I've been enjoying a bit of a slower pace the last few days... spending time with family and friends and finishing up a few handmade christmas presents!
Isabel has been such an easy fit into our little family. I count my blessings every day. She is so even tempered and sweet. I think she got a lot of Dan's laid-back personality, which is pretty awesome (you may have noticed that I'm a little more on the high-strung, go-go-go side of things!). Just yesterday, she went in for her two month Doctor's visit. She's grown a couple of inches and is gaining lots of weight!!! She smiles and laughs and is just a pleasure to be around.
I've been having a friend of mine come over once a week to help out with a bit of childcare, so that I can get some work done. I'm slowly working on a new collection which I hope to have ready for January. It will be made-to-order and I will only be taking orders sparingly, so as to not overwhelm myself!!! I am really excited about this collection. My little "maternity leave" break has recharged my creative side. I have so many new ideas I don't even know where to start...!
I just realized a few hours ago that tomorrow is Christmas Eve already. Dan and I decided to scale back a bit this year with our celebrations. The last few years we have spent the few days over Christmas driving all over the place trying to fit in all the celebrations... this year we have decided to stay closer to home. That means we aren't able to see everyone that we normally would which is a little sad, but it feels much less stressful. I'm actually really looking forward to the next few days... especially since it is Isabel's first christmas!
I've had fun over the last couple of weeks reflecting on the Christmas traditions that I loved as a child, and looking forward to passing those on to my little one. The last few years, I've had a real "bah humbug" feeling about Christmas, but now with the baby, I'm starting to feel that sense of excitement again.
I hope everyone has had and will have a wonderful holiday season!! I'm looking forward to being back a little more regularly in the new year.
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