Hello and welcome to Time for Changes!
Here you can find reflections on leaving a nice corporate career behind and dedicating yourself to the family by becoming a wife and mother. Furthermore, you can follow the life changes in the pursuit for another passion: helping others through Coaching and Pilates. Finally, all of this is happening while living in a different country, culture and language – it has definitely been a fun adventure and it’s great to be able to share these changes with you.
The baby section has articles displayed in chronological order but otherwise feel free to navigate randomly through the different posts. They are spontaneous bursts of reflections and reactions along the journey, as different things were happening.
Thank you for being a part of this project, may you find it engaging and enjoyable.
Sometimes, it’s time for a career move. Sometimes, it’s time for more.
Here will be the place and time to share that move. Maybe it will move you too.
A week with health issues but mostly with a positive mood, feeling the baby growing, with a visit from my dad and gearing up for the house move.read more
A spike in growth, in the mood, in energy and family rhythms. A week that went by quickly as the first trimester comes to an end.read more
A lot of passion, sweat and tears this week. The highlight is, of course, getting positive results from the genetic screening of the baby! On top of it, we got to know a bit more about the baby: it’s a boy! I will be surrounded by men, and I couldn’t be happier about it.read more
We are moving! End of March we’ll be moving to our new cocoon. The baby is growing well and we made the big test. The boy is happy, learning to walk and taking his first steps? Me, I am rejoicing and needing some cosy time.read more
Everything is happening so quickly! Let’s fly with the flow, enjoy the moment and be grateful for such a magical family and life.
It’s time to breathe in before the next wave of changes.
We met our baby again! The three of us went to the doctor and had an ultrasound. We could see the baby, now much more prominent: you could clearly distinguish the head, the belly and even his spine. Or hers. Everything seems to be going well. Our baby, though, has been having a tough time napping again. The fighting is exhausting for both of us. What does he need?read more
My husband has returned home and kissed me and all the worries disappeared. Everything is peaceful again, my body is quiet and our boy is bursting with good mood and energy. Welcome home, my love, we missed you.read more
For now, I am trying not to throw the fireworks – it’s just the beginning, anything can happen. Either way, I am feeling great, daddy is jumping around, and even the baby seems to have picked up on the energy and is quite excited as well.read more
We took the time this week to go on a family vacation. It was good to pause and just enjoy the moment as we gather some energy to face the next few months and weeks.read more
Fast or Feast: 1 Chocolate, 2 Babies, 3 Pastries, 4 Hours of Sleep, 5 days without my husband.read more
Sometimes you can spin things around with a positive attitude. This time was not one of those times.
It was tough and I am glad it’s coming to an end.
I am still not entirely believing that I am pregnant again. Yet, nausea, tiredness and mood swings are helping a little to make it real.read more
It turns out that I am 4 weeks pregnant, not six. This confusion is not due to my sleep deprivation. It turns out that breastfeeding can make cycles quite irregular and so, the pregnancy is now at an earlier stage than we thought. Breastfeeding while pregnant SOrry,...read more
My job was now very far from my official role. If anything at all, I was learning “the game”, but I didn’t like playing it. I didn’t want to like playing it.read more
To say they were wearing suit and tie would be an understatement. All men, all at least 10 years older than I. My t-shirt was suddenly feeling itchy.read more
In the end, these are other peoples’ words and beliefs. We, my husband and I, were more interested in our own thoughts.read more
Little did I know that I was acting like those overtired toddlers. They run around the house until suddenly they collapse and fall asleep.
In my case, I fainted and fell on my face in a public place.read more
Eventually, it became clear, though: I don’t want to manage people. I want to partner with them to help them grow and live the lives they want. There is a clear overlap but there are also a few areas that are at odds. Tempting as it was to accept the invitation, it would move me away from my passion of coaching.read more