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Since Baby E decided to wake for the party at 5.50am (excuse me, mister, it’s Sunday…), I got up with him just after 6am and had breakfast with him. I was at a bit of a loose end after that, so I decided to give the new kettlebell a whirl when Husband got up and could keep an eye on the boys. Just a little session, as I am training again tomorrow afternoon.
3 rounds of:
- two-arm kettlebell swings – 12kg
- backward kettlebell lunges – 12kg
It felt good to have done a little exercise but it really showed (yet again) that I need to work on my cardio. My heart rate shot up and I was beginning to be out of breath. Urgh.
And all that lovely sunshine that I saw when I woke? Gone, and it’s only bloody snowing…
Now that Baby E is 14 months old and Little O is almost three, the boys have really started to interact with one another and can even “play” together for short periods. There are hugs and kisses, punctuated with the occasional shove, and Little O is becoming increasingly protective of his little brother. Yes, sometime his cuddles are a little too hard and knock Baby E to the floor, but on the whole they get on well these days.
It is amazing to watch, especially for me having grown up as an only child. I don’t know how long this phase will last, until they reach ages that aren’t so compatible, so I am just going to enjoy this togetherness while it lasts.
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Why not head over to The Gallery at Tara’s place and see what everyone else has posted this week.
Little O has developed a new habit in recent weeks, but this week it really started to annoy me. He chews on his jumper cuffs, the edge of his snow suit, his scarf, everything he find, but mainly his jumper cuffs. This lovely green jumper was a Christmas present to him from us, but it now has one cuff that is three times as wide as the other [sigh]…
The snow returned on Tuesday, so he had great fun throwing it, rolling in it and eating it.
On Wednesday, Baby E and I enjoyed our time together and even managed to get in a rare photograph of us together.
Baby E decided to crawl into a plastic tub on Thursday – photo opportunity! On Friday I picked up a new necklace – a little brighter than I normally would wear but fun. We went to a 1st birthday on Saturday and took the tunnelbana there – the views over the city were stunning. And today I was able to get a photo of Baby E doing what he does so much of these days: reaching for my iPhone!
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This week seems to have flown by and it’s already Thursday, and that means: reasons to be cheerful.
- Little O has been settling back in at preschool much better and has had a good week. We had a large snowfall on Tuesday and so our journeys to and from preschool involve stopping every 100m to eat the fresh snow.
- All this snow on the pavements means that I get an extra workout each day, pushing the boys in the buggy and on the board!
- And the snow means that the days are not as dark as they should be, which gives me hope that spring will be on its way soon (fingers crossed!).
- Baby E has cut a new tooth and it didn’t seem to have been to painful a process as we only realised once it was poking through his gum. That’s tooth no.3 now – he’s a bit of a late one on the teething front.
- We are starting to find the time to get the apartment even more organised – a big task after living on a building site for four months.
After a couple of weeks of readjustment, we are getting back into our routines and life is settling down and becoming a little easier. And that feels like a huge relief. Who knew that Christmas would prove so disruptive!
A couple of weeks ago, I treated myself a little and subscribed to the Glossybox service.
I’d heard and read different bloggers in the UK talking about it and it sounded great, but I imagined that it was not yet on Swedish shores. Turns out that I was wrong. I got so excited, and then worried that it might be a waste of money, so I put the question to Facebook and received a positive response. So I signed myself up.
In each box that comes you get sample sizes of five of the month’s 12 products. The products chosen for you are based on your beauty profile: skin type, hair type etc. If you give a review for the products, you earn “glossydots”, points that you can use towards a free box (500 points). You also earn points for recommending others who subscribe.
You can pay on a monthly basis, or choose a three-, six- or 12-month subscription. I chose the six-month subscription, just so I can see how it works out and whether I like it.
And today, I’ve received an email to let me know that my first box is on its way to me. (That should make up for the past 48 hours of solid rain and the forecast of snow for tonight, tomorrow and Friday.)