Prego mama

These last months have passed by so quickly. Already in week 27, soon 28.
I’m getting ‘bigger’ each week that passes and in total I have gained 7kg.

Yesterday Jake and I visited the midwife and she measured my stomache,
then listened to the baby’s heart beats,  bless our little stinky it’s growing big.
Such a magical journey this.

Walking around with a ball of a stomach, crazy curiosity, sometimes  wonder how it’s even possible? but more than anything, an overwhelming excitement to meet this glorious little person you’re about to cherish for the rest of our lives. It’s a wild thought to think we all start from the same place

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling stronger than ever and I’m so excited for all there is to come.
Feels like our whole autumn is booked for different appointments, breast feeding courses, mama groups, blood tests and measuring this stomache!

Yesterday my stomache measured 25cm for my pelvic bone to the top of the bump?
Blood results was perfect, weight good… All good. Happy mama! I stopped drinking coffee as it gives me too much pain . No cravings from what I know.

There have been some of you who asked what clothes I prefer to wear now when I’m pregnant.
Here’s few tips from my shop, comfy is always nice.

LA Shirt comes in blue & black. One size.
So comfy, nice with jeans, leggings, boots whatever. A knitted sweater on top can be cozy.

10pm dress – comes in different colours. One size.

Varberg Duster & Pant. Perfect set.
Duster is one size and pants come in the sizes s/m & m/l.

This update is a payed update with FGL Store

xx

 

Heaps of news

Hi,

Wanted to share my monday with an update.
Kristin and I have decided to meet up every Monday morning  to go through all that is needed for the week. It could be about sales, what we need to high light, new orders, events, stock etc etc.

This Monday was all about the sea. Our old favourite spot.
The nude place in our home town. ‘ Damernas ‘

We had lunch with a fantastic view. Off course coffee and a bun was included.

I’m dressed in an old favourite 10 pm in the colour teal.
We have had these dresses for few years now, but always a variation of  different colours.

What I think could be a new favourite is this knitted sweater.

Kristin really wanted a swim so she went in. I don’t know if she knows but after a dip her eyes becomes even bluer.

I was there with the camera, going through the photos afterwards was really funny. We were laughing till we cried! too nude on some to share.

This afternoon we snapped 270 photos, 12 dresses, striped pants, knitted sweater and this LA shirt with polka dots! A popular piece.

The majority of our collection is one size. We try to meet all sizes, but it’s hard as a small buisness. The stock you need to keep when you have  XS to XL is massive. Meaning a lot of money. Also a bigger range of many sizes is a risk.

We’re growing – many new costumers each day – which we’re forever grateful for. Working with ‘slow fashion’ and a more sustainable wardrobe makes me so proud.

On our way home from the sea I said, who made us rose hip soup last year?
It was so yummy. Malin I need your recipe please.

We will make that tomorrow at FGL store. You won’t miss out.
Probably will be seen in 3 channels, FGL store, mine & Kristins.

xx

 

This update is a payed collaboration with my own buisness. FGL Store.

 

 

Baby week 21

Muma & Papa is already baby brain washed.

-Baby brained-

Everywhere we go now there is either babies, pregnant woman, prams, parents.

If not IRL it’s on social media too, only ads and baby accounts pop up.
Baby brain~ a brand new chapter in our lives.

The bump is getting little bit bigger each week now. Mini stinks is kicking a lot every night by 9pm. Soon as I lay down to rest, Stinky starts. It’s an incredable feeling.

This week I recieved heaps of tips regarding what we need to think about and not think about.
I love my little network on IG cause you are all so loving and caring. Super helpful and always there.
I’ll make a list and put it here later this week.

I have few collabs that I need to finish first so I better get on ..

 

Enjoy your day.

xx

 

100 hands at FGL

This is my job. FGL Store. Let me tell you a bit about the process.

How amazing to work with so many talented souls. I’m beyond grateful that these people come into our lives over 3 years ago.

I was browsing around on Instagram, seeing a post I thought was rather beautiful. Wrote a little email asking about a collaboration was possible, told some about our FGL store and how we work.

Few emails later, We received our first garments.
Years later we now workes daily together to get a stunning collection.

Dafu Devi. The mom of printing. She’s been printing for 45 years. Talk about dedication, and perfection.

The print you see on my shirt is exaclty the same as you see on the table, the print is made of clay.

Each family have their own reciepe.

After it’s been dried, the garments next step is colouring. We use mostly indigo flower since our shop is almost 90% blue products ..

Indigo flower, a powerful blue natural colour.

About 100 hands creating our products.
What they breathe, touch and absorb during our production matters . Sustainable fashion is not only about ethical wages and the environment ~ it’s about individual health.
From farmers cutters sewers ~ using natural dyes and working in a traditional way makes a huge difference to many.
Even for you ~ the buyer.
Thanks for choosing FGL clothing.

 

This is a payed update with my own buisness FGL Store.

Love & Support

Lets talk about the love and support social media can give.
The support we gotten regarding our baby when annoucing the news, has been unreal.

So many lovely messages and hello’s , the excitment to become a mom and what’s awaiting us. It’s kinda hard to take in but all the stories and updates makes it all extra special. So thank you all.

I love my little community of friends on instagram. Bless you!

I’ve been having a nice and easy first trimester of the pregnancy. Some nights extremely tired, some days very hungry. Some days feeling a bit low, I don’t really know why, maybe it’s the hormones.
I shared that feeling online the other day and got many responses accually. I’m not alone, it seems to be rather common.

I gained 1 kg since I first weighed myself. Exciting to see if it changed lately.

In week 22 already and I can tell the baby is growing alright. My black shorts I can’t close anymore.
Time goes by so quickly, it’s almost scary.

No cravings yet. Only more thirsty than usual.
Lately I have been thinking of all the things you need for the baby. Do you have any tips? What do we need, please share.

1. Pram

2. car thingy

3. baby bear or wrap,

4.  A prepped ‘hospital bag’

5. clothing wise?

 

 

 

 

few favourites !

Some of my favourites this summer, let me share it with you.

Wash & creams – very important for everyday use. Love these!  MONSUN.
100% Vegan and made in Sweden.

Boosting vitamins and oils for silky smooth and deeply nourished hands, all day, everyday. For normal to dry skin. The warm and woody aroma of cedar, pepper and patchouli embodies the ambiance of deep woods and burnt herbs.

  • Niacinamide and Vitamin B5 restores and moisturises the skin
  • Moisturising and nourishing Swedish rapeseed- and safflower oil

Long charger cable & a portable charger. Thank you HOLDIT, they are my ‘best ones’this summer, the portable charger last to charge my phone fully twice. It’s great when out and about.

My weekly planner that you can see in the backround. This is also a life saviour!

My pink flower – who gives this toilet a bloomy feel! Since everything is completly dead in the garden due to the draught right now. This pink lady gives me joy!

Hatti Hatti.

Lucky me finding them amongst many on last week Hallifornia festival.

”Wear sustainability, equality & entrepreneurship ALL in one product”

All of our products are environmentally sustainable as we recycle fabrics into beautiful, handmade garments & accessories. Fashion never felt so good!

I LOVE THIS! My heart getting bigger and bigger when coming across things like this!

You really need to visit their page. I bought 3 hair bands.

Their philosophy:

Everyone should have the possibility to feel joy and happiness in their daily life. That everyone, despite ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, social/economic situation should have access to equal opportunities.

Our goal is to educate women from marginalized communities in Nepal to become entrepreneurs. Through our program we provide classes in English, Math, Business economy along with practical training within advanced tailoring. Not only is this a program for learning, it is also a platform for teaching and giving.

 

This is it for today! beach is calling, enjoy your day! x

m

 

 

 

more berries

I got a new hobby. Picking berries of all kinds. Mostly I do it for our hens to be honest. They absolutly love berries.

Makes it more fun to, when you know someone really loves you little bit extra when eating them.

For a couple of weeks now we stay in our house in Sandamm, it’s so nice. Feels like we are away on a holiday even tho we are 5km away from our usual home.

This is litterally outside our door step.

Jake passed with his bike going down for a dip, for his daily swim!
I wish I had the same need for a dip in the blue, the people who loves it so much comes up from the water so happy and fresh.
I always get to cold after a dip.

Picking berries nearby this dosn’t make me so sad.

Love Lisa B t-shirt Stay soft.

A cute little deer in the right corner. Just above these trees our house is  located.

SO many berries I think I could be busy the next couple of weeks. Happy days!

This tiny place will soon be grey. That’s the grande finale on this reno.
Will not happen before the berries is gone…

Laters.

m

 

 

The first weeks being pregnant.

Yes! Jake and I are gonna have a baby in December.
Could not be more excited. I’m so happy to share it with you. It has  been a secret for 20 weeks already!

Feel so relieved now that we can finally tell people, both of us said from start we don’t wanna share the news until the scan. Might be the timing but it seems my body has reacted since the reveal as well. Now beginning to show a little bit more. Almost half way through …

Thinking back to the weeks they go by so quickly, the baby will be here in no time. Yikes! Let me share how it’s been up until now:

  •  Super super hungry in the beginning, like all the time! and If didn’t eat straight away – I could get extremely angry! Sorry Jake
  • Some nights I’ve been so tired, and after a days work I have to be horizontal on the sofa, sleepy as hell! Haven’t been able to do anything some nights.
  • Lifting heavy stuff makes my back tired and sore almost straight away. Sharing this with some of my friends they quickly told me off… when preggers : YOU DON’T LIFT – OK – !
  • More respect for myself with the pregnancy. Much easier to say no. I really want more structure. Thanks, hormones.
  • Close friends, know that I’m constantly peeing, that’s nothing compared to now. Oh man I can pee every minute.
  • Sleepless nights ( A L R E A D Y ) guess someone is getting ready for it in time. Could also be the result of being sleepy early in the evenings?
  • I think I enjoy berries more than usual? For a while I ate strawberries everyday, possible pregnancy craving? But I think they’re sweeter this year due to all this sun
  • Twice I felt a bit sick, but after a lie down, all was fine

Many people have been giving me tips regarding the need for iron… eat meat! You gotta eat meat!

Here’s a secret… you can get more iron from eating veggies.
Blood results and all the other tests I’ve been through have been great, then when I tell the nurses about me only eating veggies they all look a bit surprised, so it’s almost like teaching the nurse some ‘new info’ regarding nutrients.
Which I find funny, so many live today thinking meat is the ONLY way of a healthy diet. But mama dear, it’s not! So many facts regarding this and I’m happy I can be a living proof of just this. But each to their own, do what you believe is right and best for you.

Some good vegetables to eat when pregnant, if anyone wants some tips:

  • Lentils, beans, peas. My favourites, how lucky! They also contain good amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals.
  • Nuts and seeds. Always for breakfast. Wish I was as good as Kristin eating them as snacks too, working on it!
    Pumpkins, Sesame, hemp, flax seeds are the seeds richest in iron. Seeds contain good amounts of plant protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, antioxidants. Omega 3 Omega 6.
  • Vegetables often have a higher iron content than foods typically associated with high iron, such as meat and eggs.
  • Leafy Greens . Spinach, Kale, Broccoli and brussel sprouts are also good!
    Consuming vitamin C-rich foods together with foods rich in non-heme iron may increase the absorption of iron by up 300% . (source)

 

Much love,

m

Finally

Today we shared the news that we are preggers !

Or I am, Jake made it possible 😉

Such a magical thing. It has taking me till today to realize it all, overwhelmed for all the comments and love on my IG! Thanks guys. You are amazing.

I’ll try and share the full story about these past weeks this weekend.

Much love,

Mir & Jake

SOME TRUTH

hi,

This morning I shared some thoughts on my Instagram. How I feel about the algorithm, how IG changed a lot. You maybe noticed to, that you nowadays need to ‘check out’ someones feed and there was like 10 posts you havn’t seen cause they don’t show up in your feed anymore.

If I got this right it’s cause you havn’t liked the persons post enough, or within the 24h anyway.
All of a sudden you see so many accounts you ddn’t used to do. When doing this as a job nowadays,
it makes me worried sometimes, and this morning was one of those days.

I explained my love for all the likes and comments and how much they means to me, They makes a huge difference. It might sound weird and shallow- but a heart acually makes me going, it makes my account more ‘alive’ as a micro influencer you need all the love you can get cause you are very tiny amongst all.

I’m super excited for this new chapter in my life, I guess that’s why it’s scary sometimes too. My MirandaRebecca is my job nowadays so that’s why too, you kinda wanna stay floating.
I always been very open with how I feel and sharing for me is the best medicine.

Wishing you a lovely day and you are the best!

XX