We've got the chance to have a few good nights sleep. But then during the day, she is sometimes inconsolable... which is just heartbreaking and a bit stressful. We finally found out thanks to the help of Jeroen, the mid(wife)man that my breast is too big and my nipples too small for her to eat properly. We're now using a 'nipple shield' which really works well for her; we've seen a big difference while she eats and her weight has improved too.

This next weekend, her aunty Justine and her boyfriend are coming to visit and I'm very excited, I think she feels it because she started smiling more...

13*52/2015
É.: she's still too tiny for one-month-old clothes 

Shot 25/03/2015 on a Canon 70D - 1/160 - ƒ/5.6 - ISO 4000

 This photo project is linked to the beautiful 52-project of Jodi on Practising Simplicity.


She's here, she's finally here. We are so in love.
I sometimes cry when I look at her because I feel like the luckiest person alive.

12*52/2015
bébé is here: it's a girl!
born March 12th, 2015.
2980g, 48cm of pure sweetness.

Shot 18/03/2015 on a Canon 70D - 1/125 - ƒ/5.6 - ISO 2000

 This photo project is linked to the beautiful 52-project of Jodi on Practising Simplicity.




Bébé is always pointing his/her little bottom at the top of the bump (just like in the picture) and it always amazes me how big it makes the bump look and how funny it looks then.
Everybody says bébé is still high and I'm wondering if s/he is going to wait until his/her due date to come out...

I've been questioning myself about labor... Am I going to cope well? Will I recognise the signs? Will I know when my waters break? Are the contractions really so painful? Am I going to stay calm and polite? I really hope so. I'm putting my trust in the maternity staff because I know they've been doing it for a long time and they know what's going on. I haven't taken any classes but Peter has been very supportive and I think his presence will help a whole lot.

This week, I've tried to finish a few project and chores at home and I've been resting a lot: our bed has been my best friend so far. I think we're quite ready to welcome our little bébé. Doctor's visit is Tuesday, we might see his/her face one more time.

10*52/2015
bébé belly, 38 weeks: on maternity leave and we both love it

Shot 02/03/2015 on a iPhone 4 - 1/30 - ƒ/2.8 - ISO 80

 This photo project is linked to the beautiful 52-project of Jodi on Practising Simplicity.


This week is my last week at work. I've decided to take two weeks instead of one before the due date. I think it's the best decision I've taken for the third trimester. My body can't keep up anymore and I feel very tired and achy.

Bébé has really grown, I can feel it: s/he also moves less but when s/he does, I savour every seconds. S/he responds to my caresses and voice and knows when his/her daddy is around: s/he loves his/her daddy so much already, I can tell.

Bébé has asked to rest more often this week and even though work has been busy, as soon as I was home, I'd spend some time resting in bed or in the sofa talking to him/her. I think it's been my favorite part of the day this week.

9*52/2015
bébé belly, 37 weeks: bébé is bigger and moves less

Shot 24/02/2015 on a iPhone 4 - 1/15 - ƒ/2.8 - ISO 160

 This photo project is linked to the beautiful 52-project of Jodi on Practising Simplicity.