Changes

Ok, lack of sleep is getting to me now. Waking up at 01.20am for days in a row is beginning to make me very tired. Waiting for the alarm to ring for Jake so I can say good morning and wave him off to work. Also we say: hope the baby comes today.

Week 42 is here. Had an appointment with my midwife this Friday, and she organised a visit to the hospital for me to pick up some sleeping tablets,
But, they haven’t helped.
What I need to do every day instead, is to go to bed during the day and force myself to sleep for an hour or however long I can.
Till this day in my life I have never been able to have a nap during the day. I hear the wind, the foot steps, almost zero chance of me sleeping during the day.
That is now history. Life is about to change!

My sleeping pattern now is my new life. This is how it will be, which is ok. I need to adjust and change. Luckily we soon have a baby to love and cuddle through the nights, which I’m looking forward to.

So, yesterday I listened to meditation & hypnobirthing – it helped straight away. 1 hour kip- HALLELUA !
Midwife also said,
Miranda let go of the control of wanting to know. You simply can’t know anything about ‘whats going to happen’ ‘when or if it’s close’ – Trust the process – just be.


I remember back to a couple of years ago, when I went through personal training in Florida, my biggest fear & strongest side : is just what happens if I don’t know all the answers.

I found out there and then in 2014 I had a strong need knowing, and I don’t really enjoy not knowing what’s next. Turns me into a control freak. For some reason, knowing the next step has always been very important for me.
I’m much better now, but hearing my midwife say that and giving me a hug took me straight back to my coach in Florida. Shit I must trust the process. Let go of planing, just be.

Puh – I done what I got told. Went to bed, stayed in bed till I was relaxed enough, listened to meditation… slept for one hour. Said I couldn’t see my sisters family due to being so exhausted. I slept. One step in the right direction anyway.

What I don’t think I will do is to drink a hot chocolate in the middle of the night when waking up, that was the midwife tip!
When you wake up at 03.00am make your self a cup of hot chocolate and go back to sleep!
I couldn’t think of anything worse, SUGAR at 03.00 am? My body would stay awake for 24 hour more with that boozt…

Naaaa I think she meant green tea.

For the first time last night I felt really sick, joint with very bad heart burn.
Tiny feels of contractions but only tiny.
Feeling sick, thought I was one step closer, but he’s still not here. Might have to call this boy Santa.

Exciting.

Juligt

Welcome to Lyckan Christmas edition. This year I was ready by the 1st of December, just in case baby Fletcher would decide to show up. 
Nothing yet though, but we’re ready. Gonna share some photos from my day – morning till night.

My newest edition of prints. Ångestfjäril by Lisalove. She’s one of a kind.
I love her art.

Just bought a few more decorations for our tree. It’s busier now, you’ll notice on the picture further down.

Love my little ‘Lucia kör’ made by Marie, my dear friend. 

& she has made this ceramic bowl too – eggshell it’s called. Made to order if you would wanting this in your own home.
Check her shop out right here.

Porridge is my everyday breakfast, sometimes lunch, sometimes snack, sometimes all the time! 

& then the light faded away…

It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters
– it’s who’s around it.

Merry christmas
from
me
to 
you.

The first weeks being pregnant.

Yes! Jake and I are gonna have a baby in December.
Could not be more excited. I’m so happy to share it with you. It has  been a secret for 20 weeks already!

Feel so relieved now that we can finally tell people, both of us said from start we don’t wanna share the news until the scan. Might be the timing but it seems my body has reacted since the reveal as well. Now beginning to show a little bit more. Almost half way through …

Thinking back to the weeks they go by so quickly, the baby will be here in no time. Yikes! Let me share how it’s been up until now:

  •  Super super hungry in the beginning, like all the time! and If didn’t eat straight away – I could get extremely angry! Sorry Jake
  • Some nights I’ve been so tired, and after a days work I have to be horizontal on the sofa, sleepy as hell! Haven’t been able to do anything some nights.
  • Lifting heavy stuff makes my back tired and sore almost straight away. Sharing this with some of my friends they quickly told me off… when preggers : YOU DON’T LIFT – OK – !
  • More respect for myself with the pregnancy. Much easier to say no. I really want more structure. Thanks, hormones.
  • Close friends, know that I’m constantly peeing, that’s nothing compared to now. Oh man I can pee every minute.
  • Sleepless nights ( A L R E A D Y ) guess someone is getting ready for it in time. Could also be the result of being sleepy early in the evenings?
  • I think I enjoy berries more than usual? For a while I ate strawberries everyday, possible pregnancy craving? But I think they’re sweeter this year due to all this sun
  • Twice I felt a bit sick, but after a lie down, all was fine

Many people have been giving me tips regarding the need for iron… eat meat! You gotta eat meat!

Here’s a secret… you can get more iron from eating veggies.
Blood results and all the other tests I’ve been through have been great, then when I tell the nurses about me only eating veggies they all look a bit surprised, so it’s almost like teaching the nurse some ‘new info’ regarding nutrients.
Which I find funny, so many live today thinking meat is the ONLY way of a healthy diet. But mama dear, it’s not! So many facts regarding this and I’m happy I can be a living proof of just this. But each to their own, do what you believe is right and best for you.

Some good vegetables to eat when pregnant, if anyone wants some tips:

  • Lentils, beans, peas. My favourites, how lucky! They also contain good amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals.
  • Nuts and seeds. Always for breakfast. Wish I was as good as Kristin eating them as snacks too, working on it!
    Pumpkins, Sesame, hemp, flax seeds are the seeds richest in iron. Seeds contain good amounts of plant protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, antioxidants. Omega 3 Omega 6.
  • Vegetables often have a higher iron content than foods typically associated with high iron, such as meat and eggs.
  • Leafy Greens . Spinach, Kale, Broccoli and brussel sprouts are also good!
    Consuming vitamin C-rich foods together with foods rich in non-heme iron may increase the absorption of iron by up 300% . (source)

 

Much love,

m

Finally

Today we shared the news that we are preggers !

Or I am, Jake made it possible 😉

Such a magical thing. It has taking me till today to realize it all, overwhelmed for all the comments and love on my IG! Thanks guys. You are amazing.

I’ll try and share the full story about these past weeks this weekend.

Much love,

Mir & Jake