Author: Tasneem Maganlal

Promoted to big sister

8 Alayna was so excited all through my pregnancy about her litte brother. When she met him, she literally grabbed him out of my hands and said that he was hers. She giggled and spoke to him while she held him… At his 1am feed she woke up so concerned because he was crying…then in the morning around 6am it dawned on her that she was no longer the only child and she had to share her parents with her brother. She demanded that he was moved next to dad so that she could sleep next to me. Alayna...

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NICU mums need support

NICU mums need support from other NICU mums because noone else fully understands how it feels to go home without your newborn and leave them in the capable hands of the NICU sisters. I’ve been privileged enough to share my entire journey with a very dear friend who has become family. Basically we were both in labor and having contractions and we were admitted on the same day and put in the same ward. On sunday 7/04/2019 both our doctor’s told us that we had to make a decision to do a cesarean the next morning.. We both didn’t...

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Our second NICU journey

So….our baby boy Muhammad Zayyan was born on 8/04/2019.  Basically I went into labor on 3/04/2019. I was admitted into hospital and the labor was stopped via medication. On the 7th, throughout the night, I had severe contractions and he was born via C-section on the 8th at 10:30am. Surprisingly my little 33 weeker weighed in at 2.14kgs and was put in NICU as soon as he was born. So far it has been a crazy journey as I spent over a week in hospital and it was the first time I was away from Alayna. It was the...

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The Juggling Act

I haven’t blogged in ages so this one is long overdue. So much has happened since the last time that I blogged. I started a new job as a Deputy Principal at a high school. I have been doing my best to juggle work, baby and my hubby (yip we do date nights way too often lol). It has been pretty crazy and I have been putting in much more hours than before. I have been doing loads of mummy and daughter dates with Alayna now that she is a bit older :). It does result in tantrums sometimes...

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The romance never ends

Shay and I have been together for just over 9 years now. We are married for 2 and have a little girl. All my friends always tell me how lucky I am to have him and sometimes I do take it for granted. He is always spoiling and surprising me.  yesterday when he picked me up from school, he took me for a massage 💆 as I have been inundated with all my marking (life of an English teacher).  This simple gesture made me realise how much he cares.  so many years down the line; we still go on dates, sit up all night just talking and chat all day. I guess when you love someone, the romance just never ends and if it ever does….you’re not doing it right. When I say that he is romantic I’m not referring to getting roses all the time.  I’m talking about all the nights he woke up to feed baby so that I could get some sleep or when he cleans the house and makes me tea every night. Words can never explain how much he does for me and I pray that our romance never ends.   Xoxo...

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