Emma's summer has been different this year – in a good way!
Coaster and napkin, Åhléns. Plate and napkin holder, old second hand finds.
I can’t believe how quickly this summer has gone by! And what a beautiful summer we have had here in Sweden. Our summer has not been spent on a beach as usual, this summer has been all about getting to know Dylan and eating delicious food cooked by André. And today is no different, I am looking forward to an Italian inspired soybean pasta with basil tofu for lunch. I’ll try to post a picture and a recipe here tomorrow!
After twelve hours of horrible pain and laughter, Dylan entered this world!
Where should I start? It’s almost a month since Dylan came into this world. The water brook the 2nd of July just as André came home from work. The whole thing felt like a movie so for a few minutes I just could not stop laughing. Twelve hours of the worst pain I’ve ever felt and (believe it or not some more laughter) out came a 4,2 kilo boy with loads of brown hair and big eyes. The midwife told me the day after that during the last hour she caught me smiling in between the push pains. And I remember that the sun was rising on a bright blue sky as he came.
His full name is Dylan Ellis Stellan Elwin Melin. In Sweden we have a saying that a loved child has many names. Dylan is a name from Wales and means son of the sea/wave, which we thought was a perfect name for a surf baby! Theses first weeks have been all about breastfeeding and getting to know this little person. Some days are easy and some days are pretty hard. But a smile from Dylan takes me to the moon and back.
Emma about one of her favorite garments of all time.
This is another recycled outfit picture from three or four years ago. I got this skirt from my grandfather’s wife a long time ago and it really is one of my favorite garments of all time. It is tailor made and fits perfectly with everything. Also the fit gives you a beautiful silhouette that I would call timeless! If I find some nice fabric I will definitely make a copy of it.
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Emma is cocooning with her family.
All my time is spent with the best person I have ever met. This little person that I have the great honor to call my son is already super stubborn, sweet, loves to eat and oh so lovable. The love I feel for him is completely unreal and really larger than life. I feel like the luckiest person on earth and at the same time I so vunderable. All I want from life right now is to keep him safe and happy. This week is all about quality time with family, but I’ll try to write some updates here as well! I hope you are all having a great summer!
Emma is up-cycling old outfit pictures.
Polo shirt, Filippa K. Shorts, secondhand. Watch, Rolex. Shoes, Vans.
I have not yet been able to bring myself to take an outfit picture since the baby arrived. So today I thought I would share one of my favorite outfit pictures from last summer. In one way I am recycling this old one from when Lisa and I spent a week on in Famara.
Emma shares her baby to buy list!
I thought I would share my check list that I made for Tradera Baby. This is how I kept track of what I needed and what I already had. Most of the things I found secondhand for a really good price so please consider looking for that before you hit the store. You will save money and it’s better for the environment. Also there is a smaller chans that the clothes will contain any toxics if they been washed and worn.
Emma is continuing on her journey to make her home plastic-free.
I think I have 5 minutes of computer time before the little one wakes up and wants to eat. So I just want to show you these, we are slowly moving towards a almost a plastic free home. And I was very happy over fining these little toothbrushes made of wood, I even got one for Stella. She is not as crazy about them as I am though…
Emma dreams about cool autum days in cashmere.
Sweater, Lisa Yang. Trousers, Stella McCartney.
I do the same thing every summer. I secretly long for the cold fresh Autumn air and wearing warm knits and big wool coats. This is one of my favorite cashmere sweaters that I am looking forward to wear with black slacks and a peacoat.
That is all for today!
The belly has completely disappeared and I am able to button my favorite garments and wear my shirts again! Shirts in my opinion is the perfect summer garment and also perfect for breast feeding. Woop woop! That is all from med today, I am hoping to have some more time tomorrow so I can tell you more about the new man in our life. But now it is time for veggie burgers and a movie.
Seven days old today.
We are still living in a little baby bubble. The days feell like they are moving fast and slow at the same time. Such a strange feeling, in a good way. Today this little guy is turning seven days old. It is such a surreal feeling, it feels like he has always have been here. I think Stella feels the same way, she is so much in love with her baby brother.
Reporting from a very happy place!
… and speeds up at the same time. I still have not found the time to write about the biggest thing that I have ever experienced. Right now all my time is spent with my little family cuddling, sleeping and feeding the baby. Life is just amazing and we could not be happier!! I hope it is ok for you guys to wait a bit with a better update!
Emma has so much to tell you but so little time – in the meantime, here's a tip!
I have so much to tell but no time to write it all down here on the blog. So in the mean time I want to show you this beautiful organic alpaca knit that I am living in at the moment. It is from the Swedish brand Maska. Right now I am wearing it to big mama jeans and sandals or just over a summer dress. And for winter I think it is going to be my favorite sweater. It is so soft and light to wear.
Life is beautiful.
To our new family member that joined us yesterday morning as the sun was rising in the sky.
Emma is experiencing a restless struggle between resting and keeping her self from not losing her mind waiting for the baby.
The last few days I have been trying to keep myself busy even thought everyone I know is telling me to rest before the the baby comes. But when I try to just lie on the sofa I feel like my head is going to explode. I mean how could I be calm and just chill when I am about to experience one of the bigest thing that can happen to a person? The feeling has a resemblance to jitters before a big long journey. I totally understand why I should try to rest but still how could I with out losing my god damn mind. I don’t want to read a book and Netflix has for the first time disappointed me since they have removed all season of the only person that has a calming effect on me at the moment – Poirot. Sorry for whining, I realize that these are non-problems. I think the whine is the results from today being sort of an anticli-max kind of a day. You see today is the expected due day for the baby. But I am not so sure that the little one is ready to come out and say hi anytime soon. No this little person seam perfectly happy dancing the cancan in my belly and having hick ups that makes it look like my belly is twerking.
I am so curious about the person right now, I mean this is a person that I will spend the rest of my life with (!) so questions of both the big and small nature pops into my head. Like will it be a calm and chilled person like André? Or a restless person like me? Or maybe both or neither? Will it too like to run around in a fake fur and flippers? Will the kid like to surf? What color will the eyes have?
Well, I am going to give resting on the sofa with a book one more chance and if it is to boring I’ll clean the windows instead or learn surfer girl on my ukulele.
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