Tuesday, April 15

Happenings, week 14 & 15

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What I like
* J finally gaining enough weight, he'll soon reach 4 kilograms!
* celebrating J's 1 month birthday together with J's friend T (who was born the same day as J) and his mum C
* meeting two of my aunts and my mum at Joseph bistro (and enjoying an amazing chocolate croissant)
* meeting M and her puppy Purzel for a walk in a huge (dog) park
* first outdoor bbq this year, together with our dearest friends
* visiting my grandpa (J's great-grandpa!) and my mum in Lower Austria - it was the first time we left Vienna since J was born!
* J sleeping and doing pretty well after 1 hour car rides
* licking my first ice cream cone this year (my favorite flavor is nocciolone)
* Sunday lunch at Villa Aurora
* getting out with J and my mum to shop and to get a new haircut
* having some quiet days at home
* precooking and deep-freezing vegetable soups
* accidentally meeting L, C and their eight months old daughter F on Sunday and having lunch together

What I read and watched
* the movie Komm, süßer Tod
* the first episode of the fabulous new Austrian TV-series Bösterreich
* the last episode of How I Met Your Mother
* the baby related books Kinderkacke by Julia Heilmann and Thomas Lindemann and Babyjahre by Remo H. Largo
* the magazines Datum and Stadtaspekte

What I don't like
* finding out that my employment contract will not be renewed after August this year – I'll have to reapply after maternity leave. I'd really like to work at the same school again!
* dog parks...

Tuesday, April 1

Sunshine and good things

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The last two weeks were filled with sunshine and many good things: breakfasts with babyphone, coffee time outside on my balcony, walks together with J in his stroller, delicious pralines S brought home, a Sunday brunch with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend and a walk in the woods.

Monday, March 31

Happenings, week 12 & 13

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What I like
* spending much time together with J, we're becoming more and more in tune with each other. There is not much more than feeding, pumping breast milk, diaper changes, cuddling, soothing, napping...
* feeling like an octopus when staying at home alone with J
* listening to J's gentle snoring
* knowing that asking for help from relatives isn't a sign of weakness or inability
* taking a shower, getting dressed and wearing make-up each day
* daily long walks in the sunshine. The weather outside is quite unusual for March!
* getting out with S and J to eat at our favorite restaurants
* M, H and V stopping by, my parents-in-law visiting us, meeting M and M – and everybody's adoring J :)
* receiving awesome gifts for J (oh, these little baby Converse!)
* a sunny Sunday brunch with my sister-in-law M and her boyfriend at Manameierei
* receiving the beautiful birth announcements that S and I designed together
* J smiling!
* S "dancing" with J
* the internet can wait

What I read and watched
* Nido 4/2014 and some other magazines
* "Privat" and "Hader muss weg" by the fantastic and unique Austrian comedian Josef Hader

What I don't like
* J losing too much weight in the first weeks. We are currently working really hard to get J to put on weight, but we're optimistic!
* sometimes being too hard on myself as a mother. I don't have to be a pro in no time!