babar and friends

haus to home: reese’s cozy nursery

Thanks to a weekend of snowy flurries, I’ve finally gathered together all the best shots of Reese’s sunny, cozy nursery. Despite the fact that we’ve lived in this apartment for nearly two years, Reese’s room is the only one that is really *nearly* complete. It was a true labor of love, and the resulting space is a favorite for all of us. Read more

freitag favorites + the waiting game

The wait for Baby Bing continues over here, but at least spending time with my mom and Martin helps decrease my frustration and pre-labor jitters. We spent most of yesterday at the hospital beginning induction, and hoping for a September 3rd baby to share Martin’s grandma’s birthday, but came home around 10pm only a few “training contractions” into the process. Now we’ll be headed back again later tonight unless I can eat enough spicy food or take enough brisk walks to further jump start the process. My dad arrives tomorrow afternoon and I’m sure is hoping that the baby will delay long enough to share his birthday on September 6th. In any case, there isn’t much #laborbeforelaborday happening yet around here. Read more

freitag favorites + baby countdown

With just two and half weeks until my due date, I’ve definitely entered the stage of pregnancy where people wherever I go really look at me like I’m going to deliver a baby at any moment. I’m pretty confident that Baby Bing is going to stay put for a bit longer, but I am happy to have only two more days of work before my maternity leave begins. (And, just 10 days until my mom arrives for almost a month.) Not only am I excited about becoming a mom and a family of three, but also all the visitors that Baby Bing will bring our way this fall, and in the future. Read more

freitag favorites + nesting

Happy weekend friends! I’m thrilled for a weekend and another longer chance to put my feet up and focus on staying cool and doing a little more nesting at home. Last weekend the crib arrived and while I anxiously await the arrival of the rest of the furniture, I’m focusing my nesting efforts around the rest of our place, cleaning, organizing, and finally making a few other decisions we’ve put off. We installed some new shelving in our dining room and have a few more projects in the works so I should have another *haus to home* post for you again soon. Read more

freitag favorites + babymoon

This week’s post is sponsored by sunshine and the sounds of waves. After just two weeks back at work, including one day back at Wolfsberg, I’m thrilled to be on vacation again where my highest priority is remembering to wake up before I get sun burned. This time I am in Crete and all I can say is that for once Martin has a competition in a location I’m really excited about. Read more

freitag favorites + a baby

IMG_5138-1Unfortunately it seems that the only time I save for this space is when I’m sick on the couch or happily looking forward to a long weekend. Thankfully, the latter is the case this (good) Friday as we enjoy the first of quite a few public holidays squeezed onto the calendar here in Switzerland between now and the end of May. Read more