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Waiting for take-off

Waiting for take-off

11 weeks in Mexico. 3 states, 8 check-ins, 10 rooms.
Maya has traveled 1/3 of her life and experienced more than some people do in a lifetime.
She has been the very center of this whole trip. I thought I would have time for other things but just as my paternity leave nothing has gone as I planned it.

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Swedish Parental allowance
  • 480 days
  • 390 days with 80% of income
  • 90 days minimum allowance SEK 180
  • 60 days designated to each parent

Finally I am making use of my tax money – I am staying home with Maya for 4 months on the states expense.
Actually, I started with one month of vacation, in total I am home for 5 months. But it is the 4 months of paternity leave that is interesting, ”Only in Sweden” as a non-Swedish friend expressed it.

”Only in Sweden”


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A week ago my life changed in an irreversible way with the birth of my daughter.
It was a natural birth – The most terrifying and the most beautiful experience I ever had. In one way I wish we were back in the 50’s where the men anxiously walked around in the waiting room, I have seen things no man should ever have to see. Still I am so happy I was there, I have seen things all men should see. The feeling when you see the head of your child for the first time cannot be explain, just writing this and think back to that moment bring tears to my eyes.
It is all so overwhelming. I just didn’t expect to be so much on the business side, I had only prepared to support and focus on Miss Z.

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