Insha'Allah everyone had a happy eid. This was the first year in quite some time that we were unable to sacrifice. Just no one in the area doing it, and DH not feeling up to searching the far reaches this year.
The day before Eid in a mad Eid cleaning spree I did finally tackle the play/classroom. What a relief! Two bags of trash out and some new storage bins, shelves, blinds and posters in... The place is like new. And I actually have all my school/teaching/learning theory books in one place for now, alhamdulilah!
We have been debating the trip that we are planning to Egypt... And it seems that we have come to the conclusion that it would be better to wait until a few months after the baby is born, insha'Allah. I have this whole curve in my back giving me pain in my hip and it is worse during pregnancy because of the weight and the loose ligaments. The good thing is I can get some correction going once the baby is born and they can x-ray the area to see just what needs to be done. So, in theory I will feel better with all the walking and everything after the baby is born. DH just doesn't want me to stay in the apartment the entire time because I don't feel up to walking around all day. He sees the baby as not a big deal as long as he/she is nursing and hanging out in the sling... And I tend to agree. Maybe if it weren't for this hip thing I would be into going before, but right now waiting doesn't seem like a bad thing. In the end it gives me more time to plan. I think I am even going to look into our luggage going separate from us so we don't have to carry it with us. I am worried that might be an ordeal with the kids... So if anyone has any tips on shipping things to Egypt, I'm all ears!LOL
Well, we are off to Ft. Collins to take the kids to Chucky Cheese and Toys'R'us to pick their eid gifts!
Breathe, Dammit, Breathe!
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