Tue 20 Dec 2005
Sorry, I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, but I made an agreement with Håkan to keep it to ourselves, and all I wanted to write about was that.
I’m far more willing to share my personal life and if things don’t work out I’ve noticed that writing about it makes me feel much better. I find that writing puts you back down to earth when you’re dreaming or making dramas out of it in your own head.
So after some talks, we’ve decided to share it. Yes, you’ve guessed right, I am pregnant. But it’s just the second month and that’s why we are not celebrating anything yet. In the 4th week I had a bit of bleeding, and the doctor advised me to stop exercising, carrying heavy things, NO SEX, and to basically take it easy for a while. And in that same week Håkan gets injured. So it’s been a bit difficult in our household. Plus the fact that we have no relatives in town makes it more challenging.
When I told my mom the news she was ready to jump on the next flight, but we thouhgt it was unnecessary. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been tough for all of us, but we’ve been managing. Håkan has stepped up for the challenge and somehow he’s made it work. You should have seen him last week when he took Daniel out for a spin in his little car. I was a bit worried that Daniel was using his little car and Håkan couldn’t limp fast enough behind him. What if Daniel suddenly ran into the street and Håkan couldn’t move fast enough to catch him? But later on, he showed me his strategy. He can literally keep up by doing a combination of jumping on one foot and running, and at the same time limping. It looked hilarious!!! it’s like watching a funny Kangaroo in the middle of winter.
Daycare was a great help until a serious stomach bug made half the school sick. Daniel was about the last one to get stomach sick and had to stay home for 3 days. And that was pretty hard on me. I’ve been very tired and trying not to carry Daniel too much. This has of course been a challenge, but I’ve come up with some activities such as shopping, visiting a local pet store etc. and things have worked out well. Although I would welcome some more creative ideas.
Thu 8 Dec 2005
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Now that Daniel is growing is getting more and more obvious that Daddy is having a blast with his kid. I think it’s so healthy to have children, I’ve noticed that even I’ve become a bit of a girl again. As wild as I always was, I like to sit in the back of the snow slide with Daniel and go down a steep hill. Although I thought I was being adventurous… until I saw Håkans version of fun!!!!!
Håkan saw the paper yesterday and there was a SNOW RACER. He said straight away…. "YOU NEED TO GET ONE OF THESE, TOMORROW!!!!" OK, I understand that we need to use it while there is still snow, so I obediently went and got one. When he came home from work he put it together, changed into some pants, and took Daniel with him to the slope. I cooked and then met them half way. On our way home we stopped by the ski hill we have behind our house. It’s a bunny slope, but in one of these sleds it feels like the tallest mountain in the alps. Maybe not for us grown ups, but for Daniel, this must be the Everest! Anyway, I saw Daddy walking up there…. Sure enough he walks up 30 yards and lets him go alone. Poor Daniel is holding on to his life on his way down, and at the same time it’s so much fun!!!
In a way I’m jealous because it looks so cool, but there is also the mother in me telling me…. " my good, if he falls, he could break his neck, he could hit his head really hard, etc, etc….. " why do we have to spoil the fun????? but I can’t help it. I know I could never let him do that, I would jump in the sled with him and I would die before I let anything happen to him. And Håkan’s thinking is… "where is he going to go?", I’m right here. And Håkan is supposed to be the safe one in the family. Oh Well, that’s the big difference in being a Mother and a Dad.
Sun 4 Dec 2005
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Ayer nevo todo el día, asi es de que tuve la brillante idea de ir por Daniel en el trineo. Daniel goza mucho en el trineo y para mí no significa mucho trabajo. La pasó riendo todo el camino, y el problema fue, como siempre, bajarlo del trineo. Lo único que sale de su boca es "MA.. MA.." lo cual significa "MAS!!!!". (Entendible pues es muy divertido). Pero como los lunes tenemos canto en la iglesia, pues no le toco de otra que dejar su trineo un ratito.
Tenemos mucha suerte de que ya haya caído nieve y de que se halla quedado tanto tiempo, toda la semana la tuvimos y aunque oscurece muy temprano, no importa porque se ve muy bonito. Lo único malo es que en la tarde ya no se ven tantos niños jugando en los parques, asi es de que me toca andar sola jalando a Daniel en el trineo. Pero tambien tiene la ventaja de que me puedo divertir mucho con él. Tenemos varias bajaditas perfectas para el trineo y un par que estan muy empinadas, en las cuales necesita la asistencia de su mamá. Osea que Super Mamá sale al rescate…. frenando con los pies cambiando el peso del cuerpo de un lado al otro evitando el inevitable choque. Obviamente esta es la real razón por la que salimos a cada ratito en el trineo, porque mamá se divierte tanto como Daniel. Yo nunca tuve estos lujos de chica, con trabajos vi la nieve una vez. Y ahora sé que lo que ví, era hielo no realmente nieve….