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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finally The Terrible Two!

Sweet little Liya,

Sounds like it was just yesterday I went for my first ultrasound scan and curiously looked at the screen as doctor showed me the budding organs of a flesh piece growing inside me. I innocently gazed at the continuous movements happening inside and it was such an unforgettable day for me.

Days passed by, I impatiently waited for every doc visit to listen to the 'heartbeat',  every sonogram to see my baby growing and actively playing inside. I am not ashamed to admit that I scanned through the screen to find out the 'secret' places of my kid that I'll get to know if it's a boy or girl (and I was badly wishing for a baby girl)...;)

I fascinatingly scanned through the childcare newsletters and magazines to learn what are you up to. Unlike many, I had a pleasant sail through my pregnancy, no pregnancy mundanes, hassle free life...When I look back, I am so grateful that those 9 months were the best months of my life till then.
Those 9 months passed so easily and you came to our life in a midnight after an emergency C section. I could hardly relate you to that tiny flesh moving inside me anymore. Even now I refer to those photos/experience of sonogram as from 'baby' not Liya.... lolz!

You have changed our life completely. You changed the priorities in our life and you teach us a lot of things everyday. You made us celebrate every moments in our life.You taught us how beautiful a shabby house is. Every time I want to shout at you for making the house a cattle shed, you blow a naughty smile that I tend to laugh aloud.

Whenever I want to get angry on you for messing up entire wardrobe and digging out the brand new dresses, I see you trying hard to get into the very new piece of pant with both legs put in the same hole and jumping like a frog that you won't be able to walk... My anger melts away and I laugh till my tummy aches...lol!

Whenever the house suddenly goes all silent to indicate something naughty is happening in some corner of the house and I find out carpet being decorated with ketchup or water or straw berry juice... or a bottle of water being poured on the keyboard or 'someone' has silently peed on the table... I always wanted to shout but you make me to smile by gifting a kiss on my cheeks with a hissing sound or giving me instructions on how to clean them up!

My girl, honestly we have forgotten how we were living before you were born. We can't imagine even a day living away from you...

Your smile makes our day... your giggle makes us content...your whining makes us sad...your naughtiness make us smile... your stubbornness makes us confused... you are the blessing from Almighty...*Alhamdulillah*

Like I always say, we are proudly completing 2 years of parenting without even a single night-out. You are simply awesome my little girl. We are proud and grateful to have you as our little girl.*Alhamdulillah- Thank God*

May Allah bless you my little girl. May He make you a pious woman - beautiful at your heart, modest in your looks, kind in your words, honest in your deeds.

Let me conclude this letter by quoting few lines from Quran mentioned as Luqman's advice to his son.

The Noble Qur'an 31:17-19

  O my son! Offer prayers perfectly, enjoin (people) for (Al- Ma'ruf) all that is good, and forbid (people) from Al- Munkar (i.e. all that is evil and bad), and bear with patience whatever befalls you. Verily! These are some of the important commandments ordered by Allah with no exemption.
     And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.
     And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass. 

With love,
Your momma

* As per Islamic teaching, we don't celebrate birthday.  Hence no birthday gift or cake cutting pics. :)


  1. so sweet pics.. Wish you a belated Happy Birthday Liya..

    Someone is Special

  2. She is adorable. I love the computer pic! My 9-month old was chasing mine to every spot I moved it yesterday!
    Stopping by from VB members to remember!

  3. What a sweet idea. I love the pic that shows her little leg rolls. Those are the best part of every baby!!!

  4. SiS - Thank you so much.
    Andrea- That's so sweet. Thank you so much for your visit.

    Val Curtis- Very true. Glad to see you here.

  5. Happy Birthday Liya!

    And I agree - it's very hard to be mad at someone that cute. I have 4 cousins who annoy me often: I should know :)

  6. Thanks for sharing with us your journey for the last 2 years! Karima

  7. Assalamu Aleykum sister,

    I had started commented but no idea where it went lol.

    MashALLAH Liya is 2!Congrats to her and her mom who's doing a great job in bringing her up :)

    Kids grow up so fast subhanALLAH!My son is 10 and I remember when I knew I was pregnant as if it happened yesterday!

    Enjoy every precious moment with little Liya as soon she'll be "grown up Liya"!

    She's so adorable MashALLAH, I love the picture with the bear, cheeky smile!

    May ALLAH SWT keep her healthy and make her grow in a pious and knowledgable Muslimah!Ameen!

    Lot of love to you and beautiful Liya!

  8. Happy Birthday Liya!
    What a wonderful journey life has been! And you have written it so well. You made us feel every step!

    Wow! I am still admiring. May God bless her with all health and happiness. :)

  9. She's so sweet! I got a little teary when you wrote, "My girl, honestly we have forgotten how we were living before you were born." It's so true! It's hard to imagine how my husband and I lived before our three kids were born. It won't be long until our two older ones are out of high school. Perhaps then we will remember what we did before children. Blessings on your family!

  10. Sarah- Thank you so much and yeah you are right and that's the beauty of being a kiddu..:)

  11. Karima- and Thank you so much for listening to our stories...!

  12. Um Zakariya

    Waalikum salaam wr wb sis!

    Sometimes I feel sad that she will grow up soon.. but that's life!

    Aameen for your prayers.

  13. Sahana- Thank you so much. Yes, it has been an amazing journey and I love cherishing every moment of it. I am glad that you loved reading us.

    Hope everything is great with your bunny too!

  14. Sharon- Ha ha! That's true. As our kids grow up and choose their own ways of life, we will definitely remember our life before they were born.

    Btw, thank you for visiting us!

  15. Happy Birthday Liya! I can't believe how much she has grown and changed in the short time I have been following your blog. Thanks so much for sharing these milestones with us!

  16. Wishing Liya a very happy birthday..This is a beautiful post and one that Liya would feel so proud and happy to read about..Wonderful blogging, ur blogs on Liya are a treat to read.

  17. Sweet... Very sweet your daughter is!

    village girl

  18. Nishana, This is such a lovely post and a beautiful account of parenting - words Liya will read later with much love.
    Happy Birthday to your little princess and many more wonderful years to you all!

  19. How amazing to look at the pictures of her journey through her first two years! Thank you for sharing all of the moments ;)

  20. Awww.Belated Happy Birthday to little Liya. 2 is a magical age Nishana, trust me both of you are going to have so much fun.

  21. Awww- what excellent memories! I love all the pictures. She is DARLING! It's very clear how much you adore your daughter!

    Here from VB.

  22. The photo of her in the pink outfit sitting in front of the teddy bear is a classic photo! It makes me laugh!

    You have your hands full!

  23. What a beautiful post - you really capture the love a parent has for their child. Many blessings on your entire family. Happy Birthday beautiful little Liya!

  24. Aww.. Happy 2 years to your sweet girl. My baby girl just turned 6 months, and I tear up just thinking about her growing up so fast! Stopping by from VB.

  25. It's lovely to sense the joy our precious children bring, fresh from the heart. Thanks for a beautiful post!
    I'm visiting from VoiceBoks.

  26. She just gets cuter and cuter!! Happy Birthday to you all!!! What a great post, and the pictures of Liya in the pink outfit are priceless!!

  27. Beautiful tribute...you made my heart melt with this post Nishana.



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