It's been more than a year since my last post. If you saw my last post, you know why it's been more than a year. I've sorta been busy tending to our newest wee one and adjusting to my new life as a mommy of three.
So I took a little break from, you know, blogging ... and keeping a tidy house and cooking meals that involve more than two steps (1. Heat 2. Eat) and brushing my teeth every night and wearing clothes that match/fit/don't have holes. You know.
Baby girl — now 8 months old — is doing great. Now that she isn't as needy as a newborn, I feel like I can come back to life, which I mean in every way that could possibly mean.
(My labor and delivery, by the way, was the easiest of the three. I love you so much, Mr. Epidural Inventor. I was admitted at 10 a.m., was ready to deliver at about 2:30 p.m. and pushed for 10 minutes. Ta-daa!)
A never-before-posted picture of me shortly before delivering Swedepina No. 3.
My happy and healthy 8-month-old.
Anyway, all this is just to say that I'm ready to return to the blogosphere. I'll be back. Hope you will, too.
The Swedepina Posse will soon be three members strong. [more]
» See full post: Boy or girl? The results are in ...
What better place than our family blog to announce our growing family? Andreas and I are so excited to finally share our happy news: I'm three months pregnant with Baby Arvman No. 3, due in August. [more]
» See full post: Expecting Baby Arvman No. 3
Last year, I capped off our Swedish blog posts with a roundup of random photos. So I thought I'd do it again. And a big thank you to all who followed us throughout our trip! [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: Final photo roundup
On our final full day in Sweden, Andreas and I decided to spend the morning once again exploring Sannegårdshamnen, the area where his parents recently moved in Gothenborg. [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: Serenity in Sannegårdshamnen
A visit to Gothenburg would not be complete without a stop at IKEA — founded in Sweden in 1943. [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: Return to IKEA
We decided to spend a recent rainy day in Gothenburg's Universeum, a seven-story nature and science museum that's great for kids of all ages. [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: Snakes, sharks, monkeys and more at Universeum
The other day when we visited Andreas' brother and his family, we took advantage of the fine weather — sunshiney but very cool — and went to a nearby playground. The girls got to spend quality time with their cousin, a sweet blonde-haired and blue-eyed preschooler, and together they whiled away the morning in their own little world. [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: Playground playdate
On Sunday, we rode a train from Gothenburg to a town called Vänersborg to visit the girls' great-grandmother and to celebrate her 94th birthday. Vänersborg, an hour north of Gothenburg, is the town where Andreas grew up. [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: Train ride to Vänersborg
Andreas' parents hosted a birthday party today for our youngest daughter, who (unfortunately) had to celebrate her actual 3rd birthday a few days ago in three different airplanes because we spent that entire day travelling from Hawaii to Sweden. [more]
» See full post: Summer in Sweden: A Swedish birthday party