tisdag 10 maj 2016

Tuesday, Day 2 of Week in the Life 2016

Welcome day 2!
What a fantastic start of the day to be able to watch this little man sleep. He's so big but so little at the same time. He´s so independent but so helpless at the same time.
Normally this little guy jumps out of bed long before I would like to announce morning but he seem to have a few days lately where he enjoy sleeping in. I don't blame him. With all the sun, playing outside and wonderful days he probably needs the extra rest.

In the middle of the night, around 2 am he wakes up and wants one of us to crawl in bed with him so that he can relax and keep on sleeping. During weekdays I'm the one sleeping in his bed since my husband is working full-time and gets up early (6.00) every morning. During weekends, however, my husband sleeps with him. My alarm went of at 7.15 today, but D didn't react the slightest to it so I took out the camera and shot some pictures of him sleeping. I decided to let him sleep for a while so that I could make some breakfast in the meantime. Today´s breakfast was banana pancakes, a favorite. When I make it for the two of us I mix four eggs with two bananas and add a bit of cinnamon and salt to the mix. If we have berries we eat those as well, today we had plain banana pancakes.

Yesterday, as you might remember, we slept in. However, today, I had to set the alarm because of a meeting with my sons´ daycare-teacher to talk about his development and projects at daycare the past six months or so. This is something which is done once or twice each year. Since it was hard getting D out of bed and since he ate his breakfast veeeeery slowly, I had to help him get dressed and run with him to daycare. I do not stress unless I really have to. I strongly dislike stress and I strongly dislike putting pressure on my son in situations where it´s unnecessary.
The meeting with Ds daycare-teacher went well and I was told what a fantastic, strong-willed, verbal little guy he is. He loves daycare and his friends and have no problem telling people what´s on his mind and stand up for what he believes in. When he´s decided something, that´s the way it's going to be. Sure sounds like our little man.

When the meeting was over I headed down town to buy some extra boxers for D since we don't have enough, unless we want to wash often, which I´d rather not. Just recently he quit diapers 24/7. From refusing boxers to refusing diapers. Once he had decided he was big enough to use the toilet that´s all he's been doing. It happened over night and was so cool to see. No potty training for him. He quit during the day, during the night and at daycare, all at the same time. We've had very few accidents, but they have happened.

While I was down town I decided to visit H&M to see if I could find any cheap summer clothes to dress my big belly. I didn't find anything but was able to take a picture of today´s fantastic look ;) I barely have any clothes that fit me anymore so a top and a black skirt is my look these hot days.

For those of you who don't know Swedish I'll let you know that my print screen next to my pregnancy picture states the following:
- 86,1% of my pregnancy has passed (which is 241 out of 280 days). 
- My due date is June 18 and I'm in week 35 (34+2) at the moment. 
- I'm in the third trimester and I have 39 days until due date. 39 days doesn't sound very long, but with the way my body feels and with all the hormones, it feels like ages. 

Of course I'm extremely happy with this pregnancy but I would be equally happy if the baby wanted to enter the world soon ;) Most importantly I want the baby to be ready for the world, so you are allowed to stay in there until week 38, please little baby.

Because of the heat and my body aching all over I decided to spend the rest of the day on the couch with pillows under my legs resting. My husband picked up D from daycare and spent some time at the park while I did pretty much nothing. I know I'll have buzy days ahead with a subway + train ride with my three-year-old. I'm a little worried how it all will play out, but only time will tell. Around 17.15 (5.15 pm) my boys came home and we told each other about our day and what had been going on. As always we wash our hands as soon as we come in.

Dinner was served (left overs from yesterday) and mommy couldn't resist buying strawberries earlier in the today, which meant dessert for the entire family! Strawberries and milk is summer to me, and there are few things I enjoy as much as this. D was very happy since he asks us pretty much everyday if he may have dessert after he´s finished his meal. We always tell him 'no, we only eat dessert sometimes'. Now a days he asks us 'is it sometime today?'. He was very happy when we told him that today was that special 'sometime' and that he could have dessert.

As soon as the strawberries were eaten D had to go brush his teeth and put on his pyjamas. He refused the pyjamas I had picked out for him and went to his wardrobe and picked out one that is way too small, but which I've forgotten to put away. I didn't care much about this and decided to let him have it. He put it on and spontaneously went over to his dad and gave him a big hug and kiss. I was sooo happy I caught that moment. So precious.
Each night D gets to pick out three books to read in bed. We've had to limit the number of books since he could go on forever. There´s nothing he loves more than letters and reading, especially at the moment. It's his biggest interest and I truly hope I will be able to document his interest in letters sometime this week. Anyway, dad did the reading today and D fell asleep in a matter of minutes after the lights were turned off.

Tuesday has come to an end and as soon as I wrap things up here I will hit the shower and read a few pages in my book.

I loved waking up next to my son and to get a chance to watch his peaceful sleeping.
I loved feeling the baby move inside me.
I loved being able to buy strawberries at the market to enjoy with my family.
I loved that I took so many photos I had to spend ages picking a few to showcase on the blog.
I loved that I didn't have to make dinner thanks to left overs from Monday.
I loved the fact that my sons daycare-teacher had so many wonderful things to say about our son.
I loved listening to my son communicate, laugh and tell us about his feelings, the events of the day and his friends.
I loved knowing that my son feels safe in expressing his feelings both at home and at daycare.
I loved having time to myself where I could rest my sore body.
I loved being part of this Week in the Life-project and all the things it has in store for me this week.


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