News VIII: Christmas is all about giving…… to the baby

Christmas and the unfortunate realization that it’s no longer about presents for YOU

When baby comes, presents disappear
Baby – clothes + books + painting set (age 21 weeks), Mum – Pearl earrings (cause that’s what she wanted), Dad – Nothing…..

So, these last two weeks have been interesting. Beyond the funeral, carrying and lowering the casket into the grave and giving our condolences to my aunt, who is still dealing with the idea of being alone this Christmas – the whole experience did bring forth the notion that time is limited, which made this Christmas all the more special with family. In Norway we celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th, stuffing our faces with apple filled roasted duck, with potato dumplings and red cabbage with loads of gravy. This, followed by of course my favorite part of the evening, where I get to open presents – only this year was different. Continue reading “News VIII: Christmas is all about giving…… to the baby”

News VIII: Week 19 – Ze Village life – and another F*CK you by 2016

A quick insight into our last doctor visit in Japan, leaving Asia after 23 years and joining my side of the family for ze Village life in Norway.

winter-bed-time-freezing
……. no words… everyone that shares a bed with someone else can relate.

The preparations for our move have now been finalized and after a quick visit to our super hero doctor, who after an ultrasound gave us another positive update, spirits were high on finally leaving Asia after 23 years. At 19 weeks, we could finally see the babies features, whilst our ‘daughter to be’ was happily sucking her thumb (or the doctor indicated it could have been her foot – our little one is a yoga prodigy already) and had a preliminary check up of all of her vital organs – all of which were working as expected. Heart rate was at a solid 165bpm and we were surprised by a more insightful, albeit ‘weird’ 3D rendered image. I’ve pictured an actual 3D ‘pixar-esque’ visual, but was more surprised to receive what reminded me of a fossil halfway caught in a rock, with elements protruding from it – picture instead. Continue reading “News VIII: Week 19 – Ze Village life – and another F*CK you by 2016”

News VII: I’m great at Starting fights & Vet visits

Tidbits of packing our lives up for the US, Loki’s vet visit & my big mouth getting me in trouble.

pregnant wife driving
Pregnancy 101; Keep any potential conflicting thoughts to yourself when pregnant wifey is driving.

So wifey and me packed up our whole lives into several suitcases and we had to travel pretty far to get Loki to a veterinary clinic that was “international” – meaning, all the shots our dog would need in order to get admitted in the US  could be gotten there. Once we got there, we took his weight and all was well, followed by a bath and getting him dried. This is where it got problematic, because for some unknown reason, this little complainer hates baths, he refuses to go near water and loud hair dryer sounds scare him…. It was a nightmare and his complain yowls filled the office to the extent where we couldn’t even have a decent conversation with the doctor. Continue reading “News VII: I’m great at Starting fights & Vet visits”

News VI; Things are getting Hella Emotional

Dealing with wifeys mood swings and planning our big move to the USA with a trip to visit family just before Christmas.

pregnancy glow? yeah right
Y u no glow wife!!!

Wifey is approaching week 17+ and I’ve noticed mood fluctuations more so than before. Signs were subtle, until blatantly obvious – she cries whenever someone else cries in a movie, gets angry at mosquitos and yelled at me for asking her to walk the dog and to clean up her munch wrappers, which are everywhere!!! This lead to her calling me an “asshole” and that I was responsible for her pregnant misery (“YOU DID THIS TO ME!” – whilst pointing at her belly and attacking me with icy glares). I bite my tongue and keep thoughts to myself (“no ice cream of chocolate for you…. “) in retaliation. Continue reading “News VI; Things are getting Hella Emotional”

News; You’re going to be a dad now (holy shit!)

The day I found out I was going to be a dad – Wifey showed me a positive pregnancy test & I reflected upon the day the conception happened.

that face when you find out your wife is pregnant.
You’re what>?!

It all started on a regular Monday (12th Sept. 2016), still in my deep manly slumber, dreaming of taking over the world in a viking raid sweep fashion – lifting my mead-horn and cheersing the homies in Valhalla. “Babe…..” – eyes squinted and head tilted to the side I was to awaken at an unfamiliar sight…. +3 weeks. “I’m pregnant!” – The rollercoaster of thoughts struck me, from – Holy shit, I need to adult now, to my goodness, we just got married, a couple of weeks ago I was in Amsterdam getting ‘next level blazed’ with my boys, shitfaced on my wedding day, after my ego gave in to a beer drinking competition with the tiniest asian lady ever. Long story short, I lost, ended up back in my hotel room (god knows how) – on the couch – waking up groggy, -opposite to a wife that seemed to question all her life decisions that brought her to this ‘not-so-glamorous’ moment of naked husband, incoherently murmuring nonsense trying to recall the shenanigans of the night before. Continue reading “News; You’re going to be a dad now (holy shit!)”