mandag 31. desember 2012

2012

It comes as no surprise that 2012 has been all about my darling baby Edward James. A year ago I wasn’t even pregnant, and now my bouncing boy is 2,5 months old. Everything I did this year has been affected by him. If the ultrasound measurements in week 17 were correct, I became pregnant on January 12th, and even though I didn’t find out until late February I felt the effects immediately coming down hard with fatigue before morning sickness kicked in. After that a had a few nice months where I felt fine, and hubs and I travelled to Italy twice, for our last trips together without the responsibility of parenthood. Summer and early fall was pretty tough on me because of the weight and strain on my body, and by the time Edward was finally born on October 15th (9 days late) I was bordering on bedridden. But once he was born everything changed in a sudden, not to mention it was love at first sight when I first saw him.

2012 has without a doubt been the most difficult but most amazing year of my life so far! Since this day last year I’ve made the most amazing little person, and the last months have been insane just watching him learn and evolve. In such a short time he’s become a little boy that smiles and laughs, he’s even starting to grab things intentionally! This year has really been insane!

I’m actually ready for a new year, for once. I can’t wait to watch Edward grow into a little boy, and I hope to grow myself and become a healthier person and sort out my life.

I want to thank everyone that has been reading and following my life and thoughts this year, and I hope to see you all next year. I wish everyone a safe evening, and I hope you have a nice time no matter what you’re upto!

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torsdag 27. desember 2012

My christmas

I’m still alive! I thought I would have time to blog after our English christmas celebration in Sandefjord on Tuesday, but I was so knackered it made me angry (I have the shortest temper when I get tired!), and it took me a full day to recover from the two christmases. I loved the food, but unfortunately I didn’t get to experience the English christmas as much as I would like because Edward was so hungry all the time and I had to retire to feed him. I did get to take some part in opening presents, and I had fun opening Edwards vast amounts of gifts. Who knew a baby could need so many toys? He’s everyone’s first grandchild and great grandchild, and he was definetly spoiled rotten by their generosity. I got some fabulous prezzies too, including some amazing Nike sneakers from my mom (can’t wait to really try them out at the gym!) and UGGs from hubs which I’ve been wanting for years but never treated myself to.

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These are probably a little more than half the prezzies he got. I didn’t include the clothes he got, and he has still to recieve from both my parents. Could he be more lucky? He can’t really play with most of these yet, but I’m sure he will within a few months. But I do love that we hardly have to buy him any toys before his first birthday! He barely needs clothes until he’s six months either because I’ve been telling people to buy big sizes. Very clever!

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I got to wear my new silk shirt from Equipment which I had been lusting over for months! Too bad it makes me look fat, but we’ll change that as soon as I can go back to working out when we get home to Bergen. I bought the Hollywood fashion tape a few weeks before christmas, and it was definetly a god send! I always get that gap between buttons, but the tape took care of it super descreetly.

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Last but not least the only picture I took of Edward on christmas eve. I already regret not taking more pictures because I’m afraid I’ll forget everything and especially his first christmas (last christmas all I could think about was wanting a baby for this christmas). I always forget to take pictures in everyday situations, which are the ones that are the most special in hindsight. I try to get hubs to do it, but he forgets it as well. Hopefully family members have more pictures, and hopefully I’ll never forget how happy he was this first christmas, and how happy everyone were to see him!

tirsdag 25. desember 2012

Merry christmas!

I just wanted to wish you all a merry christmas before going to bed on christmas eve, which is the day we celebrate in Norway. We're getting up early tomorrow and heading to Sandefjord to celebrate a traditional English christmas.

I'm exhausted after a wonderful celebration tonight, which I will tell you about tomorrow, and even show you some of my prezzies!

Good night everyone, have some wonderful holiday dreams won't you?

mandag 24. desember 2012

Tiny christmas haul

It’s finally christmas eve! It feels like I’ve been waiting for this day for ages, but also that December has flown by. We’re still in our hotel room getting ready to head out to my aunt where we celebarte christmas with my moms family. I’ve actually managed to go shopping today, and picked up a few beauty items it’s difficult to find back home. I thought there would be loads of people out, but I actually got the whole beauty department at Steen & Strøm Magasin to myself, lovely!

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I picked up Armani Eyes to Kill mascara and Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner which are both HG products for me. Since it was christmas eve after all I decided to treat myself to a Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Aruba. I just love getting new make-up!

lørdag 22. desember 2012

Date Night

Today Edward had a babysitter for the first time, and hubs and I got a long needed date night alone. My dear mom was so excited to have her first and only grandchild to herself for a few hours, and she was a great sitter! He was so calm when we came home, and I think he had a good time too.

Hubs and I went to Hard Rock Cafe, which does sound kind of like a tacky place to go for good food, but it’s one of our favorites. Who can say no to music, great food and delicious cocktails? I’m at a place when I’m trying to drink very little alcohol, but when I get the chance for a killer cocktail once in a while I’ll take it! We even shared a dessert, even though we’re on a diet. Worth it!

Time did fly by, and it was just like before Edward was born. I never get sick of having conversations with him, and luckily I never get sick of him! Afterwards we went window shopping at Louis Vuitton, and trust me I’ve found lots of beautiful things I’m asking Santa for next christmas!

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Can you tell I’m a tired new mom? I think it shows in this picture, haha!

fredag 21. desember 2012

Hello from Oslo

After a long day in the car we finally reached Oslo and the beautiful Grand Hotel this afternoon. Edward was a true champ the entire time, and only cried a tiny bit when he was sleepy. I must say I didn't feel very classy breastfeeding him in the car parked at different gas stations across the country.

I'm actually quite excited about the hotel, and I'm really glad we upgraded our room because it has a tub and more important it has room for our gigantic piles of crap. Need I say most of our luggage belongs to Edward? I even had a delish cheeseburger from room service. It's probably obvious from my wrighting how tired I am, and it's time for me to give Edward a late night snack and then hopefully get some rest in time for shopping with my mom tomorrow! Nighty night, people!

onsdag 19. desember 2012

Babys first time

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… time being sick! That’s not a very fun first for the parents. He probably has the same thing as me, so I’m not very worried. We took him to the doctor though, since he’s under 3 months and has a fever. He thinks he’ll get worse before he gets better, but that he’ll be fine. He’s handling it very well, and getting lots of sleep when he’s not getting extra cuddles. I really hope he’s well enough to drive to Oslo on Friday for our christmas celebration!

tirsdag 18. desember 2012

Winter Essentials

Winter is well upon us, and I’ve had lots of time thinking about what I love wearing in the cold, and more so what I actually need. I think it’s important to have two sets of outerwear so that you can be warm and practical for everyday use (like when I’m out walking with the baby every day) and one pretty outfit so you don’t have to feel like the Michelin man when you’re going out in public. These are my winter essentials for both and I’ve decided that my next christmas I should own all of these. So far I only have the parkas, warm hat and mittens and wool-lined leather gloves. I have winter boots, but of course I would love to have UGGs instead! Remember that parkas and down jackets have to be filled with exactly that, down to be warm, no synthetic filler for me!

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Casual:

Peuterey nylon down jacket with fur collar, Eugenia Kim wool & cashmere blend beanie, Acne canada wool scarf, Storm mittens, UGG classic short shearling boot

Chic:

Burberry mid-length wool cashmere trench coat, UGG foxley earmuffs, Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawl, Dents cashmere lined gloves, Burberry leather riding boots

mandag 17. desember 2012

Sick kitty

Today’s hello is coming from deep in the sofa. I’ve been sick all weekend, and it seems it’s decided not to leave it with that. I’m definetly feeling much better than I did on Friday, but my head still hurts pretty bad. Hubs told me that when you have a head ache it’s because your brain i swollen. Could that be true? Sounds so scary, the brain is so precious! It definetly feels that way though, and it hurts when I move my eyes so I’m trying to move my entire head instead which is wierd.

I’ve spent the past couple of hours catching up on reality tv and window shopping at Louis Vuitton. Thoughts: ‘Sin City Rulers’ has some of the ugliest ladies I’ve ever seen (both inside and out) and I need a shiny LV Alma and a ‘Gamble’ bracelet. I’m still waiting for the new episodes of ‘Ice Loves Coco’ and ‘Shahs of Sunset’ though.

I really hope to get better soon so I can enjoy my christmas. We’re leaving for Oslo on Friday to visit my family and celebrate christmas eve there, and I really don’t want to be sick then! But for now it’s time to snuggle up and get some food and then probably continue looking at pretty things online that I can’t afford.

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torsdag 13. desember 2012

Christmas party

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Last night it was the annual christmas party at work, and I had the BEST time! My workplace has six employees at the time (I’m on maternity leave though) and we were all there. The christmas party is for everyone that work in our building, so there were almost 90 people there. We got our own table though, and this was definetly the best time since I’ve started working there. They surprised us with having way more food then usual, and I even got my favorite: christmas sausage! I went berserk and I probably ate 3000 calories! Good thing christmas only comes once a year.

When it came to my make up I decided to stray from my usual catliner and went for a subtle brown smokey eye and nude lip. You can’t really tell from the picture unfortunately, and obviously my lipstick had worn off when I took this picture. I was inspired by the beyond gorgeous Persian Barbie Lilly Ghalichi, who’s always beautiful made up and has the most insane big hair! Wish I could do my hair like her.

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Since my ensemble was all dark (black pencil skirt from ASOS and a blue top with sequin bow from H&M aaaages ago) I went for gold polish and used OPI Goldeneye for the first time. I did three coats and it ended up having a textured foil-effect with a bit of sparkle. Love it! You can see my beautiful fresh water pearl and silver bracelet from Snowbella on Etsy in the picture as well.

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søndag 9. desember 2012

Shopping the stash

The good thing about having so much make-up you have to put parts of it in storage is that you can shop it later on when you’ve forgotten what’s there! I put over half my make-up away in early June, but I’m thinking these might come in handy. This also means I have to put a few things down there, which won’t be a problem because I always use the same products and do the same look (which is flawless, so why change it?).

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fredag 7. desember 2012

Beauty wishlist

I kind of want 2013 to be a new beginning for me, and why shouldn’t that start with my face? Having used crazy small amounds of make-up this year, most of my staples are expired and a few are running out. I think it’s time to mix it up and try new products that I’ve heard rave review about. Here’s what I’m hoping santa will bring:

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tirsdag 4. desember 2012

Cards galore

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My morning has been spent with Edward sleeping in a BabyBjorn wrighting thank you cards for all the beautiful gifts he has gotten since birth. Next: christmas cards!

søndag 2. desember 2012

It’s christmas!

What a wonderful weekend I’ve had, which was well deserved after a long and tiring week! It’s been all about christmas at home, which is my favorite holiday. I can barely keep myself when it comes to decorating, but I manage to hold out until November 30th and then go crazy! Which in my family is super early.

On Friday I tidied and vaccuumed before putting up decorations and on Saturday we bought a noble fir and decorated it. We took pictures for our christmas card today, and it’s the first year we’re sending one out. Wouldn’t it be a little strange to send out a card with pictures without having a child? I kind of think so.

We also celebrated our 26th monthaversary yesterday with some delicious champagne we got for Edwards birth but never ended up drinking until now. And today I made some traditional, norwegian christmas sausage with potatoes and ‘kålrabistappe’.

I even managed a short trip to the gym yesterday! It’s not only my first work-out since birth, but my first work-out since January because of all my pregnancy problems. I managed about 40 minutes of cardio, which is not that much but I’m super proud of myself and it felt sooooooo good! Can’t wait to go again next Saturday.

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Nevermind the vaccuum, Edward just loves the constant humming of it so now I have no excuse not to vaccuum! Speaking of, he’s slowly becoming easier to handle, and I think his colic is slightly improving! I’m so excited to have a baby this christmas, I’ve always thought it seems to nice to have a baby on christmastime.

lørdag 1. desember 2012

Instagrams of November

Is it a surprise that November was all about my precious Edward?

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