Anatomical overview of the pathway of the vagus nerve. You might be surprised at what it can do...

Don’t push it during pregnancy

We had an appointment with our OB/GYN and an ultrasound specialist last Friday and the news couldn’t have been better: No sign of blood in or around the placenta, and the baby’s organs and vital signs were all healthy and normal, hooray! Plus, we received another 4D picture of the baby and I think she…

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Why does pregnancy suck so much?

My second trimester had been going great, comparatively. I was no longer on bed rest, I had loads more energy, I could swim/run clumsily in the pool and my appetite had come roaring back. True, I sometimes have indigestion but I will take that over nausea any day. And then… I had a doctor’s appointment…

We're on board and on our way to indigestion!

Aflutter over flatulence

I’m in my 19th/20th week of pregnancy now, and a question I get a lot is, “Have you felt the baby move yet?” Um…yes? Er…no? The truth is: “I don’t know. I think it could be gas.” I apologize to those readers who are of a rather delicate disposition. You might want to stop reading…

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Bed rest and the Cocoon of Nausea

Note: I don’t really want to turn GoKarlmans into a pregnancy blog, but this is where our lives are at right now, and I found reading about other people’s pregnancies to be helpful. This post is written in the hopes that it, too, may help others. Or at least help pass the time. And don’t…

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Life after the fall

I broke my foot in November, which led to some very surprising repercussions, along with plenty of fruit eating and sudden bouts of tears. Here’s the story: Last Fall turned out to be a whirlwind of activity for Bjorn and I. A few days after we got back from a longish stay in the U.S.,…

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And…we’re back

In Bangkok. And on wordpress. It’s confusing, I know, dear loyal readers of 2. But as for the former—Bjorn got to choose where we lived this year. And as for the latter: I think gokarlmans.com got hacked as I can no longer access it. So now we are back again, back again to where it…