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“A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

When Matias gets really tired and refuses to nap (which is often the case), we make a “tent” with blankets in his bedroom, and create a cozy place for him to have some quite time. He loves this moon shape little lamp his dad bought him for Christmas, it changes colours and irradiates a beautiful light, works perfectly for settling the quite mood.

 

 

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Me & belly – 37 weeks

It’s been difficult to think of other things to share in this space when the only one that lives in my mind is the imminent arrival of this little girl anytime now.

I’ve been here before, there’s not fun about the last weeks of pregnancy, there’s lots of discomfort and not much sleep, a natural preparation for what’s coming. From being really anxious and fearful I’m starting to feel calm and ready, waking up every day telling myself “it could be today”. Accepting the rhythm to slow down (with the guilt of not being able to spend more quality/playing time with Matias), but trying to rest as a priority and save energy for the massive hurdle ahead of me.

This time my belly is smaller although I feel huge, heavy and tired. I have dreamt about her, smiling at me and happy, that’s really the only thing that matters and I wish for, a healthy baby. Matias is getting more excited too, he can notice things getting ready, it burst my heart with happiness when he talks into my belly and says “I miss you baby sister” (with a tender kiss), I have no doubt he will be a wonderful big brother, although I’m expecting the inevitable jealousy and a few hard weeks until everyone’s comfortable with the idea of the new family member.

Soon we will be a family of four, imagine that! Yes, I’m tired but excited to meet this baby girl now.

We are ready.

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“A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Matias jumping and playing in our bed while his dad tries to change the sheets (he wasn’t happy I wasn’t helping but snapping my camera instead). Besides, our room is never that bright!

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(“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim” Quote by Nora Ephron)

While waiting for a hair cut the other day I read these powerful words in a magazine by American writer and film director Nora Ephron. They kept me thinking about my life and how I want things to be different this year,  they make a great motto and I already have it posted on my wall.

Above all the (probably unrealistic) resolutions I have set for myself, I want this year to feel better. Last year it was incredibly emotional and most days I wasn’t feeling my best, being pregnant didn’t help but also the pressure I was putting on myself wasn’t healthy neither. I knew something needed a shift in order to make this year better, and after a lot of self examination and thinking I knew I have to stop falling into those daily traps where I spend time and energy fighting against small things that aren’t really that important or I can’t change.

It’s a process and takes time, I want to be the heroine of my life, with little acts of kindness starting with myself, being proud of who I am and what I do. No self pity or regrets, no more wanting to be in places o positions I can’t be, because I am here right now and I’m lucky, very lucky to have so much in my life.

I want to be a heroine for my children, to set an example of being true to themselves, to be kind but strong, to have opinions and never forget about others. To follow dreams, to fail and never stop learning. I want this year to be a good year, and I’ll work for it.

Any special motto or words to be inspired for this year?

I want to hear

x

Jess

 

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“A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Leaving aside the technical problems of this image (grainy image/trying to nail the ISO in a wintery cloudy day indoors), I like this week Matias picture. Captures his lately obsession to do everything “by himself”, from brushing teeth, going to the loo, getting dressed, painting or gluing things.

I find it very cute and handy, considering I’ll be dealing with a newborn in no time, however requires lots of patience to watch!

My boy is growing so fast, it feels good though, very proud mama.

x

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By Jessica

Rolling pin printing {DIY roundup}

On 11, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In DIY & Handmade | By Jessica

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(Image via 2Modern blog)

If I’m honest, I’ll admit it’s been a bit difficult to follow my blog calendar this week. Life with a toddler plus other personal things didn’t gave me enough time to plan my next project. So instead of posting a personal one this monday I’m sharing a roundup of rolling pin printing DIY projects I found in the web (my latest obsession).

These are my favourite three:

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1// Rolling pin stamps via Alissa Burke blog

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2// Rolling pin wrapping paper DIY via yuppielove.org

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3// Rolling out a lace print DIY via Helana and Ali

It looks so easy and fun to make and the results are so pretty, my favourite is the one using lace (3). These are perfect for making your own wrapping paper for Xmas presents this year. The possibilities are endless, I can’t way to try my own!

x

Jess

 

 

 

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