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:
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!
We have a TON of photographss of Baby Z. More than a zillion. We are always clicking away, capturing little snippets and cheeky grins of Baby Z on camera. However, photos including all three of us (Mr Z, Baby Z and I) are few and far between. That is why when The Studio Dubai were kind enough to offer us a family photo shoot, I was ecstatic.
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
This can’t be happening. It can’t. Can it? Are you really turning ONE already?
Where has the past year gone? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was washing your burp cloths and putting on your mittens (even though they didn’t stay on for more than a few minutes!) What about watching you smile as you tried to prop your head up or tummy times which would tire you out so quickly?
There is less than a month to go until Baby Z’s first birthday, and I still can not quite believe it yet! As I was pondering over how big my baby boy is growing, I came to the realisation that it will also be one year since I entered Motherhood!
So below I have listed 10 things (I could list a zillion, but these are the top 10 major ones) that Motherhood has taught me in my first year: