New Year, New Journey

First New Year’s Eve with our sweet little man.

I rang in the New Year with a grateful spirit and a full heart, also with bigger eyebags from lack of sleep- but our little one is totally worth losing sleep over.

We welcomed our baby boy before Christmas! He is the best Christmas present we could ever receive. My estimated due date was Christmas Day but our prince charming decided to come out before that. I felt that my pregnancy happened so fast! Time really flies when you’re going to the bathroom all the time! I was blessed with a smooth and healthy pregnancy and delivery. My husband was by my side the entire time and was the best cheerleader, giving me much needed support and a lot of attention.

Being first time parents, we had a lot of learning and adjusting to do. But we are lucky to have a good support system. We wouldn’t have done it without our families and friends.

We did a lot of reading and researching to be prepared but we never really felt that we were 100% ready to be parents. It was exciting and kind of scary at the same time. We didn’t attend any Birth Class, we just watched videos online. We also received helpful information and expert pieces of advice from our siblings who are awesome parents to their kids!

I will be sharing my pregnancy and labor journey on my upcoming posts!

Right now, we are enjoying every single moment with our little guy! We’ve been forewarned that they grow up so fast, so we want to breathe in as much of his sweetness and cuteness as possible!

17 thoughts on “New Year, New Journey

  1. Reading your post makes me happy. What a memorable and happiest new year ever!!! Congrats for having a beautiful baby boy!!!!

  2. Aww look at him in that cozy little onesie and hat! What they say is so true, they really do grow up before your eyes so YES soak it all in!!! They’re only that tiny for a short while but you never let go of how small and precious they are… even when they become teenagers LOL They still have that sweetness to them (in your own eyes at least haha). You’re such a beautiful family and so young!! Soak it in sweetie and love every moment!

  3. So blessed to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery!! Congratulations!! It’s everything a mother could ask for and what a great way to start off a new year! That little bundle of cuteness does make the perfect Christmas gift ๐Ÿ™‚ Motherhood agrees with you, girl! Work it!! LOL I pray you really enjoy these moments. You’re ready for this, you can do this and you have a great husband to support you. You got this!

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to such a deserving family!!! What a way to start a new year!! I can’t wait to read your other stories. How was your pregnancy? You didn’t go to any classes, just attended YouTube university huh? LOL that’s what my boyfriend always says anytime I learn something from watching videos – he says I went to YouTube university lol It’s cute. Looks like that’s all you needed coz there’s info on just about anything these days. You could’ve probably done the whole birth at home if you wanted to ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t know if I’d go that far… Anyway, congrats!! Cute baby!

  5. What a handsome little man he is already!! I’m so happy for you, girl! You have a beautiful family there. WOW you didn’t go to any classes on your first try? Kudos! I don’t know what I would have done without my lamaze class, but I’m proud of you. That’s really good! Oh yes I’d love to hear more about your journey through pregnancy and motherhood! Is it what you’ve expected? There were a few bumps in the road for me but I’d do it all over again if I could. That’s the thing about us – we’re built to be tough even if the fellas don’t know it yet! Haha well happy new year beautiful!

  6. Congratulations! You got to open your best Christmas present early, and now you’ve got a whole new year ahead of you with all of those exhausting challenges but beautiful joys. He’s absolutely beautiful, and I’m glad you have such a supportive husband to help out!

  7. That really is such a wonderful blessing and Christmas present! I really want a December baby as well so we’re trying to get the timing right but honestly, I’m not going to be really picky, I mean you really can’t be. I’m ready to have a great excuse to go to bed early on new years.

  8. So we are planning on starting to try to have a baby in the next few months so that means I might have a baby before New Years next year. I live near a bunch of noisy neighbors who like to shoot off fireworks and yell during this time and I’m worried it might scare my little one. Did you ever have this problem and how did you fix it?

  9. Aww, look at that little face! He’s already mastered the sideways glance that will drive girls crazy. I just love newborns, and I’m looking forward to all of your updates!

  10. What a supportive husband! My niece was born a couple of months ago and I have been with them the entire process, I have seen love, fear, insecurity, the first diaper, the first bath, everything is scary, babies look so delicate. Now, they are going to their normal work schedule again, so it will be my job to take care of her (now I am the scared one) looking forward for more post to help me with this beautiful task I’ve got!

  11. Love your humor, made me laugh a few times! My baby is 6 months old and I still have eye bags! The hat and outfit from the pictures are extremely cute, love it!
    Thank you for sharing your words, have a huge energy and it gets to me, it motivates me, definitely there is a lot to come in this year, and we will live it with our 100%! Byebye!

  12. You have a beautiful soul and perspective! Your words are inspiring and motivational, I was thinking this first month of the year It’s been awful, but I feel way better after reading you. Hope to have such a beautiful experience once my baby is born!

  13. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed since my baby was born, I’m glad you have a really supportive husband, any tip about how to motivate mine to help me more? He seems so scared about it!
    Btw, your pictures are cute! your family album would look like a bomb!

  14. Indeed, what a beautiful present! So nice to have a lovely husband ready to help! You both seem so ready for this! so nice to see how you guys are enjoying everything! That’s the most important thing and you are 100 % accurate about it, enjoy every step, but hey! don’t forget about those who want to keep reading your posts like me! haha!

  15. No matter how many hours of sleep you are missing, or any eyebags you think you have, as a mom you look more beautiful than ever! That tiny human being has a lot to be grateful to you, I can already tell you have so much love to give!

  16. Don’t be silly, I don’t see any eyebags (but I’m sure you have lack of sleep just as me) I just see pure love in the pictures! The hat looks so adorable! If you have any tips to organize between you and your husband, or how your daily routine looks like now I would be really interested in reading it! Wish you the best for the 3 of you!

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