Thursday, February 25, 2010

A little detail

Have you seen that our little avatar to baby is now sucking on its little thumb? 175 days to go...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wonderful Chania

We had to put our precious baby girl to sleep yesterday and it hurts so bad. She was the best dog you could ever have and we will miss her every day.

Goodnight sweetheart, we love you so much!

      The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

Monday, February 22, 2010

There is hope

I am so insanely sick of the winter. Have gone through almost four months of this horrible weather and want spring to come right away! I look at the calender and see it's only 3 weeks to daylight saving time. Moreover; only nine more weeks to summer vacation. I can do that. Yes I can!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Today I'm making "Semlor"! Swedish cardamom buns with almond paste and whipped cream! Have been craving them for weeks now and hoping the result is going to be way better than last year's batch which ended up in the trash.

Update: Didn't have any powdered sugar and the almond paste could have been a little fresher. But I succeeded!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stroller - Check!

It's way early but there are a lot of things you have to buy before the baby comes. If it comes. Because it could die. My doctor said there is a 20% chance of having a miscarriage before week 14. I hit week 14 tomorrow. Today I don't feel pregnant at all. My belly is flatter than what it has been and the tiredness is gone. I have learned that the second trimester is called the ghost trimester, meaning you are pregnant but don't feel pregnant.

So anyhow, now to what I meant to tell you. I have bought a stroller! I knew I wanted a typical European pram stroller. They are expensive! I have been shopping around and with all the accessories they usually go for about $700.00. But I found one on EBay. A brand new one to a special price of $150 including shipping. So I didn't even hesitate. Zip zip and the deal was done. Will get here within two weeks. What do you think? Max thinks a stroller is unnecessary. In America people carry their babies in infant car seats. But I am Swedish. And I want a stroller.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Timeline (so far)

October 26 2009: Decision is made to stop birth control
Thanksgiving 2009: Baby is made
December 17 2009: Positive pregnancy test
January 14: First ultrasound
February 11: Second doctor's visit. Listened to baby's heartbeats (155/second)
Today's count: 13 weeks and 4 days
Expected delivery date: August 19th

Maxmilla's Baby 011410

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's Official!

We're having a baby!