32 weeks

How did we get here??  You are getting bigger each day! When does it happen? Just as i sleep you are busy stretching out my tummy and creating more space into my life, my heart, my bed.

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I am about 8 weeks away from due date 😨
This is getting to be really serious!!
I havent yet even created space for your clothes although your shosho already bought you clothes.
They are so tiny , so cute, so blue.
I wonder if i should schedule another scan to see you again.

A truly wonderful experience it was the first time, something i can do over and over again!
We just got home from the convention,  thanks for being a good boy and not making me too tired.  I hope you enjoyed the singing. A change from the crazy music you are exposed to at work.
I think about labor often. I hope it wont be too bad for either of us. I want us to come to an agreement that you wonr let me suffer too much, i think you are in the right position,  so please just make it a short experience. I have done my part, swimming, walking,  please let it  be smooth and natural.  🙏

You move quite frequently now. Powerful kicks, twitches and nudges. I really cannot ignore you now.

Neither can anybody else!!

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Free Maternity.. was this a wise decision for Kenya?

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As shown from the previous post, on 1st June, my lovely country  turned 50 years old since its independence in 1963. Madaraka day, as its fittingly called means freedom. We therefore fifty years ago were free from any colonization and we were free to do as we wanted. We moved from the British rulers to Jomo Kenyatta, our founding father.

50 years down the line and we are now under Uhuru Kenyatta. The so called ‘prince of Kenya’, due to the fact that he was the son of Jomo Kenyatta. as Kenyans we therefore expect change under this new governance, and change we are seeing. In Uhuru’s speech, to Kenyans one of the many changes made was free maternity care for all women.

This announcement has seemed to cause quite a stir in various homes with the question as to whether this was really the right decision. Many people believe that this decision will only encourage women to have more children!

However, I strongly disagree with this. We constantly read stories of women trapped in public hospitals unable to go home after giving birth because they cannot clear the bill. We also hear of women dying while in labor or after due to the fact that they know they cannot pay the bills and so opt to have the child at home.

I believe the decision to have free maternity care for women is a good decision.No girl will feel as though she must abort her child due to the fact that she will not be able to go to afford the hospital bill. i see Kenya moving ahead positively as we try to help all the people at the grass root levels.  I therefore salute and support the decision. Not only will we have more healthy mothers but also happy children and families,leading to a peaceful country.

here is to little babies…

this weekend i finally spent the weekend with my lil newborn baby niece. she is sooo cute … as u cn see in the picture.. Image

she is so delicate n new, her head would wobble every time you lift her up. all she reacts to are her reflexes. like as soon as the mum holds her she would immediately start sucking on her shirt. it just got me thinking about the brain and how amazing the whole process is. i have been with my sister throughout her birthing process but i dont think anybody immediately grasps the fact that the little doll(as she looks) is what was actually growing in  there. as the first day in the hospital, i held her in my arms and she had the longest nails ever! its so weird to think her nails, hair, eyes, brain wateva ws jus developing in there. in some lets say most things we get to experience and fully appreciate because we are human, we have to give props to the big guy upstairs…

its a miracle everyday that we live..:’)

here is to little babies…

this weekend i finally spent the weekend with my lil newborn baby niece. she is sooo cute … as u cn see in the picture.. Image

she is so delicate n new, her head would wobble every time you lift her up. all she reacts to are her reflexes. like as soon as the mum holds her she would immediately start sucking on her shirt. it just got me thinking about the brain and how amazing the whole process is. i have been with my sister throughout her birthing process but i dont think anybody immediately grasps the fact that the little doll(as she looks) is what was actually growing in  there. as the first day in the hospital, i held her in my arms and she had the longest nails ever! its so weird to think her nails, hair, eyes, brain wateva ws jus developing in there. in some lets say most things we get to experience and fully appreciate because we are human, we have to give props to the big guy upstairs…

its a blessing everyday that we live..:’)