Welcome to a new month!
We spent it at home, just watching series. Hubby Byren has been working a lot of late hours so I didn’t expect him to really be in the mood to play boards games as I had hoped, with him being tired. Still, we spent the evening together and that’s what counts.
February, being the shortest month of the year, felt extremely long. Using Uber to get everywhere really takes a chunk out of your money. We really felt that strain last month because you can’t really work out a budget as the rides are never priced the same. So we had to cut on other costs to accommodate the transport costs.
Luckily we have found a car, but due to the dealership not disclosing any faults, it’s still with them as they are now the fixing faults so it’s taken longer for us to actually use the car, even though it’s already paid for. Guys, its like one headache after the other.
Hopefully the car will be up and running this week and we can finally be mobile again! I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to leaving the house and not for the purpose of running errands. Because at this stage, that’s the only time we go anywhere.
Speaking of headaches. Last month I had a bit of a health scare which required us calling an ambulance because we didn’t know what was going on.. I’m used to having a migraine once a month, nothing new there. This one afternoon, in February, a headache turned into a migraine, which was so excruciatingly painful, I could hardly stand as it caused dizziness, nausea as well as pins and needles all over my body. My friend, Michelle, came over to help watch the kids until Hubby Byren got home.
When the medics finally got to us, they checked all vitals and everything looked good but they found that my neck and my back were in pain which I didn’t even realize which the rest of the overpowering symptoms I was having.
Turns out I had some pretty bad muscle tension. Luckily I didn’t need to be taken to the hospital for it, but after giving us guidelines, the medics did say that if the symptoms didn’t start getting better in two hours after following the guidelines, they suggested going to the hospital after all. Thankfully by the next day I was feeling better even though my neck and back felt in a spasm which stayed like that for a few days until it finally started going away.
I took a few days off and tried to rest as much I could with the kids at home, and it helped a lot. I feel a lot better than I did before, and for the future, I’ll need to start listening to my body’s cues more carefully to not end up in a situation like that again.
The very next day after the medical incident, I taught Monster how to use my phone in case there is an emergency and he needs to phone Hubby Byren if I can’t. I never really thought about the importance of that, teaching him these things because at the end of the day, I am alone at home with them and if something happens to me, he will know what needs to be done.
On a brighter note, Cay is turning one this month. I knew it was going to happen, duh, but I didn’t think it would come around so quickly. It feels like we blinked and the year just passed by. Still, I can’t believe she has been with us so long. This time last year, I was having my baby shower and thinking there was still a month left before her arrival, which obviously was a little sooner than we expected..
Her one year birthday also means that my breastfeeding journey is coming to an end. Mixed feeling guys. A part of me doesn’t want to stop because this has been our thing, our time together, our bonding time but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it because I can go somewhere without her needing to come with me, or having time to get to things because she’s not on the boob anymore. I’ve decided to already start weaning her this month so that she’s almost ready to get off the boob feeds by the time her birthday comes around.
I’m going to be dealing with a lot of emotions this month.
I’m glad I stuck out with it so long, and achieved my ‘goal‘, even with the hard times and sleepless nights. And I proved to myself that I could do it, after failing miserably with Monster.
The boys are doing well. We took a break with our school work earlier than planned as I worked the break in with my resting period and we’re back in full swing again. They have been fighting a lot more than usual lately which is causing me to sprout some grey hairs earlier than I’d hope. But we work through it as best as we can, and not long after they are best friends again and all previous quarrels have been forgotten. Gosh, I wish life was as simple for adults.
The first two months of the year really turned out to be stress causing, bad news bringing times and I’m hoping that our luck is going to turn around from now on.
March, bring on the good news and good times.
How is your month looking?