The waiting game

The nursery is done, all the clothes are washed, car seat is installed, and all there is left to do is wait.. I’m so ready for this baby to make his debut in the world! But so far he seems to be very comfortable in there, while mommy is super UNcomfortable..! These past two weeks I have really struggled. I can’t sleep, I can barely put on socks, the only shoes that fit me are my rain boots, and I’ve had to take my rings off because of swollenness, There’s no comfortable way to sit, my clothes don’t fit (not even the maternity ones), and I get short of breath just by turning over in bed. This waiting thing is unbearable..!

waiting2This sweater from H&M is the only thing I can wear these days..! 

I try to pass the hours doing little things at home, but even that can be a challenge, cause this huge belly is in the way of everything! If I try to do the dishes, my belly gets wet. When I clean I can’t reach the things that are high up, and it’s difficult to get to the things that are down low. So mostly I’m just laid out on the couch with my cat watching tv-shows, but sadly I just watched the final episode of White Collar. Now what??

waitingMy view most of the day..

Anyways, if any of you have tips for some good tv-shows or other things to pass the time while I wait, it would be greatly appreciated! (PS: I don’t knit):)

Maternity photoshoot

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I finally got around to doing a little maternity shoot. I’m 9 months pregnant now, and huge, so it wasn’t easy, but I love how the pictures turned out! None of us have ever done this before, but after scrolling around the internet for some inspiration we had an idea of what we wanted them to look like. I wish we could have gotten around to it maybe a month or two earlier, but hey, better late than never!

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I’m officially on maternity leave now, and pretty much just waiting for something to happen. Our due date is only 11 days away, but I’m hoping he will either be born within the next 5 days, or wait till January..! I mean, who wants to have their birthday around christmas? Considering how uncomfortable I am these days, I’m leaning more towards the first option..! But, unfortunately none of us have much to say in the matter, it will happen when it’s supposed to happen <3

Home

So I am back home, and back to worrying and trying to make everything ready for the arrival of our little baby boy..! It was so relaxing and nice to get away from it all for a little while. To have some time to just be husband and wife, and enjoy ourselves. Getting everything at a bit of a distance. Cause let me tell you, it’s been very stressful! And coming back home has been good, but it’s also knocked the wind out of me a little. The past week I’ve stayed at home, feeling queazy and even throwing up a few times. I don’t know if it’s the jet lag, being tired, feeling stressed, the pregnancy, or maybe a mix of all these things, but my body is definitely telling me to take it easy. So I have been doing little things around the apartment, like packing the hospital bags, rearranging some of the things on the shelves in the kitchen, to make room for bottles and such, and washing all the baby clothes and blankets and so on. Today I even managed to get out for an hour or so to have my nails done..! My husband has been doing the last coats of paint on the crib, so hopefully it’ll be finished by this weekend. I’m so excited to set it up! Can’t wait to see how it fits in the nursery <3

I’ll show you some pictures soon. Right now it’s kind of a mess because of me sorting through and washing everything. And we still have to hang curtains and a couple of shelves in there. And off course I’ll show you some of the great baby things we bought while in Miami :)

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Babymoon

Hi guys!

We are currently on a «babymoon» in Miami. A babymoon is basically just a pre-baby vacation, where you spend some last quality time together as  a couple before the baby arrives. We have both been working our butts of these past few months to earn as much as we can before I go on maternity leave, so we can get all the stuff we want and need for the baby. A little romantic getaway was therefore very much needed! We’ve barely had time for each other, so these three weeks in paradise are doing us both a lot of good.

DF8A5010 The not too shabby view from our apartment. We are right on the beach and the main shopping street. Couldn’t have asked for a better location!

Typically we start the day with a couple of hours in the sun either at the beach or at the pool, before we head back to the apartment, have a shower and rest up a bit, and then go out for dinner and a little shopping. Some nights we’ll go to the movies as well. Can’t complain!

IMG_1088 IMG_1090 IMG_1101DCIM100GOPRO Lol, hubby dug a hole in the sand for my belly so I could finally lay on my stomach for a bit! <3

We’re going home on tuesday. Not looking forward to getting back to cold and dark Norway, but I am looking forward to finishing the nursery, and cuddling my cat again <3

Floral

Earlier this summer we had tropical heat here in Norway, and I practically lived in this dress for about two weeks. It was just too hot to wear anything else..!

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Now I’m at home on the couch in a big knitted sweater and just wishing we could get some of that heat back! But fall is definitely around the corner, and the nights are getting darker and colder.. Luckily I have our trip to Miami in October to look forward to! Summer has always been my favorite season, I just wish it could last a little longer in our country.. :(

Nursery dreams

Hubby and I have started the process of getting the nursery together. We’ve been using it as an office/guest room/shoe room so far, but now we’ve moved everything out to get ready to paint. The walls are going to be white, but I want the wall where the crib is going to be in a different color, and I can’t seem to decide between grey, mint or beige.. I have so many beautiful inspiration pictures on my Pinterest, but I don’t know which I like better! Any thoughts?

I can’t wait till it’s finished! :D

Smile and chill

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Hey jewels! I’ve had a bit of a sucky monday. It was one of those days that starts out wrong and then the rest of the day just kinda continues like that. We did manage to do a little something that cheered me up a bit though, we bought a car seat for the baby today! And the other day we bought a stroller, which I’ll show you soon :)

Hope all of you had a better start to the week than me!

It’s a…

…BOY! :D

We are so excited to have a little baby boy on the way! People have asked me if I wanted a boy or a girl, and we both want one of each. Ultimately, the only thing we really wish for is a healthy, happy baby, and so far it looks like our wish will come true <3 At our last ultrasound, the due date got pushed to December 30th, so having a January-baby is looking more promising :)

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All photos by Endre Jansen

The news

Hey guys!

It’s time to break the news to you about why I’ve been absent from the blog these past weeks; I’m pregnant!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook already know, but I’m finally feeling well enough to start blogging again, so now everyone knows! The baby is due in the end of December, but fingers crossed it’ll chill out in there till January. This is to be secured a spot in kindergarden, because here in Norway the babies that are born between September 1st and January 1st are highly unlikely to get in.. I’m in my 19th week, so next week I’ll be half way, and as far along as I got the last time. We’re having another ultrasound on monday, and hopefully the baby still looks perfect and healthy.

We are super excited, and want to thank everyone who has congratulated us so far, we really appreciate all you blessings and best wishes <3 Fingers crossed, all goes well his time!

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Take great Instagram photos!

Whenever I follow people on Instagram that I don’t know, it’s because they take interesting and pretty photos. It’s no surprise that I follow a lot of fashion bloggers, and a lot of them actually take really great photos. I loved this little tutorial made by one of my favorite blogs, Song Of Style, and thought I would share it with you guys:

If you want to follow me on Instagram, it’s julestrulyofficial :)