That was a long one.

Knock-knock! Who´s there? Tobiaaaas, the bunnyman! Or eggman. Or I started cringeing man! Yes, I did! I decided it´s too boring to be on the same exact place all the time, thought and done. I haven´t mastered the skill totally, but in parents bed, I can move quite freely. Yes, if you ask, I am very proud of myself!

My long weekend was very fun. On Wednesday, we stayed at my Dad´s parents. My uncle was there too with his family. I played with grandparents and Sofia and Susanna and Porgand, the cat. Porgand is actually my parents cat. Or he was. Now he lives with my grandparents. Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

On Friday, we went to Narva. There was a tour to the Kreenholm factory and the rapids, that exist only when the Russians open their water gates to lower the water in Narva catchment. It was so cool! Although I slept most of the time. Okay, all the time. But Mom showed me pictures afterwards! After that, we went shopping to Narva Prisma. It had a children’s playhouse inside the shop. How come other Prisma´s don´t have that? I like Prisma, every time we go there I get a free fruit. This time I got a banana. Banana. Bananaaaa! Minions in my head, yours too?Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

After the long shopping trip, we went to my Mom´s parents house. We stayed there for two nights. Grandma bought me a lottery ticket, my first. And guess what, I won!!! Yes! Two euros! I can get 7 diapers for that money. Okay, I´m not going to spend it. Mom told, that they are going to buy me a piggy bank, where I´m going to put all my money. So, when I´m big-big boy I can buy myself something beautiful. Or useful. Or food. Don´t know yet. We´ll see.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

Got also two new books and a bunny. If you follow me on Instagram then you already have seen the bunny. I think that I´m going to call it bunny number two. I think the bunny number two likes that name!

In the evening, great-grandad visited us, was good to see him too! He hasn´t got older a day since the last time. Still grey and funny! My other uncle and his girlfriend were also at home, I´m seeing them so rarely. Think they don´t like me. Maybe I stink.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

Saturday was a quiet day. Dad had to work and I chilled with Mom and grandparents. We did a grocery shopping and had a lovely long walk. When Dad got back home, we dyed some eggs. Again, my first! My egg was the prettiest. It was green. Like Shrek. I´m so skilled. Others did some fancy-pancy cut and glue thing with their eggs, don´t know why bother! Mine was still the prettiest!

On Sunday, the other grandma brought me an Easter gift – a little chicken (unfortunately not a real one) and many chocolates. Parents, the hungry people, had to eat my chocolates of course, was a bit sad that they did so. But I try to forgive them.

We had planned coming back home in the middle of the day, when my naptime is, so I wouldn´t cry and could sleep in the car. Haaah. How stupid are they. Parents I mean. Yes, I slept the first 45 minutes, but then, then the sleep went away! Just went. I don´t know how or where. I cried a bit. And then a bit more. And then parents decided to turn off the highway and we drove on the shore. There was the road more bumpier and it had many holes in it. Parents are clever, I have to say. The sleep came back and I managed to sleep until we arrived home. Rested baby!

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In the night, I had a massive gas pain. I don´t know where it came from. Parents had quite a bad night. Sorry. I try to be better tonight! Mom hasn´t had decent sleep in four nights, have to give her an opportunity to rest, so she would have the energy to play and cuddle with me. Go team Mom!

Today parents are hoping to get Mom´s watch back from watchmaker. The battery died or something. If this happens then we´re going to visit my auntie and her family too. Fingers crossed! Haven´t seen them quite a long time and they have a really cool beagle. The dog I mean. Her name is Donna and she is so cute!

Okay for now. Hope you all had a great long weekend and you are full of energy to handle this new one! Fortunately, there will be a long weekend again soon!

Big kisses to you!

Tobias, the eggman

 

 

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Got my tactical combat measurements today

Vauchywau! I think Dad should write this blog instead of me. Yesterday was the record number of readers. Think he´s a star, not me. Or still, I am! Yes. Sorry Dad. But you just aren´t so cool and cute as I am!

Today I had my doctor´s appointment. She told that I´m not too fat. I´m normal! Haa, I don´t want to be normal, I´m special! My uncle asked Dad if I´m in Guinness book of world records, because I have the biggest eyes. Think I should be in there. Parents have to report me or something.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

My other measurements were okay too. 7750 kg and 66 cm. Big boy (or heavy boy)! Even the head wasn´t that big – 44cm. Or is that big? I don’t know, how big my head is supposed to be? I got a shot too, I didn´t cry at all! I only made a pretty ugly face and then smiled, the doctor lady was very pleased with me. I´m too to be honest!

Yesterday´s swimming lessons was the bestest so far! We did some different exercises that we´re used to and it was so much fun! I tried my best and I was so tired after the swimming that I slept on the way home and then 2 hours at home. I rarely do that! Mom was very pleased with me.

She is a bit tired herself too. So she was a bit of a b*tch yesterday with Dad. But Dad is the most awesomest and wasn´t even a bit mad at her! Thank god, I have such a cool Dad. She made Mom dinner (fried macarons with moose sausage – total comfort food!) and let her rest.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

I think that it´s the spring tireness or something. Today´s doctor appointment was 11.30, we woke up with Mom 11.00. Hope we both had enough sleep to be cheerful and happy tonight, becaaaaause – we have a wine-club dinner-date! This time we are going outside, to an Italian restaurant. I´m so looking forward seeing Liisu, it has been so long since the last time. She´s such an awesome little girl, I like her so much!

Mom even succeeded already in selling some clothes of mine. I was a bit sad, but then she ordered me very coolio 6-pack of tank tops. They are pastel colored and I´m going to look like a total cuteness in these! Dad wants me to look like a man, but Mom still likes me to be her little teddy bear with cuteness overload! Haa, a side note – I pooped like a real man today! Look, wasn´t that pretty!?Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

I think it was. Mom thought it wasn´t. She was all covered with my poo. I had poo even on my head. And because I had an injection Mom couldn´t wash me properly so it was quite funny to watch her struggle getting me clean. Highlights of the day!

Now I´m going to sleep, have to be rested for tonight´s dinner date!

Wish you a nice evening and sending you my biggest and warmest hugs!

 

Tobias, the pooman

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Dad tales 2 – the birth

On November 21, before lunch, I got the alarming phone call – it’s time.

 

I have absolutely no idea what went through my mind at this exact moment. I was at work and started to tie together loose ends as quickly as possible. Told my boss and quietly faded away, so not too many people would notice. They noticed. Took the bus home, still shivering and dizzy.

When I finally arrived, the soon-to-be-Mom was looking awkward. I was looking awkward. We had absolutely no idea what to do next. When the first anxiety was gone, we were actually quite relaxed and started waiting for what the future brings.

Of course I wasn’t calm. Far from it, but I think I managed to look calm. We packed our stuff, watched TV, ate, the water broke, watched TV, packed, the water broke again, changed the towels under her, watched TV, packed. Both looking calm with thunderstorms inside. At least for me.  We knew that we shouldn’t go to the hospital too soon, otherwise we will have to sit on a bench and stare the ceiling. But soon the time came – the pains were starting. With shivering hands, I carried all the stuff to the car – the stuff that I had not yet had to carry – a crib, some blankets etc. So it was looking quite serious. Baby serious. The time was close to 18.00.

Since the pains were not too serious yet, we got some food from the gas station, to not starve and drove to the hospital (good choice and croissants were a must for the future Mom). When we arrived and got the paperwork done it was time to go to the final destination – the labor room, in which we spent hours. We knew that the family rooms in Tallinn’s hospitals are hard to get, so we mentioned it to everyone we could (again, a good choice).

When we got into the hospital room, we changed to shorts, since the rooms are hot as hell, and started to wait. Put some nice music on from Spotify and got comfortable. Ate as much as we could while we still could. We were both in good enough condition to joke around and get familiar with all the equipment. Laughing and not worried at all.

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The hours went and the pain started. As a side note – for whatever reason I had only slept about two hours the night before (not a good choice). Of course we were not too familiar with the birth tips and tricks, but to be honest – there was enough time for us to try everything to relieve the pain.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

I think it was around 10 pm when decent pains kicked in and I was already praying for it to be over before midnight. It wasn’t. I held her head, told her to sleep whenever she could, tried everything. Brought enormous amounts of drinking water. Tried even to throw in a couple of perfect jokes – not a good idea.

By 2 am the pains were so tough that we had to try something different. We went to the shower – she was in pain and I was pouring water over her. With that big belly, it really was like watering a washed up . . fish. Only she was in pain and ready to pass out. I have to say that on that moment I felt like I couldn’t take it anymore. The kid had to be born.

Nope. Not even close. She was not able to stand on her feet or kneel or lay down. And there was absolutely nothing for me to do except calm her and tell her to shut her eyes and sleep in between the pains.

At I don’t remember what time, I went to ask the doc for an injection. It was clearly visible that the situation is out of control. The pushes were not starting and most of the second shift working this night in the entire hospital had visited us.

The most difficult time for me came. Anaesthesiologist came with paperwork, that I had to fill, and I had to go out of the room. I couldn’t get back in for I think half an hour. I was walking back and forth in the hall, worrying sick. I think my footprints should still be visible there.

These were honestly THE SLOWEST minutes of my life.

But when I got back in, she was starting to look good again, it relieved enough. Even though since she had been in labour for more than 14 hours, they couldn’t give her the full bang. So, after an hour or so, the pains kicked in again. It seemed to go on forever. I was getting so tired. When the pain faded, I told her to sleep and fell asleep myself. Every time. For just a bit until the next one kicked in.

The THIRD shift came – also the nicest – a nurse with experience and compassion. She also brought someone, I don’t know who but they made it look easier. And the kid to start moving.

It didn’t look more painful than it did before. But when the nurse started to dress up with gloves and moving the equipment closer to her, the sleep was gone. I knew it was time for business. A few (actually a lot more than a few) pushes and the baby was in her hands. A small tiny creature with absolutely no idea of what he had wrapped himself into. I didn’t know how to react but I was immediately in business. Cut the cord, which I thought I couldn’t do. Helped the nurse mark the time and put the kid to Moms lap. Oh, the look on her face. It was a tired and confused but so cute look.

To be honest, my first question to the nurse was – when will his head turn back to normal. He was looking like a traffic cone. A pinkish-blue traffic cone.

And suddenly everything was done. We could rest. The three of us. I have to say it was the craziest, scariest night of my life. But the best. THE BEST.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

The labor itself lasted for more than 20 hours, I did not see almost any blood or anything gross that would keep me up at night. Only the birth of an awesome kid and the happiest and the strongest woman in the world. With the happiest Dad in the world.

Several hours later – we got to our family room and some solid hospital food. Which tasted like heaven. I would give it a 10 out of 10 even though it was boiled potatos(boiled blue) with sausage sauce. We both agreed.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

Hereby I would like to thank the people in ITK – brilliant work and we felt like home. Thank you.

We stayed there for several nights more. And asked a lot of stupid questions, starting from witch way to put the diaper on to does the way the kid sits in the crib look normal or did we mess up, type of questions. Yeah, it was awesome. I recommend.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

As a suggestion, if you will be in the same situation – don’t worry, no pregnant lady has stayed pregnant forever. The baby will be born. A few long hours of hard work but with the best outcome you can imagine. Just don’t use Spotify. You will not change the playlists often enough. There are still some songs, that take us back to the hospital room.

 

Will continue the next time!

 

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