuddling. I also still have a bit of healing and recovery to do myself from a difficult labor, and I'm trying to not push myself too hard. Jake and I have decided to skip gift giving for each other altogether this year, which is a bit of a relief. I really don't enjoy giving rushed or hurried gifts and that's exactly what they'd be if we tried. I'm glad I made and found a few things for Oona before she was born, even though I'm sure she would be happy just to be held. Speaking of which, I think she needs some holding right now.

She's 3 weeks and a day today! My how the time flies!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Introducing Oona Sylvia Wildwood!

She's here! Our little Oona was born the day before Thanksgiving, November 24th, after quite a trip through the birth canal! She weighed in at 7lbs 14oz. Mama and Papa are both thrilled and exhausted! I'll write more when I can, just wanted to pop in and share the good news.