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Motherhood Diaries: the 3 first weeks

Motherhood Diaries: the 3 first weeks

He turned 3 weeks old already. Feels like both yesterday and forever. Maybe because it is all so intense and I feel I got so much to learn.

It is good to humble yourself and listen to what other people got to say when you know close to nothing about a certain matter and when it comes to having a kid it ain’t different. That’s why I value so much the experience and advice of people I respect and especially, the ones I know that won’t be pointing fingers on me and criticizing negatively the way I raise my boy.

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One HUGE surprise!

One HUGE surprise!

Yes it’s true! I’ll be a mother of such a blessed boy. I feel lucky and very happy at the moment. So I would like to share with you here. Note: this is a detailed and honest post.

To summarize, it goes like this … Considering that by now you already know how babies are made, right? AHAHAHA. I am married and we have planned a baby for 2017. So until last February/March I was on birthcontrol and regularly having my period. I was in Brazil, in full swing, traveling back and forth, working hard and being very productive. During that time I haven’t felt any sick, just felt a lot of stomach acidity but did not know it was a symptom of pregnancy.
I got a bit suspicious  when I did not have my period in March / April. I also had other symptoms, that I only recognize as symptoms now after confirming the pregnancy. Such as intestine not working regularly as usual, sensations similar to gases and, of course, bump bigger than usual, although I was eating healthy and being active as well – until I noticed a certain deflating in the rest of the body.

Then I tested when I arrived back in Oslo, wanted to do with my husband, my home. The pregnancy test was positive for 2 to 3 weeks. We were super happy! The next step was to go to my doctor – who suggested an ultrasound. This is where it all turns crazy!

 

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It was early may and we booked the ultrasound. There the doctor talks to us, we begin the procedure, then he asks me “- Would you like to know the gender?”. Then I go like “Maaan! Advanced medicine here. You able to find the gender already in three weeks?” And he says, first things first, it’s a boy! and all in fine with him. By this this time, hubby and I were crying…  Awwnn a boy?

Then the doctor adds that there is more to it? As if I could handle more, right? My heartbeats were very high and I was kind of afraid he would say I got twins!! He said that in fact it is only one baby, but my calculations were very wrong, like, really very wrong. It turned out our baby was bigger than 3 weeks (I really did not noticed it when I saw his picture in the ultrasound screen, since it was my first time seeing an ultrasound in life!).

So we found out that I had just turned 6 months far in my pregnancy! Maaaan, 6 months!!!  Now I’m in the 32nd week and my buy is due to the middle of August.

What a blessing in our lives!! I’m still walking on clouds. This was actually the best thing that ever happened in my life.

I’m not the romantic type but in this situation I cannot help myself to get all emotional … I feel so good, so fullfilled. Every move he makes (and they are many) I am amazed. I never felt so complete. And I heard that after delivering the baby and the first look on his face in the most amazing time of your life, then you feel like a super-woman.

I’ve been reading a lot, learning a lot. I did all the tests so I know all is fine with him. He grows as expected, moves a lot too. I feel more tired than usual but still do quite a lot. I want to be active as much as I can, then a bit more :-)

This “three months pregnancy” made me to realize that life takes its path despite of your plans. And in the end it all tends to work out for the best. Looking back I can see how things were developing in a type of preparation for my pregnancy, without me even realizing. Everything worked well, even when I thought it was going wrong.

The last six months were the most productive, fun and active that I ever had. If I knew was pregnant, I would not have accepted many invitations of new projects and would have been frustrated. Like I told you, I’m feeling the luckiest woman in the world.

From this post on I start to share more details on my (short) journey to become a mother. I want to thank all the messages of love and positivity I received when I gave the news in one of my live videos on Facebook.

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We had a baby shower, soon details here.


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Body from River Island.




Luz de Itacaré

Luz de Itacaré


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An small city in the northeast of Brazil can be a great source of energy and inspiration. Even more when this place is located at the south of Bahia state. Itacaré has been one of the nicest short vacations we have had latelly. I felt like I was in another dimension, with different time frame and environment. It may be because Bahia, specially the small villages, has a different timing of living, something like stress-free and “don’t worry, be happy“. Check out more pictures, travel tips and a colorful outfit.

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Paris: Pulp Fashion Week

Paris: Pulp Fashion Week

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I am in Paris to cover the Pulp Fashion Week – the main plus size fashion event around here. I cool is that? Yes, right? It has been busy and buzzy days. I have been travelling a lot, coming from Rio, going to Oslo and stopping here in Paris in the way. There is a lot to take into account when I am packing for all this. So check out the look I chose to wear in one of the days of the event. Just love it.

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Heat Sistas! Moda Praia modo bapho!

Heat Sistas! Moda Praia modo bapho!

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Babu Carreira e eu somos irmãs. Das idéias, do nosso jeito, da vida. E descobrimos isso há não muito tempo.

Por termos tanta identificação em nossas idéias de imagem corporal positiva, estilo e principalmente, atitude no viver e no pensar, criamos esse editorial “sambador”. Vem ver mais do editorial e saber mais como começou o “Sistas from anotha mista”.

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