Rudolph

Sorry that its so much pregnancy on the blog but honestly, im not doing anything else right now. Cant wait for autumn to come and life to kick in a bit more. Or i dont know, im waiting for something.

Im surprised that i havent been sick more. My immune system is pretty iffy and everyone says it goes to shit when you are pregnant. Having my nose cold sore at the moment but feeling fine otherwise. Im having a pretty easy time of it.

In other news, i think i felt the first flutters the other day. Or it might just have been wind… But it felt like a little butterfly on the side of my belly. Im deciding its Jellybean saying hi.

Channeling Rudolph.  I hate these cold sores, they are an absolute killer and always make me feel like a freak. Thanks dad.

Baby belly growing away. Ive been worrying a bit that its not growing enough and that something has happened to the baby but looking at this i look pretty normal for almost 5 months.

Bought some maternity/nursing jumpers on the sale at Seraphine. That shop is way to expensive for me really since you only use your maternity clothes for such a short time. But on the sale i found some great things. Notice the buttons, yes, that will be epic for winter time nursing.

Sweden tomorrow. Laters.

Cravings

Two more days to Sweden! I’m going to live on salty liquorice and dill crisps. I’ve realised that the closest think to a craving I’ve had is the black, salty goodness. I’ve emptied my house of every last Turkish pepper and djungelvr√•l.

Up til then I’m living on whatever UK can offer.

I’m 18 weeks today. One more week to halfway. Slowly but surely growing that little human. Stopping myself from going crazy with nesting and buying everything. I’ve just waited for this for soooo long.

Me and the belly chilling away on the sofa. I live in that outfit, best for growing bellies.

The entire family in one photo.

London, you are breaking my heart

I had a lovely but very quiet weekend. Im feeling a bit restless and lonely at the same time. London is not a great place to be right now. Everyone is talking about leaving. About Brexit. About a very uncertain future. A lot of people have already left and the ones that are still here feels like they have one foot out the door.

Adding to this is the fact that im less mobile at the moment and the city is huge. Traveling an hour on the tube seems like a nightmare and i end up staying home. Gone are the days when London felt like a never ending adventure. These days it more like a grey, unforgiving stone city where everyone dreams of an easier life somewhere else.

The plan is for us to move as well. Eventually. I dont think Stockholm is a magical solution but i do think that the ease of life there will make a huge difference. Since im saving so much money to cover my maternity leave i end up spending a lot more time at home for that reason too.

On Friday we had a little team get together. I bought the snacks. All the good things.

A very intense Mario Kart tournament.

Marty telling his tractor joke. Its a crowd pleaser.

On Saturday Katta and me went to Richmond. It was beautiful as ever and im enjoying having the energy to walk around for hours still.

We had lunch at Petersham among wasps and greenery.

And the rest of the weekend was spent here with the little monster.

We are going to Sweden on thursday. Cant wait. Need some forest chill times.

When you are not going to Ibiza

Friday. Most likely spent on the sofa. Gone are the days when the weekend was one long booze fest. Or i prefer to say paused. When im 75 it will be a party all day long.

Tomorrow heading to Richmond with Katta and tonight drinks at work. Its also the danes leaving drink but i might just be a tad too lazy to hike 90 min across town on my own. Maybe ill spruce it up with some deliveroo and a rental movie from Amazon. On my memories on FB there was an Ibiza pic showing up from 8 years ago. Bah, who needs that stuff. Pizza and movie vs dancing all night at Ushuaia 1-0

Well, next weekend im off to Sweden and im pulling together an small cousin gathering without the golden oldies. Paola will come down and Hanna is there and now were just hoping Jossan kan keep the baby in to last a dinner. Since im missing out on Christmas i need my dose at least once this year.

W at work yesterday. Hes such an awesome little doggo, just sleeping through the meetings.

White is slimming right? Heh. My life is dresses with space for the belly at the moment. This one was on sale at HM for a fiver. Love it. Prob because if you are not pregnant that white bit just over your belly is not that flattering.

But hey, heres the little balloon. Its perfect for me and will fit me trough the entire pregnancy.

Have a great weekend guys.

Smelly monster

What a start to the day. The first thing i did was spilling a pack of olives all over the kitchen floor. Then Woolly decided to roll in poo. Like actual, super smelly, poo. I tried to clean it off him but he still very smelly. Then i put some perfume on him and now he smells like flowers covered in poo.. and as soon as i cleaned him off i dropped a whole tub of cream fraiche on the kitchen floor.

Thank god the cleaner is coming today.

Now im at work hiding from disasters. W is with me so im hoping hell keep away from more poo rolling. Were having some meetings so he has to step up as office dog.

Looking very ashamed of his smelly self. He should do!

Hes very cute with the belly. He definitely knows something is going on and lays his paw over the belly and snuggles up. If only he knew…

Storm pooper

Its raining in London today. And 15 degrees. Never in my 37 years did i think that woud make me happy but my god the enjoyment of not wanting to die from the heat. Im sorry all you warm people i have always laughed a bit about, i get you now.

I keep thinking about all the exciting things i will tell you and then i realise that, well, i dont really have that much to tell. I feel like pregnancy is the human equivalent of hibernating. But you end up fat.

Love my little baby bump though, spoke to Dani and in week 30 shes gained 15kg. That just sounds so heavy.

Well, heres my little 17w bump and the new outfit we got from Soren and Bettina. Yes, im baking a little Storm pooper.

Its having a good time in there. Apparently they go into a more normal sleeping pattern now depending on the light outside. Maybe i can train it for never ending sleep if i make sure its always dark around.

Preggers yoga

Went to my first session of pregnancy yoga yesterday. It was…interesting… a lot of breathing and stretching which was awesome. Then there was some pretend birth shit which was 100% weird. I felt like I was in an American movie leaning against a wall pretending to have contractions.

Long gone felt the days of nightclub dancing.

Overall it was great though. Needed those stretches. I was the only 2020 baby in there so felt like a gazelle compared to the 8 month bellies all around.

Pro tip if you want to feel small and nimble, hang around people much further along than you.

Came home looking fly.

Working from home today. Just had a smart meter installed, time to have our gas and electricity consumption under control.

Spending the day watching this dude chasing flies. Drama!

The coming George free days will prob be spent clearing even more in the flat. Part of me want to move somewhere bigger asap but I also know that if we go to Sweden in like a year then it makes no sense. So throwing away shit it is.