Ten Weeks Young

Posted by Madeleine | July 16th, 2021


There hasn’t been much happening, I’m counting down for his surgery which is on Friday 23rd of July. I really want it to come and go, I can’t wait until his inguinal hernia is fixed because, for me, it looks very unconfutable and scary, sometimes it looks big and sometimes it pops back in. In the beginning the hernia was above his private parts but now it has travelled down his pouch. Benji doesn’t seem to care, he has no pain and he can do all his business with no problem. I hope the surgery goes well with no complications and that he recovers quick with no complications!

Benjamin ten weeks

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When it comes to me and my health… well… It’s been ten weeks since the delivery and I am only down 8 kilos. I’m sort of stuck, I lost 9 kilos but when we were on our two-day trip, I gained one kilo and since I haven’t been able to shake it off. I don’t know… for me it is not easy to lose the weight, I really thought at least 10 kilos would disappear the first two weeks or something but nooo! It did take nine months to gain everything and I will try my best to keep in mind it will take at least nine months to lose it. For now, I eat less carbs and take a couple of walks every week for at least an hour and then I have everything else at home that I do. I can only do two more things and it is to remove all carbs and all sweets - forever.

The Lake

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I have taken my first vaccine shot; I have one more to take which will be in the end of August. I long to go back to the gym but being a single mom, I need a babysitter each time I want to go to the gym and my family lives 45 minutes away from me. I don’t feel it’s worth travelling 45 minutes x 2, three times a week for me just to go to the gym. However, I am on the lookout to move back closer to my family but so far, I haven’t found anything and the ones I have found I didn’t get.

I just have to keep on looking!


Eight Weeks Old and Öland

Posted by Madeleine | July 1st, 2021


Time really flies by. I can’t believe my baby boy is already 8 weeks old today! Every morning when I wake up, I can see small differences in his appearance, at least I believe I do, hehe.

eight weeks old

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We’ve been home a little more than two weeks and I love it. My home, my stuff and my rules! A lot have happened though, I sold my car and bought a new one, a bigger one. It was very much needed since it didn’t fit very much in my tiny Toyota Yaris hatchback 2017. I sold and bought a new car within a week, so it happened very quick. My new car is a Toyota Auris station wagon 2018.

new car

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Me, my sister and Benjamin went for a two-day trip to Öland, we spent the night at a so-called Mansion Hotel. Everything was very nice at the hotel except that there was no air condition, not even a fan in the room. It was very warm and damp and since I have a baby, I didn’t feel safe enough to have the window or terrace door open during the night.

Öland

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We started the day off visiting Trollskogen. It is a very beautiful forest but I wont lie, I had full on panick while we were there. I had these weird looking bugs, a mix between a butterfly, fly and mosquito. It was at the size of a horsefly. They were stalking me and only me. In the beginning they were just annoying but then those little bastards could bite and since they bite as mosquitoes it looked as if they were sucking my blood and they were big which made the bite not very pleasant. They were only on me, not my baby or sister. My sister said maybe they could smell my breastmilk and was attracted to that. Hmm, I don’t know but it made my whole visit in the forest stressful.

Trollskogen, Öland

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Trollskogen, Öland

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After Trollskogen we took a quick stop at Böda Sand which is a popular camping site in Öland. I didn’t come with to the beach because I thought it would be a lot closer which was why I decided to carry Benjamin. It was a mistake because my back really started to hurt. Me and Benjamin stayed by the grass while my sister continued her walk down to the beach. She loved it, said it reminded of a tiny town and the beach was very beautiful. We ended the day with a pizza.

Böda, Öland

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The next day we visited Borgholms slott, not very much to say about that. It was pretty. After that we went to Borgholm city and walked around, had some ice cream and then we drove to Kalmar, Ikea and did some shopping and after that we drove back home.

Borgholms slott, Öland

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Borgholm, Öland

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I’m very happy with our little trip and Benjamin was for the most part a happy boy. He only cried when he wanted food or his diaper changed, other than that he loved watching all the people and surroundings. My guess is he will be a social boy as he grows older.


One Month Old

Posted by Madeleine | June 7th, 2021


My baby boy became one month old yesterday, June 6th. Time really goes by fast. He had his checkup June 4th when he was four weeks old and he is doing very well, hitting all the milestones they are supposed to at that age and he weighed in at 3,6 kilos and was 52,5 cm tall.

Benjamin one month old

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He is eating more formula now, I really do want to breastfeed but it just wont work, I don’t have enough milk. He can breastfeed up to an hour in total on both breasts, fall asleep out of exhaustion, which I thought was him being full before, and waking up ten minutes later starving, and we do the same thing again. I am literally glued with him on my breasts 24/7 if he only has the breasts. I am very grateful we have good formula we can give our babies. As of now he is being breastfed two to three times a day and maybe once out of those three he will get full and content for at least an hour, the other times I have to add formula after each breastfeed. With only formula he eats every three – four hours.

Benjamin playing

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A couple of days ago Benji lost some hair from the top of his head, he has some very short hairs still, probably the new hairs, but I was sad to see the longer hair disappear. Now he looks so bald. I agreed to cut his hair, it’s an Iranian tradition. Before when he had more hair, I was against it but now looking at him it just looks bad.

Benjamin Javad Lindberg

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Casper and Benjamin have met twice and it is going well but very slow. Casper is curios but careful, he doesn’t seem very sure about this little human yet. This time Casper came very quick and smelled Benjamin, he also came to look when Benjamin cried. Benjamin saw Casper at one point and his eyes became very big and starred at Casper but Casper decided to walk away. I believe after some time Casper will accept Benjamin in his life.

The only other thing happening is me trying to sell my car, I am in real need of a bigger car since getting the stroller in and out of the car is a real puzzle. My weight loss seems to have stopped at -6 kilos at this time. I’m moving back home to my apartment on Saturday so my plan is to get back to strict LCHF, it worked before and I’m really hoping it will work again. My exercise is great, I am walking an hour walks and still using my rubber band training up my back and torso. I’m trying to keep the mindset of “ it took nine months to gain the weight, give it nine months to lose the weight.