Apr 29, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
I have started to notice that I am always tired. The thing is, I SLEEP, I truly sleep. My baby girl has been good the last while, and sleeps about 12 hours - even if she wakes up once, I still get my fair amount of sleep. To be perfectly honest I think I may even sleep too much. The issue here is after 10 hours of sleep, I wake up tired, and really feeling like I can't get out of bed... that I need the extra few hours and sleep some more. Of course that never happens, as I get up and get things ready for my daughter. But what can this be? I remember I used to sleep 6-7 hours before and would wake up fresh and ready to face the day. I barely do anything anymore, after i finish a few chores I have, I have the rest of the day to do nothing. My daughter is either busy playing, or watching TV (I am trying to limit her TV these days, I have noticed that I have become one of those mothers that allow the TV to raise my baby :s) I still don't know how my elder sister did it, she raised 4 kids without a TV, and HOME schooling masha'allaah... I truly have immense respect for that lady! Anyway, My to do list for today is to return this top I got from Zara, Its a nice silk top, but I am pretty sure that my pregnancy belly won't let it fit for more then a few days.. lol.. SO return to the store it goes, and I need to seriously start buying actual Maternity clothing and stop being so bloody hard headed.. lol I finally got a screener copy of he's just not that into you, so I will probably watch it in segments some time today *Yippie* That's all for now... ciao!
Apr 25, 2009
It was my husbands birthday a few days ago... so not to do anything big.. as he isn't big on birthdays, I got a cake and suprised him with it at our friends place. It was nice. The cake was DELICIOUS!!! (TRY THE New Galaxy cake from Saadadin (if ur in saudi)... it was sooo wonderful... and every bite made me feel like I was in HEAVEN!!!.. lol My baby girl was happy.. she loved the candles... and even tried to touch it... resulting in an 'ahhhhh' and making faces, running to me and hiding behind me.. lol.. She has learnt a new lesson... NOT to play with fire :) I will leave you with a picture of the cake (above).. mind you I have tried cakes from many different places... from the more expensive the cheaper ones... this one was AWSOME... pretty great cake, for a pretty good price.. YUMMILICIOUS... I think I will request it for Mothers day.. hehehe
Apr 20, 2009
Have you ever been out, and seen one of those mothers with those unruly kids... the kids you swear would NEVER act like that if you were there parent. The kids that scream so bloody loud you want to just ring them in the neck until they shut up! You know those kids that you see the mom pleading with.. begging them to behave? Well tonight, I was lucky enough to become of THOSE mothers... :( I was sooo angry, I was sooo bloody embarrassed, and I just wanted to dig myself in a hole and disappear. I saw all those other mothers giving me the look of pity, those judging eyes following me around the mall, till I headed for the parking lot and got my little girl into her car seat, and got the hell out of there! Anyway, she was perfectly fine at first, we went to a few stores, her dad got her a new piano from the ELC, and she allowed us to check some things out at the LV and bottega stores.. so she was being pretty good at first. Then we met up with a friend of mine and her husband and daughter. My daughter was happy and I had nearly forgotten she had not taken her nap that afternoon, knowing that soon enough she would either fall asleep or get all cranky. Anyway after we had dinner we separated ways, and that is when all the above began. I became one of those mother... me?!?!?!? Anyhow.. she is now peacefully sleeping in her crib, and n la la land. I am here and getting ready to watch a few episodes of bones... till hubby gets home, and then we can go to sleep, and I can get up nice and early and make him a nice birthday breakfast.... So till the next time.. I am out of here...
Apr 19, 2009
Hey folks... All is fine and dandy in Rio. The weather is still awful! The sand has yet to subside. The heat is on. And its allergies for me :( So lemme see what I have been up to in my Casa :) My daughter has grown taller she is nearly 36 inches tall now! (Yes very tall for a 21 month old baby girl) ... guess she plans on taking after her 5'9" mama :D Il7amdlilah she is healthy, she has added many words to her vocab some that are absolutely adorable... I am trying very hard not to say the wrong words, as she has become a little parrot that enjoy repeating some words I say.. lol I have gone on a nice shopping spree for her, and this girls wardrobe is rather impressive! But my baby girl deserves the best even if she will grow out of this current wardrobe in a blink of an eye.. lol I have had another ultrasound.. and the unknown answer is now known :) I am excited... but hubby does not want me spilling the beans... So I shall keep the known answer unknown to the blogosphere.. lol. its amazing how much the baby is growing, and this time around, i am already showing @ about 16 weeks... my last pregnancy didn't show a thing till I was nearly 6 months pregnant... sooo maternity shopping is something i need to do... I just hate the boring looking maternity clothing i have found. I need to go to Centria Mall as I recall seeing this store that carries some cute stylish maternity wear... just because I am pregnant doesn't mean I need to look boring.. right? My husband, daughter and I, went to Mirage - a nice Chinese restaurant we have here in Riyadh.. and my daughter LOVED the fish... she kept staring at all the fish... and wouldn't even stay seated in our little booth/room as she was busy staring at the fish in the aquariums that acted as walls. I definitely need to take a proper pic next time I go enshallah. Oooo.. back to my daughter.. she is addicted to two movies... and I am HAPPY.. not as much Barney is playing.. and I seriously needed a break! She is in LOVE with Madagascar 2, and Daddy Daycare.. lol... To be honest.. I enjoy watching it.. even after the umpteenth time.. :D As I am sitting here typing, my baby girl came up to me with a paddle brush and is attempting to brush my hair... I LOVE IT... I have even taught to give me a massage! My little baby girl is already taking care of me... Ok... I better get going for now.... as its time to get lunch ready for her enshallah... Take care...
Apr 2, 2009
About a month ago I was in Shargiya with my sister and hubby, we were doing some shopping at Rashed Mall, and once we finished the shopping, we took my little girl to the play area. She is a hopeless case and is scared of all the rides. I believe this roots from my half sane cousin grabbing her from my arms a few weeks earlier and running off to a mini roller coaster ride -that goes in really fast circles in an um and down motion. My baby girl was ready to cry but was scared, her little face was going through an array of emotions (non of which were happy) I screamed at the controller to stop- in which he stopped right away. I gave him a scolding- he allowed an 18 month old on a ride that strictly prohibits anyone under the age of 5!. Anyway I scolded my cousin, and I have since been sure not to let her anywhere near his crazy 16 year old self! Anyhow, going back to that day with my hubby, he filled up the card with credit, and I ended up using most of it on those photo booths, and the sort. No rides for my little girl, she got freaked out on the smallest of rides (the ones meant for babies like herself). Anyway, as we were walking my sister and I noticed a ride that was big enough for us, and we scurried off to go on it. Once we were buckled in, the ride began, and what can I say? It was fun? It was going very fast and in an up and down motion (probably not the best for my pregnancy!) but my sister and I were giggling and laughing like little girls once again- something I haven't done in such a long time. My baby girl was standing there crying for she could not figure out why I was making so much noise, she was truly scared for me.. she just didn't realise that I was just happy.. lol... The feeling was great, not merely because I was on a ride that was just simply fun, but I loved the fact that for a few moments I could be that person I lost so long ago. Euphoria I tell you! That small ride in the middle of a mall made me giggle like I haven't in such a long time (i went back on 2 more times) and I loved it! I miss being a child! I miss being young and carefree. I miss doing anything I wanted to without really giving it a second thought. I miss the feeling of truly being happy and laughing as loud as I want without being hushed or given an awkward look. I miss those good old days when I didn't really worry about consequences. When I thought life was to be lived to its fullest, and was supposed to be a life surrounded with friends, and smiles, and pure joy! I miss dreaming about my future, the prince I would marry, the home I would build, the happy days filled with even happier people. As I have grown, I have seen my list of friends go drastically down, many have been removed from the list for showing their true colours.. and only being around for me when I was up and happy, without a worry in the world. The sniff of anything else had them running for the door. I remember the dreams I had for my big day.. I planned to have 3 days of celebrations.. one would be on the beach, the next would be in a garden, and the last was supposed to be in a nice wedding hall. I didn't do any of them. I had a small gathering of family and friends, and had my big day that way- rather uneventful as compared to the colourful celebrations I had planned as a younger girl. I have grown to realise that things are never as they seem, what you want is not what you get, but we shall all remain content with what we have in our life. I love my husband, and love my little baby girl even more. So I guess those dreams would have taken me away from my path to them.... nevertheless those happy days shall remain in my head, keep me smiling when I truly feel down...