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Around this time last year I got to meet some of the most extra ordinary women, I got to share the beginning of a wonderful chapter in my life with them. T and I were placed in a "föräldrargroup" parents group to meet other soon to be parents in the area. This is a common thing in Sweden for soon to be mums and dads so that we can talk about how it feels to be expecting a new addition in our lives. T and i had just moved from Gothenburg so it was the perfect time to be coming in to a group just like this and we were lucky enough to be placed in a group of like minded people. .

People talk about how it could be once the baby comes but nothing can really prepare us for what it really is like till you are well and truly in it. 

This is a dedication to the ladies and babies that made Liam's and my year a wonderful one, my saviours as i would like to call it. For if it wasn't for these amazing women, my year would've been a whole other story.

Notice the little model second from the left there? 😉😍

We were 6 couples, some from around Sweden moving to little Oskarshamn for our better halves and a few amazing born and raised. We had 3 meets but the second was already missing a pair to which was joined by en extra little one by the last. I never thought I could meet such wonderful extraordinary individuals all in one place going through the same thing at the same time and I'm so glad i got the opportunity to now call them friends. It was the end of 2016 and by the new year, 5 of us became mothers and by the beginning of 2017 we were all complete.


The first couple of months went real quick and of course dealing with the new born in the dead of winter was a task but we seemed to manage by chatting with each other through group messenger. Didn't matter the time someone was always up and it help as we went through the nights knowing we were not the only ones up with a crying baby. We would chat with each other about everything from nursing to pooping. (yes i said it pooping) It was definitely something I can't talk about endlessly with just anyone and I must admit these ladies gave me my sanity at the worse of times.

We started to meet for lunches at each others houses and chat for hours until the teas and coffees got cold at the same time trying to figure out what our little humans are wailing about. Especially in the beginning it was the one thing I would look forward to as it was my safe place, it was where i could be with a group of people and not feel judged as i try to get used to dealing with this new thing called being a mum. We got to talk about our pregnancy, our delivery and everything in between. We would laugh cause as luck would have it we had the same kind of sense of humor and we got each other. As it got a little warmer we started to make our way out of our living rooms and have lunch dates at the local cafes. And with all our strollers combined, we came crashing in and start moving furniture around to fit our strollers. One of us even overheard a women calling us "mammamafia" (a nickname used for a group of mums) once at a cafe. It sounds terrifying but it would have to be the most hilarious thing to see if you have a sense of humor about it.

We even got to add two extra wonderful mums and bubs to the mix later on and we would all meet for the weekly mummy and me classes (öppnaförskolan), where we would sing and dance with the bubs and of course "fika" after. We did ‘babysim’ together too! Yes we pretty much highjacked a whole swim group of 8, we were 7. 😂 The dads made a debut for the beginning of the swim class and now that the mums are back at work they've made a couple of visits to the "öppnaförskolan" too. It’s wonderful that even the dads get along.


Now the year is slowly coming to a close and I find myself on the other side of the world missing my mammamafias, I look back fondly at the photos we took from the beginning till the last time I saw these amazing mummies and babies the day before we left. I am so grateful for the year we've had together watching our babies grow from small gems to crawling, standing and babbling little humans.

The end of the year will always be a happy time for me as I am constantly reminded of the most amazing thing to have happened in our lives, the time we get to celebrate the birth of our first born’s and the moments our lives changed for the better.

För allt ni gjorde för mig i år, jag kan aldrig tacka er mer

Längtar tills sommar när jag får se er igen! ☀️ Saknar er!

Tack Åsa, Hanna, Sofia L, Maria, Kim, Sofia M,

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Have a fantastic day! ☀️Xx

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It has now been just over a week and i think we have pretty much gotten over some of the jetlag. The week has definitely gone fast and even though we’ve been doing heaps it still
feels like we haven’t done much at all. We are playing the waiting game as we are unable to get our visas sorted till we get some additional paperwork done. Sometimes it truly feels like our lives is just about the waiting around for things to happen and as usual the minute what we wait for gets done everything happens real quick and we barely have time to think until we get to the other side of that moment.

Liam has been going through the 7th phase of his development. Incase some of you are wondering what that means, i am referring to the Wonder weeks app. I was referred to it by my bestie Sabrina in Melbourne whom swears by it a good percentage of the time and pretty much plans their holiday during the sunny weeks. I do have to say that it is pretty accurate majority of the time with us. All the little symptoms i find pretty much shows during the time phases. Although sometimes it feels like its stormy weeks all of the time. 🌩 but most of the time I do believe its teething issues although only two teeth remains. 😆
At the moment we have 5 days left till the end of this leap 🌩 and hopefuly during the sunny weeks we will truly see a sunny boy 🌞. The past week I’ve noticed that the symptoms are more prominent and accurate. He also has been refusing to eat certain foods, he does however love to snack on biscuits and crackers so I’ve resulted to mixing biscuits in yogurt which he absolutely loves. I do hope i don’t have to keep at this forever as it doesn’t feel like a particularly healthy diet. I’m nervous about how we will cope on the island as the option on baby food may be limited or super expensive. It will be interesting to try and discover new ways to eat as we wont have a kitchen in our little beach bungalow. It literally is just a bed and a bathroom. 😬

Tomorrow we are going for a little check up as I’ve been feeling a lump in my throat for the past two and a half weeks. I googled and feel that it could just be a simple globus sensation as the all the symptoms are there but of course I’m no doctor so we are gonna check it out with an ENT specialist tomorrow to just be on the safe side. I do hope i’m right though, a globus sensation would be a lot better than any other serious related issue.

Anyways, I’m exhausted from the day but i figured I’d post something tonight just cause. There will be more soon of course I hope you enjoyed the read and some of the photos from this week and last. I’m also trying out the lightroom app to tweak some photos so if you notice some difference in the exposure be kind I’m still a beginner at this. Till next time....

Have a fantastic day! ☀️Xx

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It has been an intense couple of weeks and an even more intense couple of days. We finally managed to pack up the house, get to Stockholm and fly out. The journey from door to door took just over 28 hours. It feels like we do this way too much even though we haven't visited enough. The trip went well, even better than expected to be honest so we are pretty happy about that. The jet lag however I'm not really sure. I have two sleeping boys and I'm exhausted but i can't sleep. It has most definitely been an emotional ride what with the decision to rent out our home indefinitely, packing our lives and leaving Penny for awhile.


Today we went to get our pictures taken for our visa application, got to the Thai embassy (which we have to go again tomorrow morning btw due to wrong time for application) and oh yes, back to the airport because after our long and taxing journey we completely forgot to pick up Liam's travel crib and tent from the special/oversized baggage area, so we had to drive all the way back to the airport which normally takes about 1 hour and a half in normal traffic but we are talking about KL traffic so we pretty much spent 90% of our day in the car today. Despite the long boring car ride Liam behaved like a champ with no complaints and I forgot to also mention that he didn't complain much during our long journey on the planes and through transit. I would be lying if he didn't whine a little but nothing a little movement couldn't help. At one point we even ride rode the straight escalator back and forth. Something I guess doesn't look as strange when you do with a baby. (I did enjoy it too haha) Anyways, the time is now 1am and i should probably get to bed. But mum just woke up and cooking up a storm so I'm eating first then bed. Till next time.....

Have a fantastic day! ☀️Xx

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The week has flown by. On saturday Liam turned 10 months, i did my last weekend at work, we rounded up babyswim class and i did my last choir session. Its been a hell of a week and we decided to rent out our house for longer than 6 months. Its a sad thought that we wont be able to come home to our house in the summer but its a relief that we had found a nice family to look after Penny while we are away. 😸❤️

Still packing up the house and managed to paint the last room too, which is a relief. 😅 will update more once i have more time. Maybe in the car on our way up to Stockholm tomorow. 🚗✈️🏝☀️😁👌🏾

Meawhile here are some pic of Penny 💕

Have a fantastic day! ☀️Xx

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Two weeks from now we will be in the sky somewhere over Finland. We are flying Finnair hence the possible over Finland. The idea that I won't be sitting here on my couch writing this or surfing the net or watching Code Black (flavour of the month haha) is a strange thought. I am a little nervous about flying this time as Liam is now more mobile and does not like being still and whats more worrying is that the second leg is longer than the last. 11 hours can change a life. 😬

Packing could be more of a challenge than last although i feel that i may have a some idea of what to bring and what not to bring as we were just in Malaysia in August. But we are staying a lot longer this time around and gonna actually be living on an little island. A part of me feels that it will be a great experience, another part of me freaks out every now and again. The idea of being away from our comfort zone, all the amenities easily obtain with a phone call or a drive i must admit is a little unnerving. But in saying that good friend on the island has managed to have her baby girl since she was 3 months old and that i have to say has given me some relief.

In the last few weeks he has shown more demand, more will to explore and of course he's being as cheeky as ever. One can't actually be angry at him for anything even when he's kicking, screaming, slapping my face or pulling my hair in protest of wanting the remote. I can't help but wonder if this will continue into his teens. 🙈

It is exciting to think that he would be taking his first steps on the sand.

Tomorrow we are going for Liams last swimming lesson and im a little sad as it is something we look forward to on a Monday. Last week Liam actually floated and moved around the pool without me have to hold him but with the help of arm puffers of course. I am glad that he actually enjoys the water as much as T and i do. Weve got a bubble maker in the works over here. 😉🐳👌🏾

Well its off to bed for me as its late. The rain is making me sleepy. 😴

Till next time...

Have a fantastic day! ☀️Xx

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This year we got to ring in the new year with the best gift that is Liam. He came on the 28th of December 2016 right on schedule at exactly 9:09pm Swedish time. It was by far the best and biggest achivement ive ever made and im ecstactic. Ive decided to now start this blog because the journey we've had has been a huge learning curve and now we've decided to pack our bags and journey on a new adventure out of our baby bubble here in Sweden and try out island living on little Koh Lipe, Thailand. Although my husband and i have done it before (we even met on a little island on the east coast of Malaysia) this is the first time we will be doing it with our little man. There we will hopefully discover an exciting way of living with this little human and load up on some vitamin D in the process.

Liam has given us a lot of joy and we look forward to all the exciting things he will learn and all the new things he will teach us about life. I do hope you enjoy reading our daily adventure. ☺️ Have a lovely day! Xx

Have a fantastic day! ☀️Xx

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