A'udhu billahi mina sh-shaytaanir-rajeem! Bismillah...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Updates: first three months

This is how she passed her major milestones.

First Month:
- She smiled at me for first time ever on 28th day of her birth.
- She lifted her head while we pushed her on tummy.
- She responded to sound: any small sound made is alert and she quickly turned her head.
- She was able to turn her head in both direction while laying on back
- She made lots of cooing and noise.


Friday, January 15, 2010

My first ever Eid

After returning from Eid Gah, in my Eid dress

Eid- ul- Adha (Barkid)- The 'festival of sacrifice', was on  48th day of my birth. My first ever eid, I celebrated at my dad's house with paternal grandparents, my parents and my uncle.

Eid ul Adha, commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God's command). Each capable family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel. The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family can take one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbours, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift.  Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, renewing relationships..

At my dad's house

At my dad's house..

I landed my paternal home on 45th day on my life on planet earth and didn't know show any disturbances of place change. I spent almost a week there. Lots of people visited me during the days I spent over there. People over there surrounded me with tremendous love and care. My aunt's 3 year old daughter- my deedi- Diya was also there at home. We both had a good time together. She sang lots of rhymes for me.. I didn't know to sing, but I did enjoy. I made my special noises like 'aaa, oohh,' to show my happiness. I cooed along with her song. She was really happy to see that I enjoy her singing and so she sang very often for me.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Liya attends a wedding

It was on 42nd day of her birth my sister got married (it was her Nikah, and actual reception is to follow later. The marriage was fixed in the first week of her birth. Lots of preparations were going on in my house for about two weeks before wedding - cleaning, painting walls, changing furniture etc. On the day before marriage she got her second round of vaccination done. The calm and cool little girl cried for about 2 hours that day. Her thighs were swollen and were paining. She cried terribly and everybody felt sad as she rarely cries. Yeah, whenever she cries everyone in the house stays near her because she cries very very rarely and that hurts all around her.

On the wedding day she was tired due to previous day's 'pricks'. She slept through the day and didn't care about the hundreds came into her maternal house, or the Nikah happened. Our photographer had made lots of attempts to capture her pic with her eyes open, but she didn't give him a chance till evening.

Liya on her aunt's wedding day eve!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Active girl

Liya has been pretty calm and cool baby so far. She is spending most of her time in sleeping. Was quite tired and passive for almost 2-3 days after her NICU stay. When she was almost 20-21 days old, she appeared very active and pleasant whenever she is awake. Her hobby during that time was pushing her hip and rotating in her bed 360 degree. She just didn't like any one interrupting her. I tried to keep pillows and block her way as I have heard this is too early for an infant to do so. Myself, the worried mom thought she might get injured during her push-move activities. But she was really uncomfortable with my deeds and cried terribly. She pushed herself upward, by holding her hand firmly on floor too. She had started making loud noise as well..cooing.. babbling..

Later, I left it to her "it's her wish" she continued this 'game' for more than 3 months. :)