You are turning 6 months today. My god I love you. With all that I am.
Yes, I’m totally that mum. It’s crazy that it just happens that we got the worlds cutest baby. Of everyone in the entire world we got the cutest baby of them all. Can’t believe it.
There’s been a couple of tricky days with a really whiny Lukas. He’s gone from being pretty chilled to struggle as soon as a put him down and leave the room. Well, right on time for his 6 month leap so no worries, just a new way of being to get used to,
But otherwise it’s all pretty damn good. Baby L is mostly a delight. He’s got my chilled attitude that can turn into anger if things really doesn’t go his way and George’s happiness and energy but getting totally upset when someone betrays him.
He loves trying food even if I’m struggling with that to feed him. The other day he got lasagna mixed with peanut butter 😂. Disgusting if you asked me but he loved it.
Life is 100% better with you little man. You make us, mostly, super happy.
And to be honest, his sleeping is a fucking winner. This morning he slept to 8.30. Best. Child. Ever!
Ending with this very Lukas picture. Loving the sound of toys on the floor. Too bad things don’t just magically fly up again (or do they…mum is a slave after all)
Summer! It’s warm and green, absolutely gorgeous and I’m already longing for autumn (true swede at heart).
Not 100% true. I’m enjoying the shit out of this summer with my tiny sidekick. He can’t be in the sun and we’re chilling vanillin in the shade looking cool.
It was 30 degrees last week when we were at the country house though. I had to wrap him in wet blankets. And jump in the pool. Turns out he’s a little Aussie at heart and loves the water.
My little swim boy. He’s outfit says lifeguard. Saving everyone.
Lukas and grandpa 😭. Love this picture. Teaching him all he knows.
Hanging with the clan. Lukas looks tiny next to Ralf.
And grandma love. It’s amazing to see mum and dad with him. It just makes me sad he can’t see his other grandparents but at least they are bffs on the phone.
Hard life being a little swim champ.
And when baby is sleeping mama is trying to catch some sun.
It’s a good thing to have two baby helpers when George is partying up a storm in Sthlm.
Then I finally got proof where those ears come from. And the eyebrows. The face shape is totally Gina though. Especially that little chin. And he’s got the Krastev nose 😊.
Hey grandma. Love you when you feed me.
More swimming. More ‘kisses’. Pretty perfect summer days.
Refusing to sleep when mormi and morfi is around. 23 is a decent bedtime right. That’s when the sun goes down.
Never ending evening walks to get this little naughty pants to sleep.
Only kidding, I woke up again.
Another day, another swim trying to cool down.
Cooling down in style with unicorns 🦄.
Ha, as George said ‘mormor häst’ (grandma horse). Pretty accurate.
Going on a corona drink with all the golden oldies. You are a pro socialite little one.
So much love for this little man from everyone. You are one lucky little boy.
New favourite toy being discovered. Grandmas glasses. Winning.
And finally. Dad came down!! Mini family reunited!
Chillin with them horses.
Picking wild strawberries (mini man not looking convinced by this goodness).
Teaching George all the swede things (but as suspected, you find these in Bulgaria as well).
Getting so big. It’s those eyebrows. Makes him look more like a toddler and less like a baby. My tiny big boy.
Eating everything coming his way. Im struggling a big with what to feed him because he’s not a big fan of the baby food but I don’t want to feed him too big pieces of normal food (after a choking scare) so two days ago he had baby food lasagna mixed with peanut butter. Disgusting if you ask me but he wolfed it down.
Perfect days at the country house and on Wednesday we are off again when George is working. Thank god for people to help out when dad is away.
Hey guys. Monday here! Such a Monday. The never ending story with forsakringskassan is still going. After 3 months of forms and calls it turns out I can’t get money for Lukas since im paid from UK. So now we start the whole circus over again for George. Livin la Vida loca.
At least he finally got his ID and a bank account. Baby steps. So right now I’m baking a banana bread pretending the world is not going to shit around us. You know, pandemic that’s still on going and shit.
The one that is all dandy and easy is our little man though
Love spending my time with this little naughty pants. He’s so happy pretty much all of the time.
Especially since he is now riding around in this pimp ass ride. They see me rolling…
Not happy when Victor tried to play with his own car… Lukas, you turning into a little middle aged white dude hating when someone touch your sweet ride.
He loves kissing. Which is basically him smashing himself into your cheek sucking your skin off. Skills.
You going to get all the ladies (or boys) if you keep this up little man.
After all that baking I think me and little man will take a nap. Good for the soul.
Yesterday was a bed day. Well deserved after both hosting a midsummer party and having all our stuff delivered from UK. As we’ve said before, we don’t do things halfway…
It was a lovely, sunny, gorgeous midsummer. Celebrating in Sthlm with a happy little crew and all the traditional food, flower wreaths, snaps songs and drunken, ugly dance moves. A winner of a midsummer.
Dressed up and ready to party.
Made a tiny little wreath for Lukas. Too cute.
My little midsummer family.
A happy crew of party people. Not looking as fly 10 hours later 😂.
After moving everything (hero!!) George joined us for the party.
Plus our movers joined the party as well, the more the merrier as we genuinely always say.
Look at this little guy celebrating his first midsummer. He tried all the food and joined the singing. Proper little swede.
Plus family of course. First time celebrating with baby bro. We are pro snaps drinkers all of us in my family…
Then things started going downhill…
Party times. Photos after this are not for human consumption. We partied until 2 when I snuck off to bed and hid from my guests.
An Irish exit in my own house. Pro skills.
Amazing midsummer and can’t wait for many more to come with my little family.
Met Chrisse and Alexandra’s latest little baby yesterday. Edward. He was soo tiny. 17 days early like Lukas. You forget how small they are in the beginning, Lukas felt like a tank in comparison.
Look at this precious little thing. For you swedes, just like the cutest little rumpnisse.
It felt like holding a little feather compared to my heffalump.
Haven’t forgotten all my baby holding skills. Ha, plus look at George and Lukas in the background, definitely not treating our baby like precious glass any longer.
Katta, the baby whisperer.
Alexandra looked way too fresh for giving birth 2 weeks ago.
Jacqueline being very protective of her younger brother.
Or just playing with the weird bearded guy not speaking Swedish. Kids love George. Mainly because he’s a kid himself.
Lukas and Edward starting their friendship. They’ll be the same year in school and hopefully becoming fast friends.
We all ended up having dinner together. I took the financial decision to spend one of our few outings on the most awesome of friends. What better way to spend your money?
Having got some kind of news from försäkringskassan I’m hoping we will get a small amount of money on setting us up until the end of this.
And don’t worry, I have the rent and food money set aside, this is just the extra. I’m way too money conscious to let our little family starve. Feeling pretty proud of supporting us for 7 months just on the money I saved for my maternity.
I’m awake with Lukas at 6 am in the morning and I’m just grateful. Yep, totally one of those #blessed posts.
Nah, but really. I’m just so happy everything has just fallen into place. I mean, it hasn’t been easy and we are still struggling in some areas but in the end of the day we have a beautiful baby, each other (and we are damn good together) and so much support from friends and family.
And to me personally I’m so happy George likes it here. It’s not easy knowing someone is uprooting partly because of you. And he’s just taken to Sweden. All the best sides of George are thriving. The nurturing and love for family, the passion for sports and teaching and the never ending thirst for learning new things.
Me, I’m in a way still marrying the old and new me. I’m facing the things I left behind and I’m bringing who I am now and it’s not always seamless. But, more than anything I’m in awe of all the things that was waiting for me here. Family, friends and beautiful life to step into.
Ok, sappy post over.
We have a garden just behind our house so we sat outside for a bit yesterday enjoying the greenery.
And making fun of our baby of course…
He’s such a funny age. He really communicates and shows what he loves. We went to BVC yesterday and he is growing beautifully. 68cm tall and 7.5kg. He’s getting talk now. To be expected.
After all that greenery and went to see Tommy and Elin. They are counting on being able to stay in Sweden going forward as well. It’s so funny that everyone is ending up here. But, awesome for me to be able to keep so much of my London life.
Big smile walking home through Sthlm. It’s easier in summer. Come never ending darkness and winter I might sing another tune 😊
Heading down to my mum and dad today. Staying with them for a couple of days. Both to give my mum a big old hug but also to get away from home without spending any money.
It’s all about not spending money at the moment. After 2.5 months here we still have 0 income. George is not getting a job and I’m not getting any answers from försäkringskassan. We are living up my maternity savings. They were supposed to be for me only with George working. Not both of us with no one working.
Basically they are not really enough. Especially since we have no idea when there will be new money in. So right now it’s all about saying no. No to visit family in Gotland, no to dinners out, no to new stuff (well, definitely do not need that).
Luckily spending time with my favourites is free.
One can watch tv when it rains outside or go for long walks in beautiful summer Sthlm and it doesn’t cost a penny.
And since our baby’s favourite toy is a sock he’s pretty easy as well.
So we’ll let this time in our lives be all about family. Less time for fun, more time for you.
(And for those of you wondering about our big night out on Friday. That was paid by George’s boss to get him started here in Sweden)
So, big news! So far 2020 has given us a baby, unemployment, fleeing the country we lived in, moving to a new country, saying goodbye to our dog but hello to old and new friends and loads of other new things to adapt to.
And now a flat.
Yeah, you heard me right. My amazing mum has helped us out with buying a flat. Yep, awesome! The plan is for us to take a loan and pay it back though. I mean, we are two grown ups and we should be able to pay for ourselves.
But for now, best mum goes to mine.
The flat is in the house we are in now. It’s a 3 room flat at 80m2. Its got a balcony and two bathrooms. The view is epic and it’s got the best feeling to it. We are so happy to find this amazing flat.
Living room with the balcony and opened up into the kitchen.
Kitchen if you sitting in the living room
Bedroom. Love that wallpaper
Lukas lil circus room.
And balcony. Yes we will love this place.
We are moving in on the 1/10 to hopefully give us jobs for money to actually buy some things for the flat. You know, a bed and stuff 😊.
Tonight we are celebrating. George is doing his take over and me and Lukas will chill out with a drink. Perfect celebration.