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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 🙂

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 😻

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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.

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May

Attending a friend’s wedding. Actually this year two of our friends got married.

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June

Day trip to Dubovac Castle with our boy. It was a fun day trip.

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July

We’ve visited the medieval festival at Dvigrad ruins in Istria.

medieval festival at Dvigrad ruins, Istria, Croatia

August

We’ve spent most of the summer at island Krk. This is the fortress in Krk town.

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September

My baby girl L. was born in the first half of September.

October

A walk in the nature…..

November

My boy turned 2!

December

St.Nicholas Day, Christmas markets, my birthday, Christmas, New Year’s..the best month of the year!! 🙂 The photo is from Opatija, Croatia

That was my 2019 in 12 photos:)

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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 🙂 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. 😉

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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 🙂 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 advice😉

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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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