26
Jun
2015

Month 2

Posted by beritas
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Aaahhh! It's been 2 months already? my baby is not a wrinkled newborn anymore! she's big and fat and i already had to sort out clothes :'-(

Month 2

We have been slowly adapting to each other. She still sleeps a lot (we only have to feed her twice at night). We have some whiny days, but it's never been extremely bad. We had a very rough 5th week, because of a growth spurt (we're having another right now), but i'm slowly learning to discern what she wants and to be patient and to rely on others when it's just too much.

Tummy aches are not that much of an issue anymore. I mean, it still happens, but we deal with it better. She's getting lactobacillus for her intestinal flora and i'm trying not to eat things that might upset her stomach. Plus, i'm giving her something for the gas ;-) The problem now is reflux... i know almost every baby has it, but hers is really ugly. 

Luckily we have our next doctors appointment on monday. Let's see what we can do to ease that nuisance. She's also getting her first vaccinations! 

I'm still breastfeeding, althought i am beginning to wean... It's just too exhausting and frustrating for both of us (specially for me). She always, always falls asleep during meals, which means that she does not drink enough, which leads to me having to feed her every 2 hours! It leaves me no "free time" at all. So, it's bye bye boobs! To be honest, it had started to grow on me. It's cute to have your baby so near to you, but i'm looking forward to have more time do to other stuff and of course to finally have my body back! Believe me, leaking boobs are the most freakish things ever!

She smiles at me every once in a while and she can hold her head for a couple of seconds. She communicates more and we can "play" a little bit. It's starting to be fun... this having a baby thing :-) 

2 months w/ Lola

And once again i'm off to feed her...

Have a nice weekend! 

x.o.

09
Jun
2015

Life in pictures

Posted by beritas
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We spent a long weekend at the in-laws...

Pretty lights Hammocks Precious Lola Plants

...and enjoyed the nice weather with a walk in the forest

Forest Elder More forest plants

Things escalate quickly around here lately

Happy baby

Not happy baby

x.o 

01
Jun
2015

New library

Posted by beritas
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Hi! today i want to FINALLY show you our new library! Let us go back in memory lane and remember how we used the other room as a guest room/study. We always knew, we would eventually use the room as a nursery/kids room and last year as we were starting our baby adventure we decided to start making some changes. You've already seen where i work now, so let me show you how we solved our book storage problem by building a bookshelf. We wanted something open and "light", something that did not "intrude" in the room and it had to be kids friendly. I think the solution is quite cool. The Hubs did all the cutting, i did all the painting and we assembled it together. I won‘t tell you a lot about the how, because honestly it would take me even longer to finish this post, plus i think the pictures are self-explanatory (if you still want to know all the details, you can go to my husbands site. Remember, it's in german!):

New Library 1 New Library 2 New Library 3

New Library 4 New Library 5

New Library 6 New Library 7 New Library 8 New Library 9 New Library 10 New Library 11 New Library 12 New Library 13 New Library 14 New Library 15 New Library 16

New Library 17 New Library 18

New Library 19 New Library 20 New Library 21

New Library 22

Not bad, right? Since these pictures are more than 6 months old, it looks a little bit different now, mainly the plants... most of them are dead and of course we have more books now. It's still cool and it fits perfectly in the new nursery. I've already taken some pictures and will be posting them as soon as the little Moomin lets me, which might take some time *sigh*... 

I wish you all a nice week! Go and build something! ;-)

x.o.

26
May
2015

Month 1

Posted by beritas
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Exactly one month ago, i gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl i have ever seen! I know all parents think their baby is the prettiest, but come on! look at this little cutie!

Month 1

Everything has been good until now. She does not scream or whine a lot, just when she's hungry. We have been having some issues with gas and tummy ache though, specially at night. After eating she just tries so hard to push out gas, that all her meal comes up again :-( I've heard it's normal and not to worry about, as long as she keeps gaining weight and is otherwise healthy, but it does keep us up, because it sounds as if she were suffocating. Believe me, it's not nice to think your baby is in danger. Everything else is ok, she's almost 3,5k, she's super curious and i think she's starting to recognize me! I cannot wait for her to finally smile at me!

Things with Lola have been good too. She's not that jealous anymore... she actually ignores the baby as much as she can ;-) and we started Dog School again.

Raul's month off work is over, which means back to "normal" life again for all of us. I'm a little bit anxious and scared of being home alone with a baby and a dog, but if oters can do it, i can do it too, right? :-/ let's hope so...

with Lolz with Moomin

I wish you all a nice, productive week!

x.o.

09
May
2015

And then there were four

Posted by beritas
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OMG! Last time i wrote, i was ready to wait all the time it took for the baby to be born naturally. The little fury monster was at the dog sitter and the Hubs and i decided to enjoy our evening with a nice dinner and a movie. The whole time i was having contractions every 10 minutes, but by that time i was so used to them, i did not really pay attention. As i was laying down to sleep it happened... my water broke! That was a very funny, scary, weird moment. I called Raul and we both stood there for about a minute not knowing what to do, but we were sooo happy! That happened around midnight, we called the delivery ward and they told me to get there as soon as my contractions got more intense and more often, but in the meantime i should stay at home and try to sleep and relax a little. I actually got to bed thinking i would be able to sleep at least a couple of hours, since my contractions stayed the same the whole day. Three ours later we were on our way to the hospital :-) 

I don't know what to tell you about the actual fact of having a baby. It's the most intense, weirdly happiest, extreme painful time of your life. I'm sooo glad the Hubs was with me the whole time. I could not have done it alone. He kept me focused on breathing and thinking positive. Even though i wanted to keep everything natural, i could not bear the pain and asked for an epidural. The dosage was not very high though and i could still feel some pressure and work with the contractions. It was a relative quick birth. From the moment my water broke, to the moment the little one was born passed around 11 hours, which is really not that long. And yes, it was the most awesome experience of my life!

The little Moomin will be 2 weeks tomorrow! She is very low-maintenance and sooo cute <3

We had, well still have, some breastfeeding issues, but i decided not to put myself under pressure and take it easy. We're feeding her with a mixture of breastfeeding, milk pumping and baby formula and it works, she gets her food, i'm not completely stressed out and the Hubs can feed her at night ;-) He took one month off work to stay with us and i'm very happy he did, i would not be able to cope with all the work and feelings and stuff otherwise. We also got a lot of support from our midwife, who came almost daily to help us out. Lola was a little confused at the beginning, well i guess she still is, but it's getting better. She just gets so excited whenever i let her near the baby, that we have to be very careful. But she's slowly learning to be more gentle. We're getting there, one day at a time.

It will take me some time to start writing regularly again, i spend a whole week on this post alone, but i'm not gone... remember that i'm super bad at scheduling! Right now, i leave you with some pictures!

So much pain! Happy Birthday Baby Moomin!

Proud Papa Little burrito

Sweet Star Wars dreams Playing with mama Punk baby Eskimo kiss Bathing time

Have a nice weekend!

x.o.

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