I have total respect of mothers with more then one child and is able to do everything in a day.
How do you do it?
Maybe it is because my husband is working 12 hours a day 6 days a week? Or maybe it is because I do not have family in the state of Florida? Perhaps it is because I only have a handful of friends? But it seems like I am running circles, constant repetition, but no state of change. I vacuum, turn around, dirty again, I wash dishes, turn around, there are more dishes in the sink once again, I seriously need to put them on birth control or something.
Hamida is also a much different baby then Ahmad was. Such a drastic difference, subhanallah. With Ahmad I could just lay him down with a clean diaper and full tummy and he'd sleep, but with Hamida I have to rock her to sleep. Alhamdulilah for my Moby wrap I don't know what I'd do without it. Ahmad loved bath time, Hamida acts as if she's dying. But then there are up sides for Hamida, she is such a healthy baby mashallah. No heart monitor or wires. No weekly pedi appointments. She has also been sleeping through the night for nearly a month, mashallah! Ahmad didn't do this until he was 3 months old. Hamida and Ahmad were/are very smiley and happy babies too.
Concerning Ahmad now, alhamdulilah, for a toddler and supposedly being in the terrible twos he is very well behaved, mashallah. He knows the alphabet (he can't say them in order, but if you ask him where is "a" or where is "q" he can find them) and his numbers 1-10. He is also speaking in Arabic and English, mashallah! Alhamdulilah, alhamdulilah, alhamdulilah, he loves to make salah with me as well. When he hears the athan go off, he comes running with the prayer rug. He is so very good with Hamida too, alhamdulilah. If she cries he tries to comfort her and he gives her unexpected kisses. ♡ Mashallah, Ahmad is a good listener, when I'm out running errands he listens to me and obeys. ♡ He also loves to help as much as he can. Now that his vocabulary is expanding though, he has his own opinion on things and will let me know what he does or doesn't want.
Concerning me and my postpartum? Alhamdulilah all is well. I am currently 130lbs, which I am happy about. I was 115lbs and always felt I was too skinny, now I am very happy with my weight and do not intend to loose it inshallah. My milk supply is still doing great as well alhamdulilah, I have been drinking lots of methi/fenugreek tea.
I am posting this from my phone so inshallah the formatting is correct.