July 2017 Recap

Hi dearest readers!

Our baby boy is 8 weeks now!! He’s growing soooo much! <3

July has been a month of changing our lifestyle. With a baby on board now, changes were bound to be made. While we’ve gotten used to parenting in June, I was still looking for ways to be “me”. I love many things: books, films, series, games, traveling, meeting friends… But this new addition to our family takes up a lot of our time, so I needed to make some time for myself as well.

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At first I have been reading a lot, because it was something I could do outside on a beautiful day and inside when it was raining… And because I could easily squeeze in at least one chapter before going to sleep. What started as a reading challenge of 1 book per month quickly changed into a reading frenzy. I became addicted again :p I’ve read 5 books so far (4 of which in July). And haven’t stopped yet!

After a while my body issues surfaced again, and I started running. I stopped for a week because I wasn’t feeling too good and waited for my check-up to see if everything was ok. Having gotten the green light, I’ve started again, only now I sometimes train on the elliptical when I’m home alone or when it’s raining… Because someone has to keep an eye on the baby 😉 As of this week I’m also going to throw in some BBG, so I’ll let you know how that’s going soon!

I was dying to get out more (it is Summer after all, isn’t it?) and had made a deal with my best friend to try some of the many Sushi places in Antwerp. You’ve already seen a post on that last week. A second Sushi date is coming soon, and I hope at least one more after that before I have to get back to work 🙁

Yes… Work. Unfortunately I’m already more than halfway through my maternity leave and it hurts even now to think of the day I’ll have to leave my baby behind to go back to normal everyday life. But as they say: all good things come to an end. I’ve still got some weeks to go, so I’m trying my very best not to think about that dreadful day yet. I hope I’ll get to do more fun stuff with Jamie in August, and that I can go back to work as a happy and confident mommy.

Fingers crossed!

XOXO

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