Friday, 9 October 2015

things I like lately

a black and white view from the mountain cabin on our hallway wall - I love the graphic, almost abstract feeling of it 

- Hatting bread rolls with butter, alfalfa sprouts, salami, romaine lettuce and cucumber
- Minde risbrød (chocolate with puffed rice)
- things I've worn eight millions times
- 14 surprising things about parenting in Sweden
- the baby blanket my sister knitted for Sverre
- we have framed and hung the big photo print (50*70 cm) I mentioned last week - I'm very happy about it
- we have just started experimenting with juicing and we both love it - Sara not so much (yet?). I'll share our favourites when we have gotten more into the swing of it
- juice made of Norwegian apples (Discovery) - oh my! so yummy! Also made me think of my dear friend Hanne in Bergen who loves Norwegian apples more than anyone else I know
- watching Elementary on Netflix whilst nursing - I'm totally hooked!
- Chef's Table on Netflix
- lighting candles every evening
- I made spinach kale soup the other day and it was surprisingly good - bonus: Sara liked it too (she is normally no fan of greens that are green)
- platedate i Kulturhuset på P2 på fredager
- høstlista
- a bouquet of carnations from Sølve
- lapinblu on instagram
- Somewhere Slower
- real talk, real moms via A Daily Something

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Things I don't like lately

- the uncertainty of how much sleep I will get each night. This is the essence of having a newborn/baby, I know, but I can't seem to let go of my wish to be in control of my life.
- trying to cut down on sweets and failing terribly

darker mornings, yet again // October 9

Friday October 9, 7:15 am

My morning routine now also includes turning on all the panel heaters. Soon I'll start lighting the wood stove. The wet, windy and chilly version of autumn is here.

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

darker mornings, yet again // October 8

Thursday October 8, 8 am

I'm trying my best not to let these newborn days be all about sleep, or rather the lack of it. But some nights make my mind extra foggy and it is hard to see beyond this very basic need.

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darker mornings, yet again // October 7

Wednesday October 7, 7:50 am

It was a windy night. I listened to the trees dance vigorously as I drifted in and out of sleep during the night time nursing sessions.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

life, week 40

Fingers crossed that he is in for a long morning nap, because this very tired mamma has some sleep to catch up on.

As I was nursing Sverre I noticed the sun shining on the chair and the plant, and I promised myself that I would go out for a walk later. (The weather was just as beautiful yesterday, but I did not manage to get out of the house.) 

Clutter everywhere, especially in Sara's corner of the living room and in her room. She doesn't quite get the concept of tidying yet.

Work in progress, one frame at a time.

We considered buying a house in this street. It is not far from where we live, so I walked by to check if I still find it attractive. The view is definitely still very attractive, the house not so much. I'm glad to say that I couldn't be happier in our current house and garden. #astridspramwalkdiaries

In-between sleeping, nursing and diaper changing I try to get out for a daily walk. I still haven't gotten into a good routine yet; it takes forever to get out the door. Glad I managed to get out today as the weather is gorgeous.  #astridspramwalkdiaries

First time walking home from kindergarten. She was busy picking flowers all the way home so she didn't complain one bit. #astridspramwalkdiaries

after kindergarten lounging

sous chef in training

I made banana muffins and felt that I had accomplished at least one thing today.

Hei there old friend. I look forward to getting to know you again, dear 40D. // The darker mornings, yet again project is on.

I often find myself stuck either nursing or with a sleeping baby on me. I try to simply enjoy it, but to be honest, I get a little impatient too. I want to do things around the house, things that can't be done whilst being stuck in the sofa. I know I will be more content if I just slow down and lower my expectations of how much I can get done these days.

The feeling of waking up by myself, not by the hungry Sverre alarm.

A moment of Saturday morning idyll. And my heart melted.

First time around the lake after Sverre was born. I have a feeling this will be one of my regular pram walk routes. #astridspramwalkdiaries

The walk around Mosvannet included four adults, two four year olds on bikes, two sleeping babies in prams plus the giant pacifier tree. #astridspramwalkdiaries

Sunday stroll with the family plus Lise the doll. There were sweet buns from the local bakery, several playgrounds and a biking record of 5 k. #astridspramwalkdiaries

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Week 40: September 28 - October 4

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

darker mornings, yet again // October 6

Tuesday October 6, 8 am

She called for me when she woke up. I was already up, having just finished nursing Sverre. They looked so cute next to each other in the bed. He was happy and she seemed proud. Then she proclaimed: "It's hard work being a big sister!"

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Monday, 5 October 2015

darker mornings, yet again // October 5

Monday October 5, 7:20 am

Coldest morning so far this autumn (4ºC), bright blue sky and feeling surprisingly rested (thank you, Sverre!). Already looking forward to today's pram walk. I think I might need sunglasses.

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