Tuesday, October 21, 2008


In brief: Happy birthday Linnea. Less work, more blog! (If only)

Last weekend we celebrated Linnea's first birthday. It feels
incredible, but we do in fact have a one-year-old in the house. We've
managed to keep our precious girl safe, healthy and generally happy
for an entire year. Hopefully we'll manage to do the same for many
more years, despite what life may throw at us. I can't help but think
in those terms.

We had family and friends over for a small party. I made a crown for
the birthday
girl, which she wore for all of 30 seconds (not consecutively).
Linnea was spoiled with gifts, and was - as predicted - most
interested in the wrapping paper.

Amongst her gifts was one teddy bear and to my great surprise it was
love at first sight. She grabbed the teddy and buried her face
straight into it. So cute.
Before, she hadn't shown too much interest in cuddly toys.

There are still traces of baby in Linnea, but she's more and more of a
toddler. She's not walking or standing on her own, but pulls herself
up whenever she can. Holding tight to the coffee table, she can walk
around it. She has a little cart to push, but hasn't figured out how
to use it yet.

Words are still beyond her, though she certainly understands one or
two (milk, for instance). She babbles of course, and sometimes
mamamama or babababa comes out, by accident.

My new job is keeping me busy, but I hope things will calm down in a
month or so. This is my current excuse for being such a bad blogger,
but I'm afraid mommy blogging is just not for me.
Which reminds me I owe you a post about my appointment with the
psychologist to talk about possibly donating.


At 22 October, 2008 03:06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mommy blogging may not be your thing, but the occasional update seems to work fine.

I am very curious about the egg donation part of things, as I will probably be headed down that route myself.

Happy first birthday, Linnea!!

At 22 October, 2008 03:52, Anonymous orodemniades said...

I can't believe it's been a year already...Happy Birthday Linnea!!

At 22 October, 2008 13:53, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Linnea! Here's to another happy year of firsts...

PS. It was good to hear from you!

At 22 October, 2008 16:33, Blogger beagle said...

Happy Birthday Linnea!

At 22 October, 2008 23:41, Blogger Thalia said...

happy birthday linnea! So very glad to have been able to share this tiny part of your story.

At 23 October, 2008 14:39, Anonymous Kath said...

Happy Birthday, Linnea! You sound like such a cutie.

And it's so good to hear from you, dear Lut. I'm glad your new job is going well, and hope that it gives you a bit more free time soon. I'd love to hear more about your plans...

At 29 October, 2008 08:43, Blogger Bea said...

Happy birthday Linnea! I still love that name every time I hear it.

And talk about a cliffhanger...

If you want to give occasional updates instead of an ongoing Mum Blog, that's fine by me. Nice to hear from you every now and then.


At 31 October, 2008 00:17, Blogger Hopeful Mother said...

I'm a little slow and am just getting around to commenting... oh well.

I'm so happy to read an update from you about how things are going. Sounds like Linnea is growing up to be a big girl!!

Congrats on the first year accomplished.

At 02 November, 2008 04:43, Blogger Mony said...

Oh! It's such thrill to sing Happy Birthday to our darlings! What a year...and I have a feeling the next 12 months will be even more amazing than the last. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!


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