5 Tips for Living Away from Family

This is a guest post by Afra Said from ThroughMamasEyes. She has two children and is based in California in the US and her family is spread out between UK, Middle East & Kenya. She has been away from her family now for 6 years and prior to that was living away from parents and siblings for 2 years. She shares her experiences and wisdom on this topic and you can read more about Afra at the end of this post.

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Depression during my second pregnancy

What a lot of people don’t know is I was very depressed and overwhelmed during my second pregnancy. Adam was about 6 months old when we found out we were expecting our second baby. Different emotions went through my head but one that stood out and was more evident was my depression. I tried to keep it to myself as much as I could but then some days I just couldn’t and I would just vent out to my husband or mother. Trust me, we were excited about having another baby and Adam having a little brother/sister to play with, but we were too worried and scared to see it clearly then. Actually I think just me.

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Princess Hana ❤

On July 18th 2016 at 4:59 pm we were blessed with our little gorgeous daughter Hana weighing 2.59 kgs. She was such a precious little thing. When I had Adam I thought I could never possibly love another baby the way I love him and I’m sure I’m not the only mama that feels that way or thinks like that. Holding Hana on my chest made me feel otherwise. She was just a few minutes old and we were already in-love with her. She was so tiny just like Adam and so beautiful, our little babies ❤ 

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