baby

baby G

baby,personal,15 February 2016
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Our family just stumbled inside the door happy, somewhat exhausted and satisfied from our long weekend spent in Stockholm. I am a bit obsessed with Stockholm. The beauty I see everywhere in that city is beyond real. Everyone looks awesome (!), the buildings are gorgeous and the restaurants are so cozy and trendy. The all around atmosphere makes me happy.

Since my husband was on a work trip I spent quite some time alone with the kids. Luckily I have friends living in Stockholm with whom I finally got to spend some quality time. Loved being able to get out, sit in nice cafe’s and restaurants and just catch up. I even managed to get some shopping done (in actual shops not over the internet!). My friends are golden and I should make it a habit to arrange more time with them.

Since it was baby G’s first trip abroad we had to get him a passport. It should be illegal to try to take passport pictures of a two week old but I guess it will become a funny memory to look back on :). Baby G now has a full name.

Gabriel Kim Wilhelm Ruutu 

Pictures by Janita Autio

 

 

How we sleep at night

baby,Motherhood,5 February 2016

Before Greta was born we moved into a new home. It’s been more than two years now, and it’s still not ready as you can see from the white empty walls and a few other pieces waiting to fall into place.

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Before the baby arrived we rearranged our entire home. We turned our bedroom into a playroom and Greta got a new beautiful bed placed into her own bedroom. She used to sleep between us in our bed, and it was almost impossible to get her into her own bed even though it was placed right next to us. Not to even mention the struggle to get her to fall asleep in her own bed. Mission impossible.

When she finally got a big girls bed from Stokke everything turned to the better in a blink of an eye. She was so excited about her own tent bed, she’s been sleeping full nights in it ever since (we started practicing well in advance before the baby arrived so she wouldn’t feel pressured because of him). Hallelujah!

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Now we have a bedroom for the kids, a playroom, and our separate bedroom. Right now we have placed a full size bed in Greta’s bedroom where she can sleep with daddy when I nurse and the baby keeps me up at night. Which he does a lot ;). It has been a great solution for our entire family, and I’m thankful at least half of our family sleeps well at night.

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Baby G also has a beautiful crib and changing table also from Stokke. The crib is Greta’s old, and I think it’s really cute and works well also enlarged with the extra pieces. What I love about Stokke is that all their pieces are versatile and grows with the child. We also have their trip trap chairs with the attachable new born seat (my favorite), their bath tub, sibling strollers (review coming up), baby bouncer and… Well, we basically trust Stokke anytime we need something for the children. I think their pieces are beautiful, practical, trustworthy and high in quality.

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If I could choose I would sleep in the same bed with all my children (probably for the rest of my life), but it get’s crowded, sweaty and quite uncomfortable at times. I Love listening to my babies breath peacefully and at times inhale their wonderful scent and kiss their cheeks, but I’m kind of glad to pass on getting kicked in my nose or knocked out by toys.

Everyone sleeps better now. So this is how we’ll roll for now.

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* some pieces featured in this post are gifted

Pictures By Dora Dalila