24 hours later, while shopping, my sister Chelsea tells me there is something in his eye. So I lean over and see a little something in the corner of his eye. We look closer and realize it’s green. Chelsea gently looked on his eye and said, “There’s a pine needle in his eye!”
First, how did this happen without me knowing. I mean, he didn’t even cry. In fact, he slept amazingly that night! Second, I was terrified to try and get it out myself and even seriously considered taking him to the emergency room. But then my dad came to the rescue. With the help of Chelsea and a warm q tip, he was able to remove it, no problem. Not even a screaming baby, for he was all smiles!
We almost decided against getting a tree this year. For one, we couldn’t really afford one, plus after the scare with the pine needle (it really did bother me, I mean, it’s his eye… and, yes, I still “suffer” from new mom syndrome) I didn’t want to get a real tree. Today we finally decided YES and found “the one” for this year. We decided to try thrift stores first before heading anywhere else. At our 2nd thrift store, where all Christmas items were 1/2 off we found the “one”. It was a 3′ pre-lite tree for $3! AMAZING!
Now Chase will have his first Christmas with a tree! We also found the most vintage stockings and ornaments too, which I forgot to take photos of… I will soon! :) The total cost for a tree, 4 stockings, red velvet ribbon and 1 large bag of vintage ornaments: $9.50! We will have a decorative Christmas after all!