The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Forever grateful.......


Salaam Alaikum, my sisters!
Just wanted to give everyone a "heads up" that baby Papito came along on Wednesday, August 5th..... alhumdulillah, all went VERY smoothly- like 1 push smooth..... I could never complain about my deliveries!!!

With all my running around, not eating or taking care of myself as good as I would've if I was home in New York, Papito was my smallest one yet! But I can't complain as he is healthy and as cute as a button, MASHA ALLAH!!!! He's resembes Big Papi but time will tell if his face changes into something totally different.... all of my kids look different from each other but you could tell that they're related.....

And the hubby made it here JUST in time- he arrived Monday evening and by Wednesday afternoon, I was heading to the hospital! I kept telling Papito to hang in there and wait for his Baba and like a good boy, he listened! I was ready to come home the same day but the doctor had already left the hospital and when the staff called him, he said just stay- as usual, I felt like I didn't even give birth! Ready to go home to my own place and relax with the clan around me... but he and I had the chance to bond overnight as we spent the night smelling each other and him sleeping on my chest- this is my process with all of them and it does create a tighter, closer feeling bond between you..... and when they smell you and kinda sigh, you know they recognize you!

Well, always when you proclaim that you would never do something, something usually happens to make you eat your words- I said repeatedly while pregnant, that this one would more than likely be the last but now that he's here, talk about crazy but I think I wouldn't mind another!!! ;p

The troops are loving him like crazy.... my family thought that Little Papi might "flip out" since he's attached to me like glue (literally sometimes) but he's the main one kissing him and rubbing his head! Alhumdulillah, I'm glad I don't have to worry about the hitting, biting and scratching that usually happens when the youngest meets the newborn.... oy! And Little Papi just turned 1 a few days ago..... Alhumdulillah, my life has been blessed by yet another addition to the clan- Allah (SWT) is merciful and I am forever thankful for ALL that He has given me in this life..... please make dua for us!!!

Okay, break time over.... back to Momma duties.... time to make din din! ;)

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

congratulations omn the birth of your son? Dont you hate it when people say on the birth of your NEW baby??? like you just bought a new garment or something! any how glad to hear that things went well. mashallah.look forward to hearing from you
lots of love Queen

Empress Anisa said...

Queen- thanks, sis! Yeah... I know what you're saying with the new baby thingy- sounds weird anyway- I never used that term either.

Yes, I have been blessed with easy, breezy births, Alhumdulillah... so much so, I never mind having another! :)

Hope all is well with you and your family- take care of you! Smooches

malizea said...

Mashallah may Allah protect your baby and guide him along his life to the straigh path amine

Nourah said...

Masha'allah, congratulations on the good news.May Allah keep him safe and guide him. Ameen.

Um Nusaybah said...

assalam aliakum,

Congrats on the new edition to the family! May Allah make him a pious Muslim and the coolness of you and your husbands eyes, ameen.

What did you name him?

Take care and try to relax.

Um Nusaybah

Umm Ismail said...

Masha allah Mabrook sis My Friend I told that had the Same due date has hers Aug 8th. Yeah another Wonderful Addtion to the Family May Allah grant this Little with Piety and Strength. Ameen

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

MABROOK! Great news :D Inshallah he will grow up to be an amazing person :)

أم ترافيس said...

mubrook sister, may Allah reward u with a pious, happy and healthy son :)

love and miss u!

Hajar said...

Alhamdulillah~!!! Thank you for sharing this piece of wonderful news! Do take good care of yourself sis! ^^

Aalia of Abu Dhabi said...

Mashaa'Allah kinda sounds like the birth of my child. Very easy and right after everything I took a shower, walked around and wanted to go home & clean!! But the nursing staff were like "um, you just had a baby!" but I was like "ya.. so? my mom is coming tomorrow and i need to get my place ready!!"

but i still had to stay over night!!

mashaa'Allah i loooove the bonding, cuz it's true -- babies can smell their mothers!! i think the distance of being able to smell the milk is 20ft.

subhan Allah!!

congradulations and may Allah ta`ala bless u and ur family, ameen!

Inspired Muslimah said...

MASHA'ALLAH sis!!!!!!!!!! Im soooo happy for you,he sounds like a little bundle of joy,alhamdullilah! I wish I could see him. Im glad everyone is adjusting well and Im sooo glad your hubby made it in time,alhamdullilah!! Keep us posted! :)

Empress Anisa said...

Thanks my sisters! It truly is a blessing to have yet another... then I start to worry about whether or not I'm good enough for the job- paranoid Mama!!!

I just want them all to be the best Muslims possible... and it is a HUGE responsibility to raise your children in this world today.... to educate them, to protect them, to nuture them and make them be productive Muslims in our society.... I hope I can do a good job!!!

Anisah said...

Congratulations! Are you breastfeeding? If you don't mind me asking, I don't judge, just curious.

{Gentle Hugs}

Anisah

Empress Anisa said...

Anisah- Yes, I am breastfeeding him as with all my children... it's the best possible thing you could give them! Not unless there's some medical reason as to why you shouldn't or can't, I don't see why any Mom should deny her child the excellent, nutritious substance which we were given for this purpose!!!

Coffee Catholic said...

What lovely happy news!! I just got back on line after nearly a month off line and found your post about your new arrival! :-)

While off line I found out I'm carrying twins!!!

Al-Ghariba - The Stranger said...

mashaAllah mabrouk sister. And Ramadan Mubarak.

Empress Anisa said...

Coffee: Wow! Good for you, twins!!! Talk about your hands being full.... but I'm sure you can handle it when the day comes. May they both come forth happy, healthy bundles of joy! <3

Al-Ghariba: MashaAllah.... thanks sis! And Ramadan Mubarak to you and yours as well!!!

nadia said...

MashaAllah!!! Congratulations, dear Sis!

And Ramadan mubarak to you and your family :)

Empress Anisa said...

Nadia: Shukran, sis! MashaAllah, I couldn't ask for anything for.... I've been truly blessed!
And Ramadan Kareem to you and yours!

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam,
mash'Allah mabrook on the birth of your baby son. May Allah keep you both well insh'Allah and bless the little one with everything that is good.

Empress Anisa said...

Umm Salihah: Wa alaikum assalaam! InshaAllah......... Ameen!

We're all hanging in there, enjoying the little peanut like crazy, MashaAllah.... his sister and brothers are helping out with holding him and trying to feed him already! :)

Anisah said...

Anisa, I tried but had problems with my first 3 kids. Some of it was emotional stuff I was going through though.I wasn't able to do it more than a few days. I got it right with my 4th: I nursed him 2 years. I still kinda miss it. He'll probably be my last one too.

Hugs! Take care of yourself!

Anisah

ipv6 said...

Holla Papito, say hi to uncle peevee!

Empress Anisa said...

ipv6: LOL.... Hola, Uncle peevee!!!

Hijabee said...

MashaALLAH, I've been so busy lately didn't have time to check blogs or be online. I'm so happy for you. Alhamdulilah for a beautiful and healthy son. May Allah make him the best muslim and son he can ever be. You must have your hands full these days but I'm sure you're enjoying every minute of it. This is such a blessing! Love!

Hajar said...

I'm awarding you an award. Please check it out. Happy Ramadhan! ^^

http://hajar-alwi.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards-galore_28.html

Salma said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son. Ramadan Kareem.

Empress Anisa said...

Hijabee: I know you're too busy to be reading blogs right noe especially with your bundle coming soon...... he truly is a blessing, MashaAllah! The house is hectic bug I wouldn't want it any other way... they definitely keep me on my toes.... InshaAllah, may he and his brothers and sister grow to be most pleasing to Allah- Ameen!!!!!
Keep us posted on you!!! Smooches

Hajar- thanks for the award.... when I have a sec, I'll look at it again! Love ya!

Salma- thanks, sis! And Ramadan Kareem to you and yours......

fuzzy said...

Mubrook sis, its good to know everything went well alhumdulillah. May Allah swt make things even more easier for you and make your new born a source comfort and blessing for you and your family. Enjoy your baby and give him a a little kiss from me. since the brith of my lil munchkin i love new bron even more. :)

fuzzy said...

Mubrook sis, may allah swt make this new eddition a blessing and source of comfort for the family. And may this child bring you lots of pride on the day of judgement.

Empress Anisa said...

Fuzzy- thanks, sis! I received your other comment but hadn't been on Blogger in months- sorry for the neglect!
I'll try to at least post something every now and then- and read a few blogs as well!
Take care of you!