Alhumdulillah means “All Praise is due to God” and are the words uttered by a Muslim when he/she is expressing gratitude to Allah. I find myself saying this numerous times a day and this post is a collection of moments when I have said Alhumdulillah during the past month.
Things I said Alhumdulillah for in October:
Since becoming a mother, I have acquired a skill akin to a super power. It is a skill I have improved with time and I am most proud of.
The time had come. The time for Baby Z to embark on his first flight abroad. Out of the place he knew to be home, Dubai, and into a closed cabin of cool temperature and strangers who would become support systems, where he was essentially locked into for the duration of a 7 hour plane journey. Oh the excitement was just unreal!
Saturday morning myself, Mr Z and Baby Z set off on our long journey from Dubai to England, for our month long vacation. There was a mixture of excitement and nerves, as was to be expected, since it was Baby Z’s first ever flight of his lifetime! Eeek! Below I share with you what we wore for the 7 hour long plane journey!
Baby Z was born and has been brought up in Dubai for the short 16 month span of his life. His paternal grandmother has been with us, here in Dubai, for the entire journey to date, and has been able to share and witness all the milestones, smiles and hugs that Baby Z has offered us. Continue reading
Dear Baby Z,
It has been a few weeks since we started night weaning you, and oh boy what a challenging few nights we had at the start. You are now completely weaned off breast milk, and what a journey it has been. Continue reading
Baby Z has reached that wonderful age of toddler-hood where he loves to discover, explore and play all by himself. He can be entertained for a rather long time with a box and items to put inside it. Sometimes though, he likes to take this game a little further by taking items and hiding them away in nooks and crannies around the house. Over the past few weeks, there has been much time spent searching for these items or being surprised at finding items where they are not supposed to be. Oh the joy! Continue reading