Saturday, September 14, 2013

Proud mother of two!

Little Leon truly has such a different every day in his first weeks of life compared to Alexis first time of life. With Alexis I cooconed, only him and me at home for almost three month and with him I only left home when I felt something tempting existed outside that was more important then snuggling with the little new baby of mine. This resulted in the fact that almost NOTHING was cosier then being together with Alexis and just taking it easy at home and getting to know each other.
With little Leon it's remarkably different. I would love to just snuggle with him also at home, but his older brother has totally other needs so Leon is brought along in everything we do from the very first day in our family. In the car, different excursions, forest walks, down to the ocean and playing in different places.
Life is so different with two children compared with just one. But much better! More interesting, more challenging, more love and more fun even though I do find it very intensive and exhausting at times also, but that is just normal i guess and part of the develop as a human and as a parent. In a way it makes you realise even more what in life to prioritise and what to focus on when time and sleep is something always lacking, which I find very interesting. According to me, it's within all life changing times in ones existent when big things happens to the mind and soul and if you are aware of that truth and embrace it, wonderful experiences and adventures will come out of it!

28 comments:

  1. As Mum of a little boy at Alexis age I really love to read about your feelings as a mother of 2. It shows me that beeing a mother of a boy is a wonderful experience but as a Mum of two life becomes a deeper meaning,

    Best,
    e.

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    1. For sure. It's a trial period the first year I would say and as a mother you really wear yourself out trying to full fill everyones needs. But I'm sure the payback is massive and it will all be worth it!

      Lot's of happiness to you and your family!

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  2. Great post! Once more, dear Stina, you described everything so perfect.
    Wishing you lots of fun and happy moments with your family!

    Kisses & Hugs,

    Mel from Greece

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    1. If he would have needed one, I would have put one!

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  4. Oh dearest Stina. The 3rd picture is one for a fashion/love/family revue. Such beautiful with little dog also.
    And yes all what you said is so honnest and right we can only admire you more.
    Bises
    Uta

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  5. Acetada como siempre su reflexión ,yo soy madre de un niño y una niña y entiendo perfectamente a que se refuere.mucha suerte stina.Isabel desde España.

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    1. Gracias querida Isabel! Usted es muy afortunado de tener un niño de cualquier sexo! abrazo/stina

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    1. Yes B! Life has ups and downs and this period is fur sure filled with many beautiful moments!

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  7. Such a lovely family!

    Just put mt gryningsbörd in the oven. Love that recipe of yours! I am planning to do ypu stuffed pumpkin as soon as I can. I also saw in the comments in the old posts about the gryningsbröd, that it suits well with chrismas ham. Perfect to bring since I think I will spend Christmas with my boyfriends family. Always love to back in your posts when I am longing for christmas. Always so many beutiful pictures and magical feeling in your posts. Longing a little right now....

    Take care lots of love to the family!

    ps looking fab as always!

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    1. Happy that you like the recipe! I love it too, but it been such a long time since I had time to bake!

      Enjoy it!

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  8. I agree with Bourbon..... Such a beautiful life Stina and all for you

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  9. Love the third picture too!So natural and just beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  10. Hej! Och grattis till lillebror! Så fin! Jag tycker nog att få barn nummer två var en större omställning än att få barn nummer ett.. Med första barnet hade man all tid i världen. Man kunde, som du skriver, välja att mysa och gosa hemma. Men med en storasyster/storebror blir det viktigare att vardagen rullar på som den alltid har gjort. Inte minst om barnen har kommit tätt och det finns avundsjuka med i bilden. För min del var det jobbigt att acceptera; att lillan inte fick lika stort utrymme och lika mycket närhet som storebror.. Men nu när hon är ett år tar hon betydligt mer plats och det börjar liksom "jämna ut sig". /Johanna

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    1. Johanna, correct! The second child is a much bigger change and challenge I feel. As you describe, there is not much time to just be in the new atmosphere with the new baby, the first child needs all the attention and in this sensitive period of life, it's even more important that the every day life for the toddler is working as normal as possible1

      Thank you fro the comment!

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  11. hej stina
    jag har försökt bli gravid i över 1.5 år nu och det går inte så bra! det tar verkligen på en psykiskt och vet inte längre vad jag ska göra!
    Jag vet att du hade problem med det innan, som du skrev om på bloggen,
    Har du några tips eller råd till mig, skulle uppskattas stort!!!!

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    1. Hi,

      I'm genuinely so sad to read something like this since I've gone through exactly the same with my ex husband. It's not much one can say except to try to focus on the life you have now, instead of wishing for the life you would like in the future. Try to enjoy every day, spoil yourself, travel with your husband and be tipsy together and laugh. Nothing good comes from drowning yourself into sadness and jealousy of all the others who gets pregnant so easily. I know it's sometimes impossible, but it's the only advice I can give that is realistic. Looking back on that period now, when I have a new man and these two boys of ours, I can only feel that during that time in my life when I tried everything (hormones, In Vitro, IVF, provrörsbefruktning etc etc) it was just not meant to be there and then. And maybe that is the case for you. That you have the right man, but your time is not there yet. I would also advice yourself to start thinking about adoption. That is such a great gift to a child out there, giving them a second chance in life. I was in a adoption que and was starting to adjust to that feeling and as my mother said, motherhood and the bond you have for a child does not go through blood, it goes through your heart. Maybe that would give you some hope back? A child you will get for sure if you want, but maybe not biologically yours, but yours in a stronger way that no one can understand since you've both come to rescue each other in the most beautiful way ever? Don't you think?

      Warm hugs,
      stina

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  12. Ja visst är det både utmanande och underbart att ha flera barn :) . Vackra bilder söta du. kram kram Linda

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  13. Only M missing, and it would've been the perfect family picture! I really like your vest, have you bought it recently? :)
    xx

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