1 Aug 2014

She is here


Our precious baby girl is finally here with us and we are overwhelmed with love and joy. She is perfect and she is more than we could have ever asked for. 


Lara turned 1 week yesterday but the day she was born seems like yesterday. It was a magical day, it was a perfect day and I would do it over and over again just to relive the moment when she was placed on my chest and I could feel her warm body and we could both hear her first little cry. It's undescribable. My labor went pretty well, it took only 6 hours so the pain didn't knock me down (it takes some time before they can give you the epi, which, by the way, I will be forever thankful for). I am so proud of myself, I did it. Kamil was a real help, too. I cannot imagine giving birth without him by my side. He rubbed my back, fed me, gave me water between contractions, he danced with me and held my hand...And then he became a father, he was so proud and I loved him even more. We became a family of three and we were so in love. 

Here are some pictures Kamil took that day.


Waiting, still with a smile on my face :)


At some point it was slightly boring, for me, too :)


Oh the epi kicked in.


And a few hours later this happened...











 




First walk


Snuggling in bed is now my favourite thing


Showing Lara her room for the first time


For those of you who wonder how Ginger is handling the new situation...



Welcome to the world little love!



17 Jul 2014

Waiting



These past 9 months flew by so fast, it's unbelievable. I have to soak in these moments, the beginning already seems like a distant past. I'm writing it in the past tense cause I'm ready, I am so ready I could have this baby today. She's a little stubborn though. I know it's super cozy in mama's belly but I've been trying to convince her it's going to be twice as much fun outside. The hospital bags are packed, the nursery is ready (photos coming very soon, there is just one tiny human missing), heck, I'm even excited for the labour, ha!. So, we really, really hope the lady will join us sometime next week. Worried that we may not have enough time we had a little photo shoot yesterday. Kamil did a great job (as usual) and I think the pics turned out great, I love them. 
And by the way dear girl friends/moms, do you have any suggestions how make hospital stay much better? I'm talking about little things that make it more comfy. If you do, I'd be grateful if you shared this secret. 






12 Jul 2014

What's for dinner - Pasta shells with ricotta cheese and bacon



A while ago we've teamed up with Termisil, a company which makes heat resistant glass kitchenware. We've been cooking and photographing various recipes every now and then which is kind of cool, plus it's a great motivation to actually make something more fancy than another soup or boring pasta for dinner. I haven't been the brightest cook recently (i blame the pregnancy of course) but Kamil's been a huge help and I don't know what I'd do without him. Not only does he take all the pictures (obviously) but he does half the cooking, too. 

Anyway, here's one of the recipes from last week. It turned out really delicious and it's rather hard to satisfy my taste buds these days. 

What you need:

20 pasta shells
250gr ricotta cheese
50 gr grated mozzarella
10gr bacon slices
big bunch of fresh basil 
tomato passata
salt & pepper
dry or fresh oregano
olive oil
100gr cherry tomatoes

What to do:

Cook pasta until it's al dente
Preheat the oven to 190C
Fry the bacon until golden and crispy and cut into small pieces
Mix together both cheeses, bacon and chopped basil, season to taste 
Pour the passata into a heat proof dish and sprinkle with olive oil and oregano
Stuff the pre-cooked shells with the cheese filling and place in the dish.
Cover with some more grated mozzarella and cherry tomatoes cut in half.
Bake for 25mins
Serve with fresh basil leaves. 

Enjoy!











30 Jun 2014

Weekend in pictures


This weekend we went on a very much needed trip away from the city. Not only because we haven't been anywhere in a long time but also because next time we travel there will be one more tiny human on board. And believe me...we can't wait. As much as I love being pregnant I'm so anxious to meet this baby girl, we both are. I have 4 more weeks to go but I kind of hope she'll join us outside a bit earlier. Also, I would be a huge liar if I said the last month was a piece of cake. It definitely is NOT. I feel constant fatigue and pain and I can't find a comfortable position to sleep. Actually, sleep is something I hardly experience these days. I can't sit for long and walking doesn't bring any comfort either. Having trouble getting pregnant made me look at it differently, that's for sure, but being able to experience this miracle doesn't mean I don't get to complain at least a bit, right? :) Of course, I don't only complain. I love this baby so much already that even those painful kicks on my ribs seem like pleasure. 


Anyway, we did some pre-labour stretching while in Czorsztyn. Kamil has been supporting me from day one, he's so great. 


We spent the weekend with these crazies. They're always so much fun to be with.




And the stretching continued.


Grochowa (pea soup) and młode ziemniaki (new potatoes) with dill, what else can you ask for.


And something we've been having almost everyday lately, joghurt with fruit, fruit mousse, bran, popping amaranth, nuts and cranberries. 



And one more pic of the baby bump, taken last weekend. Oh, how I miss those days when I could actually go for a walk. 







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