As a first time parent you are filled with thoughts, concerns and questions. Reflections are turned and discoveries are added to your life – box of experiences, and it all starts from the moment you planned for this miracle to bless your life… or from the moment you got the news. For me, time has passed so quickly that I at times find myself that I wish I could keep my baby safe in my belly for just a little longer to enjoy the moments that will never come back… With only 7 weeks left and a difficult but oh so rewarding pregnancy progressing, I am savoring the special things and learning from the challenging ones. My husband and I are adapting and reflecting over our roles, present and coming ones, as unified parents, as a couple towards one another, as a mother and a father to our child, as separate individuals and as a dynamic family over all. Decisions are being taken, compared and discussed and baby products are thought through.
As a step towards sorting and sharing some of those exciting experiences, my husband has started a YouTube channel in which he hopes to encourage and advice through tips, reviews and personal ideas with of course, lots of geekiness and first dad fun. Why not visit? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC670DGWa9NEnxdFI89Pu82Q
I will continuously share with you my own experiences through this blog and I am honoured to have you reading and taking part of this journey.
With only a few weeks to go, our long awaited wedding day quickly approaches. Our nerves are in knots as the days pass too rapidly for all the intricate planning and our already very tight wedding budget dwindles before we have the basics covered. I have been so desperate that I even contacted two TV-shows, the “Ellen Degeneres show”, the Swedish wedding show “Den Största Dagen“ and a Swedish wedding magazine “Bröllopsmagazinet” to try our luck but sadly as for now, no success in that front. A few weeks ago we decided to close down our fundraiser wedding page since its inactivity was causing us to much pain but then we backed off from the decision because, well, what if… To add to our stress, our landlord decided to end our renting contract and we will have to be moved out from the apartment we currently live in three days after the wedding and we are desperately trying to find a place to quickly move into in the process. Not everything is struggles though, as with everything, I always try to find blessings in whatever circumstances we might be in. My pregnancy progresses without any major difficulties, aside from some back aches, tiredness, sudden blood pressure drops and nerve pains that most likely will put some strain on our move, I am excited to say that I already started to feel our little one’s first kicks and light movements. It is incredible how despite everything going on in our lives right now, this little miracle brings us countless moments of joy and love. Our closest friends have shown such care that it has warmed our hearts, especially when we have been feeling particularly down at times. Meanwhile, my summer course studying is reaching its end and I will soon be able to enjoy two weeks of summer holiday full of wedding happiness together with loved friends and family.