The kick-off of March Break is just days away for many students in Ontario. With classes set to wrap-up on Thursday or Friday of this week you can bet many young ones are quite excited and counting down the days! As for the parents, I will leave their excitement levels up for them to disclose. Ha, ha.
This will mark the second year that my daughter has yet to experience March Break. Last year, March Break wasn’t as much of a big deal being that my daughter was only in preschool for 2 afternoons a week. This year she is in full-day kindergarten, Monday through Friday.
This year has brought with it a lot of change for my little girl. She has made an abundance of new friends, and quite welcomes the opportunity to get outside of the home, away from her little brother and socializing with children her age. Truth be told – she detests snow days, sick days and everything of the sort. If only I could bottle up some of her enthusiasm about school, and pass it off to her when she enters to wonderful realm of high school in the many years down the road.
There is no saying how she will react to being home with her brother and I for a whole 10 days for March Break. BUT – something tells me that she will be a little distracted and won’t miss her friends too much during the downtime (or at least I hope).
Why do you ask?
The answer is quite simple.
Our family of 4 should be growing to a family of 5 sometime over the course of March Break. That’s right – I’m due on March 9th. Our family is quite excited about the impending arrival of our new addition, understandably so.
With the estimated delivery date looming you can bet I have been actively focusing on boosting my immune system and naturally trying to ready my body for labour.
A tincture that I have recently introduced to my daily regime is Red Raspberry Leaf.
While Red Raspberry Leaf is not proven to induce labour, it is known for reaping the benefit of toning uterine muscles.
I have also increased my intake of probiotics.
Probiotics are known to aid in boosting immune systems. They are touted in everything such as reducing tummy ailments, and even cutting down the lifespan of cold and flu symptoms.
At 34 weeks, my midwife provided me with a recipe for a concoction of echinacea (without gold seal), garlic capsules, vitamin C and probiotics. I took this concoction in the weeks leading up to my Group B Streptococcus (GBS swap), and have just continued taking probiotics ever since.
To be quite frank, I can tell you that as of late I feel like a hoarder of all things to deal with vitamins, supplements and tinctures. BUT – you know what?! I haven’t been sick since December! (knock on wood)… So while I feel like a supplement junkie, I can rest assured that obviously something is doing the trick, keeping the sniffles at bay and this pregnant Momma healthy!
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Do you have any plans over March Break? Or, will you just be laying low?
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