September 15, 2014

Liam's 2 weeks and Catalan National Day

September 11th is Catalan National Day. Last year the hubby and I celebrated it in Hong Kong, but I was so happy to be in Catalonia this year, since what is remembered on this day is the conquest of Catalonia by the Spanish kingdom back in September 11, 1714, exactly 300 years ago. The independence movement in Catalonia has been getting stronger in recent years, to the point where we, Catalans, would like to hold a referendum to decide whether to continue in Spain or become an independent country. The problem is, unlike what's going on in Scotland, the Spanish government will never allow this voting, and has threatened with using the army against Catalonia if we dare to vote. So much for a democratic country, right? Any way, this is the reason why this last 11 of September, 1.8 million Catalans took the streets to ask for independence and for a legal vote on the matter. The voting is scheduled for November 9th, although I'm not sure how that will end up seeing how the Spanish government won't change its mind about not letting us vote. 

That day Liam turned 2 weeks old, and even though I had planned on going to the demonstration with him, with so many people I finally decided it was not that safe for such a young baby, and ended up having to stay at home. We did go out in the morning though, here are some of the pics we took :)

"- Jeez, mom, let me be! It is so shiny out here and I was in the middle of my beauty sleep!" >.<

September 8, 2014

A stroll in the park

Liam loves to go out for a walk around the city. He gets so curious and keeps staring everywhere. It must be so exciting to see and hear something so different from what he's used to at home! Yesterday we took him to one of my favorite parks in Barcelona, Turo Parc, a tidy and cosy park perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Liam was 9 days old, and unlike in his 5 days old pics, this time he was deep asleep!

I love how perfect the weather is these days to take Liam out without worrying about it being too hot or too cold!

September 3, 2014

Life with Baby

Liam arrived on August 28th, 2014, after a long 32-hour labor, when I was 41 weeks 4 days pregnant. My labor sure does deserves a post on its own, so I'll be writing all about it soon! Today I want to share yesterday's family stroll, when Liam was 5 days old. He is such a good baby, he sleeps and eats a lot, and never cries. Everyone who's seen him says he is so calm, and very handsome, too! Both daddy and I are sooo in love.

Liam is definitely a bright-eyed baby, taking into account he's not even a week old yet! He makes my heart stop <3 Who knew this kind of happiness existed? :)