February’s Wish List

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I still have to remind myself that it’s 2018 and it’s already February. So, here’s my February’s Wish List:

SLEEP: A rare commodity for a new mum. The first two weeks were the worst and then somehow my body adjusted to the lack of sleep. But now after three months I still feel tired and wish for more sleep even though baby V. wakes up only once during the night and then again in the early morning. Maybe some of  these unique candles would help me to relax and sleep better.

NEW KITCHEN: My kitchen is pretty outdated and I’d really like to get new kitchen gadgets. However, there are other areas of our flat that need to get done first such as the bathroom so the kitchen will just have to wait.

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January’s Wish List

I didn’t really make New Year’s resolution list but I still have many wishes for 2018. It might be easier to write them down for each month. So this is my January’s Wish List.

TIME: I need more time. I wish the day could last 48 h instead of just 24 h. Then I could play more with my baby but I could also do other things. Like clean up a bit. Spend more quality time with my husband. See my friends more often. Write. Eat chocolate. And do all the other important things.

SHOES: I recently bought a brightly coloured winter jacket. Now I need some killer shoes to go with it. Maybe one of these wedge heel boots.

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12 months, 12 photos (2017)

Last year I published an overview of my year in 12 photos. One photo for each month of the year. I decided to do it again this year. However, this was a much different year because I finally got pregnant and welcomed my baby boy last month:) So happy! But that meant that I didn’t travel much. Actually there was only one trip abroad in the whole year and that was a day trip! I know, very pitiful for a travel blogger. Though there were plenty of local day trips and a very lovely babymoon.

So this is my 2017 in 12 photos:

January

Krk island, Croatia

My husband and I spent a few very cold days in his parents’ summer house on the island Krk. The whole place was virtually deserted so we went for a walk by the sea and we played board games at home.

February

I did a course for a tourist guide and got my licence later on. One of the places we visited during that course was the tiny town of Osor on the island Cres. I meant to post about it to continue my Discover Croatia series but life got in the way.

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Meet my baby V.

Hello World!

I am baby V.  I am a boy. At least that’s what they’ve told me. I don’t know yet what’s a boy but I’ll find out. I won’t disclose my full name because my daddy S.  doesn’t want that. He’s concerned about my privacy so he doesn’t want to see my adorable photos plastered all over the Internet.

I was born on 4th November during a full moon. My mummy and daddy waited for me for so long so I just figured I could keep them waiting for a bit more and I passed my due date. But I had a very good reason for that. As it turned out I was the only baby that night on the maternity ward so I had the full attention of the entire staff. They were very kind and helpful to my mummy. Of course, I helped her too 🙂 She wanted to have a natural birth so it took a long, long time but she made it through. And there I was, finally in her arms. To be honest, those first minutes in the outside world weren’t as fun as those comfy 9 months in my mummy’s belly. Some people were measuring me while I was naked (how rude of them) so I was very happy when they put me in my mummy’s warm embrace. And then I ate. What a strange feeling! But a good one. Oh, I forgot to tell you how big I am. I weighed 3.72 kg when I was born and I am 54 cm long.

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Pregnancy update: Overview & Final countdown

9 months…wow…such a long time, right?

The first few months seemed to have lasted an eternity but then suddenly time didn’t stand still anymore and here I am expecting my baby boy any time now 🙂  Well, in a few weeks. I’ve been blessed with an easy pregnancy so far or maybe I just have a no-nonsense attitude towards it. I’m hoping for an equally easy and fast delivery though.

So what to expect when you’re expecting? I’ll share with you my story 🙂

The worst part was the waiting bit. The wait for that first ultrasound which proved that I’m pregnant and that the baby is doing okay. I had morning sickness all day long during the first trimester. But I didn’t vomit. I just felt sick. However, I could eat and when I ate I felt better so I ate. A lot. And gained a few kilograms in a period when you’re not ˝supposed˝ to gain weight. Other changes included dry skin and bleeding when brushing the teeth. All normal occurrences during the first trimester (bleeding when brushing your teeth comes back in the last trimester). There were occasional bouts of exhaustion and sleepiness and emotional insecurities. At one point I felt very trapped and worried about my future career prospects especially since I had to cancel some freelance work and decided not to look for a new job whilst I’m pregnant. On top of that we decided to cancel our travel plans too so at one point I literally cried my eyes out when my husband went on a short trip and I stayed at home. I also did a course in that period and successfully passed all the exams. I got my tourist guide licence! But then again, it was just another thing I couldn’t pursue at the moment. However, this pregnancy didn’t come easy to us so we decided that I need to focus on the baby.

The second trimester started with heartburn. I liked those less than the morning sickness because I didn’t feel better when I ate. I felt worse. But I just had to endure it and in the retrospect it didn’t last that long. I was happy to see that I started to show. I no longer looked like I ate too much chocolate. I looked pregnant. There was my baby bump getting more visible by each day. I got first leg cramps in that period too. And first swelling of my feet. That’s not a nice sight to behold. There was also mysterious throbbing pelvic pain which sometimes felt unbearable (perhaps the stretching of ligaments, I didn’t have any urinal infection). But that passed too. My boobs got bigger pretty early on actually and they even started to leak. Already, I know. And my belly button? It changed too. The good change was that my hair looked fuller. During pregnancy your hair falls out less so you have fuller hair but then after the delivery your hair falls out a lot. But you won’t get bald!

I spent a day in Trieste with my best friend and that was actually the only trip abroad I took this year! Yeah, very exciting for a travel blogger! Especially when I see so many other pregnant travel bloggers still travelling a lot during their pregnancy. Then we found out that I’m expecting a baby boy! So happy! We decorated the baby’s room and I started to do some baby shopping back in June. And I felt first baby’s kicks! Very gentle at the beginning and then more forceful.

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Pregnancy update: It’s a boy!

bought it last year in London when I even didn’t know whether we’ll finally get to have a baby:) this t-shirt is for 1-2yr, can’t wait to see my boy wearing it:)

I thought I might share with you my baby news. Recently I had an ultrasound and we finally found out that we’re expecting a baby boy 🙂 My husband was over the moon. He was rooting for a boy so much that we only came up with a boy’s name and we have no clue whatsoever about a girl’s name. Don’t get me wrong, the most important thing is that the baby is healthy. We’d have been equally happy if the doctor told us it was a girl but as it turned out we got our wish. Perhaps, we won’t be so happy when he becomes an angry teenager with the love of motorbikes but for now..

I’m so looking forward to meeting my baby boy. It seems like this pregnancy is lasting forever! On the other hand I’m already in 23rd week (almost 6 months). I’m feeling all right, mostly. I don’t work since the start of the pregnancy so I just busy myself with the housework and friends and this blog (occasionally). And beach! I’ve been to  the beach a couple of times and even though I enjoy swimming I can’t spend too much time in the sun now. I’ve found the heat and the humidity of the past week a bit overwhelming. I’m glad I don’t have to give birth during the summer!

from Nice, France 🙂

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Home (June #Travellinkup)

my cat Munchkin

Home is where the cat is

Very true, right? At least all the cat owners know this very well. I got a cat named Timmy when I was 15. Then my home was my parents’ home in my hometown. Briefly I considered England my home too but when I got back my cat was furious and ignored me for days. Then, when I moved in with my future husband I decided to convince him to get a cat to make our home a real home. Even though he never had a pet previously, apart from a turtle, he agreed and now our cat Munchkin loves him to death. Not me, him. Injustice! But ginger cats have a mind of their own, as really all cats do.

London
London

As every traveller I quickly feel at home in most of the places I visit. As soon as I unpack my suitcase in a hostel/hotel room I feel at home. At least for the duration of the trip that place is my temporary home even though my cat isn’t there. Although my real home is in Croatia I consider England and London my soul home. A place where I feel at ease, a place where I feel I belong, a place where rules are obeyed and where everything stops when you have a cup of tea. Of course, my family and friends make a place truly my home. But  you can feel at home at another place too, can’t you?

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