She’s here!

My sister, I mean. Not the baby. 🙂 You know who ISN’T here: my doctor. Last Thursday, the day my sister arrived, my doctor left for a 5-day conference to Japan. She comes back tomorrow. As Journie has been a very courteous baby so far, waiting for everyone on her delivery team to arrive (collectively…

Week 38

Today marks the end of my 38th week of pregnancy. And I’m still pregnant. I view this as a good thing because that means the baby listened to our pleas to hang in there until her “Farmor” (literally “Father’s Mother” in Swedish) arrived on Wednesday night. So what to do when you’re 38 weeks pregnant,…

Of Trials and Tribulations: Third Trimester

Call me Lemony Snicket because this last trimester has been a series of unfortunate events. I probably should’ve known better as my second trimester was fairly glorious. Yes, I had acne breakouts on my face, neck and legs to rival that of any pubescent teen (or 2 or 3), and developed eczema which made the…

Pregosaurus; or Size Matters

It happened. It FINALLY happened: Somebody stood up on a crowded BTS train* and offered me their seat because I was pregnant!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 This is a really big deal to me as I have been hovering for quite some time in that vast, shadowy region wherein people are constantly mystified as to whether…

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…

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…

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.,…