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20 weeks pregnant

I am half way there! 146 days left until he is expected to enter this world ( or exit my huha, jiiikes). At the moment it feels like I just got pregnant and its a bit weird its already been 20 weeks. Half way is actually pretty far along and I still haven’t gotten around to the fact that its a baby inside of me. Not a 100 % anyways, and to be honest I sometimes panic a bit inside when I realize he is on his way. We have no plans on having more children after this one and the fact that the time goes by so fast makes me feel a bit stressed. I imagined myself being totally at eeze the second time and really try to enjoy the process and not think to much about the outcome. Well, I don’t spend much time thinking about whats to come thats for sure, but I don’t feel that Im as relaxed as I was the first time. Maybe because I know thats its not that easy being a parent. and that the first few weeks can be all except fluffy clouds of happiness. Or, its the fact that  I do have a 3 year old running around and keeping my busy. The first time, I had nothing to think about but my self and the growing belly.

So this is me, 20 weeks pregnant

The light In my apartment  is broken and therefore way to dark to be able to take a decent picture, so please excuse but enjoy the urban basement location of this weeks belly! Its growing, and its growing fast! Today I actually felt him kick for real and now I feel him every once in a while which freaked me out at first! I had forgotten how weird it is to feel someone bouncing around and you have no control what so ever. (yes I am a control freak) but hopefully I’ll get use to it in a few days or so, and If we’re lucky he will kick hard enough for Robert to feel when he gets back from Africa next week. 

Its getting heavy, and Im only half way, haha! My pelvis is getting weaker for each day and that SUCKS! I may have some of that pregnancy glow going on but my pelvis is not happy at all. And I have  a feeling I will have some trouble walking within just a few weeks. YEJ! If you have any tips and tricks on how to deal with pelvis pains, please let me know!


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The free week-end!

This week-end has been aaaall about me. haha! Robert has flown away to Africa for a week and Filippa went to my dads over the week-end so I had some girlfriends over. SO long since I had a whole week-end for my self. We did what we do best. We ate good food, spend the whole day just doing girly stuffs, like facials, nails, giggling, you name it. As a mom, thats something you don’t get to do very often so its was a treat to be able to eat a real brunch slowly and without assisting your toddler, and to actually paint your nails and do a facial with no rush what so ever.

We ended the evening with the new netflix serie “the Haunting at Hill House”. Has anyone of you seen it? If you haven’t- see it! You’re in for a treat. our screams, depending on how you react to horror series.  Robert actually woke me up the night after we’ve seen the first episode because I was screaming in my sleep. (jiiikes) When he asked me what I was dreaming about, I just said – “The bent neck lady”….When you see it, you’ll get it. She is not that nice. So a little bit of a heads up, if you are an easily scared person, do not watch it alone. ever…

Now I’ve finally got my daughter back home and I’ve missed her like crazy, feels like they grow so much when you don’t see them for a few days. We played outside for a while and then we got home, freezing like crazy since the winter finally got to us. (and I was not dressed for that) so we made some hot chocolate and snuggled up on the sofa before she got to bed, and now I am working away allt the “to do’s” for last week. I feel so ready for a new week! Its going to be so exciting. We are going to show you guys our latest collaboration with a company, and I am going to put together a few behind the scenes material for you to see since thats something you frequently ask for 🙂

Have a great Sunday!




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Cotton baby is a…

So the day finally came and we got to see our baby…..boy! Feels soooo weird to say we are having a boy!? I really thought I’d be having another girl since I’ve been trowing up like crazy, just as I did with Filippa. So I guess the theory that you feel less sick when you expect a boy is false. haha!

Cant say I am enjoying this pregnancy yet. I cant wait until I get to keep all my food and perhaps get some energy back. But I do have a feeling that it will be a lot heavier this time since Im already having trouble walking for very long.

I do however feel very calm towards the fact that I’ll be going trough that whole baby thing again and the fact that we are having a boy makes it Moore exciting. It feels like something new and unknown. Even though I am pretty sure being a parent to a boy is the exact same thing as being a parent to a girl 😉

I am having a boy…Still feels weird to say. WHAT does his sonogram look like then you might think? Well, I have to tell you that this little man didn’t share the same entusiasm towards sonograms as his mother, so we had a really hard time getting good pictures. Not my biggest supporter for sure!


This first one is actually from a video. He hid his head so much that we only got to see little glimpse of it. sneaky little thing….

This is the best one. haha! She explained that he is actually sitting up and he didn’t have any plans to change positions since he stayed like this during the whole scan. He has his head under my chest, and his butt towards the “exit”. If he doesn’t change position I’ll probably will feel him stretching, and thats not comfortable.

All and all, everything looks good, and he is growing like he’s supposed to. I cant wait until I get to feel those little kicks of his. (please don’t kick towards the exit, haha) I might have felt some, but its so tiny that I am not entirely convinced its actually him.

So excited to go to work tomorrow, and if I get time, I’ll try and make a painting out of one of his pictures. Hopefully, he’ll be more cooperate the next time!



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Thank you!

I had an early appointment at my midwife yesterday and when I woke up I was super tired, so when I looked at my phone and saw soooo many “congratulation messages” I went “hang on, is it my birthday?” Then I remembered I shared the big news the night before, ha! I want to say thank you for all the love I got regarding our pregnancy. I have to admit I was super nervous when I was pushing that “publish” button. Not only since I hadn’t told that many about the baby, but due to the fact that the baby announcement was going to be the opening act on This blog! AND it would be in another language then my own.


Many of you asked why I decided to do it all in English, and the answer is really simple. Because of you guys! We have so many followers from all over planet earth that it just seemed like the right way to do it. And because I think its very important to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while and try something new, you never know where it might take you. 😉


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Say hello to Cottons upcoming member!

So I guess its time to reveal this little secret I’ve been holding for quite some time now. If all goes well, there will be an addition to our Cotton team in March 2019.

Say hello to our Cotton Baby!

I’m just over 18 weeks and the baby belly can’t be excused anymore! It has arrived! I think this is the longest I’ve ever kept a secret in my entire life. And you should now that I don’t keep secrets very well so this is a huge thing for me, but finally I get to say  “I am pregnant!”

There is nothings as nerv wrecking as peeing on that stick that (hopefully) will change your life forever. Even though I was pretty sure I was pregnant I still noticed how my hands were shaking as I waited to see the results. I didn’t tell Robert that I was going to take the test, neither did I the first time, I wanted to surprise him. When I was pregnant with our first the test turned positive just seconds after I put it down so I was a little stunned when nothing happened this time. Seconds went by and I felt this sting of disappointment growing inside of me…negative, again. But then it changed into a very clear plus sign. I was right! I was pregnant. holy moly…. I totally lost all the ideas of how I was going to tell him and just started shouting his name and asking him to come down the stairs. Im pretty sure he was expecting me up on a chair pointing at a very tiny but super scary spider and asking him to take it out! I said nothing. Just showed him the stick and went, “well this happened”. SO romantic the second time around haha!

I think we both panicked a little inside, even though we didn’t tell one another. We wanted this for quite some time but when it actually happens, its scary. Especially when you already have a child and you kind of know how hard it is the first year. We were happy, but terrified! We told our parents the following week but it still felt sooo unreal. When we expected our daughter it felt so natural from day one! Like I could feel her even though she was just a tiny embryo at the time. This time…well I can tell you that I am now 18 weeks pregnant and I still wonder if its really happening? Am I really pregnant? Have you ever seen those Dr Phil episodes “I really thought I was pregnant” ? Am I one of those? haha! No I am not. I’ve seen a tiny little human bouncing around in my uterus so yep – this is happening! And I am soooo excited!!


This is our very first picture of our little one, just over 12 weeks. Next week we have our 19 weeks scan and I can’t wait to see how much it has grown and to reveal if its a he or she!