Saturday, June 8, 2013

Well hellloooo thereπŸ˜€

Well Salam Alaikum everyone.

Wow, it has been over a year since I blogged!  I can't believe how much has happened in this year. Mashallah!  Time truly does go faster when you have children.

My little baby boy is no longer a baby...mashallah!  He is a 19 month old slugger of a toddler. He has been learning how to communicate through his fists and slaps. Haha. I am encouraged by the advise that this will go away when he has more vocabulary... I hope so, otherwise I have Mohammed Ali jr on my hands.

We have made it thus far with no tv of any kind. A little weird hu?  A toddler that doesn't watch tv?  Well, we look at it this way, he has a lot more quality one on one time. He now loves books and I believe that a little boredom fosters creativity. Plus, they have their whole life to watch tv, why shove it at them now?

Now that my little guy is 19 months old, we have started to plan on number two. Crazy, I know, but my clock is ticking as I can see 40 fast approaching and I don't want my son to be an only child. Inshallah, what ever will be is already written.

So, I am back. πŸ˜‰  I will do my best to blog at least once a week. About my life and this crazy little island of Bahrain.

Adios! 😘

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hello Hello...

Salaam everyone...

So sorry it has been so long.  Being a new Mom, and working Mom at that, is a lot more work than I had anticipated.  Looking at the photo for my last blog sent a shiver down my spine..haha  Alhamdulillah, things are sooo much better now.  We are in a routine, he sleeps, he smiles and laughs..it is a pure joy.  Mashallah..  I don't want to give him to the neighbors anymore..haha

I went back to work when he was 2 months old.  It was a hard transition at first but we made it. I have an amazing Nanny who is just wonderful with him.  Not sure where I would be without her..

I am now officially the only wife and it will remain that way for a long time to come, inshallah.  It didn't work out with no 2 and Dear Hubby isn't interested in looking anymore, although we all know that could change at any time.  I have decided, for my own sanity, that I will not be a part of any more first wife second wife drama because I will pull my self out of that situation if it ever shows up again.  Not worth it to me.  I would rather be alone than miserable.  I have my Son to think of now.  I can't be a good Mommy if I am in that mess again.  Nooo thank you..

Well, thats the update.  I hope you are all doing well, inshallah...


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Helpless....

Salaam...

The above picture is what I am going thru on a night to night basis.  Usually starting at 11 pm or midnight and lasting until 6 am or so.  Then during the day he is fussy and refuses to lay by himself or sit without us holding him.

I don't know what to do .  We rock, walk, sing, snuggle, eat.......nothing helps.  When he does sleep he will only do so on my chest or in his car seat.  Forget the crib, that sends him off the edge. I have a very high needs baby , poor little guy.  The more he eats the worse his belly hurts him but yet he is hungry all the time.

He wants to be held and comforted and I am exhausted.  I don't get more than an hour or two of sleep at a time and that really isn't sleep as I am on the couch or sitting in the rocking chair.  I don't want anyone else to watch him as they will just let him cry or they try to wrap him so tight he can't breath.  If I hear someone say, "Give me a week with him, he will learn who is in charge and stop crying." one more time, I may just snap.

I have learned some triggers that I do my best to avoid.  Changing his clothes after 3 pm..(he hates to have his clothes changed)  No baths after noon and no leaving the house.... if I do any of these things I am know what awaits me.

We have some colic medicine, although I am not sure if it works.

My little guy is now 6 weeks old and people tell me this is the peak and it will start to get better now.  I hope so....

I feel a bit to blame because while I was pregnant I let the stress get to me when I shouldn't have.  Colicky babies are linked to their mothers stress in the womb.  The whole 9 months was nothing but a big ball of stress for me......life and health issues had me disliking every aspect of my pregnancy.  Now my poor little guy is having to deal with my short comings.

If anyone out there has some good advice for me, I can use it.......


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Welcome to the world my sweet little boy....





As Salaam Alaikum Everyone...

I am happy to say that my sweet little bundle of joy came into the world on November 13th 2011 at 8:47 am.  It has been an amazing week learning how to be a new mommy and tiring as well.  Recovering from a C Section and taking care of a newborn is proving to be quite the challenge.  I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband who has been nothing short of a god send helping me this past week, Mashallah!

I do have to admit, looking into the eyes of a new born baby brings a whole new perspective on life and the problems we "think" we have in our life.  It all means nothing when you think of it.  My baby is the most important person to me in my life and I am proud to be called his mommy....

May Allah bless and protect us all.... Ameen.   

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Has the time come?....

Salaam Everyone...

I am sitting here, waiting for baby, thinking that my blogging days may be coming to an end sometime soon.  I started this blog a year ago and I think that it has run it's course.

I met some amazing friends along the way and learned to stay away from the comments of the "professional bloggers"  * Still don't like you, you know who you are.  Wondering, have you gotten a real job or hobby yet?

I have so gotten such helpful advice from all of you and your words of wisdom have gotten me thru some pretty nasty days.

Anyway, now that baby boy will be making his grand entrance any day now, I think it's best that I focus more on him and my relationship with my husband.  I truly hope that one day soon, my religion will play a role in my life once more.  I seemed to have lost my urge to practice this deen as I struggle with my inner demons.  So much I yet do not understand and inshallah, one day I will be guided back.

So, I wont take down my blog, I just don't feel that I will be a big part of it anymore.  I will of course let you all know when Daisy finally gets to say she is officially a Mom...  :)