Saturday, 19 September 2015

things I like lately - new mother version

Oh the bliss of having a sleeping newborn on my chest! 

- our baby son, Sverre Johan, was born on Tuesday - two weeks before his due date
- Sverre is a beautiful, healthy baby
- so thankful that my body deals so well with (natural) birth
- so thankful that the nursing is already going so well (it took me a while to get the hang of it with Sara)
- seeing Sara as a loving and caring big sister - although she seems to struggle with some mixed emotions too, as expected
- seeing Sølve as a proud father of two
- feeling so much more in control of the newborn situation now compared to when Sara was fresh into this world
- folkene på Fødeloftet og barselhotellet i Stavanger - en mye bedre start på mammalivet enn KK i Bergen (sorry, Bergen!)
- the celebratory glass of champagne
- brie on Rugsprø, salami sandwiches and snacking on ibérico ham (foods that pregnant women in Norway are recommended to stay off)
- being ok with the fact that I will still be wearing my pregnancy jeans for a while (note to self: reorganise the wardrobe from pregnancy clothes to nursing friendly clothes)
- this nursing top from Lindex (perfect for layering) - I didn't use these kind of tops when nursing Sara, but now I'm already hooked - need to stock up!
- this night shirt - perfect for nursing
- flowers galore in our living room - thanks to generous family, friends and colleagues
- the decision to get a new sofa - a comfortable spot for nursing in the living room - right away instead of saving up for something more fancy (like this or this)
- looking forward to slooowly starting to exercise again - starting today with the first little walk with the pram

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Things I don't like lately

- sleepless nights - so hard to adjust!
- finding a way to guide Sara to be careful when being with Sverre without constantly giving her strict orders - any advice?

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PS: Check the motherhood label for more baby/toddler/motherhood related posts including a series of guest posts (published in late 2011 after Sara was born) from my mother friends who give advice to new mothers: Jeanette on motherhood, Norunn on motherhood, Margrete on motherhood, Barbara on motherhood, Caroline Kaspara on motherhood,    

4 comments:

  1. Åh, husker min første skive med brie og spekeskinke etter fødsel, tror det er på topp 5 beste måltid noensinne!

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  2. Congratulations! How exciting and wonderful for all of you!

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  3. Herlig å lese! Blir litt rørt jeg! ❤️

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  4. It must be wonderful (and terrifying) to be a mom of two now...! But you seem to be doing well! Much love to you four!

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