Over the holiday period, I was super quiet on the blog and on social media. After all, holidays are meant for relaxing and spending time with family, and not getting more and more attached to technology. Just before the holidays could begin, I announced my pregnancy and the fact that we bought a home. I am now almost full term and am expecting baby any day now. Let me tell you, I am TIRED.
Last year my son got sick very badly with Croup. Croup is awful by the way, your kid’s throat is sore, they can’t eat anything, they get this awful temperature and you can see what a battle it is for them to breathe. We took him to the doctor but to be honest, I was too afraid to sleep even though we were medicating him with good medicine. I was scared that he might stop breathing and I wouldn’t know. Thankfully with lots of love, care and medication, he was back in good health soon and did not contract the sickness again (touch wood!), however, now with baby number 3 on the way, I realize how important it is to know about baby CPR in case of emergency.
In December 2017, my husband and I were totally amped for the new year. As we all do, we had plans ..not like set in stone plans but just plans for 2018. We began 2018 with a good start, all was going fine and dandy. We had developed a great routine with both our kids, we were all under one roof, my husband even quit smoking after 14 long ass years. I was so proud, I still am proud.
I know that you bring lives into this world daily. You have studied what seemed like a million years and have faced life and death situations. You’ve had to make some hard decisions and see lives pass before you. I am sure you have witnessed great sadness but on the other hand you must have also witnessed great joys.
Childcare.. an oh so necessary thing if you are a work from home mom, or just generally a working mom. Childcare may be cheap for some in South Africa but for others, an extra R2000 a month is a really deep cut for their monthly expenses. My family consists of four people, the creches in our area charge roughly about R3000 a kid, we are also a small startup business, do you think R6000 a month is fair on us for quality child care? I don’t think so and I know many other parents out there would agree!