4 Years of Bliss

by Reema on November 20, 2006

in Events, General

Our wedding anniversary is today! i wonder what surprise my husband has for me? love his surprises i guess i have to wait and see ๐Ÿ˜€



by Reema on November 4, 2006

in Ranting

I don’t want to sound mean or anything, I tend to think I get along with everybody BUT I hate people who latch on to you. I’ve recently met this woman who drives me crazy! she’s always pushing her views when it comes to taking care of my baby. As if that wasn’t enough, one time she called and told me she’ll stop by to drop some of her childcare booklets (ugh) then ends up staying 4-5 hours! oh come on lady I have a life too!

I remember one late morning she “stopped by” while I was cooking lunch. She stayed 3 hours and even ate lunch with us. She kept on chatting after my husband repeatedly hinted that he was tired. I swear I went up stairs changed my baby’s diapers put him to sleep came down stairs again and she was still yakking! I’ve also noticed she prefers to come around lunch time so she could eat. I don’t mind once or twice but NOT ALL THE TIME! and she goes for 2nds or 3rds. At least have the courtesy to tell me earlier so I cook could more!

Hmmm what else? oh yeah not to mention her misbehaving kids that drives me and my DH insane, especially when they scream and start running all over the place, and what does she do? NOTHING! I came so close of loosing it when her kid flooded the bathroom and kept on ringing the door bell after I told him not to because my baby was sleeping. The kid just laughed… ugh that’s it END OF RANT.

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Eye Surgery

by Reema on October 8, 2006

in Events, Kuwait Affairs

At 9 am I was at the hospital, i was worried and a bit scared. Having my husband and dad with me helped alot. At 10 am i was all done and prepared to go into surgery, I’ve always hated operating rooms they are very cold and looks like a clean dungeon with it’s torture instruments. Anyway the anesthesiologist looked down at me and said not to be scared i was going to have a local anathestic. Injecting me in the corner of my eye HURTS LIKE HELL! by the time i took the 2nd shot the area around my eyes were numb. The whole procedure took about 45 minutes i didn’t feeling any pain only tugging and pulling. I had 1 stitch and was sent me home, of course once the numbness started to wear off the pain was unbearable. I had no choice but to break my fast so i could take pain killers. I looked like a pirate and the kids sure had fun laughing at me ๐Ÿ™‚


Me Eye

by Reema on October 7, 2006

in Events, Kuwait Affairs

I got this nasty stye at the corner of my right eye. It started small now it got bigger over the years. It’s damn ugly, it’s not that noticeable only if I pointed it out but it’s sure is irritating. I made my decision and today and made an appointment with my mom’s ophthalmologist, see if he could take it out surgically. The doctor did ask me if i was sure to go ahead with the surgery because it wasn’t that bad, but I insisted. Next morning I have to be at the hospital at 9am and the surgery was at 10 am.



by Reema on October 3, 2006

in Events, Kuwait Affairs

For those who don’t know what’s a Gergee-an it’s a very old tradition that starts during the holy month of Ramadan it’s similar to “trick or treat” of Halloween the difference is there is no treat, here children wear special nice clothes and they go door to door in their neighborhood chanting Gergee-an songs so they could be rewarded with sweets to fill up their hand bags. Some houses in honor of their children prepare special designs hand bags/boxes filled with sweets to send them out to their friends and families, usually the boxes would have a picture of the boy/girl in it with a small card identifying whom the Gergee-an is from. The sweets doesn’t have to be in handbags or boxes some people get creative and come up with beautiful designs, here are some examples that i received from friends and family:

This one is a beautiful lantern the sweets were placed inside.

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Another beautiful lantern

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This one is different then the others and you could see the bag of sweets.

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My mom decided to prepare a Gergee-an for my baby Ali and since she has a tailor shop she sewed the bags herself.
This evening all of her friends were coming, a women’s gathering if you want to call it. All were eager to see baby Ali the long awaited grandson. One by one they came each with their fancy colorful clothes, their shining diamonds that decorated their necks, ears and hands, and not forgetting their high pitch squeaky Hi’s that would make a deaf man hear again. I sat there holding Ali as one of them greeted me and with a “May I?” she snatched my baby just before i was about to mention that he was allergic to perfumes and scented oil which of course drenched their clothes. Ali was being passed by from one person to the other. I could imagine from a baby’s perspective he would see huge monsters with painted faces laughing wickedly in his face. No sooner was he held by the 18th person did he screamed his protest. One old lady whispered in my ear just before i was about to go to my son “it’s the evil eye i tell you, read some verses of the Quran for protection or he’ll never sleep tonight” i nodded and went to my baby he was so tired he immediately slept in my arms, i went to my room and put him in his crib hoping he won’t dream of monsters with painted faces.

After making sure Ali was sound asleep i put the baby monitor on and went to join them again. The women danced and chatted, the usual gossip i guess, then we had dinner (I’m glad to eat good Kuwaiti food!) afterwards mom gave each guest their Gergee-an each one was different from the other but the sweets inside were the same. It was an enjoyable evening but I’m not sure Ali had fun, poor baby. Here’s the Gergee-an mom made:

That’s from the outside which mom made, it looks like a couch cushion, each one had a different design.

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This is the box inside the cover.

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My favorite part, the pouch of sweets ๐Ÿ˜€

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Every little thing

by Reema on September 8, 2006

in My Poetry,Stories & Thoughts

he does…

I’d be busy cooking dinner or lunch preparing his favorite dish when he suddenly hugs and kisses me on the nape of my neck sending chills through my body. Or when I’m broken and tired unable to move from a seizure that I can’t control, he’d take my hand and whispers words of love as his tears bathed my face. Even though I’m confused and dazed unable to speak I feel his warmth, his love that slowly brings back the strength in me. I remember that day when he came from work and held me tightly, his body was shaking terribly. I asked him what was wrong and he answered with a quivering voice that he witness a car accident, a mother and her child were killed. It terrified him, he said if God forbid something would happen to me or our son he couldn’t bare to live without us. This morning like any normal day as I was feeding baby Ali the door bell rang, and when I opened it I was greeted with beautiful red roses. The card said To the best wife and mother in the entire world, Love H. I cried out of sheer happiness. Who knew after the pain I suffered from my first marriage that across the globe my soul mate, my love found me and placing me in his heart as I also did the same. He calls me his desert rose, his princess, his every thing. He healed me with his love and kindness, in a world surrounded by hate we vowed to tell our love story to tell our son, to make him believe that fairy tales do could come true.
he brings such great joy to my heart with every little thing he does…..

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My poor baby :(

by Reema on June 23, 2006

in My Kids

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?….


Being a mom

by Reema on June 11, 2006

in General, My Kids

The sleepless nights, the constant crying, the feeding, and of course changing the diapers ๐Ÿ˜€ how many years i waited for all of this? i know some women might complain but me? Nah i actually enjoy it, no love it! Ali has been taking most of my time. Mom has been great but sometimes i can’t help but feel i want Ali all to myself, maybe because I’m a first time mom. It’s weird but i feel like getting pregnant again lol Maybe next year I’ll have a little sister or brother for Ali. Only 1 week left and we’re moving to our new house, I’m so happy with my new life ๐Ÿ˜€