Tuesday, June 29, 2010
We loved routine.
Our life as a family became more organized. We started going out on dates, me and Jeeej couldn't be any happier.
If we are invited to dinners here, we'd attend after we put her to sleep. We don't mind arriving late and our friends understand the situation.
Even when we travel we do our best in keeping the routine, It's better for her and us.
Nowadays, because she is capable of making her own decisions, she builds a routine herself and follows it for a while until she gets bored of it and then she creates a different one.
The nap time and bed time, both, have the same routine.
- For a while she decided that both Jeeej and I should lay down next to her and sing to her the same songs every single night before we put her in bed.
- For a while she refused to sleep unless she had her three little rubber ducks tucked with her in bed. "baby battah, batta asfar and batta a7mar" = "baby duck, yellow duck and red duck".
- For a while she decided she should be covered by three blankets while in bed. where all her stuffed animals should be arranged in a certain way around her in her crib.
-For a while, she refused to sleep unless we say good night to ALL of her friends in the daycare including the babysitter and her assistant! The funny part was making sure that the last thing we say before she closes her eyes is "Good night baby Mayraaaa" -her best friend from the daycare-.
- These days, she has to be rocked on the rocking chair while covered with her pink blanket. She requests ""sourat Al-Nas, Fairouz's song "Watani" and "I love you" song for Barney"". each one twice. If you try to skip any she would cry until you do as she wants!
These last few moments I spend with her every night before she sleeps are so precious to me. I find myself crying while singing to her. I know soon I will be too busy and tired to do this for her.
Mama suggested Mariyah should start getting used to her tete putting her to sleep following the same rules.
Today, mama took Mariyah and Ward swimming so I could nap. When they came back home Mariyah was too sleepy so Mama got her ready for a nap, not knowing that I could hear them both while laying on my bed in my room. I heard Mariyah through the monitor asking her tete to recite the soura and then sing both songs to her.
Mama's voice is so soft and her songs are always mixed up!
She sang "watani" to Mariyah in the funniest way you could ever imagine! I wish I could see Mariyah's face listening to her! I couldn't stop laughing and I had to hug and kiss mama after she left Mariyah's room!
Thank God for tetes.
Thank God for routineS.
I am too sick these day I can barely breath.
I am 11 days away from my due date.
I need to feel better so I could breath well while in labor.
I have skipped two apointments with my doctor since mama came. We are too busy shopping.
That was a long post, my eyes hurt I should stop staring at the small screen of my new RED laptop.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I told her that she never visited me before and that she never dealt with me while pregnant. Her question made me confused. Will we fight and have a different kind of arguments? Will my hormones kill nice moments?
My mom is losing temper when it comes to my stubbornness.
All I want her to do now is relax and enjoy her vacation, for I know that once I give birth I will be too weak to take care of myself and my family. I need her strong and full of energy! I want her to relax now because the coming weeks will be hectic and dealing with Mariyah on her own will make her tired.
Mama is so patient and so calm, unlike me. I go crazy about silly mishaps but she keeps reminding me that I tend to complicate things and that nothing is worth it.
We are fighting these days. Mostly because she is realizing that I am a copy of her in so many ways and because she simply doesn't like the feeling of living in a hotel anymore!
She misses cooking and cleaning.
Poor mama...what she doesn't know is that I will make her go crazy after I give birth to baby Selma ;)
Don't tell her I said so, she'll get mad at me being "pessimistic"!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I smell malfoof, hummos and foooool...
I smell mama's head scarves...
I smell the pool's water on ward and mariyah's hair...
I smell jeeej's marinated chicken for Bbq today...
But the most beautiful smell right now is Selma's!
I could smell her while she's inside...I can't wait to hold her tight...Jeeej did the shopping for her yesterday and feeling her new overalls made me melt.
Could YOU smell how HAPPY I am?
Saturday, June 26, 2010
As for me, I'm getting tired these days too, still swimming and walking a lot everyday, The real countdown has started, I want to enjoy mama before I give birth and having her among us makes my days run so quick!
I love it!
I love you mama
I love you Ward
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I loved it
and I feel blessed :)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
And they are ALL Brand New with Tags!
Auctions ending soon!
Get the tie you dream of.
And don't worry, we won't tell him how much you really spent or that you didn't get them from Saks Fifth Avenue!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
This June we celebrate 5 years together! How does it feel?
He said: "It seems longer!"
I hope he's Joking ;)
I say: "It feels like we signed the papers a few days ago!"
From having him meet my family to the day we signed the Marriage contract....All took place in June 2005.
This June is giving birth to me, again :)
I love you Jeeej for the most beautiful years of my life!
I love you for what you have done for me and for what's coming next!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
My Father in law gave me a copy and encouraged me to listen to it every single time I go to bed or nap.
Convincing me to do so wasn't easy, I had never believed in these "relaxing music and words" CDs.
I laughed when I listened to it the 1st time, but Jeeej insisted that I take it seriously, he started listening to it with me :)
I love it!
I highly recommend it for those who are willing to have a natural baby delivery, free of medications.
Good Luck to me this time!
Hope it does magic like it did 2 years ago...
TWO years ago!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Some women were asking her about the name of her future child -a boy-.
Not all of them knew about her -tragedy-!
once she is asked the question, she looks like she wants to cry. You see...she MUST name him after her father in law's.
She is NOT allowed to make it a double name -murakkab-, because with time people will forget about the inherited name, and for the in laws it is NOT acceptable.
wondering what the name is?!
I can't stop laughing whenever I remember how she asked for nice nicknames. All nicknames suggested were longer and funnier than the name itself!
Ladies were laughing and she was desperate for help!
Some people insist on calling their boys after their fathers. I see it acceptable if the name is nice and suitable for a baby in a certain area at a certain time.
Some names are just too funny and I believe it's unfair to carry this burden just to please your father.
Some people would stand against my thoughts and words, I guess.
If you have a nice nickname for my friend's coming son, please don't hesitate to mention it here ;)
Indiana Jones 3 was the last movie I watched before Mariyah came to life!
Indiana Jones 1 was Jeeej's 1st movie ever. His parents took him when he was still a newborn.
Indiana Jones 2 was Jeeej's last movie to watch with his Dad before he moved with his Mom to the Middle East!