Week 23 of My Pregnancy – Babies come with suitcases

My sister exchanged contracts with her boyfriend to buy a flat early this year, but they’ve now split up. If they don’t complete by mid-September they will be in breach of contract and the ex is not responding to any of her emails/calls/texts to complete, so she turned to hubby and asked whether he wanted to take on the mortgage himself. Hubby approached me with the news and I was shocked! We have been trying to find a place of our own for ages. It’s a shame we’ve been presented with an opportunity on such bad terms, but I didn’t want my sister to suffer with a breach of contract because her ex was being childish and not willing to complete the deal, so I told hubby to accept and that my sister should get a percentage share in the property, so she doesn’t walk away with nothing. She agreed and both of them decided that her name and my hubby’s name would be on the mortgage. In a month, if things go well and everything goes to order we could have our own flat! Perfect for little Boxer to grow up in for the first few years. The flat was also 5 minutes away from my parents and was situated in a nice part of town, even though it wasn’t as big as the flat we were in now, but at least we wouldn’t be living in rented accommodation anymore if this went through. What luck!! In North Cyprus, there is a Turkish saying, “Children come with a suitcase”, which means that when you’re pregnant, the baby brings lots of things with him/her like money or even a house!  As amazing as all this was, the developers and the seller’s solicitors would still need to ok the change and then I would need to start thinking about changing my GP, where I was going to give birth and our antenatal classes. Fingers crossed this all works!! A fun fact – the baby weighs about as much as a large mango.

Leyla Preston (583 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/