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.
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!
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.
Tomorrow is the day! 🙂 I am glad you liked it!
Aw, congratulations! How exciting 🙂 I know, I must be a little late to congratulation. Omg, that rhymed. Also, I love your companions, so sweet!
It’s never too late for congratulations Katie! And I love that you use the word companions for our little Fluffy Overlords of Darkness.
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)!