Today was Olivia's routine checkup. She is growing up to be a healthy and strong little lady. The doctor was very gentle and spoke to Olivia asking permission to feel her belly and listen to her heartbeat and lungs. He approach was very much the same that I taught when I worked as an infant massage instructor. I hope we meet him again.
Mable followed along and had fun playing with the baby toys and reading the books. She would have loved it even more if she would have gotten a lollipop.
This morning we woke up at 5:30am, well actually the baby. Mable soon rose at about 6am and was ready to jump start her day. Apparently, I (the night owl) have given birth to two morning persons. Pity for them. LOL!
Since returning home I have not adjusted to the time change. My family lives in Houston so we had to acclimate to the 7 hour difference and after almost one full week I am finally starting to feel like myself again.
After Mable left for school, I decided to pack Olivia up and take a nice long walk in the area. It is cold but luckily not to slippery so getting around is easy. Anytime I start to feel "weird" I like to take walks. It's the only thing that helps me deal with winter and the darkness. Keeping it moving is the only way for me to stay in front of my feelings. I miss my family so much but I have a great life here in #Sweden. The only way that I get to experience the two together is by taking a long walk and think about those people I have just left behind. I walk and think of them and after a while everything is ok.
Any other #expats out there? What do you do when you start missing your people?
We survived our recent holiday trip to the States. I am usually much more of a wreck when I return to Sweden but there is so much that I am thankful and grateful for that there is literally no time to be sad.
#lufthansa #greatservice #Frankfurt
The family is still in recovery from the time difference so I am focusing on getting the girls readjusted to Swedish time.
Daniel is back at work and actually going on a showing tonight for a house in Jönköping. I hate that our family is separated during the week. It is difficult for us all. One thing that I took away from spending time with my family is a renewed energy and stocked up on the positive vibes that I need to live so far away and maintain my drive. Life abroad is difficult but I have made my choice. In this situation there is only one option and it's clearly to choose happiness. Nice to be back home!
How did you spend your holidays?
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P.s the showing revealed that the house was not what we wanted after all.