I hope you all slid into the New Year well and will have a splendid 2022. I am fairly sure we will have. Come April, we'll move into a new, bigger flat, and in May we will welcome Lily's little brother into our family.
But before we delve into the new year, a little look on what's been going on in the past weeks. Just before Christmas, Lily and I stopped breastfeeding, which was equally sad and wonderful. I will write a more detailed post on our weaning methods in the next days.
On December, 11th, hand in hand with weaning, Lily also finally started walking and is now running through the apartment like a little whirlwind. I am really happy she's up on her feet now, as, first, going outside in the snow is so much easier now, and, second, I can finally put dresses on her, yay!
Just before Christmas, on the 22nd, we found out our little second miracle will be a little boy, which put me straight in a frenzy because I was dead-determined to become a girl mum. Having been raised with two sisters and almost exclusively female cousins, I just sat there, thinking, What the fuck do I do with a boy? I did, however, get over my little panic attack quite quickly and am now looking forward very much to welcoming him into the world.
Just before Christmas, I also started feeling him kicking inside me. Isn't it just the most wonderful feeling in the world to feel your little baby kick inside you and know everything is alright? It certainly is for me - well, apart from Lily's newfound love for cuddles, which renders me and Jakob speechless every time. When she presses her milk-scented head onto our shoulders and just wants to be held, the world with all its problems ceases to exist and there is only her. Ahhhh, I love it!
She also a little fountain of words. I predominantly speak in English with her, Jakob in German, so she's delighting us with the loveliest mix of both. Her favourite words at the moment are "more", "nah", and "allo", which she says while holding any random object to her ear (which always reminds me I need to use my phone less in front of her).
She also always says, "Well done", when we give something to her, instead of Thank You, but maybe she is really impressed that we can execute the job in such a precise manner, who knows.
For Christmas, she was obviously swamped with presents, which she mostly ignores, apart from her Baby Einstein piano and her Duplo set, but we're fairly sure she will grow into liking the very expensive other gifts, too, one day.
We slid into the New Year in style and it gave me the incentive to bake a wonderful, themed cake. I also baked one for Christmas, but I am not sure I'll ever bake it again, as it was so complex to make, it drove Jakob up the walls and us almost into divorce (or so we kiddingly tell our friends, haha, haha, haha).
Going into 2022, I am trying to not make traditional resolutions, but I want to continue with my mostly sugar-free diet, write more, and birth another baby (the last one's not really optional). I hope you had splendid festivities and welcomed the new year with hope and happiness.
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