April 22, 2014

Life in Barcelona

J and I moved to Barcelona on February the 25th, when I was 15 weeks pregnant. The queasiness from the first trimester had just stopped less than a week ago, and I was finally back on top ready for the new challenges that were awaiting for us in Barcelona. 

I haven't had much cravings during my pregnancy so far (besides Greek yogurt, the only thing I ever made J run to the supermarket for in the middle of the night), but the one thing I really really missed during those first three months in Hong Kong was my mom's food. I got sick of Chinese food and couldn't stand it anymore, I spent my days daydreaming of the food from my childhood, and all I could do was cook whatever I knew how to, but it was still not enough to stop me from craving my mom's cuisine. So you can imagine how happy I was when we finally moved back and I got to eat all I really loved. In only one week I gained a kilo, the same I had gained during the previous three months in Hong Kong. 

Once we arrived to Barcelona, we started working right away. For those of you who don't know, we joined my family's business, in the shoe industry. New opportunities came in for my parents' company and they asked us to move back and join the business. We had much to learn before going to the biggest shoe fair in Europe, in Milan, which took place in early March. I'd say we catched up pretty fast, and everything has been really smooth working for my parents. Almost a month ago, J and I found our new apartment, right next to our office, in Passeig de GrĂ cia. We haven't moved in yet since we're still furnishing it, but I'd say we're ready to move in as soon as they deliver our bed later this week. I'm looking forward to share some pics after it's fully decorated! That's all for my life update so far, more to come soon xx

April 2, 2014

August baby

I'm beyond excited to finally share this blissful secret I've been keeping for the past 20 weeks. J and I are expecting a baby due this August!!! Being a mom has been my dream since forever, and it's finally coming true... I feel so blessed. Words cannot describe the feeling I have towards this baby, I already love my baby SO deep!

The first three months of my pregnancy were not easy for me... I was terribly queasy, with a horrible morning sickness that would actually last pretty much for the whole day, and an overall absolute lack of energy. All of that changed from one day to the other during my week 14, some days before moving back to Barcelona. I was never sick again, my appetite started to increase to unbelievable levels and my energy was fully back. 

This second trimester is being awesome so far. I feel great and I get to actually feel my baby! I started feeling my little one's kicks two weeks ago, and now I feel it several times per day. It's one of the most amazing feelings EVER!

Feeling forever grateful for this present life is giving me. Prayers for a healthy baby please :)