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;)
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 🙂 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.
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).
Alexander platz in Berlin, Germany
Life & blog update : April.. was an exciting month for sure. My husband and I visited Berlin for a weekend. It was our first trip without our toddler. We’ve had lots of fun and we’ll definitely be back for some more exploration of Berlin. Hope to blog soon about our weekend but for now you can check my photo post of Berlin (link below ).
Last month we’ve also found out that our second baby is a girl! So exciting!!:) I’m still feeling quite all right, no major pregnancy problems apart from my growing baby bump and the lack of choice in my wardrobe. And I’m starting to get excited about all the pink, glittery girly clothes 😉
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 🙂 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 🙂 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! 🙂 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 🙂
Life and blog update: March… was the month we got back home after our short exile due to our bathroom renovation. Now we have a pretty bathroom and an empty bank account 🙂 I’ve finally made our travel plans too. The idea was to visit Krakow but I was reluctant to book the flight and the hotel because of several reasons. I didn’t like the idea of a long drive to the airport plus the flight times meant that we’d be away from our son for 5 full days which just seemed too long for the first time. I’ve been away for work several times already, usually for 2-4 days and my husband’s been away too and our toddler was fine but this would be his first time without both of us for a few days. So, that’s why despite my big wish to visit Krakow I decided to abandon that idea (for now) and try to find a better solution.
Et voilà, I came across extremely cheap flights for Berlin from a nearer airport. I was very happy with our change of travel plans because we’d still be going somewhere alone but for a shorter time which is really more convenient in a given situation. So, we’re leaving our boy with the grandparents and we’re off to Berlin this weekend for that last adventure before the second baby arrives. Last time I had a very relaxing babymoon but this time it’s going to be a short city break 🙂
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 🙂 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 🙂