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256 Happy new year! Shana tova umetuka!

September 19, 2009

I just wanted to wish all my Jewish and Israeli friends a happy new year. Shana tova umetuka!

Yesterday we entered the holiday season. Now is Rosh haShana – the new year. In a week comes Yom Kippur..and the day before that is our girl’s fourth birhday!! And in the beginning of October is Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles.

This is one of the best seasons of the year. I love the fall with all the holidays – with all the days that hubby is off work.. to see the kids’ happiness.. see them being so exited.. Seeing friends.. building the Sukka.. I enjoy the cooler weather.. the first rain of the season. It’s just the best time of the year.. well together with the spring that I like too.


255 A morning sickness study..

September 19, 2009

Today I went through my blogs from the two last pregnancies, just to recall what morning sickness is for me. I remember being sick all around the clock. But I also remember lots of “beeing normal”. So I thought I should check it up now that I’m entering the 6th week. That’s when it usually starts for me.
And it turns out – that with both girls I had a terrible week around the 6th-7th week. And then after that I kind of adjusted and felt better. I was still nauseaus but could handle it.

So actually I’m less worried now than I was before I checked my blog. I figure that if I could survive by then – I should be able to survive also this time. And maybe it’s getting even easier? I’m so busy with other things now so hopefully I will have no time to think about it… Plus hubby’s working hours are way more reasonable nowadays. Where he used to work before he could sometimes work over 60 hours a week. No I’m not kidding.. plus he would never know until he was already on the way home – whether he would be able to leave at the time he planned or not. Now his situation at work is a lot better and we are both comfortable with it. I hope that will help too.

Also I’ll try to be smart enough to eat what I feel like eating – not what I planned for dinner. I always thought it’s a pity to buy things we usually don’t eat. I don’t like to have extra snack in the cupboards because that way we end up eating crap that we don’t want to eat (of health reasons) .. but this time I’ll really try to keep crackers and dried fruits and yoghurts and stuff at home to prevent those moments when I’m hungry but can’t think of anything that I feel like eating.

I hope it will work out..


255 A new try..

September 16, 2009

I thought I should maybe post something here.. it’s been a while. And a lot has happened..

The first half of the summer wasn’t much fun. The kids were sick.. and then they were sick.. And then they were sick again. And then we went to Eilat with hubby’s mom in the end of July – and since then everybody are healthy. The boy turned five in August.. and he’s getting more and more independent. Today he took a shower by himself. Am I a proud mommy now?? Oh yes.. 🙂

The trip to Eilat wasn’t just a trip to Eilat.. Hubby’s mothers visit changed a lot for us.. We got a grill.. and a dishwasher.. And we had many nice BBQ evenings this summer… and hubby is so happy he doesn’t have to do dishes all evening long any longer. 😀

Since September 1st the two big kids are back in kindergarten. The boy is now in his compulsory pre-school year.. Which means that next year he is going to 1st grade. The girl is still in regular kindergarten. And the baby (almost 2 years old now) is still home with me.

We’ve also got some good news… we’re expecting a new family member in May 2010. Yes I know… it’s still very early in the pregnancy. The nausea didn’t even start yet… But we are happy!! This will be our fourth – and last – kid.

I’ll see if I can make a try to update here once in a while again.. But I’m afraid it will become a mommy-blog.. It wasn’t meant to be that from the beginning.. But it would maybe be updated more frequently that way. I mean.. seriously – how much in my life is not related to my family? Nothing…


254 dead blog

July 16, 2009

This blog is kind of dead. I’ll keep it.. but I have absolutely no inspiration for updating it.. Nothing to write about..
I’ll still be around.. reading other blogs. And maybe updating once in a while if I have anything to write about.

I’m spending way less time on the computer nowadays.. spending more on the sewing machine. And I’m also cheating on this blog with another one.. my new sewing blog in Swedish. where I publish pictures of everything I make.

Now vacation time is coming up.. yeay!!

And for those who have missed dude on his blog.. he’s doing great. 😀


252 creative stuff… and still sick

June 21, 2009

We are now officially on our third week of sicknesses in this house. Now the “baby” is slowly starting to feel better.. but yesterday evening it started for the four-year-old. That means that all three kids has/had it.. We’ll just hope that dude and I will be ok.

I have to say it’s tempting to not let the kids go back to kindergarten at all before the summer vacation (that starts wednesday a week and a half from now) We don’t want any more viruses! We had enough! We’ll see about that though.. Our kids are not returning to the same kindergarten next year.. and it would be a pity if this is our good bye.

Enough with sickness report..
Now I’ll share with you my two latest creations on the sewing machine.

here’s a skirt I made for our three-year-old


And here’s a nightgown –  also for our three-year-old. I made it from the fabric from a nightgown for adults that didn’t fit me.


251 sickness update

June 20, 2009

Yep.. and you thought everything was fine.. everybody healthy again.. back to life!!

Well no… Thursday morning our 20-months-old started vomiting…
Today – Saturday – she is starting to feel better and now we just hope that this is it. But I don’t know if I dare to believe it until I see it.

This year has been insane.. The kids have been sick all the time. It feels like they have almost never went to kindergarten full weeks. Instead – they have been staying home sick many full weeks.

Seems like this blog is mainly about sickness… And I’m sorry – that is true. I wish it could be different. But it really feels like sickness is the only thing going on here.

In a week and a half the summer vacation starts and I’m so happy it does!! Our kids need to stay away from all those kindergarten germs and viruses for a while!! And I really hope next year is going to be a better year. Maybe their immune system will be better because they are a little bit older? One could hope..
We are also planning to let the little one stay home until she turns four. And I hope that will help her to bring home less viruses..

Well.. at least now soon summer vacation is here and I still have hopes for a healthy, happy summer with lots of fun!


250 Feeling better

June 16, 2009

Isn’t it ironic when a kid starts feeling better the very same day as you finally go to do those blood tests?

She’s been staying in bed for a week.. refusing to eat, refusing to drink.. complaining about pain all the time, vomiting..
And then suddenly today she woke up happy, wanted to play, laughing etc.. Went to take the blood test.. and she was amazing – didn’t cry at all even though the nurse had a hard time getting enough out. And then she got to pick a little toy when we were done.. but instead of a toy she picked a toothbrush with a bear. Mommy’s little girl.. I’m so proud!!

On the way home she wanted to buy snacks.. and I thought oh well.. whatever she eats now is good. But I didn’t really think she would be able to eat that. But I was wrong!

She’s been up all day this far and it’s soon 2 pm. I’m so happy and relieved!!!