There have been a lot of questions about how our dog Lorelei (we call her Loore) reacted to us bringing home a baby. We usually try to keep them apart as much as possible because Loore keeps wanting to lick the baby clean and we’re not too sure it’s a good idea. When baby gets a little whiny, the dog is clearly very upset and wants to console her, but she gets a little too excited and may end up hurting the ladybug… All in all, we like to keep them apart as much as possible. But this once, when the baby was falling asleep in the armchair, Loore veeery carefully got up on the chair and placed her body next to baby’s, resting nothing but her head on the kid. Extremely cute.
Author: The amazing Krista Kõiv
I know a few people who just can’t stop complaining about their lack of time and tight schedule, especially because they have kids. I don’t know what’s that damn time consuming, all I know is there are plenty of hours in a day for me. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of a baby… I even have time for manicures. I guess I’m the perfect housewife after all!
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!