First week done

We survived our first week!

As we are all new to winter and cold weather, I am constantly thinking about how to keep my kids warm and at the same time how not to overheat them. My mind is constantly planning how to dress them – how many layers, which material, which jacket, when to remove the layers, how to prepare them for the night, etc.

Unfortunately, Amy has gotten a bit sick. She’s been coughing and her temperature has been fluctuating, sometimes reaching borderline fever. I pray that her body will be able to adapt to the weather quickly and that she will recover and get stronger. A normal cold and cough is OK, but because of her history with febrile fit and also bronchitis, I’m a bit edgy every time she is not well.

We have still not really explored the city. Honestly, with the hubby at work and the two kids with me at home, going out is the last thing on my mind. And any time we get to go out now is used for errands – grocery shopping, opening a bank account, registering for Medicare, buying furniture for the house, etc. Even then, things could get quite chaotic and I would end up feeling exhausted. I look at all the pretty mummies with their beautiful children and beautiful Instagram pictures and wonder, HOW ON EARTH DO THEY DO IT?

Sometimes I don’t even have time to get changed, let alone take nice pictures.

This is where I go into my zen mode and remind myself to take one day at a time. If other mummies can do it, I can do it too. It might be a bit tough in the beginning since I’m used to having help and was totally not a stay home mom material, but I know I’ll be able to handle it. I can, I will, I must.

On another note, I hope we can soon visit the parks and zoo and cafes and do some touristy stuff. I can’t wait to get to know this city that we will be calling our home!

 

Love,

Natalie

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