Climbing trees and family dynamics

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The last couple of months were hectic, getting to know Quinn. Including her in our routines, or better said… making new routines. It has completely thrown over our whole family dynamic. Everything is different. Never knew a third unexpected baby could be throwing our lives upside down this much!
Something simple like getting ourselves and three kids all washed and clothed in the car to go somewhere it turned out to be a huge challenge! Not to mention giving all three the attention they deserve and need, and at the same time not neglecting ourselves, our business, our home.
It all felt like we had too much on our plate…

But now after those first five months, the dust has settled, and we all have got used to our new lives, a new position, new roles as a big sister, a big sis of two little sisters, mother, and father of three. We are getting the hang of this new life! Looks like we are finally finding our new flow and family dynamic. And it has been so worth it! Every struggle, every crisis, every mountain we have climbed to make this transition from 4 to 5.

It is a joy to see these three wonderful brave little girls exploring this world, climbing every tree, jumping from adventure to adventure!
And we are filled with pride and love with the thought that we get to be their parents!
How we get to be so lucky!

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De laatste paar maanden waren hectisch. Nu hebben we de kleine Quinn erbij. We leren haar langzaam beter kennen, en we hebben haar opgenomen in onze routines, of beter gezegd … we hebben totaal nieuwe routines moetten bedenken. Alles is anders. Nooit geweten dat een derde onverwachte baby ons leven zo ondersteboven zou kunnen gooien!
Zoiets simpels als onszelf en drie kinderen allemaal gewassen en gekleed in de auto zien te krijgen om ergens heen te gaan bleek een enorme uitdaging! En dan het verdelen van onze aandacht over drie meisjes. Gennoeg aandacht vinden we belangerijk dat verdienen ze, en niets minder, en tegelijkertijd proberen onszelf niet te verwaarlozen, daarnaast nog ons werk en ons huishouden.
Het voelde allemaal alsof we te veel balletjes in de lucht moesten houden…

Maar nu na die eerste vijf maanden, is het stof gezakt en zijn we allemaal gewend aan onze nieuwe levens, nieuwe positie, nieuwe rollen binnen het gezin als grote zus, een grote zus van twee kleine zussen en natuurlijk moeder en vader van drie kids. We krijgen dit nieuwe leven zo langzamerhand en beetje onder de knie! Onze nieuwe flow en gezinsdynamiek. En het is het allemaal zo dubbel en dwars waard geweest! Elke worsteling, elke crisis, elke berg die we hebben beklommen om deze overgang van 4 naar 5 te maken.

Het is een genot om deze drie fantastische dappere meisjes deze wereld te zien verkennen, elke boom beklimmen, van avontuur naar avontuur springen en met verwondering en verbeelding de wereld bekijken.
We overstromen van trots en liefde bij de gedachte dat wij hun ouders mogen zijn!
Hoe is het toch mogelijk!? Zoveel moois! Wat een geluk!

Photography: Michiel Fook & Jolanda Marti

Expecting Wild

So lets be honest… from the 38th week in pregnancy I’m not the most charming person around. I only fit my biggest maternity joggers and I can walk (or actually wobble) around for a max of 10 minutes before crashing. And i skip doing my hair or make-up all together. So, i’m not even trying any more. I accept the fact that i’m going to be a big fat clumsy whale until giving birth. And after that I will be a big jiggly and wobbly pudding mommy… but. The happiest and luckiest jiggly mom there can be!

We will be the proud parents of three beautiful little girls! And then it hit me… this will probably be the last time ever being pregnant. Never again will my belly be this big. Never again i will feel new life growing inside me! Never again i will get to wonder how she will look, how her character will be, how her voice will sound.

Especially the last couple of weeks of pregnancy are just too surreal… a full-term baby, ready to be born is moving around in there. But when? The waiting, expecting, wondering. It’s all such a precious experience.

So we decided to celebrate this moment and capture it’s beauty, power and romance in this photoshoot. Getting myself off the couch, out of my comfy stretchy pants and wide sweater… and in to the prettiest outfits I could still fit into. (Not much as you can see) Making an effort to do my hair and even put on a little bit of make-up!

And yes, i know… my belly is really huge. And I decided to be extremely proud of it! As i’m also going to be of my body after giving birth… so thankful for my 3 baby girls it has given me. I will be giving myself time and respect to heal while my body nourishes my two youngest daughters. The woman’s body is so strong and giving. Never thought I could do all of this… I’m in awe of all that is happening at this moment.  I’m just so thankful.

Today is the 29th… three days past my due date. But i’m not holding my breath. She is quite comfy in there. Im guessing she will present herself around 41 weeks. Just as her sisters did! In the meantime we are being patient and happy what every day brings us while we wait on the new little Wild child.

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So here the result of the 39 weeks and 5 days pregnancy shoot!

Enjoy!

Photography: Michiel Fook

Carry in style -Carry you home

The baby-carrying way of life.
Wherever we go we take our baby with us! No problem, she just hops on our back and she gets te see the world from her private VIP seat.
Plus we get all those extra bonus cuddles from her!

It’s really a livestyle thing. Not having to stay at home for all those naps, she prefers to sleep close to us. We can entertain her, so much to see from up there. And she gets to view and explore the world from a safe place. So where ever we are she is getting everything she needs.

This feeling of keeping your child close to you and carry them is a hard thing to describe with words.
PinkNova desided to produce a song about it. A thing that has never been done before as far as i know!
The dutch singer-song writer Bart Voncken wrote the song for them called “I will carry you home”
The song is just so sweet and sincere, it communicates exactly that feeling of keeping your child close you ,and caring for them more than anything in this whole wide world! Can’t help but getting all emotional every time i hear it!

With our photograpy and videography we always try to show how we experience this world and illustrate our feeling of being close and connected to each other as a family. Ilse and Judith from PinkNova came to us width the question if we would like to use the song in our newest video.
And offcourse we would like that! Actually, it’s a huge honor!

We took a little break in putting our video’s online. The shots of our adventures from the last view months were saved to make one compilation video for the song! Nothing fancy, just the four of us, living our lives, going on roadtrips, cuddling on the couch, loving eachother, and carrying our babygirl with us. Honest, sincere, real images. Beautiful but not prefect, just as real life.

Scroll down to see a view pictures we took while shooting the video.

In the next couple of weeks we will publish the complete video’s where this compilation video is made out off!
Lots of unseen footage and complete photo series and stories behind every scene to come!
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Fell in love with the stunning babywraps in the video? I Know right!? They are amazing! Be shure to Like PinkNova on Facebook to get all updates on new designs and availability info!

Hope you enjoy and relate to the song and the video, we had lots of fun making it!

– This blogpost is made in collaboration with  PinkNova  –

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Photo & Videography: Jolanda Marti & Michiel Fook  –  Wild & Boho 
Music: Bart Voncke
Baby Wraps:  Pinknova
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Carry in style – Deep Autumn Leaves

Let it goooo let it gooooo.
We are feeling a bit like Elsa in this magical Frozen landscape!
Often i find myself beleving in fairytales and dancing singing realy loud with my 5 year old daughter.
We are enjoying every second of our magical freezing powers before it melts away to make room for our magical spring-flower powers.

– This blogpost is made in collaboration with Pinknova

Photography: Michiel Fook

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Baby Wrap:  Pinknova – Deep Autumn Leaves
78% Organic Cotton, 22% Peruvian Baby Alpaca Wool, 290 gr/m2
These Leaves are for texture lovers! Deep Autumn Leaves is a lustrous wrap made with Peruvian Baby Alpaca Wool, one of the finest and most exclusive wools of the camelids & strong organic cotton.

Carry in style – Twilight

December holidays shopping in Amsterdam with dad.
Love seeing how safe she feels with him wandering around in that big buzzing city… cars, bikes, shooters, taxis and trams passing buy. So many people, so many faces, so many sounds… so many incentives. Babies become so easily overstimulated, i’m so happy she is safe with him! And this way i can focus on my mission: Christmas shopping!!!

– This blogpost is made in collaboration with Pinknova  –

Photography: Jolanda Marti

Baby Wrap:  Pinknova – Rendez-Vous  Twilight
51% Organic Cotton, 49% Organic combed Aegean Cotton, 270gr/m2
A monochrome Rendez-Vous, with Twill woven birds, woven with soft and strong organic combed Aegean cotton.
The two weaves used for this wrap makes it one of a kind.

A package with something verry special in it... ? We are totally going to shoot at this like crazy! ??

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We are loving this misterious dark side of pinknova. ?

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Funny how we are taking a night walk wearing the Randevous Twilight wrap... and my eyes light up! ? (ok it's because of the flash photo, but still! ??)

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Yes! Lots of sunshine today. Finally no rain while the sun sets... just that we were waiting for all week!!! ???

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