It's damn cold here in Sweden. We still got plenty of snow and even though the weather is sunny and beautiful it feels like we're very far from spring. It's hard to believe that I'm usually able to play outdoors tennis in early April. And that's on clay court, which takes a lot longer to prepare for summer play. Sandra is not liking the cold weather at the moment. The last days looked beautiful from our apartment but have been windy and very cold.
Living in Sweden during the winters can be depressing. It's cold and very dark. Sandra can handle the cold but doesn't like the darkness and I can't blame her. Combining a cold winter with being pregnant has led her to be a bit depressed. She really doesn't enjoy being pregnant. Our last pregnancy was great and she didn't have any bleedings or morning sickness. This time around Sandra has felt nauseas for at least a couple of months and we also had that scary bleeding in her stomach. Everything now looks good and the doctor's are calling it a "normal pregnancy". But the bleeding has forced Sandra to cease all kind of activity since December. That may not sound like a big deal but when you have been active and used to working out your whole life it's difficult. Her body is used to training and when she's unable to do this weird things happen to the mind and body.
So far Sandra has not gained much weight at all. Only around 12 lbs. If you saw her stomach you would think she gained 30 lbs. It's HUGE! And she's only in her 20th week. If I didn't know we were having a girl I would expext twins. At least. She's used to being very fit and have plenty of energy so it makes her depressed to feel like a whale and constantly be sleepy. We joke about it and she takes it well but I know that she doesn't enjoy this stage. She would like to get the pregnancy over with and get on with things.
When we got back from Mexico a few weeks ago we went straight to our doctor and checked the status of the large bleeding. We were sooo relieved things were looking good and Sandra was excited about feeling better and being able to do some light exercise. The day after that she got a bad cold and it has been been with her for an incredible three weeks. That has never happened to her before. She's now taking antibiotics but still feeling like crap. The "funny" thing is that the doctor told us that we could now start having sex again which was good news. It's kind of been forever since the last time. But we barely got home and Sandra started coughing so still not hot sex. Perhaps in another week….?
Our main concern is of course that our baby is healthy and that the rest of the pregnancy continues without too many problems. Daniel is doing great and even though he has been coughing for a week he's doing alright. Lots of kids and teachers at the school are/have been sick but we're very happy about Daniel's extreme resistance towards disease. He's just over two years old and has just been to the doctor once for a bad cold. A few days of fever and some light coughing at times and that's about it during his two years. My theory for the extreme health is that we breastfed for the whole twelve months which is the recommended time here in Sweden. He's also been traveling a lot from a very young ago and gotten used to lots of different environments and bacteria. Does this sound like complete bullshit or could it be a reason for his good health?
Have a great week.
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