A Sunny Saturday

This is going to be a wonderful weekend weather-wise here in the Netherlands and I have to say I was quite disappointed that we had scheduled those Confident Birth courses. Well, luckily for us, a client of our instructor -who is a doula- went into labor, so we received a message early in the morning that the lesson is cancelled! This gave us the chance to enjoy our garden and plant the little mung bean sprouts that we have been growing. So basically, this is just a sun appreciation post.

 

Can you see that little spiky blob at the bottom right corner? This is Mr. Fthoggos enjoying the sun.

Can you see that little spiky blob at the bottom right corner? This is Mr. Fthoggos enjoying the sun.

Gotta love this little guy :) And it seems that the white spot on his eye was not cataract, but some sort of infection that went away. Note to self: change vet.

Gotta love this little guy 🙂 And it seems that the white spot on his eye was not cataract, but some sort of infection that went away. Note to self: change vet.

N. enjoyed the garden as well today, even though he is not as crazy with summer as I am.

N. enjoyed the garden as well today, even though he is not as crazy with summer as I am.

I spent the whole morning on this palette stack, reading Dutch pregnancy magazines that our new midwives gave us for free ( I can understand about 70%, so not too bad).

I spent the whole morning on this palette stack, reading Dutch pregnancy magazines that our new midwives gave us for free ( I can understand about 70%, so not too bad).

N. hates this new wall that the municipality built to replace the old, brick one. It is true that it is cold but we were taught to appreciate concrete in architecture school, so I am fine with it :D Plus, now our mung beans will grow and hide it in no time, right? right!

N. hates this new wall that the municipality built to replace the old, brick one. It is true that it is cold but we were taught to appreciate concrete in architecture school, so I am fine with it 😀 Plus, now our mung beans will grow and hide it in no time, right? right!

These are the mung beans 2 days after I planted them.

These are the mung beans 2 days after I planted them.

And these are the mung beans today, that we planted them outdoors. Wish them luck.

And these are the mung beans today, that we planted them outdoors. Wish them luck.

Noah enjoyed some outdoors time too (with a lot of supervision) but we didn't take pics of him. Still, you can enjoy his exhausted fluffiness in his cage.

Noah enjoyed some outdoors time too (with a lot of supervision) but we didn’t take pics of him. Still, you can enjoy his exhausted fluffiness in his cage.

As for me, I made sure to provide The Belly with adequate amounts of vitamin D (and I think I got a slight sunburn on my face as well. Totally worth it).

As for me, I made sure to provide The Belly with adequate amounts of vitamin D (and I think I got a slight sunburn on my face as well. Totally worth it).

Let’s hope the weather will be equally amazing tomorrow, as we are planning to go to Rotterdam for a coffee, as we did the two Sundays before. We are going to meet my best friend from highschool, with whom I have lost contact for about 6 years (thanks to moving to NL, a lost mobile phone and plain bad luck). We saw him already on Thursday and I was thrilled to see that he remains the great guy that I remembered him to be.

At some point I want to write a post about the great things that are happening to me, community-wise. I have met some wonderful new moms and new moms-to-be the last couple of months and I have gained some insight into motherhood. As a result, I now feel much safer having a child in a foreign country, despite the fact that me friends and family are far away. But as I said, these ladies deserve a post of their own.

Till then, enjoy the weekend!

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6 responses to “A Sunny Saturday

  1. Great! What is there not to like about this post; Sun – check, cute animals – check, palettes – check, vitamin D – check and The Belly – CHECK :). and Can’t wait to see all the things in real life.

  2. Wow, I found your site because I was doing a search for Istanbul during Ramadan. Your yard looks great, and although I just ate your food pictures are making me hungry again. I read the post about whether to get amniocentesis. Totally every persons choice. My mother got it with my baby sister because it was offered free. The Dr. Found she had down syndrome. My mother was going to keep baby no matter what despite Dr. Urging her to abort. Guess what. Baby came out without down syndrome. She was very healthy too. So, in this case it cause a lot of stress on myother planning on how to care for a down syndrome child. Setting to consider. You have such a wonderful diet, and what a great job you are doing.

    • Hi Gabi! Thank you for your comment! I am glad your sister turned out to be a healthy baby! On one hand, I feel grateful that science today allows us to predict and deal with serious health issues before hand, but on the other hand, you are right that there might be unnecessary stress. I think it depends on everyone’s personal circumstances, to be honest. And I am so sorry your mom had to deal with such a bad doctor (judging from the results, of course)!

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