Thursday, April 9, 2009

Four Weeks Later

For three weeks after M was born, we enjoyed the company and help of my mom. The girls were entertained and got to do exotic, creative things like play with the garden hose and sort pom poms. I sat all day in the rocking chair and nursed.

Now, we are on our own, and I sometimes imagine what it would be like to look down at this mom-of-three?

M is crying, squirming, arching her back, the beginnings of colic? Moona is waiting on the toilet, "Umee, I'm DONE! ... I'm DONE!... I'm DONE!" Buru is out to poke M in the eye or yank her out of my arms, cooing "Bebeez" behind gritted teeth. When I put M out of reach, Buru reaches for a plate on the breakfast bar and a bagel with cream cheese lands on her hair and the plate shatters on the already sticky kitchen floor. It takes every ounce of restraint not to scream at the scheming toddler.

"Umee, I'm DONE!"

I shout at Moona, "You're going to have to wait. We have a baby now." I grab a kicking and screaming Buru and toss her into her crib for a few crisis-free minutes. I sit on the couch and think about what to do next. In my arms, M continues screaming.

I really hope this baby isn't colicky.

6 comments:

Nashiah said...

Mabrook on the birth of your baby! I hope you all are doing well :) I know you must have your hands full... may Allah swt make it easy for you!

Fariha said...

oh Maha, inshaAllah it will get easier for you :)

rabialari said...

Mabrook Maha!! Its been such a long time!! I cant wait to see all three of the little girlies one day! Take care and may Allah swt make it easy for you.

Iman said...

and that's why i'm waiting :)

Fatima said...

haha, this iman person sounds evil. hmmm, either muhammad or maha's mommy. :)

Iman said...

no i'm just a friend with two kids of my own, but putting the third on hold, just to keep whatever is left of my brain :)