I am seriously looking forward to New Year's Eve this year, and not just because I want 2017 can die in a fire. I am actually excited to spend New Year's Eve with my baby. You might question my logic, and that's fair, but trust me when I say there are so many reasons why New Year's Eve is the best for new moms.
Gone are my days of partying all night on Dec. 31, but that doesn't mean I have to miss out on the festivities entirely. Having a baby means that, if I want, I have an iron-clad excuse to stay home in my pajamas and eat pizza instead of spending lots of money on an over-the-top celebration or braving crowds of probably drunk people. If I do choose to attend a low-key gathering or dinner out, babies are super portable (at least most of the time). And if I want to toast in the New Year with a glass of champagne, it will probably only take one to make me feel oh-so merry, because new moms are total lightweights when it comes to drinking alcohol.
As a new mom, I can count on being up at midnight to see the ball drop, and probably every two hours after that, too. And on New Year's Day everyone will look as tired as this new mom does, so I will fit right in. For these, and so many other reasons, I can't wait to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome the new year with my baby.