Baby’s First Christmas.

This morning my husband woke me up by opening the curtains and telling me it was snowing. That’s a great way of waking up because I love the snow. But snow here is not like the snow I’m used to back home. At least not for the years I’ve lived here. The temperature never drops enough to keep it on the ground here. It’s beautiful for as long as it lasts. By the time hubby came back from work it was already rained away. How rude of nature. Sigh, oh well. Can’t do anything about it. All I’ll do is hope for it to return around mid December and hopefully stay a while!

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We leave for Norway on the 22nd of December and I am so excited. I can’t WAIT! I really need to see my family now ❤ I hope ya’ll are excited for Christmas too. I got my baby a cute teddy bear that lights up in different colors and that giraffe chewing toy thing that I’ve seen online a lot. It’s so cute. What’s her name.. I can’t remember. But I thought that was a good enough gift for baby’s first Christmas. He doesn’t know what presents are yet of course so I decided to keep it low. He’ll most likely receive a lot of stuff from his extended family anyway so. Haha! But I am excited to put “from Mom and Dad” on the present. It’s still weird to know that I am “mom”. I love it though. More than anything.

On another note. Have you seen Stranger Things yet? I have. And you should see it too. My husband and I finished season 2 last night and within a week and a half we managed to get all the episodes in after baby was in bed at night. And it’s so so so good. Even though I’m usually a bit skeptical of scary shows or movies, this was just right. We had so much fun watching this together, hubby got really into it. Haha! I highly recommend it.

Just wanted to check in. How are you today? Any advice for me going on a super long car ride with a (then) almost 11 month old? I’m nervous!

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Poor baby.

So baby puked up his dinner last night and he seemed to have a terrible tummy ache. He cried super hard before each time he threw up and had these moments in between where he went completely silent and just snuggled up to me. This has never happened before and it’s the first time he’s been sick since he was born. It was difficult knowing how to handle it in my head after it was over. Seeing that for the first time was so sad  But I guess it could have happened many months ago so in that way he’s lucky.

He’s fine today. He slept good last night and has breastfed just fine. I gave him a banana for breakfast. It’s lunchtime soon and I’m not sure what he should eat. I’m nervous. I think I’ll go for mainly cold things today. And definitely not anything with pasta in it. That went horribly wrong last night. Poor baby :/ It’s a year of firsts, including experiencing the sad things.

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My New Favorite Dude.

Three nights in a row now my husband and I have been watching ‘An Idiot Abroad’ and I can’t get enough of this guy. Karl Pilkington. I mean, come on. Even his name is legendary. We laugh our asses off watching this show. Absolutely hilarious. I wish I could hang with him for a day! He’s loveable, cute and funny without knowing it. Click here to watch the first episode of his show. I love him and his torturer Ricky Gervais. HAHA! A post out of the ordinary but I had to share it.

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50 Questions.

  1. How old will you be in 5 years? – In 5 years I will be 30. Oh shit. OH SHIT!!
  2. Who have you spent more than 2 hours with today? – My son.
  3. How tall are you? – Pretty tall. 180cm.
  4. What movie was the last you saw? – From start to finish without interruption, Toy Story.
  5. Who did you last call? – My husband.
  6. Who called you last? – Again my husband.
  7. What does you last text message say? – “Driving!”
  8. Do you prefer to text or call? – Text.
  9. Where is your favorite place? – Tokyo. Or Norway. Or simply just my moms house.
  10. What place do you dislike? – Hospitals, schools, public toilets. Airports. Ugh.
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  11. When did you last see your mother? – Two weeks ago :/
  12. What color are your eyes? – Blue.
  13. What is your favorite Christmas song? – I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas! Iiiii 🙂 I’m so excited for December. Only one more month to go.
  14. Are your parents married or divorced? – They’ve been married for over 30 years.
  15. When did you wake up today? – Around 8.30 actually.
  16. Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years? – Hopefully we’ve moved to Norway by then. I’d like to have another baby way before 10 years. But yeah. I just hope we’re all happy and healthy.
  17. What used to scare you at night as a child? – I was scared of losing my parents. I remember thinking about the worst case scenarios all the time. I don’t know why. I guess that’s where some of my anxiety comes from now as an adult.
  18. What last Youtube clip made you laugh? – A clip from the Joe Rogan podcast.
  19. What is your best personality trait? – Hmm. I think I’m thoughtful and considerate. I’m also more loving then ever now after becoming a mom.
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  20. What’s your worst personality trait? – I’m very impatient and impulsive. Impulsive in the way I speak. I can speak without thinking sometimes and it can come out wrong.
  21. Do you sleep with or without clothes at night? – I sleep with a tshirt on these days because it’s chilly. Otherwise, no.
  22. How many pillows do you use? – One. I like being completely flat down so I use one very thin pillow.
  23. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? – Cows tongue. And yes that’s very gross.
  24. Do you prefer socks, shoes or bear feet? – Socks. I love fuzzy socks.
  25. Do you have a laptop or desktop computer? – Laptop.
  26. What are you listening to right now? – The sound of my husband and baby playing around.
  27. What’s your favorite ice cream? – I love simple flavors. Classics. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry.
  28. What dessert is your favorite? – Creme Brulee for suuuure. I always order that at restaurants if it’s on the menu.
  29. What’s the biggest prize you’ve ever won? – I won a kick scooter when I was a kid once.
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30. Do you like coffee? – I don’t drink coffee, I don’t like the taste. But I love the smell.
31. What do you drink at breakfast? – I usually have a smoothie for breakfast.
32. Who was your favorite teacher in high school? – I can’t say I had one.
33. Can you play poker? – No.
34. What have you had to eat today? – Two small cinnamon rolls I had in the freezer. So bad.
35. Which radio station did you listen to last? – I never listen to the radio.
36. Do you want kids? – I have one and I’d love more in the future.
37. How many languages do you speak? – Two.
38. What side of the bed do you sleep on? – On the right side. Next to the baby’s crib ❤
39. Do you prefer a pool or the sea? – I like both. I grew up being at the beach every summer so I love swimming in the sea but a pool is also always fun.
40. What do you spend money on? (Besides living expenses etc.) – I don’t spend a lot of money on other things actually. I can’t. If I was rich I’d throw away my wardrobe and update it completely. And finish decorating my new house.
41. Do you own any expensive jewelry? – Yes.
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42. What is your favorite TV show? – I have a lot of favorites and I can’t pick just one. If I have to I’ll have to say Game of Thrones. No other show makes me that excited. And of course I love older classics like Friends and Sex and the City.
43. What are you doing this weekend? – Going to visit my mother in law. Plus do some scouting for Christmas decorations and outfits for baby’s first Christmas.
44. Can you ski? – Of course. I’m Norwegian. We were born with skis on our feet. Or so they say.
45. How does someone impress you? – Hmm. With a skill I guess. Or with a great sense of humor.
46. What ringtone do you use on your phone? – Just the classic iPhone tune.
47. Tell your readers one thing they probably don’t know about you. – I’m the middle child. I have an older sister and younger brother. Both are older and younger than me by 2 years.
48. Is there anything close to you thats red? – Yes some of my babys toys have red on them.
49. Are you social? – Only with people I already know and am comfortable with. I’m always scared meeting new people.
50. Ending it nicely. How are you today? – I’m pretty good. Baby’s napping and I could finally finish these questions. I’ll be doing this again, I love questions.

Random Facts About Me.

Like I said in my previous post I have no inspiration for any blog posts. But I searched my brain last night and I’m scraping at the bottom of the barrel for something to write. I’d like to just start with an easy post so that my inspo might pick back up again. Pressing the “Publish” button is always fun so I think I’ll try harder to make my blog a more active place.

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I thought about putting down some random facts about myself. I don’t know if that’s interesting to read for others but to be honest I keep this blog mostly for myself. But I love reading comments when I get them and I’ve only encountered nice people here on WordPress.

So here we go. I don’t know how many I’ll think of right now but I’ll just go for it!

  • I have never seen a single episode of the “Kardashians”. I honestly think that that family is the most overrated thing to happen in pop culture. Why is what they do interesting? How did they get famous? I’m trying not to be rude here to those who do watch it but I think it’s truly outrageous. I have no interest in it.
  • I have a serious fear of going to the doctor. The dentist I’m fine with but I always fear that the doctor will tell me something awful. So I never go. Unless I can’t get out of it, like when I was pregnant. I remember taking the first blood test and having the worst anxiety ever afterwards. What would they find? Ugh. Luckily I’m fine.
  • In the last two years I found fun in cooking and baking. I love experimenting with new spices, new dishes and recipes and I have a lot of fun doing it. Before I got pregnant I didn’t enjoy cooking at all. It’s not fun every single day obviously but I like going grocery shopping and meal plan.
  • I’ll admit that I have been influenced by the terror fear that is going around these days. I’m scared about being at the wrong place at the wrong time, I’m scared about going to an airport. But I wish this wasn’t the case. It’s obviously unlikely to happen but it’s also very likely. It’s happening all over the world, every day. I’m so sad for what’s going on and I can’t not let it effect me.
  • I’ve been dealing with high levels of anxiety since I was around 12 years old. It’s a daily struggle and I’m bad at talking about it.
  • My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Tokyo/around Japan in 2015 and it was the best trip I have been on. Japan has got to be the safest place on earth. I have never felt so safe and welcome before. The food is the BEST. Ugh, typing about it makes me want to book a trip right now. I wish I was rich. But we do have a plan on going there in 2019. Money, money, money..
  • Louis Theroux is my fave documentary presenter. His approach to the people he meets really works and he seems like such a nice guy on top of that.
  • I get weird forceful thoughts. Nothing dangerous but just very random. Like my mind telling me I need to put the volume to exactly 50. Not 49, it has to be a round number. That’s just one example. It can be with food to. Not one slice of cheese on the toast, it has to be one and a half. I’m odd.

A bad blogger.

I have no inspiration to blog, guys. I don’t know what to blog about. I’ll do some more thinking and see if I can come up with some ideas. Because I really miss blogging.

My baby is almost 9 months now and I still can’t believe it. How fast time flew I’ll never quite accept. But seeing him grow up is so rewarding. I love being a stay at home mom and I’m so incredibly grateful that I have the option to do that.

Anyway. I’ll be back soon, hopefully! (Not that there is lots of you out there waiting for me to post, haha!)

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(This is an old photo. He doesn’t have a mobile over his crib anymore.)