So this Christmas was much different than any other we have ever had. Not only was this our first Christmas as a "married couple" but it was also "Baby's first Christmas". We were both very excited to do all of the fun holiday traditions with Kane and then, both Chip and I got sick. Chip became sick the Friday before Christmas with Bronchitis and I got sick with swine flu the Tuesday before Christmas, yes swine flu....As some of you have found out I've become a bit of a germ-a-phob since Kane was born. I have an internal freak out when someone coughs or sneezes around me and when you visit my house I have set up a hand washing station when you walk in the door to protect baby Kane from SWINE FLU! We were extremely picky as to where we took Kane and even avoided my families major Thanksgiving due to the amount of people since he was only 4 weeks. Well I felt that it would be safe to venture out last week since it was Christmas and he was 8 weeks old. Nope, Chip and I both got sick.....figures. However I will say that I fully believe that Kane did not get sick from either of us because I am breastfeeding. I exclusively pumped and Chip fed him bottles while I was sick and I know that's what kept him well. The breast is the best! hahaha, Well anyways my mom bought me a new breast pump for Christmas and it got plenty of use this past week. For those of you who aren't familiar with what's out there on the market for pumps, this is a picture of mine. It's a Medela, and It's amazing! While they're on the high end, their product is the best out there. It only takes 8 minutes for me to get an entire meal for little Kane.
Since Chip and I were both sick through the real Christmas Eve & Day we celebrated Christmas on Sunday and it was just as nice! We opened gifts at my parents house then went to Gummie's and did dinner and gifts there. We had such a great time enjoying Christmas with our family and our little baby boy! It's so fun to think of how he'll be next year opening all of his gifts! We are so grateful for our loving and generous families.
So I can't believe that 2009 is already coming to a close. This has been quite an eventful year in our little family, from our Wedding to the pregnancy and then baby Kane! Here are a few old pictures to recap 2009, and a few new pictures of Kane! I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year! Chip and I are very excited to be celebrating our 1 year Anniversary on Sunday!!!
Our 2009 in pictures!
-C, A & K
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