Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Patsy's First Christmas

I've been a bit removed from the blogging world for the past month. I've been trying to thoroughly enjoy my maternity leave as it comes to an end. We also hosted my family over on Christmas Eve (about 40 people) for a nice homemade dinner. Needless to say, I was quite busy while also running around with Patsy! The Christmas season started before Thanksgiving when I took Miss Patsy Rose to go see Santa at Macy's.
Apparently I forgot to ask them to zoom in. Patsy looks so tiny! Oh well, new mom mistakes! I'll know better for next year! We also christened our baby girl in early December and she received lots of really cute Christmas clothes that she was able to get a lot of use of during the month of December.

In case you can't tell, our girl is pretty happy. We are pretty lucky we have such a wonderfully happy and adorably baby girl!

Her weight gain had been a little slow so I was nervous how things would go between pediatrician appointments. Turns out I was worried for nothing and she is gaining weight just fine, along her own curve. (She is in the 5th percentile for weight.) For those of you that don't know (I used to not know at all), all things baby are compared to these percentile rankings. These are data sets put together on a global basis, looking at babies' weights across the board. So, it is basically a system for moms to go crazy comparing their babies to others. :)

After hearing that our little Patsy Rose is doing just fine, I was able to stop worrying so much and enjoy the rest of my maternity leave! We hosted Christmas Eve at our house with my entire family so there was lots of planning, prepping, and cleaning that needed to be done. It was really wonderful to host Christmas in our home as a new family. We were able to enjoy the evening with our little girl without needing to run all over town at all hours of the night. :) Patsy's dress was PRETTY adorable. Carter's has some of the best baby clothes out there, seriously.

Now that Christmas has passed and the new year is starting, I have lots of big goals for 2014. I hope you're ready to follow along for the ride! :)


  1. Aww, I'm glad Patsy had such a great first Christmas!!! She is pretty darn cute ... where does she rank on the baby cuteness percentile?? I'm thinking 100%.

  2. Aww so happy to see Ms Patsy had a lovely Christmas. She is ridiculously adorable :) happy new year!

  3. Katie @ Live Half FullDecember 31, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I really love that you took a step back and enjoyed Christmas with Patsy. You're such a good Mom and I'll definitely be coming to you for advice when my time comes. ;)

  4. I love all the pics of Patsy in her fun outfits! Awww! Ha ha ha. And I agree with Maggie's comment - 100% cuteness.

    I have always thought that percentile thing is odd. I mean, just that it makes you compare and worry so much. It makes me wonder if our parents had that or not!