You're a beauty, as are your children. You seem like a great mom with a happy family. Wishing you awesome holidays! :)
Aww, sweet anon, thank you! <3 <3 <3 So many smiles!
Post pregnancy belly
My belly is definitely different after growing two babies. I had these markings when pregnant with Astrid, they didn’t obviously look like stretchmarks but turns out they were. My belly still has to go down a little bit so i’m hoping once the skin “heals” some more it wont look so weird. I naturally have pretty thin skin with not much elasticity, so my belly wrinkles up in most positions. It’s pretty different to see and my heart sinks a little when i see this new view of mine. I’m certain my belly button wont recover. The top section of it still pokes out, it’s weird.
The ridiculous part of all of this is that i have NEVER been one to show my belly in any outfits, except occasionally maybe a few cm’s above my pants/skirt line.. So there’s really no loss, no one’s going to see it anyway. Why do we make unimportant things so important?
I’m back at my pre pregnancy weight. You’d think i would be happy but i guess we are never happy with our bodies.
Astrid has been taking solid 4 hour naps in the middle of the day.
Go team baby!
Life has been so busy since becoming a mum of two. I have minimal time or inspiration to blog, but i really want to continue.. Just know that there probably wont be many proper text posts happening around these parts for a few months.
Astrid is 10 weeks old now. She’s doing so well, and is a super happy baby. I think she will start giggling soon. She’s yet to fully discover her hands with her eyes but she likes exporing them with her mouth instead. I’m continuously aware of how blessed i am to have her, almost to the point where i feel like it doesn’t make sense how i got so lucky. I am terrified of losing her, which is different because i haven’t experience a fear this intense before.. It happened after the congested nose incident the other night. I love being with her, and i generally feel like i have all the patience in the world when it comes to getting her to sleep or helping her when she’s grumpy. Soaking it all in because i know we wont be having any more babies.. and taking millions of photos. I’m already looking back through her newborn photos and reminiscing.
In case anyone missed my last instagram message, you should add me if you like: aquinx ….. I’m finding it a good place to keep up to date with internet friends.
How did you come to find your son's name? Tokie is so cute :)
Aww thanks! I thought i’d answer this publicly in case anyone else was wondering. His name is Tolkien (as in the author of The Lord of the Rings), and we nickname him Tokie, or Tolkie.. but usually Tokie because it’s easier to say :)
Celebrating Christmas without Santa or Religion
Are any mamas on here in the same boat? I’m looking for some inspiration for special family christmas traditions that don’t involve either of these things.
How do you talk to your children about Santa?
I could go on but i’ll probably elaborate more in another post.
On the topic of sniffing babies
Sometimes Lewis will walk into the room while i’m smelling her head and it’s quite obvious that i’m thoroughly enjoying it. I try to act all cool and nonchalant, but he knows.
I constantly have 50 tabs open in my browser, and millions of things i’ve been meaning to do in internet land and real life. My house is a mess, my messages are unresponded to, and i keep falling asleep when i’m getting Astrid to bed at 8pm every night. I feel like im constantly trying to reach that point of having everything done.
I read a meme recently that was describing a womans mind to be like a browser with a ton of tabs open. My mind is exactly like that. I have all these things on my mental to do list, and they all wait in there patiently and one will pop up every now and then reminding me of it. This usually happens at inappropriate times of course.
I think it’s time to be realistic and realise the next 18 years are going to be like this. Better start relaxing.