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Preparing for # TWO!

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It has been some time since my last entry – sincere apologies for that :( Well, the past few months have been rather crazy, not the busy-kind-of-crazy, but the too-tired-to-do-anything-else-feeling. But the good news is that I am having my no. 2!!!

I have to say my pregnancy this time round is considerably harder compared to the first. Aside from the usual morning sickness, I had such bad eczema flare-up that the itch was making sleep impossible. And when I thought things would improve during the second trimester, I started having occasional bleeding and ended up visiting the hospital 4 times within 2 weeks. And the hardest thing of all is a having a toddler going through the terrible two phase. There were times when I was so tired and frustrated that I couldn’t help screaming at him, much to the disapproval of the hubby and in-laws, who think that all the screaming would affect the baby in the womb.

Things may seem difficult for a start, but I am so very glad that baby is healthy and growing, and all the scans results came back normal. Oh, did I not mention that we are having a baby GIRL? So HAPPY! Can close factory, LOL. Baby C (yup, I have decided on her name already, though the hubby is not 100% agreeable) has many hand-in-down clothings from her older female cousins, so she wouldn’t be stuck with just Kor Kor’s clothes. We still have most of the essential stuff such as cot bed, steriliser, breast pump, etc, so that made things a lot easier too.

My main concern now is the caregiving arrangements. My in-laws are both in their 70s, and it would be very tiring for them to take care of so many kids (5 kids with age ranging between 2-12) + a baby. We have been facing some pressure to get a domestic helper, but like many young couples, I am not keen to give up my space and privacy. I am also not a very trusting person, so I will definitely worry about many things, especially the safety of my kids. Other options include infant care, or me working part time. For now, the most viable option to me seems to be infant care, but we will have to see how things go when baby C comes along.

Right now, I will just take one step at a time, and pray for a smooth delivery and healthy baby. Wish me all the best!

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