We've had a hectic couple of days here lately. I really am swamped with holiday stuff, but I've made some good progress. I'm doing almost all my shopping online. I'm so thankful that that is an option.
I do have some photos of our tree and Jonah "helping," but I still need to take pictures of the outside. I'll get them up soon... hopefully.
Jonah is eating much better now that his lip is almost completely healed (Praise God!), but he has been having a three to four ounce gusher almost every day since Friday. I have no idea why that's started back again. He's not acting like he feels bad or running a fever or anything, so I'm pretty sure it's just his reflux stuff, but it sure is frustrating. I thought we were growing out of this!
I LOVED all the ideas on the holiday traditions, and I'm planning on incorporating some now and some when he gets a little older. I've already gotten his ornament, his very first Christmas book, and I know we'll read about Jesus' birth together. I also loved the idea of a family game to open and play together on Christmas eve and baking cookies with Dad. And since my living room prints definitely did not look like Christmas, I wrapped them in gift wrap and hung them back up. What a great idea! Now it all looks very festive and coordinated. I wanted stockings with our names on them, but they were very expensive on Etsy, so I found these at JCPenny. I got the red one for me and the green ones for Matt, Jonah, and Gabe. They were on sale for $15 plus an additional $5 to get them personalized, but now they are on sale for $9. Isn't that always the way? They are so cute though, and I'm really happy with how they turned out.
I just want to say again how thankful we are that you care and pray for Jonah. Even when things are hard, we feel wrapped in prayer and love. And when things are easier (like they are now!), I love that we get to share that joy with you. Thanks!