Dear readers! It’s almost been two months since my last post. I apologize for this inactivity. I know many of you have been wondering about this, and I’ve gotten several worried emails from readers.
For those of you who were worried, rest assured that everything is fine. Actually, much more than fine. I am enjoying motherhood immensely, and I’m probably happier now than I’ve ever been. Johannes is almost seven months now, and he is still a perfectly healthy and really happy boy.
Of course, motherhood does take up a lot of time. As I’m sure you understand, this is the reason why I haven’t written anything here for such a long time.
I’ll explain what my life is like these days in more detail in an upcoming post.
I was genuinely nervous about checking the site’s visitor-counter. However, it turns out that there are still as many daily readers as ever (interestingly, the post about dating in Sweden attracts new readers to the site daily!), which made me so glad and made me feel really excited about starting running Swedish Love Affair properly again.
Which I will. There might not be several posts a day, but I will really try to share something each and every day. Also, check out my Instagram account @SwedishLoveAffair. Even if you’re not an Instagram user, you can still see all my photos by following this link.
Lastly, I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for your patience and for staying with me!
Johannes is turning 5 months tomorrow, on the 7th of July. What a beautiful person he is! Here are some of the things he’s learned to do recently.
- Throw his toys pretty far. It’s like a game of fetch where I give him a toy, and he throws it, I bring it back and he throws it again. This can go on for quite some time.
- He’s sort of learned to crawl. He does the correct movements but doesn’t get anywhere yet.
- He grabs hold of anything he can reach. The other day he managed to grab a piece of cottage cheese from my plate and eat it before I could stop him! He also takes strands of hair from my head several times a day. I had heard that it’s common to lose hair after giving birth, but I had no idea that this was how it would happen!
What about ten babies at once?
I love this (fairly) new trend where you can pair trainers with anything from jeans to dresses. It fits my lifestyle perfectly right now! I walk a lot on a daily basis, so I’ve bought a lot of comfortable and colorful walking shoes (I like Adidas best). It’s all about function and simplicity for me, but I think it looks a bit fun and edgy, too.
The flowers in my home today, honeysuckle and freesia.
Johannes is four months old now, and I’m making this post hoping to answer the many questions I’m receiving regarding Johannes’ eating habits.
The answer is simple, Johannes is entirely breastfed. Mother’s milk is not only the traditional baby food, but it’s also the best imaginable food for an infant, because it gives him protection for the rest of his life. It’s very convenient, too, since Johannes can eat whenever he likes and as much as he likes, and there’s always the perfect amount of food to meet his needs. He eats a lot during the day and once in his sleep at night (he eats without waking up, imagine that!).
I’m not the first one to state this, but breastfeeding is great for everything: the child, the mother, society and the environment, but most of all it’s amazing for the emotional bond it provides.