What do you think?
Moving back home means a lot of cleaning (we had new windows installed and the whole apartment was covered in dust) and moving stuff around so I haven’t had a spare second for blogging. All of our stuff needs closet and drawer space (you’d think a three room apartment would be just about enough for the three of us, but our stuff could use a whole apartment of its own), shelves need dusting, curtains and bed linens need washing and ironing, etc etc. Luckily, little ladybug enjoys her privacy so I have just enough time for cleaning, home improvement and cooking a few meals.
So, where were we? I promised to report on our trip to Sweden, which, by the way, was a great success.
Baby woke up at about 5.30 a.m. for a snack and when we looked out the window, we saw the rescue operation that delayed our arrival by three hours. Someone had fallen overboard another ship and we stopped to aid them. We found out later that it was a Finnish lady that unfortunately remained lost. Was exciting to watch nonetheless, the picture is awfully blurry but the bright dot to the left is a rescue float-thingy.
Just as happy as she is every time she wakes up. I admit her being in the cabin window started off by me staging a cute photo but when I tried to pick her up she didn’t consent so she ended up hanging out there until arrival.
I realize now we barely took any pictures at all on our trip but then again there wasn’t much to photograph. It was lovely to see my mummy and I bet she was thrilled to see us (at least the little bug) as well. Someone should have taken a photo of us on our way back to Estonia, we had so much stuff it’s a miracle we made it back without leaving half of it behind and never looking back. You’ll see what we got once we’re done settling back in at home.
- Little miss sunshine turned two
- Survived two overnight ferry rides (because our kid is incredibly patient and outgoing)
- We had my awesome mum cook us some delicious meals
- We had delicious Japanese food (we obviously love us some food)
- We spent an incredible sh*tload of money on shopping (home necessities, toys for the princess, clothes and beauty products for moi)
- I had my first liquor store purchase in Sweden (just because I can now and have reached the age limit, I bought beer for H)
- The photos we took with the photographer arrived (they’re very bloggable)
- We moved back home and the ladybug has already taken her first naps in her very own bed
- Edit: How could I forget?! For probably the first time in my life I fit my butt into a very tight pair of size 36 (UK size 8) skinny jeans. Hells yeah!
So you see even though we’ve been gone a little too long, we have a bunch of stuff to blog about 🙂 À bientôt!
It’s really good to know the right people in the right places – somehow we managed to get the princess a baby swimming appointment for this afternoon even though all the dates are booked until the end of April on their website. If all goes well and the bug loves it, we’ll video blog it for you later.
Tomorrow morning is cinema-day for our family. Solaris cinema (in the center of Tallinn) has these mother-baby sessions and we booked a couple of tickets to “We bought a zoo”. Anyone seen it yet? I hope the little lady enjoys the experience and lets us finish watching the movie. If not, I’ll at least have been able to get out of the house. 🙂
Thursday is of course an even more adventurous day for us – it’s baby’s first trip abroad. We’re going to visit my mom in Stockholm so there’s another challenge for us this week. Other than cuddling with “grandma” (how strange is it to think of your own mom as a grandmother, when do you get used to the thought?) and seeing some friends, I’m really looking forward to getting the ladybug a baby gym from Toys’R’us and having my favorite Japanese food (what can I say, they don’t serve authentic Asian food in Eastern Europe). Oh and Ikea, of course, I’ve already put together a list of what we need to get so I don’t completely lose my mind when we get there.
We were shopping for mommy necessities a few weeks ago and were about to pay when H spotted these mini-sunglasses (nice strategy, shop owners). Needless to say the amount of plastic they’re made of had absolutely nothing to do with the price, but after we had tried them on I had to get them. Practical buy? Nope, not quite.
What do you know! Princess was laying on the couch enjoying her toys and the sun, but she couldn’t really keep her eyes open. Problem solved!
I got up at really-early-o’clock this morning and couldn’t manage to fall back asleep so while H is out walking the dog and little miss sunshine is snoozing in her stroller out on the porch, I’m just sitting on the couch with my laptop and being my lazy self. We did some online toy shopping for the little lady earlier and I think we MAY have gone a bit overboard, but hey, nothing’s good enough, right?
I realized I never showed you any pictures of what baby looked like when she was born. We didn’t have the camera repaired in time so we only took some pictures with H’s phone, which kind of makes me very sad. Then again maybe I’m overcompensating for the fact that I don’t have any baby pictures of myself at all. You can click the pictures for closer inspection 🙂
Two days after birth
Baby slept the whole way and we spent the day cuddling with a bunch of relatives. She’s a little cranky and overtired (very adventurous and tiring day) so I need to help mr Dad put her to bed. Here’s our party outfit of the day for you to admire until we get back to you tomorrow. Sleep tight!
Worn out from the long car trip (which she slept through). Tights, body and dress all from Polarn o. Pyret
The little bug usually wakes up once a night, sometimes twice and sometimes she sleeps all through the night. Last night was one of those REALLY good nights and when she first started waking up it was already light outside. Since H has an alarm clock on his night stand, I wake him up to ask him what time it is so I know whether to just feed the baby or pick her up and let her know it’s morning. “Half past”, he replied this time. “Half past what?”, I asked. “Half past nine!” So I pick the princess up, feed her, change her diaper, sing her some songs, fish some boogers out of her nose (she absolutely hates it, nothing soothing about that) and feed her some more. All the while thinking how great everything is going and how we’re definitely going to make it all the way to Tartu (which is a two hour drive away) with a happy baby. I glance at the clock just to make sure we’re on schedule… WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S HALF PAST SEVEN?!?!?!?!!?!
Needless to say we’re nowhere near schedule. Clearly, I need to keep track of my own freaking time.
Luckily, it’s hard to be pissed when Miss Ubercuteness is in sight:
Have an awesome day, everyone!