This exciting time can mean the start of new traditions and new exciting experiences, but if not handled and planned correctly it can mean disaster.
I can recall the first Christmas with our little guy, the excitement of sharing this special holiday with our special gift really did keep me up at night and certainly made Christmas exciting again. Unfortunately for a new mom it also meant a bit of stress on how to balance out the crazy of the holidays with appreciating every moment we could. We found it helpful to make our own family traditions or continue existing ones that made it both special for our little one, but also helped us in planning the holidays, as well as following some basic tips in our planning.
Here are a few things that we found helpful with our first baby, and ones that we know we will be keeping in mind as we prepare for the first Christmas with our new baby this year.
Most of all enjoy your first Christmas with your new family member. It will be a special time that you remember more than they ever will, but with some careful planning it can be pleasurable for all.
What family traditions have you started with your little one?
Written by Cynthia Breen, momstown KW editor.