Growing Pains

My son has a temper, which doesn’t surprise me at all since I have one too! I discovered that he has this early on and I wanted to control it in any way I can by leading by example, that’s the best way to teach someone right? But I am only human and I have to admit that it’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks so sometimes I slip and these crucial mishaps has absorbed into my sons inner being but I still have hope that he can change.
My son at 2 years and 8 months
Last night I was telling him to stop playing because it was past his bedtime and he hit me on the arm. Now I know children tend to do this but I didn’t want him to start doing it to me or to other people so I didn’t let it slide. I told him that what he did was wrong and that if he did it again he would get punished and stay at the naughty corner. Of course he was crying, but I asked him to say “Sorry” to mommy. Of course he didn’t because aside from my temper he also got my characteristic of being full of pride! So as a result of not saying sorry, I ignored him, which was truly breaking my heart, 3/4 of me wanted to hug him and kiss him but a part of me thought he has to learn . So he went to his father for some attention and of course men so emotionally weak to anybody who cries took my son to his lap and eased him from crying.
The whole night my son ignored me and I ignored him back even during bed time he kept to his father’s side of the bed this really hurt my feelings but I know in my heart of hearts that my son knows I love him but I just want him to grow up to be a better person, even better than myself.
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Shopping with my sister across the miles

 

It’s amazing how technology brings us closer together, just yesterday I went shopping with my sister in Manila! How? Online shopping!!! We went to visit websites her favorite isForever 21 she showed me things she thinks I like and I showed her things I like…It was really like we were shopping together without the going into the fitting room and getting each others opinion part.  And of course after the credit card has been swiped you don’t get to go home with all your purchases instead you have to wait for them to ship them to you. Well, it makes missing her less painful.


The Avengers

If you are expecting me to review the movie, please move on!

This is our first movie since…I honestly can’t remember what the title of our last movie was, all I can remember was that my 2 year old was walking in the dark all over the place that DH vowed never again and never again we did. This time DH was giving hints all week that he wanted to watch The Avengers movie that I tried to make the effort to prepare my DS for it. First was I didn’t let him take a nap, but he did (only for 30 mins) then he attended school, when they got home after school and work we had dinner. At the movies I made sure he got his big tub of popcorn and his orange slurpee which he is beginning to love.

I’m happy to report my tactics was a success! He was asleep within 15 mins after the movie started and DH and I was able to watch the movie in peace…until the next one!!!


Speed Bump Ahead

Another speed bump to my road to delivery here in Dubai. I feel like I must explain the situation first.
Not all hospitals and not all Dr’s (OBs) here in Dubai can or have the license to deliver babies. You can come to them for your antenatal check ups but when delivery time comes you must go or you get referred to one of these licensed doctors.
My first doctor, Dr. Ghassan Lotfi has a license to deliver the baby at the hospital that I wanted which was MEDCARE Hospital so while I was with him things were smooth sailing. I was a happy pregnant lady. Then I got the call that he left Emirates Hospital (Panic Mode).
I tried shopping around for other OBs but I settled for another one of his colleagues from the same non-delivering hospital, Emirates Hospital. This new Dr. Ghada Aldaheen advertised from their websites that she does the delivery herself so I was quite happy with that.

 EXPERTISE:

Normal & instrumental deliveries, elective & emergency cesarean sections

When I met with Dr. Ghada, I immediately asked her about the delivery and she said she’s not licensed YET but if by the time that I am due to deliver and she gets her license she will be the one to deliver my baby. Which did not settle with me at all…is she? is she not???? You see, All I wanted was to see a Dr that will handle my predelivery, delivery and post delivery needs. I don’t want to be passed on to the next one like a piece of meat.
And then I got a call from the reception that she is going on a leave for 15 days and they had to move up my schedule. Since I need to see someone every two weeks and she won’t be here for one of them I opted to look for a new OB.
With the advice from a friend I booked an appointment at the Medcare Hospital, where I was initially planning on delivering my baby. All was fine until reception called me again today moving up my appointment and I just mentioned in passing that I was due next month. She starts telling me that my particular Dr, Dr Luthra  do not accept new patients who are due in a month, this made my hormones go crazy!!!!! I started crying on the phone, I didn’t know what to do…I felt so helpless!

Why is it so hard to find an OB who will deliver my baby? It’s not as if I’m asking them to do it for free?

As always DH calmed me down, we decided to go back to Emirates Hospital and get an appointment with another OB there and just face the fact that we will be referred to someone that I will never meet. What he said that calmed me down was that I was not the first patient they have done this to and this is their policy so he was sure that things will go smoothly. I guess in a way that’s how my DH is my night and shinning armour.
I hope he’s right because I don’t think I can take anymore of this.

Sugar Babe

I spent the morning in the hospital today. I had to take aglucose tolerance test which made me stay there for almost 3 hours without taking any food or water. I’m very nervous about the outcome of this test because I read from the Internet that sometimes pregnant women with high sugar level can cause the child to have malformations or birth defects. If my baby is born with something wrong with him that I caused him, I will NEVER forgive myself.
On another note, DH greeted me this morning with the news that he has decided when we should have our baby, which is on June 15. I like having him make decisions like this, I like depending on him on everything because although I will never tell him to his face, I think he’s very smart and makes his decisions based on logic and not on emotion. At the same time, I think he respects and listens to me when I air my concerns about things, what I like the most is when he explains to people why we made a certain decision that was based on my concerns. It makes me feel like I was part of the big decision!
The DH took care of DS the whole morning and I’m really happy that they didn’t seem to have any trouble. They were having such a good time together that they are still at it while I enjoy my blogging and watching my History channel.
It was a nice weekend all in all.

Sugar and Spice and everything nice

Settled for an OB recommended by the hospital as a replacement for my OB who left the hospital. First thing she did was to order a Glucose test for me…would you believe it I FAILED???? So now, they want another test wherein I have to stay in the hospital for 3 hours and starve, I mean FAST for 10 hours prior…
the culprit
Read alot on the side effects to the baby if I have a high sugar level and it is scarring the hell out of me…so water and salad for me from now on!

Panic Mode

WAAAAAH!!!! The hospital just called and informed me that my Dr. is not working with them anymore!!!! I feel so lost! I was so happy with him already now I have to find a new one and FAST!!! I’m 33 weeks and counting!!!!!