Water into Milk

Water into Milk

May 28, 2007, 0 Comments

I spoke with several new mothers and they all seemed to breeze through breastfeeding. Part of the natural order of childbirth, God endowed all women with the ability to nurse, and it is a joy, to say the least. The nurses placed my baby on my breast just few minutes after he was born and he was suckling happily while I looked on in a daze, unsure of what to feel, for the very first time. Armed with knowledge from antenatal classes and a very competent lactation consultant, I still struggled for the first few days, Reason: A big baby!…

cutey Theo

Motherhood and Money

May 28, 2007, 0 Comments

Motherhood and money are seldom best mates. Everything cost more than one expects. Yesterday the utility bills came in for the month of April-May, a whooping $200, a far cry from the usual $60 – gas, electricity and water combined. We made a wild guess before we got the bill, the figure was close yet we couldn’t have prepared ourselves for it. Diapers cost us an average $25 per week, it has been by far the most expensive items for the household, not counting the number of years my baby would need to be wearing one, break it down further…