Our Christmas turned out to be wonderful. After being in this fog of pregnancy exhaustion, stress, worry, and hormones for almost two months, I did not think I would ever find my Christmas spirit. But, I did! Our cards went out late - two days before Christmas - but I am going to pretend it was the incredible snow storm and not care because everyone loved the FOUR pictures (yes, apparently I am narcissistic about my children) in the cards! We put the tree up two days before Christmas, and the husband and I stayed up late on Wednesday so I could wrap all the gifts while he sat by and watched. Oh, and wrote the tags - I was "doing such a great job" wrapping, he did not want to get in my way! Once the presents were under the tree and the house was all picked up, it looked so great I was sad it took me so long to find my Christmas spirit. But, there is always next year!
For Christmas - technically Christmas Eve - my body gifted me with no more bleeding! After bleeding consistently from December 1st, I was pretty relieved that my body stopped that action, and since the bleeding has continued to stay away, I can cancel the appointment for the D&C I never wanted! We did Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with the in-laws. I had a great time at both places, and for the first time since we got married 3 1/2 years ago, I did not miss my family and wish I were with them instead. I missed them and wished I could have spent Christmas with my family and our traditions, but I was thoroughly engrossed in the celebration with my husband's family and did not want to be anywhere else. That is awesome!
We had a great Christmas! I have so many things to be thankful for this year. The last two months have been hard, but now that I am out of my fog, I can see how great the year was overall and be thankful for what I have.