Before Baby.

19. January, 2015

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Rett rundt termin, kom mamma på besøk. Vi fikk et par kjempefine dager sammen før babyen kom, hvor vi bare tok det helt med ro og gjorde oss klare for fødsel. På årets aller siste varme dag, dro vi til Brickworks hvor vi vandret rundt og spiste lunch. Helt perfekt!

Translation…
Right around the due date, my mother came to stay with us. We got a couple of wonderful days together before baby arrived, which we spent decompressing and getting ready. On the last warm day of the year, we went to the Brickworks to walk around and have lunch. It was glorious!

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Happy Meeting Day.

17. January, 2015

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I dag er det ni år siden vi møttes for aller første gang. 17. januar, 2006, en hustrig dag i en kontorbygning i Helsinki sentrum. Jeg kommer aldri til å glemme det øyeblikket og det store smilet hans, at vi alltid hadde noe å snakke om, og at vi liksom hele tiden havnet ved siden av hverandre. Et utrolig fint vennskap som siden utviklet seg til å bli det beste som noensinne har skjedd meg. Det finnes ikke ord for hvor fantastisk jeg syns det er at sønnen vår har smilet hans.

Translation…
Today marks nine years since we met for the very first time. January 17, 2006, on a blustery afternoon in an office building in Helsinki. I will never forget that moment and his wide smile, how we always had something to talk about, and how we seemed to sort of gravitate towards each other. A great friendship that later turned into the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I can’t even explain how excited it makes me that our son has his smile.

My Birthday.

17. January, 2015

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Min aller siste bursdag før jeg ble mamma bare et par uker senere! Ms familie kom på koselig overraskelsesbesøk med gaver og kake.

Translation…
My very last birthday before becoming a mom just a couple of weeks later! M’s family surprised me with a visit, bringing gifts and cake.

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Our October.

16. January, 2015

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I tillegg til baby showeren, handlet oktober stort sett om dette: mat, høst og flere babyforberedelser. Det ble kaldere, jeg ble større, og plutselig var vi veldig, veldig nær termin!

Translation…
In addition to our baby shower, October was mostly about this: food, fall and more baby preparations. It got colder, I got bigger, and suddenly we were so close to the due date!

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Our Baby Shower.

16. January, 2015

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Med en drøy måned igjen til termin, var det klart for Baby Shower den 5. oktober! Gode venner, interessant (og veldig god!!) kake, masse mat og utrolig flotte gaver. Baby shower er ikke noe jeg er vant til, men jeg må si det var veldig fint å ha så mange tilstede for å feire vår lille venn som fremdeles var i magen! En stor takk (igjen) til Diane, Alex, Boris og Dave som arrangerte det hele.

Translation…
With a bit more than a month before our due date, it was time for our Baby Shower on October 5th! Great friends, an interesting (and tasty!!) cake, lots of food and incredible gifts. Baby showers are not really part of the Norwegian tradition, but I have to say it was so touching to have so many come together to celebrate our little baby, even before he was born! A huge thanks (again) to Diane, Alex, Boris and Dave for making this happen.

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