|Tony "helping" cousin Mia with her new gift.|
|Peek-a-boo with cousins Andrew and Maggie (Alessandra was just thrilled, can't ya tell?).|
|Alessandra and cousin JaJa (Jen) on Christmas day.|
|After Santa dropped off all his loot.|
|The guys got these t-shirts in their stockings.|
|And this book (thanks, Aimee!).|
|Little Miss enjoying her keys (not Mama's!) for a change.|
4. I've spent the last day and a half wading through wrapping paper, millions of puzzle pieces and tiny parts to toys (as much as I love those Melissa and Doug toys for children, I don't love the gazillion parts that accompany them), and attempting to create some sense of order in our living room. Also eating candy from the stockings. Lots and lots of candy.
5. After repeated failed attempts of trying to feed Alessandra pureed baby food, I gave up and gave her a slice of green pepper. She gobbled it down. I attempted a celery stick, and a cut up pear. Same thing. So, looks like it's baby-led weaning for us. I was nervous about giving it a try (I'm SO paranoid about her choking), and it never occurred to me that babies wouldn't take to purees. That's all Tony wanted to eat for a very long time. But, every baby is different, so I'm all "go with the flow" as long as it's safe.
6. Alessandra gave ME the greatest present these past two nights-only waking up once to nurse! At 3am! Seriously, this never happens. I'm hoping she's finally, finally breaking free from her need to nurse multiple times every night, and we're getting somewhere with this sleep thing. Please sweet baby Jesus let this trend continue!
7. I know I should do the "good mom" thing and start planning Tony's birthday party (January 5), but I just want to take a long, long nap. Poor kid's probably going to have last-minute, thrown-together parties for the rest of his life. Nah, not really. Just when he's too young to know any better.
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