Fries before the storm

Food,23 January 2016
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I spent the day before going into labour in the best way possible. I felt weird all day, unusually relaxed and a bit spaced out. I enjoyed lunch stretched into dinner in one of my favorite spots in Helsinki, Brasserie Kämp. It’s the perfect place if you are looking to sit and gossip for ages, letting the time pass by. I also love the feeling being surrounded by people from all over the world. Kämp hotel itself is such a beautiful, inviting and beautiful spot to hang out at. Totally a pride of Helsinki.

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This time I ordered the club sandwich with a side of fries. So good! Perfect meal to fill up with before doing the workout of my life later that night. The burger is also really good I’ve heard, even though I’m not into burgers myself.

The body is wonderful. I should have known something was up this day. I was clearly charging batteries and what better way to do that than to be attentive and listen to the body. If the body wants fries, give it fries. There might be a reason for it (unless it wants it everyday will say ;)).

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Pictures by Dora Dalila

mommy-baby pampering

baby,Motherhood,pregnancy,22 January 2016
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Good morning from the baby bubble. Me and Greta are up early after a long night shift, for me… Our baby is suffering from a little stomach ache, so I try to help him out by rubbing his tummy and feet right after I nurse him. It helps a lot, but if of course requires me to stay somewhat awake throughout the night on top of all the nursing and pumping (the amount of milk is ridiculous). However, once again I’m so amazed by the hormones helping me out.

Speaking of baby massage, it is something I can’t recommend enough. When Greta was six weeks old my mother gifted me with a few massage classes. It turned out to become one of the most useful gifts I’ve ever received. I gave her a somewhat full body massage every night before going to bed for months, which resulted in at least cry less nights even though she kept me up nursing a lot.

I know there are a lot of baby massage classes offered also for free, but the one I took was held at Organic Spirit located in Lauttasaari, Helsinki. I also pampered myself with a few hours of pregnancy massage  at this particular place while pregnant.

Besides a bubbly stomach we are doing great and Greta is such a good big sister! We are all shocked at how well and smooth everything has went so far. Taking time to settle in has been really good for everyone and we have focused only on family. Enjoying every minute.

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Pictures by Janita Autio