Another late post :Thanksgiving

by Reema on December 4, 2011

in Events, Friends, My Kids

Busy as a bee, and sorry for another late post. So we were invited at my friend’s place for Thanksgiving, and she asked me to cook the turkey since I do that every year. Turkey was in the oven at 5:30 am, had to cook it early because it takes about 6 hours. We arrived at my friend’s apartment around 1pm, I met her cousins, aunt and uncle, they were very nice people. We had fun and my kids enjoyed it too. We ate so much we seemed drugged from food lol of course that didn’t stop us from munching later on.

My Turkey, and I have to say everyone said it was delicious, there were no leftovers ๐Ÿ˜€


Almost done

by Reema on August 16, 2011

in General

Didn’t expect to take that long but I finally managed to re-design my blog. I still need to add/change a few things here and there. I miss blogging and my friends, lots of catching up to do.



by Reema on October 18, 2006

in Kuwait Affairs, Memoriam, My Poetry,Stories & Thoughts

Sameya, a woman of grace and joy, a woman of strength and gratitude and much more her, kindness was endless. I remember her smile when I was a child, so many years had passed since then. I can’t recall when I last saw her. Sameya, a woman who raised five of her children after cancer took her husband away from them 15 years ago. She gave them her strength her love her very soul. Today this great woman who lived her life to the fullest rests beneath the earth. The women wailed in pain and sorrow, and tears drenched their clothes. Her two boys who are now grown men slowly sunk down to the ground, their hands that covered their faces muffled their anguished cries. I can’t even describe how her daughters suffered their mother’s death because it pains me deeply. It was not enough that cancer took her husband but it came back to take her as well, it invaded her body taking her by surprise. It ate her soul and her strength even though she gave a good fight, at the end cancer won and now she is reunited with her husband in another world in another place far from here. She was a wonderful mother and a good wife, rest in peace aunt Sameya you shall be greatly missed.


June 1st : The Delivery.

by Reema on June 3, 2006

in My Kids, Pregnancy

I just came back from the hospital with our son in my arms ๐Ÿ˜€ , Ali is 8 lbs and 14 oz (about 4 kg) and he’s 21 inches tall (53.3cm) . After 3 miscarriages and losing hope that I’ll never see a child of my own finally now i could say i have a beautiful son!

When my water broke at 4:30 am just after morning prayer we rushed to the hospital. At 5:30 am i got admitted and prepared in the delivery room. Mom and my DH were nervous and i was shaking all over i couldn’t believe it was happening for real. My doctor asked me if i was having any contractions and i wasn’t, even though i was dilated 1.5 cm. When my contractions started i thought they would give me the epidural straight away but that wasn’t the case. The nurse said I had to wait until I was dilated 3 cm. I endured the waves of massive pain that hit me, I screamed,cried and I felt like passing out.

After 6 hours of screaming I was finally dilated to 3 cm and had the epidural, oh my god! it felt great! no pain at all they also had me on Pitocin to speed up my contractions. My friends, Shara and Anna Marie, came and I was happy. It was the first time my mom will witness a real actual birth. Time flew and my dilation was slowly progressing, when it was 10:30 pm i was 9.5 cm dilated and i felt every contraction but no pain thank god only pressure.

At 11:10 pm I was fully dilated and I started pushing with the help of my mom and the nurse. My DH was filming the whole thing with his camcorder. I admit watching a delivery on T.V was totally different when experiencing the real thing. Pushing every time a contraction began was soooo exhausted and in between contraction my DH placed the oxygen mask on me. I felt like passing out and couldn’t push anymore. At the end mom had to step away and let the doctor and 2 nurses to finish their job. It was one last final push and there he was Ali came out screaming ๐Ÿ˜€ when they placed him in my arms we all cried especially mom praying and praising. Words failed me as I can’t exactly describe that precious moment. 17 hours of labor it was worth every second, minute and pain, I would do it again.

My Miracle baby

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Happy Anniversary!

by Reema on March 10, 2006

in General

I almost forgot to mention today is my blog’s one year anniversary! Thanks to my sister she was the one who got me into it and I’m glad she did. My first post wasn’t a happy one but after 253 (including this one) posts and 538 comments I’ve met such wonderful people that I’m proud to call my friends ๐Ÿ™‚


Another Year Approaches

by Reema on December 27, 2005

in My Poetry,Stories & Thoughts

2005 will end soon and in this year i had my ups and downs, i remember how happy i was when i got pregnant we were so exciting but sadly our happiness never lasted long as i went through another loss, having my mother around helped me get through my depression and i know how hard it’s for her that i live so far away, love you mom. I’ve been lucky to have met such wonderful people that I’m proud to call as my friends truly this to me is a treasure. With re-new hope i tried again to get pregnant but first i had to endure the terrible 7 days I’ve spent in the hospital due to my Epilepsy, the reason i said it was terrible because i felt like i was a lab rat i was so glad when it was over and i wouldn’t have made it through without my loving dad and husband at my side, love you both ๐Ÿ™‚

This year i was happy to see Kuwait’s first slow steps to democracy gave me hope for a better future, women finally gained their political rights, a female minister got appointed and we also had our first female pilot. For me 2005 was different from any other year because of the devastation that natural disasters had caused from the Tsunami in Asia to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the earth quakes in Pakistan so many people lost their lives and their homes our prayers goes out to them.

Some of the my most pleasurable moments in 2005 was meeting my favorite writers at the book signing and the Romance Book Conference, i still wish that someday I’d meet my friend Shi face to face, she’s one awesome writer ๐Ÿ™‚ But of course the most wonderful time of my life this year was getting pregnant again and feeling my baby’s first kick .

I thank God for everything he had given and taken from me, i am blessed with a loving family, a wonderful husband and supportive friends i wish you all a very Happy New Year , may it be a year full of bliss and happiness, may the suffering ends and peace conquers one must not lose hope for it could happen one day.