Back From Wherever I Was

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Wow, I have this blog thing.  Almost forgot all about it.  It’s been quite a while since I posted.  I do have an issue with ADD – I start many great and magnificent projects and then abandon them in mid-stream.  I have left a plethora of unfinished projects in my wake.  I think this time around my brain fog was made worse by my pregnancy.  I would say I had a bit of pre-partum depression.  Ah, well, may as well get it out of the way BEFORE the baby is born.  It hit all of a sudden – I was involved in several projects, writing every day, starting courses on Islamic studies, and then from one day to the next I felt as if a wall had slammed down between me and my emotions.  As if someone had tripped a shutoff valve on my psyche.  I decided not to try to fight it too hard, but to let it ride, to take it easy on myself and just wait it out.  Seems to be working.  Took a few months, but….

I am feeling better now.  My dear little Zaid was born last Saturday, July 10, at 11:15 at night.  He weighed in at a respectable 7 pounds 8 ounces, but he was skinny.  His little face had deep furrows on the forehead and between his eybrows, giving him the wizened look of an old man.  This contrasts with the full, thick head of mid-brown straight hair that an old man can only usually achieve with a toupee.  My oldest son saw the picture Daddy snapped on his iPhone and said “He looks MAD!”.  Now he’s filling out a bit and looking less like a troll doll and more like a proper baby.  Of course, he is adorable, mashAllah.

He must sense I’m typing about him because he’s waking up right now, so let me go tend to my youngest.  Then it’s time to warm up the chicken soup and do another load of laundry.  And get back into writing, so hopefully it’s not another three months before I blog again.


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