Another Christmas has come and gone, and we had such a beautiful one. Being Samuel's first Christmas, we had a big lunch at our place with family invited. I cooked my first honey glazed ham which tuned out wonderfully, and we all ate, drank and relaxed.
I'm so happy that Sam was already 6 months old for Christmas. I finally feel like I've found my niche as a mum, I'm confident and happy doing things that work for us and I don't get as stressed about what other people might think.
When Samuel was first born, I would get so overwhelmed at the amount of advice and judgement I would get from everyone - especially other mothers. People who thought it was important to tell me what they thought was best for my child. While I was allowing my broken body to gently heal, and giving myself time to bond with this beautiful new creature, I was getting told I should be out socialising more, that I should be formula feeding or that I should be leaving him to cry it out if I want to have a better sleep at night. It upset and frustrated me so much that I lost precious sleep over it. I'm still working through how to best deal with these situations, but I often remind myself of what I know to be true; I am a wonderful mum, I make good decisions for my son, and whether I get told unwanted advice or not, I will still continue to be the best mother I can be to Samuel.
I got a little off track from Christmas, but I guess I needed to get that off my chest! And on that note, I'll leave you with a few more snaps from Christmas day.