Sunday, March 28, 2010

So I was asked today...

Not just today actually... Lately a lot of people have been asking Husam and I if we're "done" having kids... I can't answer yes or no. I don't know. I thought for SURE after Samirah that was it for us. But neither of us can say with any certainty that we are done...
For one. I LOVE being pregnant. Despite the severe morning sickness lol. With Nadia I only had morning sickness from 6 to 10 weeks. I threw up maybe 10 times a day though. It was TERRIBLE I could barely keep anything down at all. But my boss at the time said what a happy pregnant woman I was despite constantly barfing my brains out. And he was right_ I was absoloutely glowing. Inside and out. I loved every moment of her pregnancy! I worked 50-60 hours a week right up until I had her. My last day of work was that Friday and I went into labor that Sunday. And I would have been at work Monday had I not gone into labor LOLMy pregnancy with Sami was wonderful as well. I now had my little toddler keeping me busy at home but I was able to rest more not running to and from work and being busy with that. Granted I had Nadia to care for and the house and Husam. But I could lie down on the couch for a few minutes if I needed to! I had morning sickness with Sami for five SOLID months. I threw up at least twice a day. Everyday. LoL It was definitely trying at moments! I remember leaning over the toilet throwing up and Nadia coming in and pulling back my hair telling me "It's okay mommy, I will take care of you" LoL. That always made me smile. My little care taker Nadia. The end of Sami's pregnancy was trying. He was a very big boy! 8lbs 10 oz at birth! And that gave me some back/pelvic/hip issues. but I still loved being pregnant!!!
Samirah's pregnancy went so fast! I had morning sickness for five months with her too, but I would only throw up maybe once a day, and I'd even get a day here and there where I didn't throw up at all!! Her pregnancy went very smoothly after that though! Until the fall down the stairs that injured my tailbone I was in constant pain after that- Esp having to chase after Sami and Nadia!! Samirah was also a bigger baby (8lbs 3 oz at birth) But believe it or not despite all that I still LOVED being pregnant with her!!!!!!!!!!So for me to say - Yes I'm done.. It just wouldn't make sense. I LOVE being a Mother. I LOVE being pregnant. Heck- I even LOVE giving birth!!! All of these things have been some of the most AMAZING experiences of my LIFE!!! I can't say for sure that I'm done. That I will close that book. I just can't. If Samirah is it, I'm blessed, and happy with my family. But if God decides to throw another blessing our way, I would feel truly happy about that as well!!
So. Everything else is going well. Mrs Meerkat is a champion nurser and Sami has become a little better about sharing the Nur with his sister lol.. Tandem nursing is fine for us. It really works out. Sami knows that he still can so he asks less. On a usual day he only nurses 3 times now. But he certainly has days where he is upset or just "off" and he nurses more often. I am lucky to be very supported by my husband about the Tandem nursing because I know everyone doesn't understand it. *Including most of our family* But I've never been one to let others dictate what is best for my children lol.
We had a fabulous photoshoot for Samirah!!! I did the photoshoot myself. But I really love how the pics came out!!! I'm going to share them with you all! I also have pictures of Sami's new Race Car bed that his father and I bought him for his 2nd birthday! (Not until April 11th but he was climbing out of his crib so we had to get it now!)There is my update!! I just want to share the pictures!

My Kiddos and my Awesome cuz!!

Sami and his race car bed!!! His big sissy was also excited for him! My kids are so good to each other!! (Most of the time! lol)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Interview your kid!!

I'm doing Nadia since she speaks the best out of the three lol

What is your name? Nadia
How old are you? Three 4 years old!
When is your birthday? uh... In November... November what Mom? Me: the 14th.. Her:the 14th.. DId you do 14th already?
Who is your mommy? Joni
What does mommy do? She cleans up the house.. Um.. SHe plays with me.. And she loves me... What else Mom?

Who is your daddy? Husam
What does daddy do? Umm.. He does the same thing only he yells too.

Who is your brother? Sammmmi
Who is your sister? Mmmmm.... Samirah
Who are your friends? LeAnna, Marsella, Alyana, Victoria, Dyllan, Jack.. uhhhh,... Lucas.. No I like everyone Mom
What is your favorite color? Pink and Purple and red
What is your favorite food to eat? Ummmm Macaroni and cheese
What is your favorite song? "My new pony song"
What is your favorite movie? My Little Pony
What is your favorite book? Umm.. The pony one at school
What is your favorite animal? Umm.. A tiger
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Umm.. White with sprinkles

What are your favorite toys to play with? Um Ponies which I talk to.

Where is your favorite place to eat? Umm.. at... um.. Dairy Queen

Who is your favorite person? LeAnna

Who is your best friend? LeAnna
Where did your brother come from? He came from my family

What is your favorite thing to do? Umm. Play with my friends and spend time with my friends at school. And play with them.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a princess and tell everyone what to do!

Where will you live when you grow up? In a pink house.

What do Mommy and Daddy do after you go to bed? Read a book

Nadia is always great for the LOL's . She is disappointed that these are all the questions!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mish mash

I have had so much going on here! (Yes, more so than usual with the three kids and husband I care for LOL) We decided to put our house back up for sale. We had taken it down last summer after the market was just so crappy. We are hoping to have better luck this time around. So with that going on we started decluttering the house this weekend. We took some furniture out of our bedroom and the living room and chucked it. We took Sami's changing table out of his room but just put it in the attic (Hey you never know if we'll have another baby that we'll need it for! lol)

I was also kind of waiting to post until after my fabulous photo shoot with Samirah! I bought her some cute tutus and headbands and I'm going to have a FIELD DAY taking those pictures and editing them! So keep an eye out for those!

So while we were de-cluttering I realized I have WAY too many cloth diapers.. And WAY too much wool.. (Think in the 200's in terms of diapers. JUST FOR MY SON!) So I am deciding to do a MAJOR de-stash. If anyone is interested all reasonable offers will be considered! I need to clean house a little.I need to get rid of at least 100 diapers. I have so many NIP goodmamas it's not even funny. These things need to go. ASAP!

Anyways. That's all I've got for now! Ill be back with some super awesome photos of samirah all dolled up!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Photo Editing.

So hubby bought me a really fancy SLR Cannon XSi rebel camera last year. I love taking pictures with it. They all come out amazingly beautiful! I always wanted to do photo editing but I never knew where to start. Well a dear friend of mine helped get me started and on my way into the wonderful world of photo editing! Now those fabulous pictures I was taking- Are even better! Check these out!!
This last one is definitely my favorite. I think it's so precious. So. Clearly - I'm a beginner in this area.. I'm definitely not a professional photographer- but I am having so much FUN taking and editing pictures of my kids. Nadia looked so diva today I wanted to get a pic of her to edit but she spilled red sauce on it at dinner time so I had to get it RIGHT in the wash so it wouldn't get ruined! (It is a white sweater dress!!)

But you will be seeing more from me for SURE because I am really enjoying the heck out of it!
Just thought I'd share :-)