Assya is 1 month old

I will give you a quick update with lovely pictures. That is my deal. Deal?!

Assya weighs 5 kg-s.

She is a great partner in breastfeeding though we have our challenges. You would like to know what?! I am leaking, squirting… making her choke on my milk. I read about this so now I am surrounded with paper towels that Zoard helps me fold. I stop the feeding when the squirting starts… Nevertheless, Assya has to be changed many times because I make her clothes wet with my milk and she swallows a lot of air and started to recently spit up. The upward positions do help.

We go to sleep around 11. She wakes up twice during the night. This is a bliss. I am never tired.

She can also take long naps while we are outside. We put her in her cot and if we happen to be outside for hours, I nurse her in a fitting room. I could breastfeed her anywhere but nowadays, we have been looking for clothes on sale. You cannot blame us, we live in Barcelona after all!

Assya gets fussy before bedtime. We carry her a lot.

She also calms down when laying on her changing pad (from IKEA).

So far, her baby mobile is not a hit with Assya but Zoard is a fan…

Assya has gorgeous clothes. Let me show you some examples…

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Onesie from KateQuinnOrganics.

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Fox onesie from Igloindi.

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Footsie from LovedBaby.

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Matching outfit from Belabumbum.

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Matching beanies from: Ryderl.
Matching jackets from: LittleIndians.

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Outfit from Agiftedbaby.
Sunglasses from FjsPopShop.

Thank you for reading! See you on Instagram @zoardminiboy, I hope we can become friends! xoxo

 

My Baby Turned 3 Years Old

There is a lot of talking about what is “fake” and what is “real” and I personally enjoy both worlds. I like to see birthday parties with well thought out themes and gigantic balloons, at the same time, candid shots can also be beyond beautiful.

Zoard is not a fan of seeing me take pictures of him when we are in our everyday moments.  And as much as I can, I try to be respectful about this. If you look at my Instagram feed @zoardminiboy, you will see that a lot of my pictures are planned out.

For Zoard’s 3rd birthday we tried to think with a three year old’s head. Or more like Zoard’s head…

So for example, he did not have a surprise cake instead I baked his birthday cake with him because I know that he loves cooking and baking. He enjoys being part of it all.

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As soon as the cake was finished, Zoard was ready to dig in… He previously, picked out his pink cake from a Disney book written in the 20s called Daddies.

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Here is a real moment capture for you. Zoard did not wish to wear a party hat and he sometimes hides when he is not sure how to behave in a situation.

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We made a gigantic mess with confetti that I was sure he will be over the moon about. Well, it turned out, Zoard was more in to cleaning the confetti up…

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His presents were simple ones. A note book, funky tapes (Scotch tapes), a puzzle and some apple crisps. The crisps was the biggest hit. He is very nice when it comes to sharing…

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Thank you for reading and hope to see you on Instagram @zoardminiboy !

Postpartum Post: I Had To Be Operated On

It is all quiet around me. Could it be that Zoard went to bed all on his own?! Assya is napping peacefully next to me and I am… I am finally telling you what had happened.

I had a fever for a day and since I have experienced before, that breastfeeding can be hard on you in the beginning, I assumed my fever was in connection with some inflammation in my right breast.

Two days later, I had so much perineal pain that walking and sitting almost made me cry. And later, walking and sitting did make me cry.

To make a long story short, I had a hematoma and it needed to be operated on. The four of us waited until midnight at the emergency unit of the hospital I gave birth at. I was able to go home for the night and this gave us some time to quickly arrange my mother-in-law to fly in.

The next day I was operated on and everything worked out well. Zoard spent three hours in the hospital waiting to see me in the company of his grandmother. Assya was being fed by her daddy from a special bottle and I was able to tell the staff of the hospital, that I am not going to any operating room, before I squeeze some milk out of myself for my daughter. Breastfeeding is beyond important to us. And I knew, that even the quickest operation would be too long for Assya. (When she is awake, she asks to be breastfed every hour…)

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Judging from the sounds, I will have to change Assya’s diaper so I better speed it up.

Yesterday, I took my last antibiotics and I stopped taking Ibuprofen and Paracetamol a little less than a week ago.

I am still taking my iron tablet in the mornings on an empty stomach with a glass of orange juice.

I will take my vitamins (Femibion) for a year even though I plan on breastfeeding longer than that.

I try to use an intensive stretch mark cream before putting on my Belly Shield and my Belly Bandit. More on both here.

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I only wear nursing clothes and this bra is a special nursing bra from BoobDesign. See more from them here. They just released an exciting new collection.

I would also like to give credit to Zoard who has made the lovely paintings behind me.

In the mean time, Assya had a blow out. I have to take off our bed sheet as well. I better get going. You can find me on Instagram @zoardminiboy. Thanks for reading!!!