Days 88, 89 & 90/365

I need to stay on point now. With this and everything else – this has always been my problem, want to do too much at the same time…I guess the pressure makes me work better/harder? I dunno… 

This next Wednesday I have to go back to work. My maternity leave was cut short and I have to go back earlier than anticipated…which sucks. But you gotta do what you gotta do. 

I realised that I’ll never have the opportunity to stay with my daughter for this amount of time, 24/7, ever again. And when I think about that, it’s a little daunting. But that’s life… 

   
Day 88/365 Oct 30th – sushi night. 

 Day 89/365Oct 31st – Saturday breakfast. This was the day that marked a year that I found out I was pregnant. I got one of those pharmacy tests, and when I saw it was positive I didn’t want to believe it. I told myself that it would only make it official if a doctor told me I was, indeed, pregnant. On November the 2nd, the conversation with the Doctor when like this: 

Me – I’m here because  I did one of those cheap pregnancy tests, and it came out positive.

Doc – oh congratulations! Fantastic! 

Me – … No, no, no, you’re not getting it. It was one of those things you pee on. I need to know if I really am pregnant. 

Doc – *laughing hysterically* oh you are, you are! But let me redirect you…

And then I actually saw it with my own eyes. A white blob, already showing a baby form, in a black monitor. 

I cannot believe that was a year ago. And that white blob turned out to be the prettiest baby, who already has two little teeth showing. 

Unbelievable. 

 
Day 90/365Nov 1st – Sunday brunch. 
    
 We went out for a walk on Saturday and the sky was amazing. 

Have an awesome week everybody! 

Days 85, 86, 87/365

I’ve been feeling rather unstable, emotionally unstable. Sometimes a thought comes into my mind and it’s the end of the world and I find myself on the verge of crying, and after a while it doesn’t really matter anymore, and I feel perfectly okay. 

I dunno what’s wrong… I’m blaming it on hormones. But I don’t like this at all.    

   Day 85/365 Oct 27th – on a walk with Akira, trying to beat the rain (we made it!).
 The sky was looking pretty unstable.

  

Day 86/365
Oct 28th – in a week these mornings will be over. I’m not sure how I feel about that. 

 Akira keeping an eye on the lunch table.

  
Lunch. 

  Souvenirs from all over and a bunch of other stuff.  

Yesterday we had the grandparents over so we went out to take a look at a new flat (not the place for us) and then enjoyed dinner at Hard Rock. #thankgoodnessforgrandparents

 I should’ve gotten the veggie one.

  
Moleskine gift from K and a new deck of cards. 

 

Day 87/365Oct 29th – sweets for breakfast. 

Let’s see what today brings. 

Have a great Friday. 

Day 44/365

Today was a very different Sunday. I woke up at 6.30 to feed Baby L and then got up at 8.30 and amidst if a breakfast consisting of a banana and a few pecans, I fed Baby L again and me and K went out the door, to face our first official 10k. 

  
  
  Day 44/365 – first official 10k. Wouldn’t be complete without a little bump on the road.   

We, the racers, even had a band! And a very good one! 

  

The entire 10k was alongside the sea, which was really really nice. 

  

And after we went for a nice meal at Casanova

 

I was starving so I didn’t even remember to take a picture of this delicious pizza before I ate it – that and Baby L was also getting hungry so I needed to hurry up. 

Needless to say, I’m completely beaten at this point. But very very happy and very proud of myself. Just three months ago I was having a baby, and today I ran a 10k. It was amazing, and it’s an amazing feeling. 

Definitely going to keep it up. 

Day 40/365 & 41/365

It was a busy busy day yesterday.

  
Day 40/365 – planning the next time we go back.

By the end of the day I watched the Apple event with Baby L sleeping on my lap… And eventually reached the conclusion that I’m an Apple girl. I want everything. 

Today (10th of Sep – I should really write these posts on the proper days) we went to the 3 month doctor’s appointment with Baby L. She is just great! Big, fat, reaching her milestones…and teething. Teething! She’s not even 3 months yet! I’ve been noticing this for weeks now, but first I kept it to myself because I thought it was way too soon, and when it became kind of obvious to me, I shared my thoughts, but still everyone thought it was too soon. Today the doctor confirmed. 

Which made me realize…in a few weeks time, we will never ever see that toothless grin ever again! It was such a mix of emotions for me.  

Day 41/365 – Smoked salmon sandwich.

Everyday there’s a little something that makes me fall in love even more. Today, for instance, while I was holding her, and was trying to make her sleep, I started singing/whispering Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, she looked at me, smiled and laid her head on my chest, closed her eyes and fell asleep. It was *beautiful*. There are no words to describe it, really. 

     
   
 
We were also on a walk in the afternoon and found Mr. Maique, chief horticulturist and the Master of the camera. It’s hard to find truly good, authentic people like him. Check out his work! 

With so many outings today, Baby L was completely exhausted when she got home. She went to sleep at 10pm ish. Hence why I’m currently re-editing this post for the hundredth time (numerous things have interrupted me), at 6.30 am of a Friday. 

I promise I’ll try to be more thorough when it comes to posting stuff. I’ll try. 

It was a good day. 

Enjoy your Friday!