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.

©emmajohansson
©emmajohansson

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

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

MUM & DAD

I moved almost 10 hours away from home when I was 15 years old. I never regret starting at the cycling school in Skara, in fact I´m pretty sure that I would never have become a professional cyclist without that move.

Living on your own at such young age is not easy and to “let go” like my parents did must have been even harder. I had to grow up fast and learn how to take responsibility. Something I´m very grateful for. I learned that when you do something, you do it 100%. Something that for sure had a big part in my career.
Now, being so close to becoming a parent myself I´m terrified. Terrified with excitment.

I want to succeed so much as a mum that it scares me.
How do I do it?! And what if the littleone wants to move away from home and go to a sport school when he/she is 15 years old like I did?!

To have my parents here during this week has been great. We have had some nice time just hanging out, not stressing from one thing to another. That they helped me to sort some last things out (like painting the roof in our bathroom) before the little one is here was very helpful.

When I sat them of at the train station yesterday morning it got to me that the next time I see them I´m a mum. And my mum and dad will be grandma and grandpa! That they still live 10 hours away is something I´m used to but I must admit that I really do wish they were closer!

Thanks mum and dad for making me who I am and for always being there for me. Soon it´s my time 🙂

Emma