... after 5 months of no blogging...
Well, here is a speedy catch-up:
shortly after last blog, while still in Haiti, found out I am pregnant!
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
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
return home to total craziness at work
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
work, manage nausea, work, manage nausea, work, not successful in managing nausea...
nausea tapered off when I reached about 4 months - relief!!
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.
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!
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
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
Bought my last Christmas present a week ago - yay! No elbowing with stressed shoppers this last weekend before the holiday
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.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!