First photobooth with the two boys!
I had only a few seconds to get it right betwwen each flash :
Mateo, stick out your tongue
Mateo, normal face!
We were cramped in !
Mateo told me : maman, j'ai pas de place !!
The doctor told me to stay really quiet the first 6 weeks.
A second c-section is harder.
My body is not recuperating as fast as the first time.
I still can't lift Luca in the car.
Yesterday, I went for a mini walk and it hurt after.
I just have to be a bit more patient...
This was the inspiration.
I bought all the right stuff and did not change the recipe or the instructions.
And this was the result :
Not as colourful, not as vibrant...
Had a few techical problems with the dough sticking to the pan...
Vicky helped a lot - or should I say she assembled the whole thing 'cause if it would have been me, it would have been disaster!
Alex and her friends loved it - that's what's important - and it tasted pretty good too !
You know me : I always need a project.
The problem is : I don't have the budget!
But this should not be too expensive.
Want to give my bedroom a new feel...
It will a different colour than this one, a different shape...but this will get me going...
My lovely husband (and super Gaby!) went to get the trailer last weekend!
This is what it looks like now :
I know it needs a lot of work but this is the plan :
I'll be open to suggestions friends.
I'll be starting next spring.
I'm so excited !!
Thanks M for making it come true.
and a special thank to Dodo for giving me the idea ! Lots of art dates ahead in our gypsy caravan!
it feels so good!
I have a little bit of time alone to breath.
breathing meaning : taking a shower, checking my e-mails, tidying up the house...and just enjoying a very quiet house.
silence never felt so good.
I have been spending so much time in the house in the last month.
Much more than when Mateo was born.
Now, I have two boys and they don't sleep at the same hours so that the confines me in the house a lot.
For now, I am okay with it since I am still a bit weak and tired.
For now, I am okay with it since it gives me time to journal and to blog which I know I won't have the time to do as much when M goes back to work.
For now, I am okay with it since it keeps me away from shopping centers and keeps my budget under control. (Shopping on-line is tempting me but so far I am resisting !)
For now, I am okay with it since it is so different from my regular schedule.
For now, I am loving it because I am spending so much time with Lucachino (Mateo is always off with this dad).
My neighbour convinced me to get a bio vegetable basket every week for one year.
I was not sure if I would like it.
But I do!
We have been eating much more vegetables.
We have had variety in our suppers. If not we tend to eat pasta or rice.
And I can truly taste the difference.
I have never tasted tomatoes so sweet.
M has been with me for the last month.
I could not have done it without M.
He was with me every step of the way.
With me before the C-section, during the C-section and after the C-section.
And Mat was there too.
In my thoughts all the time.
I had this picture in my hands when they rolled me the operating room.
The nurse took it away from me because they had to get me ready - which me panic a bit.
They gave it back to Mike when he came in the OR.
And he showed it to me all through the operation.
It made me very strong.
This is what children do to you.
They make you strong.
I decided to continue the tradition I had started with Mateo and take an "official" picture every month to celebrate his date of birth.
I took quite a few shots and I could not get a good one. He does not like the camera (for now...).
So I tried with his brother :
Still no luck !!
Had to wait that he fell asleep.
Happy birthday my little angel.
One month already ! Where did the time go?
I have not spent much alone time with Mateo since the birth of Luca.
I miss him.
I can't lift him either.
Cannot do weird moves.
But this morning, I decided to give him a bath (instead of the routine shower with daddy) and he did what he likes best when he is in the bathtub : paint !!
I don't know if it is the hormones but I crave sugar so much. I cannot go one single day without having a dessert. I try to reason myself, try to look at pictures of Penelope Cruz to get the motivation going.
But nothing works!
Cookies, cake and ice cream go in my mouth every day - many times a day.
Hum! How am I going to lose this belly?