It was December last year that Luke and I discovered we were expecting! Now - we're about to celebrate baby Jake's first Christmas.
Having a 3 month old son for Christmas makes everything so much more magical - and yet you have to approach Christmas in a different way (well, we do anyway).
Coming from a divorced family, I have always spent Christmas travelling around to see different family members - add in to this the addition of a new family with the in-laws and it has always been a road trip of a celebration. It also used to include copious amounts of food and drink (when safe to do so!).
This year, the hubby and I are staying at home Christmas Day. Luke is cooking dinner (I make the stuffing and the gravy). Jake will be playing on his octopus playmat or in his bouncer chair, and we'll have opened all of the presents that are waiting for him. It's funny how Christmas becomes all about them - the baby you've brought into the world and would do anything for.
It's also a really poignant time to reflect on how lucky we are to have such a beautiful, healthy little boy to share our Christmas with.
We love him so much.
Merry Christmas everyone, especially our loved ones.