Friday, April 1, 2011

I Love Vacations

So it's been forever since I've blogged. I wasn't that great when I didn't have a baby, but now I've pretty much abandoned my blog. But to all my avid readers, rejoice, I have decided to re-enter the online blogging world now that I am getting 8 hrs of uninterrupted sleep a night.

Yes, before you do a double take, I did just say 8 hours. For all you new mommies out there, there is hope that you will once again rejoin the human race and not walk around like a zombie anymore. I'm saying mA and knocking on wood and doing everything else not to jinx myself, because Ibby has great sleeping habits mashAllah. I feel human again. I actually brushed my hair the other day.

Mommyhood has been a learning experience. I thought having a set of twin bro and sis that were 19 years younger then me would of prepared me for taking care of Ibby. Boy was I wrong. With the twins, I could hand them off to my mom whenever I couldn't handle them. With Ibby, I have nobody to hand him off to.
The first few weeks were pretty hard, especially when your OCD like me. I freaked out when he coughed and I would cry along with him when he cried. He once gagged a little bit on his vitamins and I was this close to calling an ambulance. Needless to say, I was pretty tense those first 6 weeks.

Afterwards, things got easier. I learned his cues for hunger, I realized that sometimes babies cry for no reason, and I got used to not sleeping. Sleep. Had I known how sleep deprived I would be I would of probably spent my entire pregnancy hibernating.

Nowadays, I am vacationing at my parents and its been AMAZING. The fact that there is no snow and  I don't have to do all my housework in 2 hr increments when Ibby is sleeping has been great. Eating my mom and grandmas food  has also been a pleasing factor. Seeing all my friends and having a social life is fun. Talking to someone who talks back to me during the day has been refreshing. It is a much needed vacation. I will be cooking with my grandma, so a delicious post is to follow iA. Stay tunedd!! =)

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