Since I am already on my 34th week, I’d better be ready. From hospital bags down to small details in prep for the big day. I’ve also bought toiletries to be brought to the hospital and kept in the bags ready. My cousin told me that I need to bring maternity pads and cotton as well. That’s the big difference when I had given birth to Deye in Bahrain. I didn’t have to worry about anything.  We didn’t even have to worry about bringing baby diapers. Just pay the bill upon discharge that was all about it. Everything was provided.

Anyway, I had also checked our balikbayan boxes stored upstairs hoping to find more baby stuff that Derelle had used. Unfortunately, there was nothing left instead I found a couple of our wedding invitations still in tact.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.