This was a happy/sad Christmas for us. It was the first holiday without my oldest child, who died on May 31. And it was the first Christmas for Baby G, who was born on June 27. Although I have struggled mightily with the grief I’ve felt throughout the holiday season, I did really love seeing Baby G on Christmas morning, gnawing on Santa’s bounty.
It’s hard to know what to buy for an almost-six-month-old baby. I mean, you want her to have something fun, but really, you’re talking about a 14 pound human who finds great amusement in things like wooden spoons. Santa apparently decided that Baby G needed something better than a wooden spoon, so when we woke up on Christmas morning, Baby G was thrilled to see that – in the midst of her siblings’ new Barbies (C), Wii games (E) and fabuloso leather boots (J), she had received her very own, pinkalicious Exersaucer.
I wasn’t sure what she would think of being placed upright in this pinky, plastic baby paradise. After all, since she can’t sit up on her own yet, the Exersaucer would offer an entirely new perspective. But as soon as we put her in the cloth seat, she was ecstatically happy. She loved sitting upright, but even more than that, she loved the way the Exersaucer tasted. Santa did good. And Baby G’s first Christmas was wonderful and special, even though it was a hard one for me.
If you celebrate Christmas or another winter holiday, what did your baby receive as a gift? Was it a hit? Tell me in the comments below.
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