Monday, April 30, 2007

Pregnancy Stories

Although there were a number of things that happened during my pregnancy with Ayzah, there is one classic story that I think I will remember for the rest of my life.

We knew we were having a girl since December, and we had decided on her name as well. So in our house my "bump" was referred to as Ayzah.

One day when we were riding in a car and Iman was on my lap (I was around 7 months at the time) Ayzah gave a BIG kick, and Iman felt it. So she declares to the rest of us... "Mom, Ayzah just kicked me!"

In that moment, for the first time, I felt like a mother of two.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Going out... for 4

Yesterday we attempted our first outdoor excursion. Since we had been home all week, Omair and I decided to go out for lunch with the girls.

In the short one and a half hours I had 3 feedings, 2 diaper changes, 3 trips to the bathroom (out of which one was useless because Iman insisted that she couldn't "go") and 1 fussy (almost) 3 year old who refused to eat anything.


Let the good times begin!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Our Little Angels...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

...and then there were four

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family...
Ayzah Zuberi
Born April 20th, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Traffic Trouble

During her play time at home, Iman lined up all her toy cars in rows, making a little group cluster. Then she climbed on to her tricycle, rode up behind the cars and then sat there looking bored. After a couple of minutes of watching her just sit there patiently, my curiosity got the best of me and I asked her…

“Iman why are you just sitting there?”

And she replied…

“I’m stuck in a traffic jam.”

And this is "pretend play" for a child growing up in Dubai!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I Can, because I am the mom.

This morning I woke up with an overwhelming desire to have chococate for breakfast. So I did. Not 1, not 2, BUT... 3 bars of chocolate.
I can do this because I am the mom. I don't have to anwer to anyone or justify my choice of nutrition.
Can Iman get away with this? NO WAY!
Don't you know.... breakfast is the most important meal of the day? You need to pack it in with fiber, calcium, grains, fruit...!! It provides you with essential energy.
But I can have whatever I want, because I grew up, got married, and earned the right eat whatever I please.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Power of Love

Some days I look at Iman and I have this overwhelming abundance of love for her. I think she is the most perfect child in the whole world, and no matter how hard my day might be because of her… nothing can compare to the happiness she gives me. Truly, children are the most amazing gift from God. They can change our world around with a glance. Their words and thoughts teach us the power of love. Iman is the best thing that ever happened in my life.

It’s days like this that I fear that I will never be able to love all my children equally.