Wow, I truely remember how I wrote the last blog post like it was yesterday… Okay, so what happened during the second month.
A week after his first month minibirthday Derek started holding his neck for a bit longer, but he is yet still quite shaky. Gaining weight is not a problem considering how often he demands breast milk. 💪 About 2-4 times a day Derek expresses his worry about infant gas pain. I just wonder how many others only shrug their shoulders and say that they know nothing about this problem – we, on the other hand, have seen it with Tristan and now with Derek as well. Anyway, at least Tristan can handle baby’s cry with ease – it doesn’t seem to bother him while playing on his own.
Lets start from the beginning: how did we come home and introduce Tristan with Derek. We got a note that it would be wise if Tristan would see his new baby brother not in a contact with neither of us. As Tristan fell asleep in the car when Sandor came to pick me and Derek up from the hospital we managed to drive home and welcome each other here. We put Derek in his baby crib and then Tristan came in. First he just gazed at Derek not understanding who or what is that. Then he wanted to go in Derek’s bed and he played Derek carousel lullaby. Everything went smoothly. But when we went downstairs and Tristan saw Derek in my arms, he just needed to climb to switch the place with Derek. I gave the baby to Sandor ofcourse and just that second when Tristan realised that the baby is in daddy’s arms, he needed to get there. And so we switched our children for about 10 times, I guess. Afterwards there have been some emotional breakdowns by Tristan’s side but some say that it might also be a stage at his age (learning the boundaries between what is allowed and what is not etc) and not related to his newborn brother. Don’t know, but what I do know is that we don’t want there to be any rivalry between the boys and that they would be good friends one day. 🥰🤞
The due date of our second child was set on 25th May. As Tristan was born excactly on 40+0 weeks of pregnancy then I expected the second to arrive a bit earlier up until the settled date, did not crossed my mind that the baby could be overdue. But the baby had his masterplan to keep me waiting a bit longer and I got my gift on 30th May, a day after my birthday.
I would like to share our pregnancy photos that Relle took of us exactly a month ago. Relle attended photography lessons last year and as she is obviously really talented in it, she started taking photos of her family, friends and acquaintances. I believe she is ready to start a professional photographer career. Take a look and make your own judgement!
PS. Have to add that Tristan was really not in a mood to co-operate. This made Relle’s job extra difficult – but she managed well!
Although it was not the high season for visiting Vienna in February, we decided on behalf of it for several reasons: ⁃ Our vacation duration was limited, only four days. In this case the only chance would be non-stop flight from Tallinn and there are not that many destinations with that criteria ⁃ As we were flying with our 1,5 year old son, we preferred to have rather short flight than long one. From Tallinn to Vienna it took only 2 hours – the same as from Tallinn to our parent’s place by car. Obviously we were not going for a beach vacation, the temperature was pretty much the same as in Tallinn, around 2-5 degrees Celsius. The main purpose was to see much appreciated Old Town, it’s architecture, a few sightseeings and visit a museum.
It took me nearly five years to finally pull myself together and buy the ingredients for yogi tea according to original recipe by Yogi Bhajan! I just could not find whole cardemon seeds easily to buy from groceries (they sell it grounded) – finally found it at Biomarket. Now I can say that this tea is worth the time spent for preparing it!
This year me and Sandor went to celebrate our relationship anniversary in a restaurant Ö. When I booked the table, I had a hint that it would be a bit fancier place than an average – my instinct was correct. For example, there’s no á la carte menu to choose your own three course dinner, instead they offer table d’hôte menu as they let you choose between two fixed meals: a seven course or eleven course dinner. As we were celebrating, we decided on behalf of eleven courses.
After Tristan became one year old, it felt like there’s no update to add every month. Not saying that there’s nothing new every month – I rather mean that the first year (specially for a first-time mother) is more significant and the following years tend to pass by rather quickly. This time I’d write briefly about the changes that this passed year has brought.
Amsterdam is called the Venice of the North. It really has soooo many beautiful canals throughout the whole city. At some point in the history people started using canal space to build their homes there. Nowadays there are around 2,500 houseboats in Amsterdam and each one have their own address.