MEET MORRIS

Morris.
3230 gram of love.
Born on 11th of April 2018.

morris 45min old ©martinvestby
morris 45min old ©martinvestby

Eight days ago a little boy entered our life and changed it forever.
Never before have I felt so much love and now I finally understand what all mum’s are talking about.

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My water broke at 2:15 in the morning on the 11th and at 14:37 a healthy little boy came to the world.
My wish for a normal birth changed when he choose to lye bum down and c. section felt like a safer option for the baby.
So after checking with ultrasound at arrival in the hospital to see if he had turned around or not (which he hadn’t) we just had to wait for a gap in the schedule.

©emmajohansson
©emmajohansson

When my water broke contractions started and they were coming steady every 9-10 minutes, being around 1 minute long. As the hours passed by they got stronger and at noon I couldn’t ignore them anymore. As they also started to come closer I rang my ”help button”.
That speeded it up a bit and suddenly it was my turn…

To get his little body on my chest after carrying him for 9 months was the strongest feeling I have ever had. Everyone have told me that this will be your long wished (and missed) gold medal in a big championship.
I say it’s way beyond that!

morris & dad ©emmajohansson
morris & dad ©emmajohansson

I look down at this little mixture of Martin and myself and the whole world stops. All that’s important is him and the love I feel is endless and it grows stronger for every minute that pass.

Morris, You are better than Gold and I love you to the moon and back!

An update about the Winner from my “Gender & Weight competition” is coming soon, so stay tuned!

Emma

COMPETITION – GUESS THE GENDER & WEIGHT

Exactly 14 days left of my pregnancy today and never before have I been so emotional.
Tears have been streaming down my face for most reasons. Soon our littleone is here, and it is very hard to imagen but for every day it´s getting more real!

How to give birth has not been an easy decision. As you know our baby is lying bum down, making it a little more complicated. It´s still possible for a normal birth but it all depends on when and how it´s starting. I have had a really good meeting with the doctor and feel like I have all the facts that I need.

Whether it will be a c. section or not, time will tell and to make it a bit exciting I thought that I would put up a competition for you all;

Guess the babys gender and weight at birth in my comment field!

The one that comes closest will be the winner of a goodie bag from me 🙂

This is the best photo we have of “Buddy” so far. Is it a boy or a girl? And what will his/her weight be at birth?

Let the guesses flow!

Emma

FELICIA

You are not with us anymore.
The diagnose you got years ago was a shock to everyone. But with the knowledge and expertise today I never thought that it would end like this.

We have shared so many good moments both on and off the bike together and you always spoilt us with your smiles and positivity.
The last race we did together was World Championships in Ponferrada 2014.
As a rider I learnet to know a good soigneur just by looking at them, and you were one of those!
The first thing that you pulled out of the podiumbag was a box of pick n´mix 🙂 always knowing what the rider needed and when… The 3rd place suddenly tasted soo much better thanks to you Felicia!

Your life was taken way too soon and you will for always be remembered in our hearts <3

To honor Felicia, her husband Klas and her parents have put up a Memorial Fund in her name together with Roberto Vacchi.
A stipendium that will be given to a leader within the cycling sport (with focus on young leaders) every year.
Follow this link to Roberto´s website for more information about how you can contribute, and by doing that you also have a chance to win some nice prices.

#FuckCancer #LevLivetFörFan

Emma

Bum first = Fullmoon

My little Buddy has chosen to lie bum down…
Definitely not my wish and I still cross my fingers for him/her to turn around before it´s time.
Clock is ticking though and due date is coming closer pretty fast so we just have to wait and see.
Since my placenta is on the front we can´t even try to make an external turn by pushing my stomach. So, either he/she has to turn it self or bum first it is!

Decision has to be made whether I go for a normal birth or caesarean section.
Not an easy decision and both options has their plus and minuses… I´m no expert at all in this and not knowing what to go for and not know the definite outcome is really hard. I have never been good in making decisions (can´t even choose what to eat from the menu at the restaurant) and this decision is a very difficult one.

Before I was looking forward to the challenge of giving birth and suddenly it gives me a littlebit of stomachache…

What doesn’t give me stomachache is the fact that very soon I will be holding my Buddy in my arms.
It is and has been a long wait but now we´re almost there and I can´t wait!

Emma