My Kids

I’m Home!

by Reema on September 22, 2007

in My Kids, Pregnancy

Baby Alethea is finally home! I went to the hospital on Tuesday 11pm to be induced because my baby decided not to come on time. I pasted my due date therefore doctor suggested for an induction. Lucky me I went to labor Wednesday morning so I didn’t need an induction after all. Some told me that the 2nd delivery was always easy well in my case it wasn’t. I had to endure 9 hrs of labor pain, and it took forever to be dilated 3cm. Finally I screamed for the epidural. The last hour of my labor was pain free, it only took 15 mins for Alethea to pop out and I didn’t even push. Thank God no episiotomy this time πŸ˜›

Alethea was born on Wednesday at 3:15 pm on September 19th she weighed 7.3 lbs. Mom and my friend said she’s a copy of me, at first I couldn’t see it but now I do. So now I have a toddler at home and a new baby πŸ˜€ that’s it no more babies for me, well maybe in 3 to 4 years. Baby Ali is so cute with his sister, at first he got scared when he heard her cry but now he’s more interested to see the new addition to the family. Okay time for me to get some sleep I’m totally exhausted.

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Birthday Weekend: Theme Park

by Reema on June 2, 2007

in My Kids

Around 2 pm we were off to Six Flags Great Adventure. We did the Safari first and Ali loved watching the animals roaming free. He was so excited that he banged his head on the window (didn’t even cry). The Safari ride took about an hour and although we LOVED it we had to suffer because my son pooped and we couldn’t stop to change his diaper LOL


Ali fascinated

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Birthday Weekend: HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!

by Reema on June 1, 2007

in My Kids

I can’t believe today is my son’s first birthday! We decided to celebrate all weekend so I got a small birthday cake for Ali. My friend Shara and her sister, Lovely, were there and boy did we have fun. Let’s just say our faces were decorated with cake πŸ˜€


Ali covered in cake.

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My mom back home also made a birthday party with her friends and this is the awesome cake she ordered i absolutely love it!

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Has it been that long?

by Reema on March 24, 2007

in My Kids, Pregnancy

I can’t believe it took me that long to blog again but in all honesty I needed this break. Lots of things happened in the past month or 2, my younger brother got married and it’s sad I wasn’t there in Kuwait to attend his wedding. Now mom hopes my baby sister would be next lol she wants to fill our house with lots of grandchildren.

As for my pregnancy well I’m 15 weeks and 3 days and I’m dying to know the sex of my baby This pregnancy is so difficult my entire body hurts, maybe because i just delivered my first baby and haven’t given my body enough time to heal. About 2 1/2 weeks i had a nasty fall while going down the stairs and thank god no bleeding. All the major pains and aches that i should be experiencing in my last trimester is happening now and it’s so hard to deal with. My nights are restless, hard to find a good position to sleep.

Baby Ali is just adorable he’s crawling now, sitting and standing up on his own using support. He’s a VERY active baby and wants to play all the time. Thankfully my friend Shara comes by 3 times a week to watch Ali while i do some cooking and all. I really needed the help especially now since my parents delayed their plans to visit due to my sister’s graduation.

Now here’s a short video of my baby Ali i took with my friend.

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Going back

by Reema on October 28, 2006

in Kuwait Affairs, My Kids

So tomorrow I’m heading back to New Jersey, I can’t believe how time flew by so quickly. A month in Kuwait seemed just like a day or two. I haven’t updated my latest activities not that there are many. Two weeks ago I got the flu, and unfortunately Ali also got it. We took my baby to the hospital, he had a slight fever and was very congested. The doctor gave us some drops and oral meds, but his condition got worse to the point that he couldn’t breathe because of the phlem. He was also teething and that didn’t help much. He is doing well now even though he’s coughing a bit, poor baby.

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Ali’s Ultrasound

by Reema on August 15, 2006

in My Kids

The good news my baby’s mild hydronephrosis was not from reflux (occurs when the valve between the ureter and the bladder does not work properly and urine can travel back up to the kidney). The doctor said he’ll grow out of it but it’ll takes time. They will keep on monitoring his right kidney just to make sure everything is okay. His scheduled ultrasound was today, it took about 20 minutes and he cried a little. It’s always hard for a mother to watch.

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Ali’s first bath

by Reema on July 2, 2006

in My Kids

It’s been over a month since I gave birth and i still didn’t bath Ali. Well to be precise i didn’t wash his hair that’s because i didn’t know how and I’m scared that i might screw up and hurt him. Mom couldn’t help either due to her weak hands. So my dear friend Anna Marie volunteered to show me, sure he cried and screamed his lungs out but at the end we had one clean good smelling baby πŸ˜€


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My poor baby :(

by Reema on June 23, 2006

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The closing date for our new house was today and everything went smoothly, it took about 2 hours going through the documents with the lawyers and signing every single paper. My baby Ali had a routine ultrasound and we found out that his right kidney was enlarged due to small amount of fluid. The doctor said he had what’s called a mild Hydronephrosis. Our pediatrician told us not to worry since my son had no fever and regularly wets his diapers, but how can a mother not worry when hearing such news? We were recommended to call a specialist. I felt sad and depressed, after finishing with the lawyers I couldn’t wait to go back home and just hold my son telling him how much mommy loves him and that everything was going to be okay. Lots of questions running through my head why did this happen? was it because i was on antiepileptic medication? how will this effect my next pregnancy when we decide to have another baby?….

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