Happy New Year

Welcome 2020! My plan is to make you into somewhat less roaring than my 10’s but filled with family, happiness, growth and fun. Because as I’ve said many times, it’s fun to have fun!

I won’t do a decade recap but I’ve spent my last 10 years in London and I’m so happy for that decision. It’s made me grow far beyond what staying in Sthlm could and I really like the person I’ve become.

Through heartache, depression, love, new friends, old friends, a career far beyond what I dreamed of, all the fun, getting a dog (never in my life thought that would happen), traveling the world and meeting the sunrise in the desert, figuring out not only who I am but want to be, meeting the man I want to spend my life with, getting engaged on a cold day in NY, ivf and waiting for our baby the last decade is all I could ever wish for. Good and bad.

Looking into 2020 I make no resolutions. All I want is to be a good mum and keep building on my relationship. I’m ready to move to Sweden and start new in my homeland, a better version of myself. I want to show George all the things I love about my country and find our own way as a family with all our amazing multi cultural influences.

And I’m happy to go back to friends and family. Plus looking forward to making new ones. One thing that I love about George and me is that we never stop being curious.

NYE this year was different. Sober at home waiting for our baby. But, not worse. We invited one of the couples from our NCT class due a week before us and had a lovely evening with new friends.

Living room party ready

Me party ready

And the belly of course. Wherever I go he go.

This guy! Happy to have him and feel very lucky to start a family with him. Since he is not drinking before the baby either we had some delicious alcohol free drinks. Winning!!

All the love from us to you

Emily and Sam came over. The brought food and we are until our super preggers bellies couldn’t fit anymore. Then time for games.

And cuddles with my main man.

Plus you know, a party because it’s NYE!

Amazing to spend the end of the year with these guys and we went to bed, sober and happy, at 2 ready to be in bed all day today.

Hello

Must admit I’m struggling with coming up with things to write about. I mean, I do nothing at the moment. Nothing! Today I polished my shoes…that’s desperation.

At least we found people to celebrate NYE with! Another couple from our NCT course in the same situation as us. Bring on board games and alcohol free booze.

I am working as well. Minimum but still. And maybe time for a nap now. #preggerslife

Death stare. The evenings are the worst. I’m so tired and full by then. Just want to go to bed but can’t sleep

Started my baby book Katta gave me. I remember reading the one mum made for me when I was little and loved it so the promise is to fill this in.

Happy end of the decade everyone. It’s had it’s up and downs for me but overall pretty fucking spectacular. I mean, 10 years in London, the love of my life, my little hound and soon our very own baby.

Bye bye Christmas

23 days to go. Like an advent calendar that gives you shitty sleep and achy joints. It’s a surprise every day.

I’m so ready to become a mum. To hold my little baby. To get to know him and see him grow. Life is just waiting at the moment, not my best quality.

We threw out Christmas yesterday. I was done. Yep, early for me but I feel so ready to for next steps right now.

Made a fairy light fire place instead. Very cute and perfect for the dark days we still have. Especially my early mornings by myself.

I mean, look at this belly. It’s ready. Or at least I am. Maybe not for what I means to actually have one but to start that part of my life.

Done with pregnancy 🙂

Today’s goal is Westfields and some more clearing. Have to do it all in small steps. Bored and tired at the same time is an interesting combo.

But having to walk W every day takes a lot of my energy. G is a trooper helping out of course but my body is definitely reaching the end for those long walks.

Couch potato

Slow days. I have a cold, I’m very pregnant and the sofa is my best friend #life.

Went to the midwife yesterday. Baby is 4/5 palpated (that means his engaged with head down my pelvis but still has a bit to go before ready). Everything else is looking good. Heartbeat strong, growing on the curve, my blood and urine looks great and no worries whatsoever.

So we wait. Im still hoping for him to be a week early but hey, he comes when he’s ready. It’s only 24 days to go now so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This is my life. Belly out, new PJs from the parents and a little shadow that follows me everywhere.

W feels strongly about protecting me and follows me absolutely everywhere. Poor guy since I go to the bathroom pretty much every other hour at the moment.

But hey, there are perks. Perfect ice cream stand.

Still hard to eat a lot and get a killer heartburn if I eat too much at night so my breakfasts are lush.

13.5kg and counting. But sis told me she gained 30 with eacb kid so hey, this is barely anything. Not sure my back agrees.

Working on it though. Whatevs to staying away from sugar, I’m sure both he and me will survive but I won’t survive without the sweet, sweet sugar.

Happy holidays from us. You’ll find us on the sofa.

Merry Christmas

Sitting awake again. This time with heart burn. The only thing that helps is sitting up in bed rocking from side to side. Fun times.

It was amazing having the family here over Christmas but I think my body is shutting down a bit after all the excitement. All of a sudden all the preggers symptoms have gone like a 100% times worse. Hip ache, heart burn, back ache plus a sore throat. Good thing it’s all sofa time at the moment.

Here is some gift opening Christmas morning. Idyllic.

I wore my prettiest dress for the day 🙂

Park walkies

Belly, always there

Family selfies

Agnes and me made gingerbreads when we got home.

And then Kalle time. Even in London.

Jean, Natalia and baby Sophie came over and we dug in on the food

Got some seriously epic gifts. This set by sis, a kindle, party lights, robe and echo from George, a photo book from Maggie and a PJ from mum and dad. Spoilt.

These two are simply amazing. So happy they are the ones to be Lukas cousins.

Sophie was a little terror. Perfect for Christmas.

After the gift we had a disco with my new lights.

Teaching the little ones all I know.

What a happy, lovely and amazing Christmas. Very different from my normal swede one but every bit as magical.

From all of my family to yours. Merry Christmas

Stepping into Hogwarts

One more day to go. The house is filled to the brim of family, it smells of (a very dry) Christmas tree and there are candles everywhere.

Yes, it is starting to look a lot like Christmas.

The family came on Saturday and as we say in Sweden ‘finns det hjärterum så finns det stjärterum’. Loving me a full house.

Breakfast is a messy, happy, lovely affair.

I gave the kids their Christmas gift – a day at the Harry Potter studios.

And off we go. We had booked it via a tour so the bus left at 11 and for an hour we tried to both contain excitement and not get too bored. I mean, who wants to be on a bus when you have Harry Potter ahead.

But we made it! All things Harry Potter!

It was amazing sets. This is where they filmed the actual movie so lots of sets still up from filming. And because it’s Christmas it was all decked out in snow.

This crew ❤

We met spiders

And Hagrid

Made sure we caught the Hogwarts express

And drank butter beer of course.

The sets were amazing

And the kids super happy running around in their favourite world.

I mean look at this!

Selfie time with Nisse. They are so big now and I’m happy to be making memories with them when I see them so rarely.

Cakes. Of course.

And after a loooong day it was time to take the bus home where George and Micke met us with bolognese and hugs.

But happiest of us all is W. All the cuddles!!

Christmas partay!

We had our Christmas party last night. I’m glad to say my team represented and had a big ol’ party. I saw a lot of jägerbombs being bombed. I did my best on the party front but that big belly didn’t make it easy on the sexy dancing.

Fat snake swallowed a puppy again. Favourite preggers look.

Felt kind of cute. Round but cute. The girls at work gave me compliments for my preggers style. It’s me and the kardashians bringing fashion forward.

The tequila fairy made sure everyone got in the right mood.

These guys ❤

Smart looking people at the party… how I’ll miss these guys… best team ever. For real. I doubt I’ll be this passionate about a team again having built it from scratch.

Got home around 11 and was ready to crash into bed. Supposed to be at work right now but exhausted today. I truly have nothing to do though so no harm no foul.

Bring on Christmas holidays!!