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I finally found a doctor who is willing to look for what may or may not be wrong rather than just assuming it must be this or that due to their omniscient abilities. :P So Near the end of this month I will have a MRI of my lower back and hips. Yay me! I'm thinking I may want to bring ear plugs? He also drew blood to test for signs of inflammation and the results were positive.

Sunday 11, 2009

I went to a crafts fair and had a lot of fun wandering around and seeing all the creativity and bright colors. I learned how to crochet/knit a bag with a leather bottom. I also tried needle felting which is very calming, easy, and fun. There were some other things as well, but I don't know how to say it in English. "nålbindning" (needle binding would be the exact translation) it's like the earlier version of crochet and what they used in the viking times. Also saw a kind of weaving using squares with 4 holes in them and you rotate them a quarter, slide thread through the opening and repeat, making a lovely design in a belt like length. I also saw lace making with the bobbins. Pretty cool and not as hard as I thought it would be. I am sure I am forgetting some things.

Writer's Block: Sick day

When you get sick, do you prefer to go it alone or be doted upon by a friend, partner, or parent? Do you usually go to work or school or stay home?

I prefer being doted on by my husband and children. I feel comforted and happier when someone dotes on me.

I try not to leave the house when sick. The body needs rest when it is sick, even if it just feels like a "light cold". I also keep the children home if they start showing signs of being sick (lethargy, fever, or runny nose).


Our baby arrived 2 weeks ago!

Our son joined us EarthSide on July 11th, 2008. He weighed 9 lbs and was 19 inches long. Labor was intense and fast, lasting less than 3 hours! He was born at home and had a gentle lotus birth transition. He pulled his cord off on day 4 of his life EarthSide and we buried his placenta and cord under a tree in our backyard. He's been nursing wonderfully since the start and was the first of my children to actually want to nurse within a half hour of the birth (as opposed to 2 hours with DD).

His siblings enjoy holding him and helping out with diapers and what not. DH is in love with his new son but is kept busy taking care of us and the house while I recover and regain strength and stability (gotta love hypermobility).

Bus Strike!

Oh the joys! Bus drivers are on strike until they get better salary and more hours of rest a day. This will make our lives interesting as we use the busses often to get around and shop for food, etc. I hope they get their demands satisfied quickly as I want them back on the streets as soon as possible!

Final countdown!

Baby can now be born whenever s/he is ready to come EarthSide!

Soon to be in the 3rd trimester!

Baby is doing well and I've noticed obvious awake and sleep cycles in regards to its movements. I've not vomited in a week or so. I am hopeful that part is over. It's nice to think that soon I will be in the last stretch of pregnancy!

Now if only I could catch up on sleep! We just had daylight savings here in Sweden and so I expect this week to be a bit tough while we all adjust. Our house is coming together well. Still quite a few things to do to make it home, such as put up paintings and pictures, etc.

Spring is officially here!

Or so the newspapers had an article last Monday that spring was offcially considered to be here! It is very sunny, windy and chilly, but lovely still.

Our house is sold.

Yippeee! :)

The stress has been slowly melting away from me about that issue. Now it's just the stress and excitement of moving in less than a week! I am so looking forward to our new home!