Sunday, July 27, 2008


That is how Skye makes us feel these days. All you hear are giggles and laughter around the house. She is the one who starts it, too!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Day at the Aquarium:

There is an aquarium in town, in Sharjah to be specific. What a nice idea to spend the week end, especially in this heat.
Skye was so intrigued and curious, following all those fish with her wide open eyes. She was so amazed. I really thought she was too young. I guess I was wrong. She devoured those fish with her eyes, of course.
The aquarium has a state-of-the-art technology and underwater collection. I recommend it to everyone.
Skye was particularly interested with the territorial trigger fish who kept chasing each other around. Michael and I just loved watching her and yes we did enjoy the rays flapping at the surface of the water and the sea horses, without forgetting to mention the wide collection of corals.

Skye Visits the Aquarium

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Rewarding Love after all....

Well in case you were wondering what is happening, by George! I think I have cracked it. It looks like I have solved the problem. Finally, it took us 4 days to teach Skye how to settle herself to sleep without any help. Babies are phenomenal. Parents need to teach them how to eat, to sleep and the list goes on and on.

I assumed so many things. For example, I thought babies sleep all night like any other human being. But, nooo, they need to be fed in the middle of the night and not once but several times. Luckily, Skye only wakes up once at 3:00 a.m. these days. That is why I go to bed at 9:00 p.m.
Another of my misconceptions, I assumed babies knew how to sleep. Well, no, not always. Sometimes, parents need to teach them how to sleep without rocking them or without the help of a dummy. There is a lot of things Michael and I need to learn. But, we are getting there. It is so much fun. I am also so excited about her starting solids at 6 months of age that I have started cooking from now and freezing them!

To be honest, the first time I have ever carried or even seen a new born baby was when Skye was born! So you can imagine my reaction when I threw a ball at her and she did not catch it. Just kidding....

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Tough Love...

How to settle your baby to sleep? Hmm, it's not my cup of tea, really.

Skye is more than 3 months now but unfortunately, she forgot how to settle herself to sleep. So, we are going for the extreme sleep make over training which breaks my heart into pieces but it is a must. All I have to do is put her in the cot and let her cry herself to sleep. Of course, knowing that all her boxes are ticked, i.e. diaper is clean, she is well fed and not sick, etc... At first, I have to check in on her every 15-20 minutes just to tell her everything is alright. But under no circumstances, I should pick her up or give her a dummy. Gradually, her crying will fade away and she will learn how to settle herself to sleep.

Easy said than done!!! She is crying while I am writing my blog and I feel like I am losing my mind, I feel so cruel. It has been 38 minutes so far!!!

We are on our 3rd day. She cried for 45 minutes, poor angel. Eventually, she fell asleep. I still wonder what the h#@l am I doing, that I should rock her to sleep or use a dummy. But, deep down inside I know that I am doing her a huge favour. She will have a better sleeping routine if we can both go through this first hard week.
I also feel that it is so unfair because we live next to a noisy construction site.
Wish me luck and any words of encouragement or advice are always welcome. Zzzzzzz...

Hope she will learn from those guys seems they can fall asleep anywhere.
No, that is not Skye in the first photo, but yes, it looks like her. Hahaha...