The Duvet Conundrum

Do you sleep under a duvet? And, assuming that the answer is yes, have you ever thought of this habit as an acquired skill? Yep, me neither. Until recently. From the day we brought a few days old Birdy home from the hospital, she was sleeping in sleeping bags. After all, blankets for babies were […]

A Morning in Miniatur Wunderland

This Friday morning we visited my favorite museum in the whole world: the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg. The museum holds the record of world’s largest model railway, awarded to it already before it added a second level of miniature worlds. The numbers are truly mind-boggling: Miniatur Wunderland has 1040 trains, 4,110 buildings and bridges, 9,250 cars, and a whopping 260,000 figurines. […]

Swim Baby, Swim!

“I had a feeling that he’s the wellness type” commented my midwife as we were massaging a week old Bamm-Bamm after his first bath. My son hadn’t made a sound of complaint during the bathtime and was now visibly paying attention to each body part that I was carefully massaging with baby oil. His enjoyment of water […]