My Pregnancy Story with Azan Part 3

My Pregnancy Story with Azan Part 3

What a wonderful weekend it had been. Eid ul Fitr is my favorite Eid, and I was secretly hoping I would go into labour.  What a dramatic and fun story that would have been to tell my son!  You were an Eid baby!  Eid day - last picture as a couple. We went to an [...]

My Pregnancy Story with Azan Part 2

My Pregnancy Story with Azan Part 2

The day after we found out we were expecting, our relationship slid into an almost euphoric stage.  He really began to take care of me. He stepped up to the plate.  We did the preliminary doctor’s appointments to confirm the validity of the one dark pink line and a second faint pink line.  To our [...]

My Pregnancy Story with Azan – Part 1

My Pregnancy Story with Azan – Part 1

How I found out... The husband was washing the last of the mugs as our friends had just left our little condo after an early dinner and post dinner chill session.  I was paralized in my tiny ensuite bathroom.   One dark pink line and a second faint pink line.   Maybe I should do it again. [...]

Hospital Bag Essentials

Hospital Bag Essentials

When I was pregnant I did a crazy amount of research about what to pack in my hospital bag. I looked everywhere and consulted as many new moms as I could find and let me just say, the suggestions were all over the place! Some of these women were self proclaimed over-packers and others were [...]

20 things no one tells you about pregnancy 

20 things no one tells you about pregnancy 

When I got pregnant, I wasn't naive to think that it would be the quintessential fainting - you're pregnant-minor morning sickness - craving random things - eating for two -cute maternitywear- suddenly water breaking - screaming labour - ending with a cute perfect baby - and makeup and hair still on point; that is so [...]

10 Nursing Station Essentials

One of my friends recently gave birth a few weeks shy of her due date. As a result, there were still things on her list left to accomplish before the baby's arrival. In an effort to make things easier for her, I decided to bring her all the essentials for her breastfeeding station. Most first [...]

The First Week Postpartum

The first few days after you give birth seem like a whirlwind. Diapers are everywhere; the baby seems to feed constantly; everyone is adjusting to this new little life and in there somewhere, is a woman who is going through the most challenging time in her life postpartum. I must admit that I am not [...]