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Sunday, December 19, 2010

... after 5 months of no blogging...

Well, here is a speedy catch-up:
emoticon shortly after last blog, while still in Haiti, found out I am pregnant!
emoticon shortly after that, ship I was staying on ran out of much of their food. We still had enough to eat, but no variety for a week
emoticon nausea set in. Not violent, but constant, low-grade. Screw any ambition to eat "properly", it was all about controlling the nausea, which of course wouldn't be controlled, no matter what
emoticon return home to total craziness at work
emoticon sorted through sis' kids' clothes - she's got three girls and has saved everything. I won't have to buy this kid any clothes for years
emoticon work, manage nausea, work, manage nausea, work, not successful in managing nausea...
emoticon nausea tapered off when I reached about 4 months - relief!!
emoticon fall has been pretty mellow. Concluding I don't have to move to make room for baby, I have rearranged the apartment, moving office into bedroom and turning office into baby room.
emoticon I haven't gotten into any shopping spree mood for baby stuff yet but bought a crib about a month ago when it was half off. Still find it a bit surreal that there will be a baby sleeping there - very soon!
emoticon Mom & Grandma came to help me clean - the kind of thorough, old-fashioned cleaning when you take pictures off walls, dust the books in the bookshelves, move heavy furniture, etc. The apartment smelled of soap for a week afterward, and still feels neat and clean. Now, I just need to keep up with the maintenance
emoticon Decorated for Advent, which most Swedish people do. Even got a tree for my patio. It looks so pretty now with the lights shining through about 4 inches of snow
emoticon Bought my last Christmas present a week ago - yay! No elbowing with stressed shoppers this last weekend before the holiday
emoticon Fiddling with a little bit of this and a little bit of that, anticipating a short but sweet Christmas celebration with family next weekend, praying the trains will run without the major problems they've had the last few days - I travel with only a few hours' margin between expected arrival and first family gathering on Christmas eve.

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    Just stepping back into SP and checking in on my pals, I know this is an old blog but it's so beautiful! Can't imagine living on a boat while having morning sickness! I'm so happy for you and looks like everything's going well, baby is adorable!
    3486 days ago
    Hejsan Glad att se dig hos sparks igen
    God Jul och Gott Nytt Ar
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    3509 days ago
    Wow! That's a lot!! God Jul och lycka til!
    3869 days ago
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    WOW! So many changes! Congratulations on your pregnancy! WOW what a surprise! Sounds like you are doing great, you sound like you are in an upbeat mood and ready for ur big changes in life! Thank you for you beautiful comment on my blog! Welcome back! emoticon
    3871 days ago
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    Congratulations on making all of your transitions: pregnancy through the holidays. :) I'm very happy for you.

    Here's to a New Year with new surprises and blessings. emoticon
    3872 days ago
    Welcome back.
    Congratulations on the pregnancy and so sorry
    that you experienced so much nausea.

    Seems everything is going well now and I wish
    I had a mom and grandma to help me clean up
    Just taking this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
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    3874 days ago
    I´m shoveling snow up by the lake Vänern and hope you have a peaceful pregnancy for the res of it... february-march baby, that´s a good time of the year!
    3874 days ago
    Whew! That's quite an update! Congratulations on your happy news!!!
    3874 days ago
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