Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Ungreen, Green blog!

I realize that my blog has taken a non green turn and has been recently focused on.. Well, me, pregnant me, and then some more of that.

Its a bit challenging to post about green recipes when all I want is to pop.
I ask all of you to be patient, I do absolutely promise that there'll be more green topics once my pumpkin is cooked and out.

There'll probably be more sharing of baby stuff, hopefully green baby insights.
We'll see though, won't we.

I also want to try and share more photos, when I get a chance.
for now all I have are my complaints, hopes, and your patience.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thirty eight weeks and counting

Me: I think I'm way passed my due date.
Midwife laughing: You are thirty eight weeks today, you are definitely not passed your due date.
Me: But I gave birth with my first one a little over thirty seven. I thought I was going to do the same thing this time.
Midwife still smiling: Did we tell you that.
Me: Nope, but I think I convinced myself, you even told me its not a rule.
Midwife smiling:....

So I am thirty eight weeks and counting. Maybe this will be a November baby after all.
November is a good month, so is October! ( am I making any sense!)

Here's what I'm doing in life at the moment:

Yesterday I went apple picking with my toddler, a friend and her toddler.

Today I made apple pie.

Tomorrow We'll have apple pie for breakfast. (inshaAllah)

And I'm still waiting.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Still Gone!

We all had high hopes for the full moon, since it can stir things up with 9 months pregnant women. I guess not this one.
Still waiting I suppose, and yes getting bigger by the minute, I don't know if its even conceivable that I can stretch further, but I guess its still going.

So meanwhile Geddo( Granpa) Made lil'monkey a cardboard house that we're saving until the new baby's arrival( something to distract her, she was jumping on one of her baby toys the other day,a pretty disturbing image!). Mama surprisingly enough made her a "Charlie and Lola" paintings to decorate the house with( this neat British kids show she loves), and then later maybe her room. I didn't think I had it in me to be so crafty but I'll share the paintings with you once I capture them on camera.
Meanwhile, we'll be doing a lot of waiting, praying and I guess it won't hurt to try and finish my hypno babies program.

Keep making du'a.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Gone until furthur notice

I will be currently out of posts for.. well who knows. I'm due pretty soon, so we're getting ready. I'll be staying with my in laws to be close to my birth center.
I'm pretty excited, to be getting close, I'm ready to meet the new baby, and it's always a plus to be able to see your toes again.

Till then keep me in your Du'a, I'll let you know as soon as I pop.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sheikh Hamza'a Eid Sermon

Here's a wonderful talk by our Gem Sheikh Hamza Yusuf to summon up the benefits of Ramadan.
For those of you who don't speak Arabic be patient he starts his talk in Arabic,the rest of the talk is in English. Its a pretty long talk, but totally worth checking out.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bouncy Castle Yay!

I've been dragging myself to post about our cool Eid party, but finally decided I had to share.
We had a bouncy castle, a cookout, and fresh CSA red cabbage coleslaw. I also made a last minute mac and cheese for the kids, and we had one of those big nasty delicious chemical infested party cakes from Jewel Osco or something. I wanted to make a homemade dessert, but figured to spare my 8 months pregnant feet the trouble. I am guilt free, foot relieved and happy alhamdulilah.

Here's the bouncy castle 3 part story:

Part one
The delivery people came and set it up, Munchkin strolls in sees it gives me a confused look, then I tell her, Bouncy Castle Yay! so she gets the idea jumps and squeals from excitement all through the party, never failing to say " Bouncy Castle, YAY!"
Part Two
After the party was over we deflated it for the delivery people to pick it up in the morning. Munchkin wakes up in the morning saying Bouncy Castle Yay! Then she runs to where it was set and sees it's all deflated, gives me the same confused look she had when she first laid eyes on it. So I tell her " Bouncy Castle sleeping" so she says with a sad sad voice" Bouncy castle sleeping:("
Ready for the suspense of part three, good:)
This time "Baba" comes back from work, Munchkin greets him and has him take her out to see the sleeping bouncy castle( apparently it was picked up and there was no bouncy castle, when we were inside) so baba says "Bouncy Castle gone!" Munchkin cries with tears and says" Bouncy Castle gone!"

Moral of the story: C'est la vie:) "kol man alayha fan.."

Hope everyone had a great Eid party, or if you're not celebrating Eid I hope you had a wonderful day.