After what turned out to be a prosperous pregnancy, our little baby son Tobias was born on December 6th. On Saint Nicholas day, we went to the maternity at 50 minutes from home, to be induced because the baby did not want to come by himself. It was time, as he reached his official French deadline of 41 weeks and 5 days. At the very first contraction his heartbeat dropped and monitoring showed distress, again at the second and third contractions. The medical team immediately decided to stop the induction and go for an unplanned C-section. Everyone stayed calm and Robert was allowed to join me in the OR, and that’s when our son Tobey was born. He showed distress at birth, but quickly recovered and they brought us our perfect little Tobias. He had hair like on the ultrasounds and big bright wide open eyes. Robert got to spend precious time with him until I got back from the recovery room 90 minutes later. And ever since we’ve been together getting to know each other. We can’t believe how handsome, cute and perfect he is. He has been just as serene and peaceful as this entire pregnancy: we’re counting our blessings.
After a few days in the maternity ward, we came home to three excited and proud cats. They’re so patient with the baby, are curious but keep a certain distance and when they do come close they are very very cautious: it’s adorable to watch them evolve together. These last few weeks of the year have been just as prosperous as the pregnancy: Tobey is a calm, cute and very alert baby and makes life easy for us: he sleeps, drinks and grows so well! We are so happy he is here, healthy and happy, and we can’t wait to start 2023 together with him.
Because Tobey is so very alert, he has been watching different “items” in the house. The cats are easy for him to see because they’re high contrast: black in a rather bright home. He also enjoys the owl plush toy that’s on top of the Mustard locker. We have also started some tummy time and for this we’re using either the playpen in our living room or this Organic babymat from Play & Go. It’s very soft and padded, and once you’re done playing: you simple pull the cord and it turns into a storage toy bag. Or you can use it as diaper bag! Tobey can not roll over yet, but there will be a lot of play in his future on this beautiful playmat!
The Play & Go playmats also come in patterns with roads, worldmaps, letters and numbers. Or with grids, or stripes, like this one with mustard & white stripes:
Tobey is wearing a super soft velvet outfit from Iris‘ son Lans! I love that our baby gets to re-wear clothes from other sweet boys and girls <3
Such a surprise: our baby son has blond hair and blue eyes! We expected brown eyes, just like Robert’s oldest children, but somehow Tobey has a mix of Robert’s eye shape with my blue color. Or well, actually he just made up his own blend 😉
Peek-a-boo through Valentin Lebigot‘s Halo+ mirror:
More stripes and beautiful fabrics with the Liewood Fawn toilet bag and the Lia quilted basket, both in Tuscany Rose. Liewood uses organic cotton for most of their fabric items, and I love their attention to detail and feel for colors and prints. Tobey’s baby nest, the Liewood Gro Miauw Apple Blossom, has this super cute print with sleeping and playing cats. Having a feline trio at home, this is perfect!
Per Hammar has been so curious about Tobey: his crib on wheels (a 80+ year old family piece) moves around a lot and he loves peeking in to watch his new human friend:
A few days after we got home: so proud of our little “bundle of joy”:
Our first Christmas didn’t get much more Christmassy than some fairy lights: a nasty flu messed up most of the plans we had to spend time with family, but instead we enjoyed some peaceful and quiet days at home.