We´re back at home! After a month in the Netherlands and a week in Menorca, it´s really good to be back at our own place. Spending so much time with friends and family was the best, but coming back to your own little house and not living out of a suitcase is actually quite nice. However, what I did realize is that actually, I didn´t miss much stuff. And I am mostly talking clothes. When I did the packing for this long trip, I had to really minimize the stuff I was bringing for myself because packing for a toddler for so long is quite a challenge. Especially if you realize we went from fall weather in the Netherlands (e.g. long pants, jackets, long PJs etc.) to beach weather in Menorca (e.g. beach towels, swimming gear, some buckets to play with, summer PJs) so I had to bring it all. However, I never really missed my clothes and was fine with a few basics that I wore a lot (to be fair, I did borrow a few items from my sisters + mom, but still i had the smallest choice of clothes ever), so my mission for this week is to downsize my closet a bit since obviously I don´t need it all.
Last week in the Netherlands and last week before I finally have a week off…. seriously need it! Have been working all through summer and now that everybody in the office is coming back after 3 or 4 weeks of holidays, full of energy and super motivated to kick ass at work, I realized I am done and need a break as well. So I am counting down the days to go to the beach and disconnect completely. So this lovely laptop will stay in the suitcase as much as possible. This also means our weeks in the Netherlands have come to an end, can´t believe how fast these weeks have flown by! Beforehand I thought so many weeks here would be an eternity but it really all went by so fast.
Although I kinda stopped shopping for myself because I already have way too many clothes and want to try to be a bit more minimalistic in our house, being pregnant obviously gives me a good reason to do some shopping because hey, I need to wear something right? During my last pregnancy, I bought very few maternity clothes because I just kept wearing normal clothes and the biggest months were in summer so I kind of didn´t need any pants and lived in maxi dresses. However, this time it will be fall and winter, I already notice my pants are getting slightly tight and I have to say that the normal clothes I wore were not really suitable anymore after pregnancy so I am ready for some real maternity clothes!
This week has been a busy one, it started on Saturday when we had a 30s party in Dusseldorf so we went with a bunch of friends to Germany for dinner and drinks. Was great to catch-up with everyone and luckily I had a pregnant buddy because if you´re the only sober one, these nights can be pretty long ;). I was still exhausted the day after but hey, it was worth it. After brunch in Dusseldorf, we drove back home.
And we´re already passed 18 weeks, I have the feeling that the bump really popped out this week (although it might be due to the insane quantities i am eating, I don´t know) and the baby is moving a lot, such a special feeling! This week we have been watching a lot of hockey, since C was in Amsterdam with the Spanish team for the Eurocup. The little guy was so excited to see his dad that I was afraid he would jump on the field to run to him. The weather finally got a bit more summerish here so that´s great and he has been a lot outside (while I was working inside). L is obsessed with tractors (and basically everything that drives) so the only thing he wants to do is watch tractors in the fields or sit behind a wheel of a car, truck or whatever.