It was probably far too early to be buying baby items (in week 18/19) but the offer of a trip to London came up and who can say no to a shopping weekend in London? I just have not been impressed by the selection of baby and maternity clothes available here in Sweden (with the exception of Polarn O. Pyret, which unfortunately fails on price). London, on the other hand, surpassed all my expectations between the £20 black skinny leg maternity jeans from Mothercare and theRead More
I’m listening to Roxy Music (I think – ipod on shuffle) I’m buying nothing much as I am shopped out from last weekend’s shopping extravaganza in London I’m holding on to my little, but rapidly growing, bump I’m excited about Christmas after yesterday’s Lucia concert I’m spending time tidying up I’m eating too many Turkish Delight Thins I’m drinking Earl Grey Tea I’m reading too many books I’m shopping, or planning to shop, tomorrow as I still have not located the main part of Husband’s Christmas presentRead More
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