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Baby update: My baby girl is 6 months old!

My baby girl L. is 6 months old! A blink of an eye and my baby girl changed from an infant to a smiling, babbling baby. She is sweet-tempered and very interested in her surroundings. We love her so much and she definitely knows it.

My baby girl is very friendly to all the people she meets. As long as she’s in my embrace she is content wherever we are or whatever we are doing. A bit less than a month ago we started her on solid food. I mean, so far she has tried carrot, apple, pear and zucchini puree. She likes to eat :). She’s teething for some time now. She likes to grab things and she has recently discovered the joy of throwing things down for mummy to pick them up. ๐Ÿ™‚ She can amuse herself with a couple of toys for brief periods of time but her favourite activity so far is to หwalkห around our house (I am walking with her in my arms, of course, and then when I sit she protests immediately).

Everything so far was very different than with my boy. He was the first child and I had to learn how to be a mother (something I’m still learning though). Holding my baby girl, breastfeeding her, changing her diapers, playing with her…it was all something I already knew how to do. There was no drama, no anxiety, everything felt so natural, so easy, unlike the first time. However, there was also less excitement and things just happened without me noticing them immediately. The curse of the second child, you might say. But I think I’m gentler, calmer and more self-assured with her than I was with our boy when he was just a baby.

my sweet baby girl

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

love in Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re coupled up or single it doesn’t matter because LOVE should be celebrated every single day! There are many forms of love: a love a mother has for her child, a passionate love, love among friends, love for a pet….

I love travelling. That’s another kind of love. So, check out my selection of my LOVE TRAVEL posts…

My first blog post ever..London…my special love for sure!

A long time ago I lived in England.

Bologna is my favourite Italian city.

I fell in love with Paris more than a decade ago.

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10 small pleasures (Christmas edition)

I was inspired to write this blog post after reading a similar post from a fellow blogger. I decided to write about my small pleasures, but specifically about my small pleasures in December during the Christmas season.

So, here’s the list (in no particular order) of my 10 small pleasures (Christmas edition).

ย  1. Drinking tea from a Christmas market mug

2. Watching corny Hallmark Christmas movies

3. Decorating the Christmas tree

4. Taking photos of my kids wearing Christmassy outfits

5. Reading Christmas themed romantic books

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12 months & 12 photos (2019)

This has become a sort of a tradition on my blog. Looking back at the year through 12 photos. A photo for each month of the year. The first time I posted my year in review was in 2016. You can check posts for 2017 and 2018 too if you wish so. 2019 is a year our family grew again. We’ve got now a baby girl and a 2 year old boy. And the cat has got used to all the children by now too ๐Ÿ™‚

My 2019 in 12 photos:

January

I was in Pisa, Italy on 1 January. You can find an old post about Pisa on my blog.

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February

The photo shows just one masked group out of many at the Children’s Carnival parade in Rijeka, Croatia. There’s also the big International Carnival parade.

March

My cat ๐Ÿ˜ป

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April

Our first trip without our son. Short weekend in Berlin was great! And I was pregnant 18 weeks with my daughter.

Brandenburg Gate

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Meet my baby girl L.

She’s here. My baby girl L.

She was born on 10th of September. After 9 months and past her due date she decided to make a surprise appearance (will she always be fashionably late? Quite unlike her mum). I was supposed to be induced in a couple of days because I was practically 41 weeks pregnant and they don’t like it when the pregnancy lasts longer even if everything is all right. But suddenly I felt strong pain in my back and thought to myself this might be it, the start of something after all. Even though I had given birth once before I wasn’t sure that I had contractions until they were quite forceful and just minutes apart. We went to the hospital and after just 2 hours of intense, natural labour my baby girl opened her eyes for the first time in our world.

When I saw my baby girl I thought how tiny she is… She was 49cm long and weighed 3150g at birth. Much smaller than her big brother (not even a 2 year old yet). Was that already the beginning of a lifetime of comparisons? I hope not.

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Baby no.2 : It’s a girl

Last week just before the Easter weekend I had a check-up. It’s been almost two months since my last ultrasound scan so this check-up was eagerly awaited. It was that all important 20 week check-up but it also meant that we could find out the baby’s gender if it chooses to reveal it ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly, it seemed that everyone else was more excited than me about the possibility of the revelation of the baby’s gender. For me, the more important thing was to see the baby move and to see that everything is all right (as far as these scans can show). Actually, just a few days before the doctor’s appointment I felt the baby move for the first time. Yes, it was there ๐Ÿ™‚ As usually there was a long wait at the doctor’s and we were even instructed to go for a coffee break and to come back in an hour or so, so we had a quick lunch and got back and then waited for an hour before we were finally called. The ultrasound scan showed that everything was indeed all right and we found out the baby’s gender too. It’s a GIRL! ๐Ÿ™‚ I knew it!:) I had this gut feeling and it wasn’t wrong. I guessed it just like I did the first time too:) I’m happy the baby is a girl. I’d be equally happy if it were a boy because then I’d have two cute rascals:) But now I get to raise a gutsy little princess ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here we go again.. Baby no. 2

I’m 17 weeks pregnant with our second child. Our first child, our son, will be less than 2 years old when his baby brother or his baby sister gets born. Not what I’d planned at all. I mean, when I imagined having a family I’d always thought I’d have two children. But after what we’d been through having a second child was just an idea, an idea that would probably be pushed aside as one of those unattainable wishes we all have (and many, many people had to go through much longer and more painful processes, however, your own problems are always the worst, right?).

Then, I got pregnant. Unexpected. A tremendous shock. A great joy. A big question mark over our heads, was the universe just playing with us before? Oh, yes, it was! I did the pregnancy test on the day I was about to leave on a work trip to Italy, few days before New Year’s. So, my tiny, tiny baby has already travelled ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course, until I got confirmation from the doctor my husband and I were both wary but I knew everything would be ok. And everything is all right ๐Ÿ™‚

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