These days, i take my camera out only once a month, and that’s for J’s monthly photoshoot. This month i thought i should share it with you, since he looks so grown up compared to his 4mo. My camera is always in hand and everyday i document his life. Really early in the game i discovered the Peekaboo, which i simply adore. So at the end of every day, i sit down and edit J’s photos and upload them all where my family can see him.

Living on the island had only downside and that’s that we don’t get to have our families with us all the time, especially now that Jason is in our lives. Don’t be fooled though, they cannot stay away from us! Which is why we get visitors almost once a month. We’re already looking forward to this winter with him, seeing how he’ll react to a trip to Athens, different environment lots of people and noise, and of course Christmas and the fireplace and snow.

Oh.. don’t get me started! I can day dream all day!

This month

 

You laugh all day long! You love when daddy kisses your neck and you laugh pretty much at every i do. And trust me, i’m at my goofiest just for you! You are probably teething these days, so suck and bite everything you find, which is what probably makes you a lot more cranky. You’re still sleeping with your mom and you’re still not sleeping well at night nor during the day *you little devil*. You have improved a lot however and love the stroller and the rides in the car, and you even sleep in a lot of times – yay!

You rolled over from your back to your tummy a few days ago, and now you won’t stop. You even wake yourself up rolling over, and i find you puzzled and crying, but oh so adorable.

Jason last month

 

He was such a cute bubbly little guy! He had just started laughing really loud and we couldn’t stop making him laugh with every chance we got. He really hated being in his stroller or riding the car and would cry sometimes after his bath. He loved standing and sitting and pulling mommy’s hair

Holly shit, Jason turns five months in a couple of days. Five months! My mind doesn’t have the ability to realise that i’m a mom of a five month old. And at the same time, this is all i love being at the moment, his mom 🙂

I clearly need to find a way to balance J’s posts and design posts, or even make more of Jason’s posts ahah. In a few days, we will start solids and both happy and terrified at the same time. We’ve been breastfeeding exclusively all this time. No bottles, no sterilising or pumping, he’s been on me 24/7 and all i see is the beauty in it – zero exhaustion. But all of that will soon end, as we’re starting to get into a feeding schedule and breastfeeding on demand will soon be no more.

Between all these emotions (us females can do lots of them at the same time) – i feel so very proud of my body for being able to feed a baby for 5 months. Being so petite, i never expected to give birth normally to a normal size baby and of course having milk during all this time. I’ve heard and read so many stories of mom’s struggling to have milk or not having enough of it. I’m so blessed to keep going strong for him and hopefully for many more months.

I feel like i have learnt so much in this process and have grown and gotten stronger in so many ways. Oh how many articles i’ve read and how much help i’ve asked for. Know that there’s always a way if there’s will and determination. And of course, i am always happy to chat and share some of my experiences!

I’ve been trying to learn a few lullabies to sing to J and i’ve mastered the “Hello to the Sun” one this morning while showering. There’s something about this one that i would listen even if i didn’t have a baby. So while singing it to Jason earlier, i swear to God this happened.

He started staring at me, and his eyes filled with tears.. and then his lower lip started trembling by the end of the song while he still kept listening! In the end he started crying a bit however ahah so my bet is that either he was surprised to hear me sing or my voice is really really bad lol.

It is a sunny day however and i really wanted to letter something today. I took these flower pictures back in Athens while we were waiting for J to arrive. I have tons of small pink roses and sunny white ones (not sure how they’re called?). So expect some moody designs coming your way soon!

Don’t know about you, but we’re waking up every day to some really nice and chilly mornings and in the evenings, the air smells a lot like Autumn. This time every year, i get especially inspired but hot coffee and the leaves falling, as i’m pretty sure you all are!

So i quickly illustrated today for the sake of creating something after such a long time. The pink still lives strongly around here, so here’s a wallpaper for those who are fully embracing fall and for those who are still can’t let go summer.

But really, what i’m mostly excited about is Walking Dead and first Halloween with J!

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September Oranges Wallpaper

It’s been such a long time once again, but all for a good reason! Bringing a little person to life, can definitely change a lot in how you feel and the way you live. And that’s what’s pretty much happened to me ever since i got pregnant. The past 4 months have been all dedicated to my little Jason. At some point, i’ve been jealous of other bloggers and how they have time and even the emotional strength to be more social, keep up with their blogs and social media… while all i do all day is simply gauging at him. I guess, i feel so emotionally drained and i simply love every single moment with him and love living for at least a few months without the distraction of my phone or computer.

In lots of ways, it’s been refreshing! I honestly don’t know where to pick up now that September is here and vacation is over. J, has grown so much and soon he’ll be able to sit in our office in his playard playing with his toys while Theo and i get on with our work in the morning. Oh how i love my life imagining it with the kiddo in the picture!

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My blog and social media needs tons of tlc (i really know how abandoned everything looks!) and i’ve missed  chatting and interacting with you all, and of course sharing everything i’ve been working on (while being a new mom). But all this time away is totally worth it. In this huge new chapter in our lives, i feel like i was 100% present. Can’t even put it to words how blessed i feel to be able to live the way we live. Take time away when needed, work from home with our baby just a few feet away, never needing to stress about leaving him or going back to work.

 

This summer, although it won’t be remembered for the crazy adventures, dreamy snaps from dreamy beaches as the previous ones, it will be for sure remembered as the most unique and precious one. I may have swam about an hour altogether this year, we may have visited the same beach for just a few times, but i was there seeing our little man enjoying swimming like nothing else, holding his hands, hearing his first laughs and seeing him roll over, or ask comfort from me when he cries. Just writing all these memories down, feel so surreal. I still feel like a 14 yo, so how that 14yo has a little baby to take care of, is beyond me!

 

The nights and sleep has been a struggle. We co-sleep ever since he was a few weeks old to make it easier and i’m pretty sure it’s been a lot easier than what i hear for others. I’ve missed sleeping more than 2 hours straight without waking up to see if he’s ok – but just one glance at his adorable little face takes away all the tiredness and grumpiness! I mean how can it not? Look at him 🙂 🙂

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Of course it’s been a while since i posted once again, and every morning i make myself promise that it will be the day i set aside an hour at least to work on something fun. But life catches up, and those big blue baby eyes of Jason’s beg for every second and all my attention. You can hear my voice melting as i’m writing this, can’t you??

But, i had to drop by and share with you this super interesting project i was lucky to be part of! Kristine and i have worked (and keep working) on such interesting project – she simply gets me, and i get her, and we just click on every single thing we do together. So naturally, we nailed her website for her new documentary straight away.

The Secret Death of Marilyn Monroe, is one of her latest projects and you shouldn’t miss it. For those who are obsessed with that vintage Hollywood glam aesthetic, this is where i got my inspiration from. Not to mention Kristine’s  incredibly stylish sneak peek video.

The website is live, and below you’ll find my final mockup. This was so much fun, i got to know a bit deeper about Marilyn’s last moments as well as relive her beauty while researching the perfect photos and mood for the website. The contact section, was inspired by her little red diary, including a letter to JFK & the newspaper the day her death was announced.

Surely, a sad but yet an interesting case, that i hope i gave just to with a bit of grace and elegance.

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