Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
So while I was sitting there, a lady came up to me and started talking. She told me about her kids, that she was also pregnant in October with all of them and then preceded to say:
"You know what I was doing when I went into labor? Shopping. Just like you are doing now. My boy came later that same night and he was 3 weeks early"
Then she went on her way. When my husband came back with another rug I told him the story.
He then said, OK lets go. And he gave me a ride on the cart. And then he told me to go sit down and wait for him while checking out. He also demanded that I stay put so he could go get the car. I was not allowed to carry the sheets I bought, even though he carried the curtain rods, the rugs, the changing table accessories and 10 other items with 2 hands.
When we came home, I was ordered to lay down on the couch while he made meatballs with gravy and potatoes.
Thank you dear crazy IKEA lady who spooked my man into doing exactly what I have been wanting him to do for the past 5 months. I owe you.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
* Sleep I: Awkward and different. Every sound wakes me up, even if it's just my dog turning in the other room. My husband makes alot of noises (breathes too loud and makes smacking sounds with his mouth) and it is driving me CRAZY! Today I told him I want a bigger bed, some nights I can't stand even laying next to him. It's terrible!
* Sleep II: Dreams. This is one I actually kind of like. It is common that preggos have vivid dreams, and for me this has proven to be true. I've had several dreams about giving birth to kittens. They were the most precious little things. Hannah and Annika were thir names!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
It's tough letting go of old ghosts. But it's also a really nice one that now includes both barbecued ribs and ice cream.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
* Is there a baby in there?
* How come I'm not showing?
* Why am I farting like a teenage boy?
* I think the baby will develop allergies from our carpets and will the landlord replace them?
* What if the baby is sick or severely handicapped?
* Who's boobs are these?
* My husband is a) too silly to become a dad b) will be the best dad ever c) has delusions about child upbringing
Second Trimester Questions:
* Am I going to continue to work or take a long leave?
* How come I don't feel full after I eat?
* Is caffeine really that bad?
* I gained a shoe size???
* Maternity clothes kind of suck
* Non-alcoholic beer is pretty awesome
* My husband a) doesn't get it b) is so understanding c) needs to buy me something pretty very soon
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
And I bought my first pair of maternity pants as I am now +12(!) pounds my start weight. They are so comfy I want to sleep in them. If I keep this weight gain going I will have to put rubber bands on the rubber bands.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
My due date is moved to November 11th, the day before my mothers birthday. I can't wait to tell her!
I'll post an ultrasound soon, you can see the little one really well this time.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I am not a finicky eater, I eat and drink most things offered to me. My mom told me she never had any problems with my dietary habits as a kid. I am just not very fussy with food.
That will be the premise of this 12 week mark, as things now are very different. I am making 2 lists: 1) Foods I used to love but now can't think about 2) Foods I now eat, that I very rarely ate before
1. Fried Foods - I loved eating on occasion but now I have to leave the room of the smell
2. Meat - almost all meats have an aftertaste of liver
3. Bread - only ok if someone else makes the sandwich
4. Pasta- ate for 2 days during the first weeks of pregnancy and then it made me think of the garbage can
5. Tuna - also makes me think of garbage that has been mixed in a smoothie maker
6. Boiled or stirfried vegetables - has the consistency of jelly soap but with no taste
7. Rice - only ok in baked sushi and at room temperature
8. Coffee - smells and taste gross and makes me think of a dry, soar throat
9. Cheese - smells like sweat
1. Milk - gallons a day. It has to be 2% organic
2. Citrus - whole lemons, no kidding
3. Indian food- just so I can mix the cucumber youghurt with the lentils
4. Youghurt of any kind
5. Pretzels, popcorn and ricecake chips
6. Frozen Youghurt - my new vice, I eat it every day. Stawberry and tart with gummy bears...mm
I will update the list at the end of the second trimester.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Among all the things that Tom and I talk about in regards what we need to buy for the baby "stroller" is what comes up most times in a day. I think we are both somewhat obsessed.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's been a roller coaster ride, I tell you. Since I found out in week 5, I've had the most unimaginable nausea. I've been so tired, I couldn't really tell you what has been going on at work. I've gained weight (8 pounds so far) due to yes, normal pregnancy stuff like blood and water, but also because eating is the only way not feel sick for 5 minutes . Last week I started losing hair. I have shooting pains in my hips that wake me up in the middle of the night in nightmares. And then my favorite, a couple of weeks ago I had a complete Gollum-like transformation on my face. I woke up and had 6(!) HUGE insider pimples - all on the left hand side of my face.
But you know what? I am the happiest I've ever been I think. I love Baby Lion with every little molecule in my body. My husband and I have moved on from being a couple trying to expectant parents. I look at him and see my baby daddy. It is the BEST feeling in the world.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
BTW - 33 days since the start of my last cycle. I am taking my test tonight. :-)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
But I know why he feels that way..this happened once before when I was late (irregular) and he started talking about baby names. And then I had my period...I know he doesn't want to go through that again. It made him sad, I could tell.
So he went this morning for his second swimmer test and will get the results in a couple of days. My hope is that they'll be healthy, fast and lots of them. Like Tuna.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
On Sunday me and Tom had planned to take our long weekend walk on the beach. As I was getting out of the shower, I turned my head upside down to make a turban-head with the towel (you know what I mean). As I went back up I pulled my neck so I actually heard something "click". And after that I was completely immobilized. I couldn't sit nor lay down. So Tom put the boogie board behind me in the bed so I would have some support. Not a bad idea. Other than that, it was all Advil, tiger balm and Flight of the Concords all weekend. I am better today, but I can't really look to the left which made my drive to work..adventurous! I wish I hadn't parked behind that wall in the garage though.
Friday, March 6, 2009
But now to something completely different (insert drumroll sound here): Tom was laid off yesterday!
It keeps getting better and better. I just spoke with him and he is ut drinking with his colleagues. It's good to celebrate the recession with a bang! Yay - we joined another set of statitics (insert applause here)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tom is going in on Friday for his second swimmer test, and I am hoping that his last result was just a bad report card due to late night procrastination at work...
One of my dear friends is somewhat in a similar situation that we are, they have been trying for the same amount of time. She emailed me this morning and told me that her period came. I feel bad for her because I know what that's like. On a positive note though, I have this lame fairytale fantasy that her and I will get pregnant at the same time and that our babies will grow up and go to Swedish day care together. Strange how we are designed, isn't it?
Monday, March 2, 2009
I beleive that this is a start of a great love affair. On Saturday night I told him how much I am going to miss them when they go back to Chicago. To that he responded "I know - I love them too". Busted!
Pic to follow..
Friday, February 27, 2009
Last night as we went to bed, me and Tom watched a little TV before we fell asleep. All of a sudden we could hear our god daughter crying, and we just turned off the TV and listened to it. I got butterflies in my belly just hearing a baby in our house. I slept really well :)
This morning we played together and I watched both of them as their mommy was getting ready. I gave the baby her breakfast, she was sitting in my lap eating her apple cinnamon puree'. There can't be a better way to start the day!!
They went to Disneyland today, I'm sure they will have a great day in the sun with Snowwhite and Minnie. This will be a great weekend!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I woke up in a bad mood and just feel irratable in general. Poor Tom.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Yesterday my coworker who is on maternity leave came into the office and brought her new born baby Ella, 3 weeks old. It was the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. She was so tiny and I got to hold her for a good 20 minutes while she was sleeping. She was all curled up against my chest, and had that wonderful baby-smell. I have been thinking about her ever since. I can't wait to have one of my own.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Today Barack Obama is adressing congress regarding his plan to get the economy back on it's feet. Talk about pressure to perform. Both Mr Obama's and Tom's stimuli package need to contain hard work and action. But most of all, it requires patience.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So maybe it's Tom. His sperm analysis came back abnormal last week, and he is due for another test to confirm. His motility and count is low plus there are signs of infection.
His PCP (Primary Care Physician) suggested that he does a complete detox and of course quit smoking. The latter is working well, he has cut down significantly and I know it's hard for him.
As far as this "detox" goes, I think it's a load of bs. I want his urologist to tell him that, not his PCP who handles coughs and belly-aches. My doctor recommended that he sees his urologist for consultation. Tom knows this, but he wants to quit smoking completely before he does another sperm analysis - and I agree with that.
She also referred him to one of the top urologists in the US who is based here in LA. Of course, he is outside our network. My care provider told me to talk to the doctor and see if he would be willing to submit the claim.
I am hoping this never comes to IVF which, btw, is FREE in Sweden. That is not the case here...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
My husband and I have been "trying" now for 13 months and just started the process of investigating..More of these details later.
It seems like everyone around me, married or in a steady relationship, are getting pregnant or already have their little ones. Some of them more than one! And I could not be happier for them. But it makes me wonder why it's not happening to us, who want it as much as any other couple in love and ready to take the next steps.
I asked my husband and he is OK with me posting details of the process and our life. I'll leave last names out though.
Since this does not seem to be happening "au naturel" I am looking forward to getting there by the support of others and the doctors advice and knowledge. Stay tuned!