As our petit bisou d’amour is turning one year old (seriously where does time go?!), I started looking through the hundreds and hundreds of photographs we have taken in the last 12 months and noticing a bit of a theme on my Instagram feed. There is a couple of items that keep popping up and I love how you can compare how much M has grown being photographed in them and it’s just amazing to see how much she has changed! And with her first birthday fast approaching, its also nice to look back. Reminisc. Be proud. And remind yourself of all the little and big moments of happiness and joy, the highs and lows, the good days and the ones where it was all just too much. Sitting here one year later, feeling like it all just happened way too quick and in awe of how that little tiny bisou d’amour, has grown into a little girl already. While my love for travel hasn’t changed a bit since having M a year ago, I also equally enjoy being at home and being an interior designer, I work with and see beautiful things on a daily basis.
Before having M (honestly even long before I fell pregnant), there were a few things I had already picked for her. I fell in love with my Bugaboo from the Limited Classic Edition while on a weekend away with my parents in Vienna and the Yoli and Otis Baby Carrier, M spent the most of her first few months in, I stumbled upon on Instagram, always dressed in Petit Bateau onesies. And we haven’t been on a walk without the Bonpoint cashmere blanket, my parents gave us the day M was born. Funnily enough they ended up also being the few items I use on a daily basis, and which, if someone asks me, are always on the top of my list for baby essentials. With the overwhelming amount of baby items to buy out there, it’s so hard to know what you need and what you simply don’t and it took me a while to figure out what really worked for us. And like my taste for interiors, where I like classic and clean designs, I now buy very little for M, but pieces I really love and know I’ll be able to use for a long time. So while it’s late at night and M is deep asleep in her Stokke Sleepi Crib next door (I can see a theme happening her too), looking through those precious memories, I can’t help but feel proud, sad and happy but mostly exited for my petit kiss of love to turn into a bigger and bigger one.