Hi friends! First of all, I’m enjoying reading your survey responses and plan to put the results post up soon. I really to take into account your feedback so if you haven’t done it yet, please take the survey! (Average response time is less than 4 minutes!)
I still have fam in town which I’m using to my full advantage by getting my hair done this afternoon while I have free childcare. KJ also has his 2 months check up today, so it’s a busy day. I’m just popping in to share with you some photos from KJs first Christmas.
On Christmas Eve I woke up to homemade biscuits and gravy, such a treat! Fun fact, I used to think biscuits and gravy were disgusting but Mr. Hungry made me try his orders enough times I grew to love them. I added a side of eggs and some leftover broccoli to make a full breakfast.
For dinner, we kept it super simple. We had planned to eat tamales but ended up just eating apps and a veggie tray.
Most of the appetizers were from Trader Joe’s (mini chicken tacos, coconut shrimp, summers sausage, and an assortment of cheeses) and Costco (crackers and shrimp cocktail).
Then we just hung out with the baby watching random old Christmas movies while KJ spent some time hanging out with Grandma. Note Nala watching longingly in the distance.
KJ must have known it was Christmas because I asked him for 7 hours of sleep for Christmas and he actually gave it to me! After a few nights of sleep disasters, it was BLISS.
I might have accidentally knocked down the entire Christmas tree while trying to take these photos, whoooooppps.
Baby Santa feet are my favorite… I mean how cute are these?!?!?!
More biscuits and gravy leftovers for breakfast plus coffee with collagen and TJs peppermint chocolate creamer.
After breakfast, we went on a family walk with KJ in the stroller and our own little reindeer! We did about 2.5 miles and Nala jingled the whole way it was HILARIOUS!
For our official Christmas meal, we had ham, scallop potatoes, and bacon roasted green beans. It was simple and absolutely perfect. Plus I had a “home pour” of wine (aka big glass). I’ve found that it’s really hard to enjoy a glass of wine at night because of cluster feeding, so midday drinking is where it’s at for this mama. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?
It works out the best if I feed him and then have my wine. Then I have a bottle ready so that way I feel like I can leisurely enjoy my wine instead of chugging it super fast so that the alcohol has gone from my system before the next feeding. (Side note, thanks to a friend who sent me some articles I 100% know that I do not need to be this paranoid, but I can’t help it. I use alcohol test strips to test my breastmilk “just in case” after every time I drink. I don’t’ like to guess, I’d rather just know.)
This wine was special because it was from a vineyard near my in-laws in Northern California and I had plenty of time to enjoy it. I was even able to pump a little about 2 hours after enjoying it, about 30 minutes after KJ received a bottle.
KJ also enjoyed lots of snuggles with his great Grandma between lunch and dessert.
And lots of play time on his playmat hanging out with whoever was sitting by him.
Questions of the day:
What’s your favorite Trader Joes appetizer?
How was your Christmas?
What’s one food your significant other convinced you was delicious?