Something I never would have expected about parenting is how much longer it takes to pack up and leave your house with a baby. Basically, you have to bring everything you own and use to care for a baby with you, even if you are only going to be gone a few days. Plus, you have to be prepared with at least two outfits per day because poop explosions can be messy….Anyway, we finally made it to Glen Ellyn in our packed-full car last night at 10:30 and enjoyed only a two hour fuss-fest with Charlotte between 1 and 3 am. Not too shabby considering she slept soundly the entire car ride.
And today, her first Christmas Eve, Charlotte got some great practice between passed around and fawned over by aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, and cousins. However, she probably only saw two or three people since she only had her eyes open for about 30 minutes the entire night. But boy does she look cute sleeping!
Unfortunately, I have no pictures to share because our camera is dead and we didn’t bring anything to charge it. Surprising considering we brought just about everything else in our house. I’m consoled by the fact that there were so many other cameras flashing all night to capture her first Christmas. Family, I’m sure you’re willing to share the pics, right? :o)
All I keep thinking is how Christmas is so much sweeter with a baby. She is the most perfect gift.