There is so much to update on!!! I have multiple new posts, so keep scrolling down if you want to read all 3!
Don't get me wrong, we had a great time seeing family and eating all the yummy food. But considering Jadeyn had been away from home for 1/2 week already and she was exhausted from not great naps or little cat naps in the car, she was not the happiest baby to be around. She started off good. She napped about 1 1/2 hours in the car in Jimmy's grandparents driveway while he sat in the backseat with her. Sweet daddy. Once she woke up...hmm (or daddy woke her up), she let everyone hold her and play with her for about 2 hours. After that, she had enough and started getting fussy. But we had only visited one family...uh oh! We drove across town to see my dad's side of the family and she was sweet for about 3o minutes. I guess I shouldn't imply that she wasn't sweet. She just cried. A lot. We tried feeding her. Didn't help. Giving her a nap. Helped some, but then woke up and was still fussy. It was pretty obvious she needed to sleep and keep on sleeping. She went to bed that night at about 5:30 and slept until 7:30 the next day. That girl was tired!
Friday, Jimmy and I got up to the black friday shopping thing. We've done it the last 2 years and have loved it. This year, we decided to get up super early (4:30) and really do the big time shopping. HATED IT. Never again. I'll stick to getting up at 6. Once 5:45 rolled around, we were good and had a lot of fun. We stopped first at Target and were way too overwhelmed, drove on to Wal-Mart, bought a few items (600 tc sheets - yay!!) and ended up at Mardel where we got most of our gifts.
Later that morning, we drove on to Arkansas where my mom's side celebrates. Jadeyn did so much better and never fussed all day! It was a much smaller group (which helped I think). She's now caught up on all her sleep and back to being her pleasant self again.
We loved seeing all our family! Bring on Christmas!
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