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My birth story, part 2

I have been told that there were almost 20 people in the operation room, but I only noticed 3-4 of the nearest ones when I entered. And all the equipment, because there was a lot of it. A man in scrubs introduced himself as the anesthetist and asked me to lay down on my side. It was time for that dreaded huge needle into my spine. God, I was nervous and scared. My number 1 nightmare was that the anesthesia would stop working in the middle of the c-section, like I have read real life stories about before. Fast forward to five minutes later, the dreaded sting was done with, I was on my back being told that the surgeon…

Reflections on our TV-series

It is a week ago since the last episode of our documentary series «Trillingliv» aired at the Norwegian broadcaster NRK1, and 5 months since another version of it was shown on the Danish broadcaster DR1. It was pretty popular in both countries, which means a lot of people have watched very personal moments of our life. So I wanted to write some words about what comes with that. First of all I must admit that it feels a bit strange suddenly being a familiar face (and family) when walking around where we live, and now also when going on holidays to Norway. I have never ever been an exhibitionist, rather the opposite. I have never searched attention – standing on…

Working or staying at home with your kids? Honest answers about expectations and reality from mothers all around the world

I published a post on my Instagram page last week after a follower wrote to me and asked if I felt guilt and/or pressure to be working, saying that she felt as it was looked upon as selfish to not stay at home with your kids in the US if you could afford to. I answered that here in Denmark it is expected that women go back to work after a year of parental leave. And that I don’t have any guilt, because the kids have pretty short days, so the work/life balance is good in our family.  ⁣And that I also think it is beneficial for my children to be in daycare, because they learn how to socialize with other…

Affordable Advent and Christmas joy

(Originally written in Danish for the charity organization Mødrehjelpen. My text was a part of a digital Advent calendar called #Rådtiljul where we were supposed to contribute with advices, inspiration, DIY’s or other tips and activities on how the Advent and Christmas celebrations might be affordable for every family.”Råd til jul” – meaning «Advice for Christmas (+ also meaning «Afford Christmas» at the same time) The organization Mødrehjelpen helps out families in need, and during December they raise money for Danish children that can’t afford to celebrate Christmas. <3 )    The Advent time and Christmas celebrations have always meant a lot to me, and now that I have my own family with 4 children, it is important for me…

Relationship status

Anders and I have had triplets and a toddler for over a year now. How has this affected our relationship? When we found out about the triplets, we decided in the car back from the hospital that we could manage this. And we both felt that our bond grew even deeper from that moment on. Now we were a Team with a big T – raising these 4 kids would be a team effort for life. We are both structured and pragmatic persons, which meant that we immediately started researching to figure out what we needed to do to make everything work out well. We are also both easily adaptable to new situations and we both take responsibility in getting…

The Triplets Try Tech Toys

[Annonce (AD) for Vtech toys] The triplets are now 14 months old, and crave new challenges and stimulation all day long. So it was really about time to introduce some learning toys! I chose to start a collaboration with Vtech toys because they are a leading company in the tech toy market with 40 years of experience. That gives trust in the products, which is important to me in the big jungle of baby products. A very important aspect for me was also that the toys would speak in Danish, because that will help the kids develop their language. It would be too chaotic giving them all the toys at once, so I introduced one toy each day for three…

Our 10 must-haves for the first year with triplets

(Annonce – Some of the companies I link to gave me products for free. But the list is 100 % my personal recommendations)   We have now been parents of triplets for 13 months, and this is what we found essential to have during the first year:   1. A formula mixer (we had BabyBrezza) 2. A sterilization machine (we had Phillips Avent) 3. A double pump with a bra (I had Medela Symphony) 4. High chairs with newborn seats (we have the Stokke tripp trapp chair) 5. A play pen that can be elevated – with a mattress (we had one from BabyDan) and later on a big playpen on the floor with some play mats inside of it…

My birth story, part 1

I have never written anything about the actual birth or everything that happened that day, but have intended to do it for a long time. But where to start…? The day was filled with so many emotions and unforgettable moments, that I almost cannot write it down in words. I remember the night leading up to September 12th 2018 – because I almost did not sleep at all. My body and mind just could not calm down enough to be able to drift off into sleep. When the alarm went off at 07 am, I felt that kind of excitement you felt when you were little and woke up to the first day of school after summer vacation: Excited, happy,…

One year anniversary

Ok – I started this post 1.5 months ago! Haha. And I have been thinking about finishing it ever since! But then there was the holidays, birthdays, everyday life hustle and what not. So, here we finally go: The last Friday of June we got to celebrate our one year anniversary as a married couple. <3 My mother-in-law had gathered a team of babysitters consisting of both family and friends, a total of 6 persons! She is such a sweet person for doing things like this all the time, and it feels so good not having to deal with all the planning.  Two of the babysitters would also stay the night together with her, because Anders and I were going…

When the world is waiting for you to give birth

When I created the Instagram account @triplets_of_copenhagen, it was first and foremost to have a place to document the “journey” that lay ahead of us as prospective parents to triplets. Since we had just moved from Oslo to Copenhagen half a year ago, I thought this was a great way for family and friends to be able to follow everything that happened in our life. The reason I chose to write in English was to get in touch with the international triplet parent community, and in that way get some “inside information” about everything that was awaiting us. Already from day one I decided to show my everyday life as honest as I could, so that I could give a…