Showing posts from October, 2008

Jan's shoulder

Becoming a parent changes everything. You want to be well prepared, and get as many things done before the baby is born. One of the things Jan had been postponing for a long time was to get his left shoulder fixed. It had been painful for almost a year, especially after lifting things and driving the old Toyota (which was a manual). Neither physiotherapy nor chiropractor helped much. An ultrasound showed that there was really just one option left: a shoulder arthroscopy operation. Definitely not his favorite thing, but you want to be able to lift the baby, right?

The ‘op’ took place last Tuesday in the North Eastern community hospital. According to the surgeon it all went fine. Recovery will take a while though. Need to train up the arm again from zero: every movement feels like new. Meanwhile Jan will be walking around with a sling, like a one armed bandit. The pain may be bugging him at times, but according to him the upside is that he is free from cooking and any household task for…

Mikaela's 30th Birthday

Today's the big day: Mikaela is turning thirty !!!
A milestone to celebrate, don't you think?
Thirty years young and literally full of life.
What more could we wish for?!?

So why don't you all join us and sing along:

Ja, må hon leva, Ja, må hon leva,
Ja, må hon leva uti hundrade år.

Ja, visst ska hon leva, Ja, visst ska hon leva,
Ja, visst ska hon leva uti hundrade år.

"Ett fyraldigt leve... leve hon.

And for those of you who are burning of enthusiasm, don't hold back ...
Presents are always welcome ;-)

The big question

The big question of course is ‘what’s it going to be?’ Mum thinks it’s a girl, dad says it’s a boy. How classic… time will tell who’s right. Meanwhile it’s getting more visible by the day. Something’s cooking and Mikaela can’t hide it. Isn’t it beautiful?

With the big news comes of course the big preparation. We started making shopping lists, reading books and internet sites, and visited some baby shops. What a world?!? You almost need a degree to understand everything. Luckily we have friends with kids here, who are helping us to get started. Thanks a lot guys!

Most tangible thing we bought so far is our new/used car. It took a couple of weekends (and a lot of patience) to find one that suited both the requirements of a young family, as well as the need for a 40 year old to get over his midlife crisis. Result: a Hyundai Tucson 4-wheel drive. Take a look here. Nice ah?
According to Mikaela the best thing about it is that we won't have to go to another car yard in the next 5 years.