Happy New Year!

4:59 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Ok, so it has been awhile since updating this and so I’ll try and sum up the past few weeks. Well, life got pretty crazy with finals and work and everything and so there was no time to sit and think about anything so once that all was over…all the sudden I was feeling the morning sickness!! Ok, it was more like ALL DAY sickness! Yikes, it was terrible!! Shaun couldn’t even come near me because I would run to the toilet because of his smell or touch…it was sad!! Finally after being completely dehydrated, I went to the hospital and they hooked me up to an IV and dripped in some fluids and drugs! After that things started to head uphill. Thank you to everyone who came and “babysat” me while Shaun was at school! It was a HUGE help! I was so sad because we didn’t get to go to Sacramento for Christmas but Mom came out and had our own little Christmas so that was nice! It was also nice to spend some time with Shaun’s family and with Kerstin who we never see! We had their traditional Swedish Christmas eve dinner of cheese, meat, crackers, and lots of fish and oysters…I decided this year was probably not the year to try pickled herring and oysters…but the cheese and meats were really good! We spent the next week just lounging around and watching TONS of sports. I am actually taking a liking to football which I never thought was possible! We have watched a few really good bowl games over the past few days and it’s been fun.

We spent New Years Eve with Christer and Cat and that was fun. I pretty much won Chinese checkers. Well,  ok, Shaun and Christer were out to get me and so Shaun stayed in my corner until Christer won…my own husband…so I still think I won because I sat right next to Shaun’s marble until he finally moved out of my spot. It was fun though…Cat had a bunch of party poppers so we sort of made a mess with all the confetti at midnight! I hope all of you had a great new years eve and day!

I got out and exercised for the first time in a few weeks yesterday…I always said that I would exercise all the time when I got pregnant but I forgot the fact that you get sick! So I have just felt yucky and haven’t been able to get out but FINALLY I did it! It felt good. It was freezing, but I felt great to go for a jog!

Well, I am not sure what else to write…thank you all for all the wonderful gifts we received this holiday and for all the concern you have shown for us while I was sick! I love you all and am so grateful to have families as wonderful as you all are! Take care!

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