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Baby Girl Is Here

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She’s here! Our baby girl was born a few days ago, May 15th. I had a scheduled c-section. Can’t say i enjoyed it, but i did not want to try VBAC. My recovery this time was much better than the first c-section. No complications, but it’s still a surgery.

The new family member sleeps a lot, unlike her brother when he was that young. I hope she’s going to be a calm, kind child like her brother.  Her older brother is excited, until she starts grabbing all of his toys. I don’t think he’ll be enjoying her company when that time comes. He really enjoyed announcing to everyone that his sister came out of the belly, “the ball” as he called it. He enjoyed treating to all his friends and neighbors for his sister’s birth most of all. We are trying to keep things as close to the pre-baby era. Going out, all 3 of us, and spending time with him. He’s happy she’s here, but he’s still a 3,5 year old!

We have made a few changes around here. Got a new IKEA sofa, so now we have a huge sectional and our 50 year old dining table is back to being round now. We turned an old sofa to a raised bed for the little guy and many more. I’ll share them with you next week! Got to go now, she’s waking up!

 

 

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Life Updates Almost One Month Before The Big Arrival

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Oh my, i just realized that it’s been more than a month since my last post. After moving to my new host, Siteground, i got lost i know. I get tired very easily and since i am having some pretty strong contractions, i had to get more rest and stay calm. I am now in the 36th week of  my pregnancy. No more than 4 left, as you know, but risking a delivery way before time is not a good thing.  I did manage, though,  to finally makeover our Lack tables, which i plan on sharing with you on Thursday.

Naturally, i can no longer move around easily or see my feet. And i feel like a huge ball trying to roll around. Our baby girl is kicking and turning in the belly, her heart beats are normal and we pray that she comes when the time is right and of course, like all parents wish, healthy. All the paper work and my hospital bag are ready.

We already have basic stuff from her older brother. Car seat, stroller, crib and tiny baby clothes. I only bought a couple of girly clothes and an amazing Batman all on one set from H&M. No pink, fluffy clothes or huge hair bows.

 

Our little guy calls my belly “the ball” and is always asking when the baby is coming. He and his dad are very helpful. Hopefully, he will continue to be that nice and after the baby comes. We do know that he will be jealous and experience other emotions at some point, because this is a huge change for him. We’ll see how this will go!

Well, that’s all. Hope to see you all on Thursday!

 

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2016 Last Post And Our Best Wishes

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 That’s all! Another short year passed by! This one was a weird, emotional week. I hope the last week of the year is going to be better. As you have already read this is my last post for 2016. I am returning January 4 and i am excited to be participating in the $100 Room Challenge! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

Our White And Silver Christmas Tree

 Πάει κι αυτό, σχεδόν δηλαδή! Τέλειωσε η χρονιά. Αυτή ήταν μία περίεργη, φορτισμένη εβδομάδα. Ελπίζω η τελευταία εβδομάδα του χρόνου να είναι καλύτερη. όπως ήδη διαβάσατε αυτή είναι η τελευταία ανάρτηση της χρονιάς. Θα επιστρέψω στις 4 Ιανουαρίου και είμαι ενθουσιασμένη! Θα συμμετέχω για πρώτη φορά στην Μεταμόρφωση Δωματίου των $100. Σας εύχομαι ολόψυχα Καλά Χριστούγεννα και μία υπέροχη Νέα Χρονιά!

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Our Grand Home Tour

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2016 Home Tour

 I love a great home tour, don’t you?  There are so many beautiful, stunning homes. The problem is that most of the times, these homes look like a visit to a furniture store. No life in them So, today i’ll give a tour of our everyday home. Sometimes it’s a bit worse than it looks in the photos!

 Λατρεύω τις παρουσιάσεις σπιτιών. Τρελαίνομαι να χαζεύω πανέμορφα σπίτια, αλλά τις περισσότερες  φορές μοιάζουν με άψυχες εκθέσεις επίπλων. Γι’αυτό κ εγώ θα μοιραστώ μαζί σας την καθημερινότητά μας. Κάπως έτσι, ίσως και χειρότερα είναι το σπίτι μας συνήθως.

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Our New 50 Year Old Dining Table & Life Updates

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A beautiful 50 year old oval dining table

 Oh, wow! It’s been more than a month since my last post. I must admit this was a very relaxing period!  And after a another visit to my endocrinologist i am now an a new pill, which after almost a month, seems to be working. This doctor believes that one of the excipients of my first medication was the problem. Probably an allergic reaction to one of them. I am a sensitive person with angry cells, like my allergist says it! But the big question is : which excipient was it? and how am i going to find out?

 My new medication has the same levothyroxine dose like the first one, but the excipients are only water and glycerine. The only serious problem is that my TSH almost doubled in the last 4 months, from 1.15 to 2.23 . Doctor said that since we want to have another baby, my TSH must be below 2.5 . We’ll see what happens!

 And now to our new dining table. My grandma had this for almost 50 years and now that she moved to a new house she no longer needs this. Ever since i was a child i liked this table so much! I called dibs and now it’s in our home! It’s a round, 112cm diameter, table but we added the 40cm wide extension to make it oval and a bit larger. Look at these legs!

A beautiful 50 year old oval dining table

And the wavy detail. It’s in a pretty good shape. The gorgeous legs need a touch up. And there are some paint drops on the side, visible only from a close distance. I am only worried about the veneer. It’s got a couple of scratches and some minor cracks in some spots. It’s not peeling, yet. I am only staining the legs and sanding the paint drops. I think i’ll leave the veneer as it is for now.  And we’ll see how this goes. What do you think?

A 50 year old dining table found its place in our home

A few cracks and scratches are a problem, a minor one at the moment

 Our home looks bigger and our old table top rests behind our bed. We have a pretty big headboard now! And i must find a centerpiece suitable for our dining table.

 

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