Maiden solo trip with two kids

Last Friday, I made my first trip by myself with 2 kids! It was only a short trip to the market near my place and to the playground but it was a personal accomplishment nonetheless!

Wasn’t planned though. I needed to go to the supermarket to get some stuff and decided to bring baby with me. I asked Daniel if he would like to go with me and he said yes surprisingly! He normally prefers to stay at home. So off we went. I was feeling a little nervous and reminded Daniel not to run off by himself when we were out.

It went pretty well….thankfully both boys were good and no fuss. Whole trip lasted about an hour 🙂 Certainly helps build my confidence for more solo trips with the boys in future!

Baby Ezra has not been the easiest the last few weeks. Was complaining to Ivan and he suggested that I find some way to celebrate and remember my successes and good times rather than just looking at my failures and the challenges, being the pessimist that I am. So I decided to write about milestones and this is the very first of them!

       

Welcoming Baby Ezra to the family

Finally, after 38 weeks in the womb, Baby Ezra arrived on 11 Nov 2014.

The past 38 weeks have been a time of trusting in the Lord and am really thankful to God for seeing me through this pregnancy. Apart from the nausea and fatigue during the first trimester, the rest of the pregnancy has been pretty smooth and energy levels have been better. I even managed to attend the ladies conference organised by church for 2 nights in JB!

The Lord has really been so faithful even at times when I have been lacking in faith. Even as we prayed every night for the baby in the womb and committed every fear and anxiety to Him, He has really been faithful. Everything that we had prayed for Ezra was answered. The c-section operation went smoothly and Ezra was born a healthy baby. The few days at the hospital were quite painful …… the wound hurt quite a bit and I was down with flu and every time I coughed, the pain was terrible. I had sore nipples and engorgement too. It really put me in the place of dependency on the Lord and really had to lean on the Lord for strength to get through it. After I was discharged, things got better quickly. We were blessed with a good confinement nanny and also the breastfeeding got better and my supply was quite good this time. Did not have to supplement with formula. Ezra was also a relatively easier baby and my confinement period was pretty restful.

As we celebrate his one month of life, we are thankful to the Lord for this precious gift and for His faithfulness in fulfilling His promises. Hence I chose a rainbow theme for Ezra’s baby shower to remember the Lord’s faithfulness.

Looking forward to life with this new addition to the family!

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Getting ready to go into OT

 

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Baby Ezra is out! First pic with Daddy and Mummy!

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First cuddle with mummy

 

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Rainbow theme baby shower to remember the Lord’s faithfulness in keeping His promises

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