If you can read Swedish, then vardguiden is a great source of information on pregnancy in Sweden; this page focuses on what goes on in your second trimester. If not, don’t worry. Here is a quick guide to your second trimester check ups. Basically, you are due for one standard trip to the midwife and an ultrasound (your second if you chose to have the NUPP test at around 12 weeks). Second trimester check ups The ultrasound is an amazing experience – seeing your little one on screen.Read More
Seeing as we’ve decided not to find out whether we’re having a boy or girl, we have found a need to name the little one anyway. We cannot keep on saying “the baby” – too formal. Or “it” – far too impersonal. “The little one” – works but is too many words. As Husband is Hungarian (although grown up in Sweden), we’ve decided on gyermek, the Hungarian word for child. What name do you have/did you have for your little one before they were born?
A great idea from lipstickpunch at The Juice Boxx (“Where hip parents live”), a great site that I found today: take five minutes out of the day just to sit and write down what you’re doing at present – where I suspect many of us actually spend little time (myself most definitely included). I’m listening to people speaking in Swedish I’m buying nothing until the weekend’s shopping trip to London I’m holding on to my little bump I’m excited about our 18-week scan tomorrow I’m spending (too much)Read More
So, even though we’ve decided not to find out if we’re having a boy or a girl (I initially wanted to know, but husband did not and persuaded me that it will be a good surprise), I know find myself trying to use certain situations to justify that we’re having, well, mainly that we’re having a girl. Case in point 1: Husband was away for two days last week and the little one had been moving around and kicking away in the few days beforeRead More
A few months ago, I would have been happy to have lost two kilos. Instead, losing two kilos in one day scared me terribly. At least it proved only to be a stomach bug and not the start of second trimester all-day morning sickness, as I had feared. And, on the bright side, the two kilos went nicely back on and then some over the course of the weekend!