It's my 3rd child (Praise God!) and I have compiled this list and improved it over time. I think I quite get what are needed for the hospital bag. I am lucky to have a husband who likes being prepared. He keeps all our essentials in a medium-sized travel bag. Everything in the bag includes essentials for him, me, and the baby.
I have always wanted to travel to Australia. So when the MDRT Convention for Asia Pacific was to be held in Sydney, we grabbed the chance.
We decided to spend a week in Auckand, New Zealand;
5 days in Sydney, and 5 days in Melbourne before going back home.
Now that I am actively involved and running Let It Echo, I have met mothers who also lost their children because of congenital heart defect. It is truly sad. The grief that is felt is incomparable. Some mothers are ready to engage and talk about it. Some find it difficult to talk about it still and keep the feelings to themselves. I respect that. We are all in different stages of grieving.
I was sharing on Facebook an article of Rappler about a mother who slapped her baby's face at the hospital. I captioned, "crazy mother!". I did not receive any response from friends except 2 days later when a friend commented that maybe we should understand more as the mother could be suffering from post-partum disease. He supported that others could even kill themselves or their child.
I heard about the dangers of diving and had so many apprehensions because of that. Yesterday, I risked them all. No one can say he lived his life when it is lived in fear. So yesterday, I said yes and stuck to that commitment. I am glad I did. The underwater world is a world I have not explored. I plan to explore it well. :)
I was holding in this post because I did not want to jinx anything. I've been so overwhelmed by the fact that I'm still on track on this 52 Week Savings Challenge program that I had to write about it. I'm ecstatic! :)