I have some big news for you

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So…after four and a half year at home with these beauties I will go back to work TOMORROW 🙈 I feel a little bit nervous, excited but most of all blessed🙏! Will I go back to my former work? Maybee, maybee not…I will tell you more about it this weekend😍

Autumn food to cheer you up

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Hösten kan vara regnig, kall och trist. Ibland kan det kĂ€nnas som att det dĂ€r grĂ„a har etsat sig fast och aldrig kommer att försvinna. En del kan kĂ€nna sig lite smĂ„tt nere pĂ„ grund av detta och en del ser sin chans till att tĂ€nda ljus och dricka te inne i vĂ€rmen…jag tillhör den senare sorten. Det Ă€r sĂ„ underbart att fĂ„ pyssla pĂ„ inomhus med olika saker. Jag Ă€lskar att fĂ„ boa i hemmet, laga mat, lĂ€sa, dricka te och pyssla med barnen.

Om du kĂ€nner dig lite nere och slut pĂ„ energi sĂ„ Ă€r mitt bĂ€sta tips att Ă€ta god mat. Jag sjĂ€lv Ă€lskar att Ă€ta och laga lĂ„ngkok…grytor Ă€r det jag tycker bĂ€st om. Det Ă€r gott, rĂ€cker lĂ€ngre och vĂ€rmer bĂ„de kropp och sjĂ€l. Min favorit Ă€r helt klart den burgundiska köttgrytan (boeuf bourguignon). SĂ„…hĂ€r kommer ett höstligt recept som kanske kan muntra upp dig under denna mörka Ă„rstid.

Ingredienser

  • 1 kg grytbitar av nöt
  • 2 msk smör (extra till stekning)
  • 1 msk tomatpurĂ©
  • 2 msk vetemjöl
  • 1/2 dl balsamvinĂ€ger
  • 2 dl kalvbuljong (koncentrerad fond + vatten)
  • 4 dl rödvin
  • 280 g bacon
  • 200 g champinjoner
  • 2 vitlöksklyftor
  • 275 g syltlök
  • salt
  • nymalen peppar
  • 1 bit morot
  • ett par timjankvistar
  • ett par persiljekvistar
  • 2 lagerblad
  • 1 dl grovhackad persilja

Tillagning

  • SĂ€tt ugnen pĂ„ 175°C.
  • Bryn köttet i smör i omgĂ„ngar tills det fĂ„tt fin fĂ€rg pĂ„ alla sidor. Salta och peppra generöst. Rör ner tomatpurĂ© och lĂ„t frĂ€sa med ett par minuter. Strö över mjölet och blanda vĂ€l.
  • HĂ€ll pĂ„ balsamvinĂ€ger och lĂ„t koka ihop i ett par minuter. TillsĂ€tt kalvbuljong och rödvin. SĂ€nk vĂ€rmen och sjud.
  • Strimla baconet. SkĂ€r champinjonerna i kvartar. Grovhacka vitlöken. HĂ€ll av spadet frĂ„n syltlöken. Bryn bacon, champinjoner och vitlök lĂ€tt i en het stekpanna i smöret.
  • TillsĂ€tt baconblandningen och syltlök i grytan och rör om försiktigt.
  • Knyt ihop timjan, persilja och lagerblad som en liten bukett pĂ„ en morotsbit och vĂ€nd ner den i grytan.
  • SĂ€tt pĂ„ ett lock och stĂ€ll in i ugnen pĂ„ mellersta falsen. Ugnskoka i ca 1 1/2 timme eller tills köttbitarna blivit hĂ€rligt möra.

Till servering: Servera med kokt potatis och en goda grönsaker.

Jag hoppas att du kommer att njuta av denna mÄltid och kÀnna dig lite uppmuntrad att ta tag i de dagar som kÀnns lite extra grÄa. Puss och kram!

Autumn can be rainy, cold and dreary. Sometimes it may feel like that gray color outside has etched itself and will never go away again. Some of us may feel a little depressed because of this while some of us take the chance to light candles and drink tea inside where it’s warm and cozy…I belong to the latter kind. It’s wonderful staying indoors and do all the things you don’t want to do during the summer. This time of year I love to furnish our home with candles, cook, read, drink tea and play with my kids.

If you are feeling a little down and running out of energy then my best tip is to eat good food. I myself love slow cooker recipes…stews are what I like best. They taste good, lasts longer and warms both body and soul. My favorite stew is definitely boeuf bourguignon. So…here comes an autumnal recipe that might cheer you up during this dark season.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg casserole of beef
  • Butter for frying
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup balm vinegar
  • 2 dl veal bouillon
  • 4 dl red wine
  • 240 g bacon
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 275 g pickled onions
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 big carrot
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 bearing leaves
  • 1 dl chopped parsley

Cooking

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C
  • Brown the meat in butter until it has a nice color on all sides. Salt and pepper generously. Stir in tomato puree and fry for a few minutes. Sprinkle with flour and mix well.
  • Pour on balsamic vinegar and cook for a few minutes. Add veal bouillon and red wine. Reduce heat and let simmer.
  • Shred the bacon. Cut the mushrooms into quarters. Roughly chop the garlic. Brown bacon, mushrooms and garlic lightly in a hot frying pan in the butter.
  • Pour off the broth from the pickled onions and ad into the pot together with the bacon mixture. Stir gently.
  • Cut the carrot. Tie together the thyme, parsley and bay leaf as a small bouquet on one of the carrot pieces and put it into the pot.
  • Put on a lid and place in the oven on the middle fold. Cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until the pieces of meat have become deliciously tender.

For serving: Serve with boiled potatoes and vegetables.

I hope you will enjoy this meal and feel a little encouraged to battle those days that feels extra grey. XOXO!

Lashlift

Hej underbara godingar! För en vecka sedan tog jag med mig lillfian pĂ„ ett litet Ă€ventyr in till VĂ€nersborg. Efter nio mĂ„nader sĂ„ var det Ă€ntligen dags för denna mamma att fĂ„ bli lite ompysslad. Jag Ă€lskar att vara mamma och jag Ă€lskar att fokusera pĂ„ viet och inte jaget…men… ibland tror jag att det Ă€r viktigt att fĂ„ göra nĂ„got för sig sjĂ€lv. SĂ„…förra mĂ„ndagen begav jag mig ner till stan och fick mig en LashLift. Tack underbara Sabina pĂ„ salongbeautyfix för uppfrĂ€schningen och en vĂ€lbehövlig stund av vila!

Vad Àr LashLift?

LashLift Àr senaste trenden av skönhetsbehandlingar och har tagit skönhetsmarknaden med storm. Om man inte vill ha eller kan ha fransförlÀngning Àr denna behandling ett mycket bra alternativ som leder till naturligt böjda och fylliga fransar. Behandlingen Àr en permanent som innebÀr att man fÀster fransarna strÄ för strÄ pÄ en silikonplatta som ligger ovanpÄ ögonlocken. DÀrefter appliceras tvÄ vÀtskor i olika omgÄngar för att fransarna ska bibehÄlla formen de har under behandlingen.

Hur lÀnge hÄller resultatet?

Denna behandling hĂ„ller mellan 6-10 veckor. HĂ„llbarheten Ă€r naturligtvis individuellt men det Ă€r ocksĂ„ viktigt att du sköter fransarna rĂ€tt…speciellt under de första 24-48 timmarna. DĂ„ ska du inte anvĂ€nda mascara eller rengöringsprodukter med olja. Du ska inte heller gnugga dina ögon, duscha eller basta. Olja och vĂ€rme kan förstöra effekten av permanenten.

Hur mycket kostar behandlingen?

SjÀlvklart beror detta pÄ vilken salong man besöker men bor man i VÀnersborg eller omkringliggande stÀder sÄ kan jag varmt rekommendera salongbeautyfix . DÀr kostar denna behandling 595 kronor.

Jag Àr helt klart nöjd med behandlingen och tycker inte att jag ser fullt lika trött ut nÀr jag tittar mig i spegeln pÄ morgonen. Som flerbarnsmamma Àr det ocksÄ mycket uppskattat att slippa nÄgra moment nÀr man vill göra sig lite extra fin!

My birth story

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There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. – Laura Stavoe Harm

When the water broke

Friday, September 13th…the day I got to hold our little princess in my arms for the first time

Did I dream or was it for real? I could have sworn that I heard a “click”.
I could barely tell if it was a dream until it felt like I was laying down in a waterbed that had sprung leak.

-Emil, Emil I think my water just broke! I said and almost started to cry.

He turned to me and calmly said…

-Oh thats good…yeah, that’s really good.

I had imagined this scenario in a completely different way. In my imagination I had seen Emil jump out of bed, trip on one of Melker’s tractors, stumble out of the bedroom, put on his clothes in a hurry so that the socks ended up on his hands and the pants on his head but no…this was not how it happened. Well…I guess you don’t get as easily stressed out when you are expecting your third child.

A short while after my water broke I called the birth center. But before I did I just had to make sure it really was amniotic fluid and not urine. After all, I had been close to pee myself several times this pregnancy. I looked and I smelled but neither did it look or smell like pee? Could I bee sure that it was my water then? Yes I could…normally there is no blood on the paper after peeing.

I called the birth center and they gave me an appointment at half past one to start the delivery if the contractions did not get started by themselves. I thought “What…no chance that this appointment will be necessary? The contractions started without any help with the big sister…why would it be different this time?”. Well…maybe I was wrong…the hours went by but no contractions. I started to lose my patience and I was tired of changing my panties and the towel in it every fifteen minutes. I was like a leaking water balloon and had to walk around with a towel between my legs throughout the morning! If you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant I will give you a tip so that you don’t have to use this doubtful towel method if your water brakes. Take a pair of your partner’s underwear, a diaper of your child then combine these two and you get the best protection ever. I used this “underweardiaper” and I wish that I had come up with the idea earlier.

Heading to the hospital

After all the hours of waiting, I was actually unsure if the delivery would start without help. I changed panty after panty (well, until I put on my “underweardiaper” so to say), I watched twilight, I listened to my husband’s feet running from room to room with the vacuum cleaner at maximun power…but no contractions. I waited and waited until I felt…yes I actually felt something and it did even hurt. Ops, my misstake..I just needed to do number two…what a disappointment.

When the clock struck eleven I was losing my hope. Maybe that appointment would be relevant after all? I sat down on the couch and prayed a desperate prayer and you know what…shortly after I got my first contraction. When it was half past twelve, I felt it might be time to call the birth center. Actually, It didn’t hurt that bad and the contractions might not come as close as the midwives want them to before coming in but somewhere I felt that now…now it’s close. I exaggerated my condition slightly and pulled out a little lie which paid off because the women at the birth center welcomed us. When we got in the car I felt that it was a big risk that they would send us home again but at the same time something inside me said that this was the last trip without our little baby girl. We stepped into the birth center at 12.55 and I immediately regretted the exaggeration because the contractions still came too rarely and they were just too…comfortable. It’s so embarrassing having to be sent home…this is the third time…I should know better.

Giving birth

At the birth center we got a private room with a toilet, bathtub and a shower…HALLELUJA! My stomach had been in a really bad condition the whole morning and the toilet had been my best friend. I mentioned to Emil that I was scared to gas everyone to death and apparently our midwife heard what I said because she started to laugh. She also said that I could get enema so that I could go on the toilet properly. Wait a minute…did she say that I could get enema? But…I hadn’t even been enrolled. Well…apparently I already was. They did it immediately when we arrived since the water broke so many hours ago…from now on they wanted to keep me and little M under supervision. Well, thank you…I could finally relax. Or wait a minute…we hadn’t brought any things with us..everything was in the car. What about the camera, the music player and the candy we brought with us? Hmm…it could wait…after all, giving birth doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. First I can take enema and then they can connect me to CTG. When I was connected everything looked perfect…but…I must say that there didn’t seem to be much power in those contractions. I felt like a kid asking how many days it’s left to Saturday on a Sunday. I am not the one who is so easily drawn down into the swamp of bitterness but then I felt anything but positive.

In Sweden we have an expression that reads “suddenly it happens” and you know what…”suddenly it happens”. From a clear blue sky the lightning struck and pulled me on a painful journey…it did hurt so badly but I also welcomed it with open arms. Five minutes later I got another contraction and this one was the worst I ever had endured. It never faded…it only came peaks after peaks after peaks for several minutes. Is this how it feels to die?

-I can’t do this…I want epidural NOW! I said in pure pain.

The clock now showed 2 p.m and I was measured 5 cm open. What? I was completely devastated…how could I only be open 5 cm? On the bright side I still got time to get that epidural…what a relief. Meanwhile, I got nitrous oxide and that just in time for my next contraction who made the stars exploded over my head…I felt so dizzy!

– Emil, Emil do I look a little pale? I asked my husband. I feel so dizzy!

– No…you look like a freshly picked rose! The midwife answered before Emil got the chance to!

– It has to be the nitrous oxide that makes me dizzy. You know I’ve never been drunk, now I think I know how it feels, I said in a blur!

The midwife started to laugh, she looked at my husband and shook her head with a smile on her lips. The contractions just got worse and worse and I felt that now…now it’s close!

-Now it’s time for me to go home so I’m not gonna be here when your princess is born but before I leave I will meet the midwife and the nurse who will deliver your baby, our wonderful, beautiful, and loving midwife said.

I remember I took hold of her hand and asked her to stay.

-I feel so safe when you are here, I told her.

Kind as she was, she stayed and did the handover in our room. So…all of a sudden I had four wonderful women around me…two midwives a nurse and a student. The new women introduced themselves and then they started to go through the 70 minutes that have passed. All of a sudden my body started to take over and I had no control.

– The baby is coming! I quivered through the nitrous oxide mask. Emil you must get our things now. You must get the camera NOW!

everyone turned to me and looked a little shocked. They pulled down my pants and panties and I hear one of them burst out…

-Yes, the baby is coming!

-Emil…the camera…NOW!

All of a sudden I felt so stressed…10 minutes before I was only open 5 cm and the camera…where is the camera!

-Am I really completely opened? What if my vagina tear? I asked frightened.

And right then I felt a “plop”.

-The head is out…don’t push just follow your body! I heard one of them say!

I got a second labour contraction…

-Did I poop myself?” I asked worriedly.

-No you didn’t…continue like you do honey, I can see her! I heard Emil say cheering on me.

All in all I got three labour contractions and after four minutes of them I could hear the long-awaited scream. She was here…she was finally here.

-Congratulations to you little baby girl…I got to see her enter this world after all! The midwife who welcomed us said in joy.

This birth was both a dream and a nightmare. None of my previous deliveries has ever hurt that bad but thanks to the powerful contractions our beauty was born fast. Before we came to the birth center, my head thought that they would tell us to go home again, but my heart said it would go fast and that we would have our daughter with us in no time…the heart was right. We only spent one hour and fifteen minutes at the hospital before we had our beautiful girl in our arms.

Now I just want to send my thanks to the staff at NĂ€ls birth center for supporting us through everything that it means to give birth. But above all…thank you Emil for being there holding my hand and cheering on me when I needed it the most. You are a wonderful husband and father and I look forward seeing our children grow up side by side with you…you are amazing ❀

Thank you lord for this precious blessing! There seems to be no greater physical gift than this sweet bundle of joy, sent straight from you. Her perfect little fingers and toes, the way she smell like heaven, the love that bubbles up – unmatched in its depth. It’s a wonderful kind of overwhelmed.

Please bless this baby, Lord. Place a shield of protection around her little body and guard her as she grow. Keep her safe and healthy, Lord. Help this little one to know she is deeply and wholly and forever loved – first by You, and then by so many of us. Bless this baby, Lord, and bless us surrounding her. Help us adjust to our new normal as we welcome this new person into our lives, hearts and home. Give us even one whole night of sleep, and give us strength and energy when the nights are short. Blanket our home in peace, grace, and love.

Thank you Lord, for this new life. We praise and thank You for Your good and perfect creation. Amen.

XOXO

Tractor cake

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I mĂ„ndags fyllde vĂ„r lillkille Ă„r…vĂ„r lillkille som numera Ă€r tvĂ„ Ă„r och en stolt storebror. Det Ă€r lite smĂ„tt lĂ€skigt att tiden gĂ„r sĂ„ fort men jag mĂ„ste nog Ă€ndĂ„ sĂ€ga att jag tycker det Ă€r mer hĂ€ftigt att se hur han utvecklas. TĂ€nk att han för tvĂ„ Ă„r sedan bara var ett litet knyte som förlitade sig helt pĂ„ mig och Emil. Det gör han fortfarande men pĂ„ ett annat sĂ€tt. Nu Ă€r han Ă€ndĂ„ en lite pojke med en egen personlighet och egna intressen.

PĂ„ tal om intressen…Melker ÄLSKAR traktorer. Allt började nĂ€r han fick Ă„ka farfars röda traktor för första gĂ„ngen…efter det var han helt sĂ„ld. Nu ser han dem överallt och sĂ„ fort vi kommer till farmor och farfar gĂ„r han ner till garaget för att krama och pussa hans stora kĂ€rlek. SÅ…till Melkers kalas sĂ„ kunde jag inget annat Ă€n att göra en traktortĂ„rta. Det tog sin lilla tid att fĂ„ till den och mot slutet sĂ„ tĂ€nkte jag…ALDRIG MER IGEN. Varför gör jag alltid saker som jag aldrig tidigare testat…tja det Ă€r ju ganska roligt, hihi? Trots mitt dĂ„liga kunnande och de fyra smĂ„ nyfikna hĂ€nderna som ville hjĂ€lpa till sĂ„ blev det ganska bra. Det viktigaste var i alla fall att Melker blev nöjd. Han tittade pĂ„ den med stora ögon och sa “TAKTOJ“!


This week we celebrated our little guy’s birthday…our little guy who is now two years old and a proud big brother. It’s a little bit scary that time goes by so fast, but I still have to say that I think it’s more cool to see how this little human develops. Two years ago he was just a little baby who completely relied on me and Emil. Well…he still does, but in a different way. He is still a little boy but he now has his own personality and his own interests. 

Speaking of interests…Melker LOVES tractors. It all started when he got to ride Grandpa’s red tractor for the first time…after that he was completely sold. Now he sees them everywhere and as soon as we get to Grandma and Grandpa he goes down to the garage to hug and kiss the love of his life. SO…to Melkers birthday party, I could do nothing but make a tractor cake. It took a little while to finish it and towards the end I thought…NEVER AGAIN. Why do I always do things I’ve never tried before…well, because I love to do it, hihi! Despite my poor knowledge and the four little curious hands that wanted to help, it turned out pretty good. In any case, the most important thing was that Melker was satisfied. He looked at it with big eyes and said “Tactoj”!1110-2019-06478531149763566586008.jpeg1110-2019-06541121149769824809445.jpeg1110-2019-06283401149744052893824.jpeg

To celebrate a two year old

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En bricka med en mjölkflaska fylld med jordgubbssmoothie, clementin och mammas hembakade bröd…precis sĂ„ en födelsedagsfrukost ska se ut hĂ€r i villabotevik.


A tray with a milk bottle full of strawberry smoothie and a plate with a clementine and two slices of mom’s homemade bread…just like a birthday breakfast should look like here in villabotevik.0710-2019-09372331035063186455599.jpeg

VĂ„r födelsedagspojke fick sĂ„klart nĂ„gra paket ocksĂ„. Kanske inte de mest “lekiga” presenterna vi köpt och slagit in men det verkade som att storebror uppskattade dem Ă€ndĂ„. Ibland tror jag vi försöker för mycket…jag tror Ă€rligt att mĂ„nga barn tycker att det Ă€r lika roligt att leka med en kartong som med den dyraste leksaken. Nu kan han i alla fall ha lite ljus i sitt rum om kvĂ€llarna och sĂ„ kan han köra runt och drifta med sina bilar pĂ„ golvet istĂ€llet för pĂ„ vĂ€ggarn.


Well…of course our birthday boy also receives some gifts. Maybe not the most “playful” gifts we have bought and wrapped in, but I think that big brother appreciated them anyway. Sometimes I think we try too much…I honestly think that many children find it as fun to play with a cardboard box as with the most expensive toy. Anyway..at least he now can have some light in his bedroom in the evenings and thanks to the car carpet he can drive around with his cars on the floor instead of on the walls.0710-2019-09454271035071380326952.jpeg

Han lyckades öppna presenterna ganska fort. Det förvĂ„nade mig…jag trodde inte ens att han skulle klara av att öppna inslagspapperet.


He managed to open the gifts quite fast…that surprised me cause I didn’t think he could even manage to open a little bit of the wrap.0710-2019-09289661035054919213933.jpeg

Killen som Ă€lskar frukost…enligt honom Ă€r det den bĂ€sta mĂ„ltiden pĂ„ hela dagen.


The guy who loves to eat breakfast…according to him it’s the best meal in the whole day.0710-2019-09016551035027608159771.jpeg

Han drack all smoothie men lĂ€mnade allt annat. Om det inte hade varit hans födelsedag sĂ„ hade jag inte tillĂ„tit detta. Men du vet…idag var det hans födelsedag och dĂ„ anser jag att det Ă€r ok att slĂ€ppa lite pĂ„ “reglerna”. Vad tycker du?


He drank all of the smoothie but he left everything else. If it would not have been his birthday I would not have tolerated this, haha! But you know…today was his day and I think that it’s ok to bend the “rules” a little bit. What do you think?0710-2019-09106131035096566777469.jpeg

Jag tror att storasyster ocksĂ„ önskade att hon fyllde Ă„r hon ocksĂ„. Hon Ă€lskar frukost pĂ„ sĂ€ngen och hon Ă€lskar verkligen presenter. Enligt henne sĂ„ Ă€r det roligaste med att fylla Ă„r att fĂ„ presenter. Ibland skĂ€ms jag över att hon tycker som hon gör…Ă„ andra sidan sĂ„ tror jag inte att det Ă€r sĂ„ ovanligt, haha.


I think that big sister wished that it was her birthday to. She loves to eat breakfast in bed and she also loves presents. Accordning to her getting presents is the best thing about celebrating. Sometimes I think it’s embarrassing that she think so but I also know that she isn’t the only one. 0710-2019-09492951035015248512377.jpegNu ska jag gĂ„ och titta till barnen innan jag gĂ„r och lĂ€gger mig. Jag Ă€lskar att se dem sova och blir helt lugn i hjĂ€rtat nĂ€r jag ser dem ligga och snosa

Puss och kram


Now I will go en check on the kids before going to bed. I love to see them sleep and become so warm in my heart when I see them lying in their beds completely calm.

XOXO

Big brother is getting bigger

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Imorgon Ă€r det hans dag…imorgon fyller storebror tvĂ„ Ă„r!


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IkvĂ€ll har jag förberett inför morgondagens firande. Jag kan inte förstĂ„ att min lillkille numera kan kalla sig för storebror och han imorgon fyller tvĂ„ Ă„r…nĂ€r blev han sĂ„ stor?

Paketen ligger prydligt inslagna nere i köket…de Ă€r redo att öppnas. Mannen min undrade varför jag slog in dem sĂ„ noggrant…man kunde ju tro att han skulle kĂ€nna mig vid det hĂ€r laget, haha! Det Ă€r kanske inte de roligaste presenterna för en tvĂ„Ă„ring men vi skulle i vilket fall som helst köpa dem till hans rum sĂ„ vi kunde lika gĂ€rna ge dem till honom och ge i present. Vi fĂ„r helt enkelt se hur han reagerar imorgon bitti.

HÄll tummarna för att han inte vaknar före oss imorgon


Tonight I have prepared for tomorrow morning’s celebrations. I can’t understand that my little boy can call himself big brother nowadays and that he’ll be two years old tomorrow…when did he get that big?

The presents is lying in the kitchen and are carefully wrapped…they are ready to be opened. My husband wondered why I did it so thoroughly to a two year old…you could think that he would know me by this now but no, haha. Maybe it’s not the funniest presents for a two year old, but we would in any case buy them to put in his room so we could just as well give them to him as a gift. We simply have to see how he reacts tomorrow morning.

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Puss och kram


XOXO

Thank you for autumn

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Idag har jag, Melker och MÀrta varit ute i skogen medan Malva varit pÄ föris och pappa Emil jobbat. Just nu bjuder naturen pÄ sÄ otroligt mycket sÄ vi passar pÄ att vara ute sÄ mycket vi bara kan.


Today, I, Melker and MĂ€rta have been out in the woods while Malva has been to pree school and daddy Emil has been working. Right now nature is offering so much so we stay outside as much as we can. 0210-2019-0919825856461537575560.jpeg

Jag tycker att det Ă€r sĂ„ otroligt roligt att odla. Kanske inte sĂ„ mycket grönsaker men frukter och bĂ€r. VĂ„r frukt- och bĂ€rodling inte kommit igĂ„ng Ă€n eftersom vi har ett nybyggt hus…men…jag har snĂ€lla svĂ€rförĂ€ldrar som delar med sig och sĂ„ bor vi ju med skogen intill husknuten som ocksĂ„ gĂ€rna delar med sig av det goda.


I think it’s so much fun to grow things in our garden. Well…vegetables is not my favourite but fruits and berries are. Our fruit and berry cultivation has not started to give harvest yet because we have a newly built house…but…I have kind in-laws who share their harvest with us and we also have the forest as a neighbour who also likes to share the goodies.0210-2019-0938212855459925386130.jpeg0210-2019-0916895855498607717374.jpeg

Denna lilla miniman…han ser sĂ„ lycklig ut hĂ€r. Verkligheten var dock annorlunda tidigare idag. Tio minuter innan hade han precis grĂ„tit i en timma pĂ„ grund av ilska för att han inte fick gĂ„ dit han ville. Han la sig pĂ„ backen och dĂ€r stod jag med lillasyster pĂ„ magen och visste inte alls hur jag skulle fĂ„ med honom. Det var bara att sĂ€tta sig snĂ€llt pĂ„ en stubbe och vĂ€nta ut hans utbrott. NĂ„gra gĂ„nger fick jag rĂ€kna till tio för att inte sjĂ€lv hamna pĂ„ samma bana som han var inne pĂ„…ibland Ă€r det lĂ€tt att tappa lugnet. Men.. tillslut löste det sig och han bytte ut sina krokodiltĂ„rar mot detta charmiga leende!


This little man…he looks so happy. However…the truth is that he ten minuts earlier had been crying in anger for one hour because he could not go where he wanted to go. In protest he lay down on the ground end screamed so it felt like my ear would start to bleed. I was so frustrated because I had little sister on my belly and did not know how to get Melker with me…I could not carry him. In the and I just sat down on a stump and waited his outburst out. A few times I had to count to ten…sometimes it’s hard keeping calm. But…eventually we solved it all and he gave me this charming smile instead of his crocodile tears.0210-2019-0906392855488105194459.jpeg

KĂ€ra herre…vi tycker sĂ„ mycket om hösten. Tack för det goda som du ger oss att Ă€ta, tack för de fina fĂ€rgerna och tack för den underbara luften som vi fĂ„r andas in varje dag.


Dear lord…we really enjoy  it being fall. Tank you for the berries, fruits and mushrooms, thank you for all the beautiful colours and thank you for the wonderful air we get to breathe every day. 

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XOXO

Something to look forward to every week

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Och DÄR…tog Emils 10 dagar slut!

Nu har vi fĂ„tt ha Emil hemma hos oss under tvĂ„ veckor…det har varit sĂ„ underbart. Vi har tillsammans fĂ„tt lĂ€ra kĂ€nna det lilla knytet lite bĂ€ttre och vi har fĂ„tt hjĂ€lpa varandra med den omstĂ€llning som det inneburit att bli fem. NĂ€r det gĂ€ller förĂ€ldraledighet sĂ„ har Sverige verkligen kommit lĂ„ngt. Att fĂ„ pengar för att vara hemma med sitt barn Ă€r helt fantastisk. Vi fĂ„r sĂ„klart inte ut det som vi skulle fĂ„tt om vi jobbat men inte lĂ„ngt ifrĂ„n.

Hur har det dĂ„ gĂ„tt att vara ensam hemma med vĂ„ra tre kiddos? Jo…Den har gĂ„tt över förvĂ€ntan, wihooo. Vi har sĂ„klart rĂ„kat pĂ„ lite stridigheter under dagen men med nĂ„gra djupa andetag sĂ„ har det tillslut gĂ„tt bra…för min del i alla fall, haha! Jag har faktiskt inte varit sĂ„ nervös inför denna dag…jag menar…jag borde varit det med tanke pĂ„ vad det innebĂ€r att vara ensam med en femĂ„ring, ettĂ„ring och en nyfödd. MEN…Jag kommer ha nĂ„got att se fram emot varje vecka detta lĂ€sĂ„r och det har liksom lagt ett lock över min oro och nervositet. Det Ă€r nĂ€mligen sĂ„ att Emil bara kommer jobba pĂ„ tisdagar, onsdagar och torsdagar fram till nĂ€sta höst…sĂ„ himla skönt. Vi kommer fĂ„ sĂ„ mycket mer tid tillsammans och vi kommer kunna avlasta varandra. Det Ă€r klart…plĂ„nboken kommer vara tunnare Ă€n nĂ„gonsin men vi har bra koll pĂ„ vĂ„ra inkomster och utgifter och prioriterar dĂ€refter. Det viktigaste för oss Ă€r tiden vi fĂ„r som familj.

Jag kan varmt rekommendera att vara hemma mycket bÄda tvÄ om möjligheterna finns. Det Àr vÀrt att leva enklare och vara hemma tillsammans. Vi har varit hemma mycket tillsammans med alla vÄra barn och jag hade aldrig valt att göra pÄ nÄgot annat sÀtt.

Puss och kram


And THERE…Emil’s 10 days ended

Now we have had Emil at home with us for two weeks…it has been so wonderful. Together we have got to know our little princess a little bit better and we have got the chance to help each other to get through these first days. When it comes to parental leave, Sweden has come a long way. Getting money to stay home with your child is absolutely amazing. Of course, we do not get as much as if we would have worked, but not far away.

So…how has it been to be home alone with our three kiddos? This day has been so much better than I thought, yey! Of course we have had our struggles during the day but with some deep breaths we have solved most things…well..at least I have haha! Actually, I haven’t been so nervous about this day… I mean…I should have been considering what it means to be alone with a five year old, a one year old and a newborn. BUT…I will have something to look forward to every week this school year and it has put a lid on my anxiety and nervousness. What I will look forward to is that Emil will only work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until next fall…I couldn’t be happier! We will have so much more time together and we will be able to help each other so that we can do the best of this year. Of course the wallet will be thinner than ever, but we know our income and expenses and prioritize accordingly. The most important thing for us is the time we get as a family. 

I highly recommend you to stay at home together if this opportunity are available…it’s worth living more simple. We have been home a lot together with all our children and I had never chosen to do any other way.

XOXO

Blood samples and test results

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SÄ mycket har hÀnt de sensate tvÄ veckorna. MÀrta föddes den trettonde september, vi förlorade vÄr pÀlsiga kompis förra torsdagen och idag ringde lÀkaren gÀllande blodproven Malva tog förra veckan.

Som ni kanske kommer ihÄg sÄ har Malva haft vÀldigt mycket ont i magen under vÄren och sommaren. Vissa perioder har det varit bÀttre och andra sÀmre. Innan sommarlovet bestÀmde vi oss dock för att ta kontakt med vÄrdcentralen. DÀr tog de prover för att kunna utesluta gluten och lite andra saker som jag inte minns vad det var. Alla prover sÄg bra ut men de skickade en remiss till sjukhuset dÄ magen inte blev bÀttre.

Förra veckan var det dĂ„ dags…dĂ„ hade vi tid pĂ„ barn- och ungdomsmottagningen. DĂ€r blev Malva knackad pĂ„ magen, hon fick göra ultraljud och ta blodprov. Idag blev jag uppringd av lĂ€karen dĂ„ han fĂ„tt provsvaren. Alla prover sĂ„g bra ut förutom ett som visade pĂ„ förhöjda levervĂ€rden. Han sa att det kunde bero pĂ„ en virusinfektion men ville inte spekulera sĂ„ mycket. I och med detta ska Malva nu fĂ„ ta fler prover för att se om levervĂ€rdena fortsĂ€tter hĂ„lla sig höga och om de gör det kommer de göra ett till ultraljud men denna gĂ„ng mer ett  mer ingĂ„ende.

Man skulle kunna tro att jag nu sitter hÀr orolig och förtvivlad men jag kÀnner mig faktiskt lugn. Jag har lÀrt mig att inte ta ut saker i förskott utan behÄlla lugnet och be om beskydd. Vem skulle det hjÀlpa om jag börjar bita mina naglar och slita mitt hÄr?

Puss och kram


So much have happened the last two weeks. MĂ€rta was born september thirteen, we lost our furry friend last Thursday and today the doctor called me about the blood samples Malva took last week.

As you may remember, Malva has had a lot of stomach ache during the spring and summer. Some periods have been better and others worse. Before the summer holidays, however, we decided to contact the health center. At the health center they took samples to exclude intolerans against gluten and some other things that I can’t remember what it was. All samples looked good but they sent us to the hospital as the stomach did not get better.

Last week it was time for Malva to visit the children’s and youth reception at the hospital.
There they felt on Malvas stomach, they did a ultrasound and took more blood samples. Today I was called by the doctor because he had received the answers. All samples looked good except for one that showed elevated liver values. He said it could be due to a infection but did not want to speculate as much. Because of this, Malva will now have to take more blood samples to see if the liver values ​​continue to remain high and if they do they will do another ultrasound but this time more thoroughly.

You might think I’m sitting here worried and despondent, but I actually feel calm. I have learned not to take things in advance but to keep calm and pray for protection. Who would it help if I started tearing my hair?

XOXO