Twenty four years of love and now a little baby is growing in my belly! We’re so happy and excited! Our son, which sounds so cool & crazy, is due at the end of November and we’re currently in the third trimester and all is well. This will be our rainbow baby, a baby after loss, as I was pregnant at the end of 2021 as well, but we had a miscarriage at 10+ weeks, just before Xmas. At one of the post-miscarriage check-ups a gynaecologist told us “it was a miracle” that we conceived so easily, given both our ages (I was 41 then, Robert 54). It felt totally out of place and Robert replied that all babies are miracles, right?!
After craving tomatoes in the first trimester and smelling the ocean at some point (we’re at 100km from the Mediterranée so that is rather unlikely), an energized second trimester, the third trimester comes with a few more physical challenges. My gynaecologist is very motived for this baby to be born healthy and denied me permission to travel in these last 3 months. Which meant I had to cancel a few trips, but as we’re “living on holiday” it’s not a big deal. Overall I won’t complain, my Hashimoto is under control, we had a lot of extra tests, ultrasounds and check-ups, the baby is growing and moving like he should, and I finally feel like preparing stuff for the baby.
Which is also one of the first thing everyone asked me: what will the babyroom look like?! Well, last year I painted our dressing/spare room light pink with terracotta pink. That will be his room! Throughout the painting job I was pregnant and then dealing with the miscarriage: it is a good color for the space and it feels very neutral to me, it will be just fine for our baby. The little crib is a heritage piece, it is more than 80 old and my aunts, oncle, mom, sister and I slept in it as well. For its decent age it looks surprisingly contemporary and for the rest of the space I imagine some more sunny yellow touches.
With a baby comes a lot of “stuff”. For the first six months I felt completely overwhelmed by all of it and didn’t feel like buying anything, not even the cutest little outfit. Now I realize we don’t need a ton of things, as opposed to what many companies want us to believe. We believe that going for a mix of second hand, vintage, borrowed, and some quality durable pieces that will last for many years to come, is the way to go for us.
In the next months, you can probably expect some more baby updates here on the blog. But also some other decor & plant updates around the house and maybe even the final look of our poolhouse that we’re transforming into a Lego & office space? Exciting times, stay tuned!