As from yesterday I’m 31 weeks pregnant. I don’t want to gloat or anything, but so far I’m having the best pregnancy ever. I’m feeling very healthy and happy. And also very calm. I thought I would be, but I’m not nervous about giving birth at all. I feel so secure in that my body will know what to do. I still have a couple of months to go, but as for now, this is how I feel.
What is starting to annoy me though is all the comments about how big I am. Yes, I have a prominent baby bump, but I do not feel big or fat in any way. And I’m very proud of my bump so all comments like “Wow! You’re really big!”, “It looks like you’re about to burst” and “Are you sure you’re not having twins?” are frankly quite hurtful. If you can’t say something nice, then just keep quiet.
Yesterday we went to IKEA to shop for some baby stuff. This is the crib we bought.
Outside IKEA they sold frozen yoghurt. Why we don’t have this more in Sweden I do not understand. Love it!
We finished off the day with a date night at the cinema. We saw Dracula – Untold.
I’m having Sunday brunch with my husband at my new favorite restaurant in town. I feel like we definitely should do this a lot more often. So nice to sleep in late and not have to make any breakfast or do any dishes.
Today is our one year wedding anniversary. Time really flies when you’re having fun!
Love you, baby! Yesterday, today and always!
Monday started out with a trip to Malmö with my unit at work. A very nice and productive two days with lots of good food, a lot of brainstorming and lots of laughs.
The mirror in the hotel bathroom was too far away so I sat in the sink while doing my makeup. :D
On Wednesday, Linda and I started the day with some VIP shopping at H&M. I found a cute dress and some clothes for the baby.
Yesterday, me and some colleagues of mine tried out a new restaurant in town. Best restaurant in town! The food was fantastic and the decor was to die for – 50s, 60s inspired with a movie theatre theme. I want to live there!
I just woke up and am now having breakfast infront of the teve. I had the best start of my weekend yesterday. First I had lunch with Linda at Sushi Yama and then in the evening I went to Stockholm to celebrate Nicole’s birthday. We went to a restaurant called Pappa Ray Ray, Morfar Ginko. The food was delicious! Sadly I forgot to charge my mobile, so I only had time to take a photo of the menu before it died.
Today is election day here in Sweden. I’ve fullfilled my duty and am now rewarding myself with a pastry. I’m going to make this a tradition for myself.
I’m so sorry I’ve been M.I.A. from the blog for a while now. I just can’t seem to keep all the things in my life running at the same time. Makes me a bit nervous when I’m thinking about that I’m going to be a parent in about three months. How does everybody have the energy for everything they do? I’m hoping for some kind of boost of energy to come along with parenthood. Fingers crossed!
I promise to better myself when it comes to the blog. In the meanwhile I’m posting some photos from this past weekend. Modou and I took a trip to a nearby town and had a nice dinner and a walk by the sea. Then we went to watch some soccer.
You can follow me on Instagram also (@martinamanneh). I’m usually better at updating my instagram than my blog.
Look at this supercool skull bracelet I got from Klinton Collection! Isn’t it a beauty? This has been one of my most used accessories this month. It just seems to go with everything In my closet. I asked Linda from Klinton Collection if she might be willing to give my readers a discount and she was thrilled to. So when you order from the store, just add the code Manneh and she will give you a 20% discount. How great is that? The code is valid from now on and all of September.
Modou and I went to our friend Karna today. We had a lovely day picking mushrooms and fishing. Modou caught one fish and we got enough mushrooms (porcinis actually) to make a lovely pasta dish for dinner.
This little baby is growing so fast! The kicking is getting so strong, even Modou have been lucky too feel them a couple of times now. And I can tell that he or she is responding to sound now. So I’m thinking this is the time to introduce good music in our baby’s life. And dancing! Been searching for a good dance program for pregnant women on YouTube, so I think that is going to be my workout from now on.
I had an appointment at the midwife today. All was good! Baby bump is growing as it should and the baby’s heartbeat is healthy and strong.