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Life & blog update: September 2019

my baby girl is 3 weeks old in this photo

Life and blog update: September 2019….was all about my baby girl πŸ™‚ So, feel free to skip this post if you’d rather read about travel. My baby girl L. was born almost a month ago. I actually managed to write about her already. Yes, she’s fine. And I’m fine too, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. This second postpartum recovery went faster than the first. At least these first few weeks weren’t as difficult as the first time round. (However, I still look pregnant. This time I’d probably need to exercise to get rid of the baby bump). Also, it was so much easier to deal with a newborn. I guess experience counts for something after all. The only issue was/is our toddler. As expected the whole situation of mummy being away at the hospital and then coming back and devoting her time to another child was quite difficult for him at the beginning. He was both angry at me and jealous of his baby sister. Yet at the same time he was also sweet around her. I wish I could tell you that he’s completely accepted the new situation. But it takes time. I know he’ll be her best friend, soonish. πŸ˜‰

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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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Life & blog update :August 2019

at the beach

Life & blog update:August 2019 .…was another hot month. Too hot for a pregnant woman in her last few weeks of pregnancy. Who knows maybe my baby girl is already born at the time when you read this πŸ™‚ My second pregnancy was pretty much the same as my first pregnancy. The only big exception is that I got varicose veins in my right leg and that I didn’t suffer from heartburn in the last trimester. However, it wasn’t easy at all to take care of an active toddler with an ever growing baby bump. I think my bump is bigger now but I’ve actually gained just a bit more weight. I’m looking forward to a baby girl, I imagine things will be different with her. But then again, maybe it’ll be the same as it was with her older brother. The thing I’m sure of is that the first few weeks after birth will be difficult because I’ll have to muster somehow enough energy to spend quality time with my boy and my newborn. Will my boy be jealous? Have you had two kids under two? Give me some adviceπŸ˜‰

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Life & blog update: May 2019

a beach on island Krk, Croatia

Life & blog update : May…was a kind of an ups&downs month…from birthday celebrations to a funeral and a wedding. But that’s life!

I blogged about our weekend trip to Berlin in April. It was really a great trip and just what we needed before our baby girl arrives at the beginning of September. I hope to blog about our last year’s trip to San Marino with our boy (I posted only two photo posts , I didn’t write about sights).

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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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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12 MONTHS & 12 PHOTOS (2018)

Another year and another edition of my 12 months & 12 photos post:) A photo for each month of the year. Of course, the main person of the entire year was/is my baby boy V. but as you can see below I didn’t just put photos of my baby:) We took a couple of interesting trips in 2018 and even though I haven’t blogged yet about them all at least you can see some nice photos:) You can check the posts for 2017 and 2016 too if you wish so:)

 

This was my 2018 in 12 photos:

JANUARY

My baby boy V. was two months old in this photo. I can’t believe he’s 13 months old now!!

FEBRUARY

This is a photo from the International Carnival Parade in Rijeka, Croatia.

Carnival parade in Rijeka 2018

MARCH

It’s very rare to snow in my seaside hometown but this year it snowed on 1 March! The snow stayed on the ground only for a few hours but it was nice while it lasted.

APRIL

We took our first day trip abroad with the baby in April. We explored Udine in Italy. It was a rather pleasant day trip and yes, I actually blogged about it.

Udine, Italy

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