Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just me or. . .

    . . . does my son look like he's making cold calls for his bid for the 45th House Congressional Seat? In 1972?


    So much to say. So little time. If I owe you an e-mail, I apologize. The days are slipping through my fingers like sand. My personal planet Earth remains a mystery on the subject but either way, next week, if not sooner my little guy will be a big brother. I'm completely prepared and utterly not. I'm completely excited. And terrified. I'm a living breathing walking cruise-ship of an oxymoron. And soon, God Willing, I will be a mother of two. But right now? I'm off to pack that finicky hospital bag. Any advice on what you packed in it much appreciated but more importantly, I hope for your thoughts and prayers. I will surely keep you in mine.

    18 comments:

    Reem said...

    Was grateful for granola bar stash in my bag as well as warm fuzzy slippers, pretty chadar for quick cover up during newborn photos, fancy camera, printed Preadmission maternity registration form (they didnt have mine in system!), Vaseline/chapstick. Did not bring baby book to hospital as it was bulky, and didn't end up using many clothes I brought s as wore hospital gowns. Hoping and praying all goes well for you:)!

    Tracy / Latinaish.com said...

    No advice. Just wanted to say Waleed looks so adorable in that outfit. Love it!

    Anonymous said...

    Your son is adorable MAshallah :)
    I packed the basics....change of clothes, a nice scarf for pics and covering up, diapers and clothing for baby, car seat, makeup for touch up and iPhone. Plus my MIL and mom bought food like yakhni and halwa for me :)
    Good luck and praying for a speedy recovery

    Anonymous said...

    Aisha, the only thing that I wished that I had had the first time, but did not, were flip flops for the shower!

    I have not commented in what feels like forever, but I have been reading and following your journey on this newest adventure. I did want to chime in before your baby comes to say that I will be thinking about you in the coming week (and surely that baby will come in the next week) and hoping for an easy delivery and transition into motherhood-the-second-time-around. And most of all, I'll be praying for a happy and healthy little boy!

    Best wishes,

    Kelsey (Raising Brainchild)

    Anonymous said...

    Waleed looks adorable!

    I brought dates to the hospital both time. And super comfy clothes to go home in. No advice on what to take for the stay at the hospital, because I went home right away both times.

    Wishing you all the best and a speedy delivery. Have a great and well-supported started into the life of a mother of two :-)

    Natalie

    Haus Miller said...

    I brought snacks (although the nurses were more than happy to give me whatever I wanted when I asked), comfy clothes for me, flip flops, clothes for the babies (I knew I was having giant babies that wouldn't fit in the hospital newborn clothes), baby beanies because the hospital ones aren't nearly as cute, camera, computer/iPad, phone, lotion.

    Prayers for a safe delivery and a healthy momma and baby.

    Mina said...

    Time flies. And it is going to fly even faster from now on. :-)
    Remember to bring a file for baby nails - they are scratchy and tiny mittens just hide precious fingers.
    W looks dashing and my, has he grown...
    I am thinking of you. Wishing and praying everything goes smooth and great.

    Aisha said...

    Reem, thank you so much! Chapstick was not on my list at all.

    Aisha said...

    Thanks Tracy! *hugs*

    Anon, the shawl idea is great, I didn't even think about that. Need to pack that TONIGHT!

    Kelsey its been forever! Great to hear from you!!! Are you still blogging? I have you on my newsfeed but it doesn't show up lately. Hoep is all well with you!

    Natalie, what do you mean by right away? Like you did not do any recovery time at the hospital? How long were you there for then? Wow! Thanks for your well wishes, they mean a great deal :)

    Thank you Haus Miller, a few sizes of baby clothes might be the way to go for sure!

    Mina, can't wait to be in your shoes so very very soon, thank you for the filing advice and for all your warm thoughts!!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    All the best, girl. Have a happy, hearty and healthy delivery, InshaAllah.
    I am/ will be thinking of you.
    Stay blessed :)
    Ayesha

    Anonymous said...

    I had a midwife both times. Where I live, if you have a midwife and choose a hospital birth, they only keep you at the hospital until both mom and baby are considered stable. Both my kids were born shortly after midnight and I was back home at 3 and 4 am respectively. I do have to say that I had relatively easy deliveries both times, alhamdulillah. If I did not feel up to going home, I could have stayed longer. But I like the idea of recovering in my own bed :-) And the midwifes come to your house every 2nd day - more if you need them to - for the first week to check on you. The hardest part was not to get too active right away and really take the time to recover.

    All the best once again,
    Natalie

    mystic said...

    May you get bless with smooth process and healthy baby...Aameen!

    Deathstar said...

    Your child will come into this world awaiting to receive even more of your love. Please take care of yourself and always remember how strong and capable you are.

    Anonymous said...

    Congratulations and all the best Aisha! May you have a healthy baby (ameen).

    Nina

    iamstacey said...

    bwahahahaha! The pic is too funny!
    I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

    Aisha said...

    Thank you everyone for your well wishes and warm words, they mean the world to me. Thank you again!

    Mystic said...

    FYI: Checking your blog everyday for update...

    Kris said...

    Been thinking of you, and hoping all is well! Wishing you a wonderful babymoon and happy, healthy 2013.

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