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Table for one

Fast forward and I am now completely in love with my husband and son. What I felt at the time, though, was real and sincere. My husband just changed my whole world and life upside down.

An Ode to my husband

May there be no doubts, though: Family is the highest priority for both of us. We simply figured out this was the best format for us, as a unit, to build a life we loved.

Week 38 – Ukulele

Countdown to the big day Week 38! Wow "Now, it's countdown time. I am very agitated, wondering what each sign could mean, what to do and not do."  We had our last scheduled appointment with the doctor and it all went very well.   Both the baby and I are ready and set...

Week 37 – Small Pizza

Getting to the finish line Bigger Belly, Bigger Excitement "I hope I'll remain calm and kind enough to be there for him. It's the best I can do for him."  At this point the baby could be born and most likely be strong and healthy.   We are coming to the finish line...

Week 36 – Pillow

The baby is the size of a throw pillow The belly is the size of a big pillow Arrivals and Departures "I miss falling asleep in his arms and feeling like there’s no better place in the whole world. And then waking up with a sense of gratitude when I see him and my...

Week 35 – Rabbit

Hopping around places, thoughts, dreams. "It's shocking to realise he does not count yet as a member of this world. It's crazy, once you think about all that he is doing already and the impact he has in our lives." It has been 35 weeks already. Time is going by...

Week 34 – Basketball Hoop

Topping it off Week 34! Tasty realisations "It has never been more clear to me how my body is, how my mind is and what we need." Fine I started by going to the clinic. Then, a nurse took my blood, weight and blood pressure and said I was fine. Afterwards, I waited,...

Week 32 – Bento Box

Excitement and Worries Week 32! Bento Box "It would be nice to put this topic in its own corner, separated from the others, and just enjoy the good state of things. "  We just came back from the doctor and both mother and baby are doing very well. We had the...

Week 31 – Movie Popcorn

Grab your popcorn What a movie! "I’m glad I got the advice to eat well – now I know I should…? A Comedy, I guess."  It's getting tighter and cosier for the baby inside my belly. I can feel him moving more and more and some of his kicking punch against bones and bones....

Week 28 – Coconut

Connecting with others Week 28! 3rd Trimester "There's something that feels quite special about relying on a strong community to be a part of the baby's life."  Interacting The baby is moving and kicking more and more. It's quite fun and interactive, including for his...

Week 27 – Lamp

Pregnancy Challenges Week 27, it's growing! "There are these flash moments when it's real, acutely real and overwhelming."  Emotional Challenges The baby is now the size of a camping lamp or something like 14,5 inches and 37 cms. He's big! This week, with the new year...

Happy 2016. Happy 2017!

A moment of Gratitude. It's New Year's time, at least in this part of the world. While I never fully engaged in the promises and commitments for the following year, it is unavoidable to look back at the past 12 months. For the first time since we are together, my...

Week 26 – Bowling Pin

Adapting Non stop changes "If there's no awareness that there is more beyond this awesome cocoon, is the cocoon making all of it happen?"  Another week, and I've been adapting a lot to a new reality. The belly keeps growing, not tremendously this week, and the baby is...