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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

What, us nocturnal again?


Iman is taking a tour of the living room right now. By herself. Her commando-crawl skills have really picked up in the last few days, and despite being sick and having an ear infection, she still enjoys a good reconnaissance mission over to the corner of the sofa or the edge of the carpet so she can stare intently at its patterns. At the moment, she's crinkling a grocery list that she discovered under the coffee table.

It's been a pediatric quarantine-athon here at home, Khalid had a week of high fever followed by a cough, and as soon as he go better, Iman started down the same viral road. She's just getting over her week of high fever, and is on antibiotics for an ear infection as well. Me, I woke up two days ago sounding like a chain-smoking truck driver, which is typical for me when I get a cold. Now it's my turn to be sick, and in addition to sounding like a truck driver, I also feel like I've been beaten by a truck driver.

It's 1:30 am right now, and Iman wakes up when she can't breathe properly (which has been every night for the last week) out of her nose. She's running out of steam now, and I hope we can be in bed within another twenty minutes InshaAllah. Oh, good news! I almost forgot to blog this! *smacks forehead with keyboard* Four days ago, Khalid made the sign for hat! He patted his head, put the hat on it, and then made the sign again! That's the first sign or form of communication he's ever made with us, apart from saying 'socks' once, and I was nearly doing cartwheels! I am so excited, and so looking forward to being able to communicate with him! Please make dua that this progress continues. There have been so many changes in his behavior since we started therapy, and it's only been three weeks! InshaAllah, InshaAllah, InshaAllah! Alhamdulillah!

Oh, Iman's starting to cry and pull her ears, so it's time for me rescue her and take her to bed. Gtg!



At 4/2/09 1:50 AM, Blogger baji said...

insha'Allah and masha'Allah! clearly, khalid is going to be the premiere fashion designer in dubai. he's all about the clothes, baby. or maybe, baby clothes.

At 4/2/09 5:10 PM, Blogger Owl said...

If you smack your forehead with keyboard, is that the sign for a special computer hat? Inquiring minds want to know.

But also.... HAT! YAY!

At 5/2/09 6:15 AM, Blogger Sheema said...

salam. my name is sheema. you probably don't know/remember me. im shahid osman's wife. i just wanted to let u know that you guys are in our duas, especially Khalid = )

At 5/2/09 11:27 PM, Blogger Abez said...

Baji: Lol, or maybe he'll be all about haberdashery, because lately he's testing other what other objects can be balanced on his head and therefore be counted as a hat, ie- crackers, toy cars, and a glass bottle that didn't do so well on the landing.

Owlie: The special computer hat is actually Khalid wearing Waleed's laptop sleeve on his head. So now inquiring minds know. :)

Sheema! : I do remember you, JazakAllahuKheir for remembering us, and thanks for the duas :) How is lil Suleman doing?

At 6/2/09 9:32 PM, Blogger Saira said...


May Allah bless him and help him progress beautifully and with ease.

At 12/2/09 7:26 AM, Blogger Mona said...

SubhanAllah! how exciting!
give him a big squeeze for moi!


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