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Life & blog update: November 2019

Life & blog update: November 2019…was a month my sweet boy turned 2! I can’t believe he’s already 2 years old. He really enjoyed his birthday celebration. And what a difference from his first birthday. Now he opened his presents by himself and he blew the candles on his birthday cake like a professional and he ate his cake at the table with a proper fork !:) He’s growing up so fast! He walks to the kindergarten every day and he wants to do everything by himself. It’s funny to listen to him talk. He pronounces some words properly but he uses his own abbreviations for some other words. Recently he’s started to repeat what we say. He can also use simple sentences e.g Mummy, come here. He loves teddy bears and now he has not one but two big (bigger than him) teddy bears as well. I adore his laughter, it’s so cheerful. But it’s not all fun& play. After all he is a proper 2 year old which means that he’s got tantrums. You’d imagine that a two and a half months old baby would do most of the crying/screaming but no, it’s our boy, most of the time. My boy can be very sweet towards his baby sister but he also occasionally wants to slap her.

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Life & blog update: October 2019

my husband and our boy

Life & blog update: October 2019 ...was a sick month. What do I mean by that? Well, we were are sick all the time! My boy picks up all sorts of germs in the kindergarten and gets sick and then we all get sick too! It’s exhausting to be sick so much.

At the beginning of the month I managed to attend a wedding of a friend briefly. She was gorgeous in her designer wedding dress. And I ate so much cake!! We also went to the nearby ski resort. Nop, not for skiing. There’s no snow yet. I just wanted to take a walk in the nature with our boy (it was too cold to bring our baby girl so it was a really short excursion).

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Life & blog update: September 2019

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my baby girl!

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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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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My 4 years of travel blogging

4 years ago I launched this travel blog The Red Phone Box Travels. I wanted to share my travel adventures with the world πŸ˜‰I may not have travelled as much or as often as some other bloggers but I have loved everything about travel. My life has changed a lot in the past four years. After years of waiting for a baby I finally got pregnant in 2017 and gave birth to a healthy, beautiful boy. It was a challenge to continue blogging after becoming a mum. We have travelled with our son so far and this year we went to Berlin without him, our first trip alone after becoming parents. But our family is growing again. Our baby girl is due very, very soon. To blog and to travel with two children will surely be even more challenging. I don’t know yet if I’ll take a short or a long break from blogging or just write infrequently. Time will tell!

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Life & blog update: July 2019

Dvigrad, Istria, Croatia

a day trip to Dvigrad ruins

Life and blog update: July 2019….was a very hot month. It’s not easy to endure a heatwave when pregnant 8 and a half months! I spent some time at the beach chasing after my 20 months old boy. We attended a medieval festival in Istria which was lots of fun (link below).

What else happened in July? We went to see our friends’ new kitten. Oh, I forgot how tiny kittens are. Our 6 year old cat is quite big;)

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Life & blog update: June 2019

Dubovac Castle, Croatia

We visited this beautiful castle in Karlovac, Croatia at the beginning of June

Life and blog update: June 2019…. was a month of local travel &adventures πŸ™‚ We finally went on a proper day trip with our boy after a long time. We visited beautiful Dubovac Castle and had lunch with friends. Surprise, surprise I already blogged about it.

I’ve met up with an old friend. We were best friends growing up but then we drifted away and recently we’ve gotten in touch again. She’s got a baby girl so she handed me down all her small clothes for my baby girl. Is it customary in your part of the world to get used baby clothes from friends&family, from older kids? It’s quite common (and useful) here.

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