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The last week

So the last week of my maternity leave begins. I have a sore throat, I suspect a throat infection and I’m going to the doctor just now. I’m going to sit down with him and tell him “I’m here for antibiotics and decent painkillers”. I’m hoping that I can get my birth control from my doctor too, instead of going to the clinic on Wednesday. The last thing we need right now is another birth 😛

Babyice has been a bit sick. He had quite a cough, but the pediatrician said it was probably a post nasal drip and that we should treat his nose with saline solution, which we were already doing. Then his one eye starting weeping and was very gunky when he woke up from a nap or in the mornings. Yesterday we got an ointment for his eye and we are treating it. Poor baba. Luckily he hasn’t developed a fever. I don’t think a visit to the doctor is warranted at the moment. He has probably picked up something from going to the day mother. It’s very cold early in the morning when he is taken and he is surrounded by other kids too. The day mother says sometimes their eyes get gunky like that when they teethe as well.

We fed him some Purity Night Time porridge (with vanilla and maize) last night for the first time. It’s a “Stage 2” food which means it is more textured than the solids he has been eating. It also didn’t smell/taste as nice as the porridge he has been eating (yes, we tasted). We thought he would be hesitant or reject the feed at first, but he was like a guppy fish opening his mouth for more from the first bite. He slept okay last night, woke up once for his dummy around 22:30 (he has made a habit of this) and only woke up again for a feed at 04:30.

On the other hand I woke up for no reason at 3:00 and could not for the life of me get back to sleep. I tried to go back to sleep after Rudi and Babyice left this morning, to no avail. My grandfather called me and said he *neeeded* me at his house (read: he is depressed and wants me to come and cheer him up). So I had to get out of bed, shower, wash my hair, put washing on, wash and sterilise bottles and get the washing in the tumble dryer before I could go to them. I’m so tired, but for some reason I can’t sleep at my grandparents house. The phones are constantly ringing or there are constantly people talking. It’s hard.

Hopefully I get some good meds to take that will sort me out quickly. I’m so looking forward to Angel and Glugster‘s wedding on Saturday. Rudi is excited too. He gets to fly on a plane for the first time and he’ll get to see his cousin that he hasn’t seen for many, many years (she is picking us up from the airport). I’ve decided to focus on Saturday’s wedding instead of going back to work on Monday. Much better!

Despite needing to rest I have a busy week ahead. On Wednesday I’m taking Rudi to work so I can go to the dentist and have my eyebrows done. Sarah is coming over during the week to come and dye my hair. Kambabe is also coming through this week since she will be staying at our house to look after Babyice while we are in Johannesburg…and of course we’re flying up to Johannesburg on Saturday morning. Rush – rush. We’ll barely be home on Sunday evening before we put Babyice to bed and next thing you know I’m back at work. MEH.