Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The other side of the joyful moments with your precious baby


  • Your baby has finally learned to roll from his back to his stomach.


And you wake up to the shriek of bloody murder because he got terrified from doing it.



  • Your baby started eating solids. You take hundreds of photos and your heart burns with love.


Baby does a MASSIVE...well, you'll see.



  • Your baby finally said HIS FIRST WORDS!!!!! You can't believe it!!


He said, "Dada." Then he said, "Baba"



  • Your baby has learned to take the bottle. You're free to go out!!!
You have more dishes to do then ever. Plus you have to sterilize every.piece.of.the.stupid.bottles.

  • You bring your baby home from the hospital and settle him in his beautiful bassinet. You get so excited to have this miracle in your room that you keep checking up on him every two seconds whilst he is asleep.
He knows you are watching. Even when you are sneaking up to his crib, down on all fours and carefully peaking through. He knows. He is staring directly at where you are and TADA he stays awake for a few more hours with you. 

  • Your baby finally stopped crying and falls asleep
But that doesn't mean he doesn't stop making noises through the night. You hear every sound. Sorry, you have that motherly instinct and nothing gets past you. Husband is sound asleep though. So, that's...great.


  • You captured hundreds of photos of your baby. You will cherish these when he is older

The fkking computer keeps freezing as you try to upload the "hundreds".. Now like THOUSANDS of photos, and you don't appreciate the commentaries from people as you go through the first few days photos. "Methil al jeradi"*


Plus, you are in none of the photos because in the first month you are in your maternity pjs and you look like you were trampled by a bus. However, there are a lot of selfies of you and your baby. The selfies make you doubt your intensions as half of the time when you preview the photos, you realize that you cut your baby off.


  • Your on maternity leave and can watch as much tv as you like

Everything on tv offends you. Especially the scenes of kids acting out to their parents. You know your kids will obviously cherish you even when they are teenagers.  If not,  you already concluded to blame the media.


Hope you enjoyed!

Xoxo,

Oum Hasan


*a popular saying in the iraqi arab world. It means : Like a rat. 

6 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh mimi LOL I love you and especially this comment:


    Plus, you are in none of the photos because in the first month you are in your maternity pjs and you look like you were trampled by a bus. However, there are a lot of selfies of you and your baby. The selfies make you doubt your intensions as half of the time when you preview the photos, you realize that you cut your baby off.

    I definitely laughed out loud at that!! CAN'T Believe you're a mommy!! haha

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  2. Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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  3. Hi Mariam! Great post! My name is Heather and I was hoping you could answer my question about your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great :-)

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  4. hahaha! You're halarious! I think I love you...been there 4 times and 4 times with grandkids. Think I'd learn, wouldn't you?

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    1. Haha Thanks Mina! That means a lot. How did you hear about my blog?
      I think despite all the crazy moments, we would not change a thing. You're just a mom full of heart :)

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    2. Oh ta! By happy accident really - you see my youngest is growing grandbaby number 5 - and overly worried... about everything (I'm sending her here). I've seen the doubts and the tears and the joy..and that was just in one day. I was at the births of all my grandies (except for one because I was in hospital myself - arrived 2mins too late - so I am preparing again too. Funny how with each one it's still new. Love to you and yours xxx :)

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