Our prince has arrived

Our little prince has finally arrived. I have been offline for a while and I’m not really blogging a lot yet, but I wanted to write something small about our little prince!

newborn son Mason 3


We call him Mason, and his second name is Sam (Mason Sam). Mason comes from “MAS” = “Mache And Sabine” and SON (our son). The same with Sam, that stands for Sabine And Mache. Of course we loved the name “Mason” in general! I texted the name to Mache, while he was at work, which I did a lot while being pregnant, thinking of names and sending them to Mache. Then he liked the name ‘Mason’ and I did too so we decided to call him Mason already when he was in my bump. We didn’t tell anyone however. It was a surprise for everyone.

Mason is a wonderful little boy, he’s growing really well. Today he’s 2 weeks and 6 days. He weights 3750 gram already, we checked it yesterday! Almost 400 gram more since last week. He’s 52 cm tall already now. The breastfeeding is going really well, from start actually. It’s amazing to feed my son. It gives me so much joy, even though it’s tiring and hard work. It’s wonderful to have Mason in our arms finally!

newborn son Mason 3

I am enjoying him so much, don’t want to spend so much time doing other stuff right now. Besides that, I am sleeping a lot during the day when he’s sleeping too. The nights are going well, he’s sleeping 3-4 hours between the feedings but it’s nice to take my rest during the day too. It’s so important to recover from the natural delivery. My dream came true; I delivered vaginally after the C-section I had with Féline (our firstborn daughter). I tried to deliver without epidural and I succeeded. Mache was my biggest support and also the midwife was amazing! I delivered in Karolinska Huddinge (hospital here in Stockholm). I can recommend this hospital to anyone.

We have spend some time at the BB (special area in the hospital) after the delivery. Three days of having a cosy bubble together in a room with bathroom. It felt like a mini holiday with just the three of us. The room was like a hotel room (besides the hospital beds). It was a totally different experience than the first days after the birth of Féline (early born, with emergency c-section due to pre eclampsia / Hellp syndrome).

This was how it is supposed to be. It was a wonderful experience. Of course giving birth is not just easy and all amazing. But to us, this experience was, because our son was fully grown and I was recovering much faster from the natural birth than the C-section. Mason was born with 40 weeks and 1 day. We are so proud of him and it’s amazing to bring him home. The first week was very confronting for us though. All the positive things and normal experiences, how a baby should be born. It’s great to have this now. Also confronting to see what we missed the first time with Féline. And all the things that she didn’t got when she was born. To see her suffer in the Intensive Care was hard. Even harder to realize now because Mason is just happy and healthy at home.

Mason has a lot of similarities to Féline. Although he’s a totally different baby as well. It’s wonderful to see how much they are brother and sister in that way. It’s hard to see him grow without having her close to us, she will be always missed. Although Mason brings back memories of her that I forgot already. That’s confronting, but wonderful to cherish too. She will always be his big sister. I know she looks after her little brother like an angel. I just know.

Being a mom is wonderful. It comes with hard work and hardly any time for myself. It’s all worth it. I will do anything for Mason, just like I did for Féline. Mason is the best son on earth I must say! He’s happy and very satisfied. He asks for milk all the time and he loves sitting with me. It’s so great to wake up with a baby and spent time together with Mache and Mason in one bed. So much love and cuddles. He makes me smile all day and I can’t stop kissing him. He’s so loved and so welcome.

newborn son Mason 3

I will pick up writing on my blog more often when I feel like it. Right now I’m still recovering and just enjoying our newborn son and time together. It’s great to see how much mail we receive from the Netherlands and of course Sweden after sending out his birth announcement in a card. We are very pleased with all the interest of everyone. It’s super to realize how many people care about him and us.

Thank you for everything and soon more 🙂

Lot of love,


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  • Reply
    12 July 2017 at 11:56

    Wat is die naam leuk bedacht, dat wist ik nog niet! Geniet maar veel van kleine Mason ?

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    12 July 2017 at 12:05

    So proud of the three of you! <3 And I'm sure big sis is just as proud. Geniet van je babybubbel lieverd, zo fijn dat alles zo goed gaat!!

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    nicole orriens
    12 July 2017 at 12:40

    Gefeliciteerd met je prachtige zoon! Wat fijn dat je zo van hem en het moederschap kunt genieten. Ik wens jullie heel veel geluk!

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    Phaytea's Pulse
    12 July 2017 at 13:06

    Thankful for safe delivery.. Mason is so Adorable……congratulations again and cheers to creating more beautiful memories

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    12 July 2017 at 13:14

    I’m so glad you had the chance to experience it all like this. Enjoy your new little best friend?

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    12 July 2017 at 14:02

    Ik ben ook super trots op jullie drieën zoals jullie het met elkaar doen.
    Een tevreden Mason en een vader en moeder die verliefd zijn op hem (ik ook trouwens en zijn oom Jeffrey ook), geweldig om dit mee te mogen maken ?

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    12 July 2017 at 15:47

    Wat leuk om te lezen hoe jullie de naam hebben bedacht. Heel veel geluk! X

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    12 July 2017 at 15:59

    Gefeliciteerd. Zo mooi om te lezen hoe jullie aan het genieten zijn met een traan erbij. Het is ook een prachtig mooi ventje. Heel veel plezier.

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    12 July 2017 at 17:22

    Wat een gave betekenis achter de naam zeg en wat een prachtig kind! Ik wens jullie al het geluk in de wereld!

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    12 July 2017 at 21:31

    Oh Mason is een prachtige naam. Leuke om te weten ook waar voor de naam staat. 😉

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    Dyonne Bakker
    12 July 2017 at 23:59

    Gefeliciteerd met jullie wondertje! Wat een mooie naam en zo goed over nagedacht! Heel mooi!

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    13 July 2017 at 08:50

    Gefeliciteerd met jullie zoon! Bijzonder dat jullie de naam zo hebben samengesteld.

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    Ellen de Wit
    13 July 2017 at 12:17

    Wat een schatje! Gefeliciteerd! Leuke naam ook! x

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    14 July 2017 at 10:29

    Wat leuk! Gefeliciteerd zeg! Geniet maar goed van elk moment!

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    14 July 2017 at 10:32

    Gefeliciteerd met je prachtige zoon, wat een mooie naam mag hij dragen zeg!

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    14 July 2017 at 11:37

    Ahh wat super leuk gefeliciteerd! En wat een schatje is het <3

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    14 July 2017 at 12:26

    Proficiat met de geboorte van jullie zoontje. Vind de naam echt prachtig

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    14 July 2017 at 12:53

    Wat een mooie naam zeg! Wat een mooi klein wondertje!! Geniet lekker samen

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    14 July 2017 at 20:14

    Allereerst natuurlijk gefeliciteerd. Maar meis wat lijkt me dat inderdaad confronterend om te moeten meemaken. Dikke knuffel! Ik vind het mooi dat je er zo open over schrijft, heel liefdevol ook. Hoop dat je nu lekker op je roze wolk ligt te genieten met Mason in je armen – wat ik trouwens echt een hele leuke naam vindt. Net als Féline. Succes met de borstvoeding, fijn dat het zo lekker loopt. Liefs

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    16 July 2017 at 12:22

    Ooh wat fijn voor je, geniet ervan!

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    16 July 2017 at 20:57

    Proficiat met je kleine Mason! Nu eventjes wennen en dan weer op adem komen!

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    Maaya Legaspi
    17 July 2017 at 16:14

    What a cute little boy and his name suit him well! I guess that’s one joy of being a parent.. being able to choose a name that’s dear to you. I’m glad you had a safe delivery and I can only imagine how happy you are now! So are you planning to be a mommy blogger now that you’re enjoying being a mom? 🙂

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    Berlin | Momi Berlin
    17 July 2017 at 17:10

    Love the name. MASON and how it came to be. I could really feel the love and excitement. We almost have the same time to conceive but my baby is still inside my tummy. He seems too comfortable inside. My doctor mentioned that most of those from my batch already gave birth. Cant wait for our little boy as well to finally arrive and join his family.

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    17 July 2017 at 17:18

    He’s super adorable. Pictures are superb. I’m happy that you’re blessed. My heartfelt wishes. 🙂

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    Amanda - Curly Sue Review
    18 July 2017 at 14:19

    Congratulations on the birth of your lovely baby. I’m so glad he arrived safely. The pictures you took are adorable.

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    Clarice of My Metro Lifestyle
    18 July 2017 at 14:49

    Wow! Congratulations. You have such adorable baby. I super love his name. Very witty and meaningful. Sending your whole family lots of love from the Philippines.

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    18 July 2017 at 15:44

    First of all, congratulations for your bundle of joy, I know how much loved and wanted he was even from when he was just a little bean in your tummy. I have to say that you have put a lot of thought into naming him and it’s wonderful that you combined both your and Mache’s names to create his. I can imagine that all you want now is to cuddle him, so don’t worry about blogging. Enjoy your lovely son! 🙂

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    18 July 2017 at 17:04

    What a cute little baby. Congratulations on giving birth to a lovely child. I first thought of Prince Maxon from The Selection but knowing the meaning behind the name is lovely. I would also like to put effort in naming my future kids. Thanks for sharing this lovely moment. 🙂

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    Aica Batoon
    18 July 2017 at 18:08

    Awwww! Hi there, Mason! <3 He is super duper cute. Although I am not a mother yet, seeing how joyous my sister when she gave birth to her daughter, made me know that being a mother is indeed wonderful. 🙂

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    18 July 2017 at 21:26

    Congratulations on your little bundle of joy. I remember when I also gave birth, I had a difficult time. Fast forward to 10 months, it’s all worth it!

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    Claire Santiago
    19 July 2017 at 16:53

    Congratulations. I really missed having a baby inside the house. Their innocence always give me that kind of joy so hard to define.

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    23 July 2017 at 07:08


    Congratulations. I am so happy for you. After going through what you did, now is the time to enjoy nurturing and guiding Mason the little angel. But at the same time, never forget to take care of yourself.

    Keep being happy always!

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    24 July 2017 at 07:07

    Congratulations, Sabine and Mache!!! Mason looks so adorable ❤ He’s so loved and I’m sure he felt it even when he was in your bump. This means we’ll be expecting new posts from your blog today related to parenting.

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    Angelie Pangilinan
    24 July 2017 at 23:14

    He is such an adorable little! Truly a blessing from up above. Congratulations babe! So happy for you!

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    25 July 2017 at 10:00

    Awwwe! ? Congratulations with the new baby! That was cute on how you cam up with the name. Filipinos were fond of combining names for their child too. I though it’s just us but It made me smile how you came up with Mason. Mason’s lucky to have a super pretty mom like you! 🙂

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limitss
    25 July 2017 at 13:11

    Wow, I truly love his name. I remember when I read your article regarding your pregnancy, I was so excited to know him and finally you have shared a bit about him. He’ll surely be growing up fast and healthy cause I can truly feel how you really want to raise him properly. Thank you so much for sharing about him with us. Stay pretty and send my regards to Mason.

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    7 August 2017 at 20:57

    Really love the story of the name! Enjoy this beautiful time ♥ Sending much love to you!

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    cieri of
    11 August 2017 at 17:11

    Congratulations!!! I remember just seeing you preparing for this. Love the name. Enjoy the journey and stay blessed!

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