Daddy’s Little Angel

Zara Nour, 

Daddy fell in love with you the minute he felt your little kicks in my tummy. Every night after work he would come home, rub my tummy, kiss it all over and sing his special song to you. 
Did you know Daddy was the first of us two to hold you the morning you were born? When he held you he literally did no want to let you go he was so smitten. We couldn’t believe the perfect angel that now belonged to us. 

As you may have already guessed he has been an awesome daddy to you. His love for you is indescribable and he is so happy he gets to be your dad. He would give you the stars and the moon if you asked. You truly do have him wrapped around you tiny finger.

He is so proud of you, sweet girl. 

Fast forward to seventeen months;

Daddy hates being away from us but most importantly away from you. He is sad that he isn’t here to watch you grow and he is so jealous that I get to be here with you. Everyday we face time and he says “you two have so much fun together” and “meinnn, you’re so lucky you get to spend your entire day with her”. He misses you so much. He loves you with his whole heart and you have no clue how much you light up his day when he hears you say “daaa”.

We FaceTime with daddy ever single day. You’re new favorite thing to do is to take the phone away from me and walk around holding it in your tiny hand while talking (blabing) to him. He somehow has a conversion with your blabbing. You love to kiss him right on his mouth on the screen of the phone and you also love showing him your toys. You will quickly get a toy and bring it to show him. When you are playing with your kitchen and pretend cooking you bring him some food and put the spoon right to his mouth. You also love playing peek-a-boo with daddy. (Yes over the phone) you hide behind the bed and then jump up when daddy says “peek-a-boo”!

I know with all these little things that you do for daddy, it’s just your way of telling him just how much you love him. 

I am so happy you are so loved by him and that you love him in return.

Your special song written by daddy…

You changed my life

In ways that you’ll never know

Made my world shine so bring 

Made my dim stars just glow 

How could I be so in love 

With a perfect little stranger 

My beautiful Zara Nour 

Daddy’s little angel 

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16 Month Update 

I feel like such a terrible mother. I promised myself I would write to you and about you every day. I have failed you and myself. So many milestones undocumented, only stored in my mom brain. (That cannot be trusted)  I will try to be better, this I promise. 

Zara Nour, you are 16 months and two days to be exact. You’re personality is so sweet yet so feisty! You have such a beautiful little soul, no one compares to you. You bring joy & love into each person’s life that you touch. We are so proud to be your parents. You amaze us beyond belief. We love you the the moon and back. We are blessed. -Mama & Dada 

You:

  • walk/run/climb
  • love to eat
  • favorite words are “up” and “that” and some other baby words only you understand 
  • favorite fruits are bananas and blueberries
  • favorite vegetables are potatoes and broccoli 
  • love playing in your kitchen that daddy + mommy got you for Christmas (you pretend cook, love empting out the shelves, you even try to climb on it) 
  • love love love giving kisses, “huggies” and even licking one’s face (you find it so hilarious) 
  • love dancing; if a song comes on you will stretch your arms out towards me and say dance until I get up and dance with you 
  • enjoy being in the outdoors especially going by the neighbors fence to “talk” to them 
  • still enjoy peek-a-boo
  • love humming/ singing; you mumble your abc’s
  • try your best to repeat words
  • some words you say; mama, maaa, dad, dada, papa, nana, ann (Annie), ampa, aish (aixa), aieshh (aless), JJ, ba (banana), eggsh (eggs), cat, daaaggg, touch, ouch, nice, mas, am am, agua, jushhh (juice), titi (tortilla), baba, I-pa (I pad) nene, ights (lights) dich (because I call you gordich) just to name a few…

Dear Zara (9m)

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Zara Nour,

You are about to turn nine months and I cannot put into words the immense joy you bring into our lives. Ever since you were in my tummy I would pray for you. Pray that you will be Healthy, Intelligent, Kind, Humble and a Beautiful Person. I especially prayed that you would bring joy to everyone around you. I feel as though God has answered my prayers ten fold. I am so grateful that he did. We are truly blessed

You have changed SO MUCH over the last months and it’s amazing to see how smart you are. You have a beautiful personality and it’s such an honor to be your mommy. I ask God that I may be a great mother to you because you surely deserve it.

I need you to know that you have changed both me and your daddy so much. You have made me mature. You have made me so much better than I ever thought I could be and for that I am thankful. I feel I needed you to come into my life. He placed you in our lives with a purpose. A beautiful one.

You are so loved, you are so special. We are so blessed…

Love,
Mama

Favorite PJ’s under $15

🙂 Burt’s Bees Extra Soft and Thin perfect for cool weather

🙂 Burt’s Bees My FAVORITE Burt’s Bees. So cute so comfy perfect for the weather.

🙂 Carter’s Take advantage of the two day shopping + 60% off! 😻 soft cotton, comfy + pretty.

🙂 Ralph Lauren; I love how sweet these look and again I love the material. It’s a beautiful pajama. I found this at TJ Maxx for $10 😱Save 30% with code “Kids16”

🙂 Carters Two set of Pajamas. I love the grey + hearts! So cute! & what a steal.

Pajamas are a must have for babies! They are so comfy and versatile and lets admit that they are not only worn in the night time.

My babe is about to turn nine months so we have been through a few pajamas. From newborn to 3 months to 6 months to 9 months and now 12months! It’s amazing how fast they grow.

They are so many products available around the world right now but many cute items are not within our budget. I’m a thrifty shopper; I like to get the best bang for my buck while saving some too!

Anyway, I have come up with my favorite five from Ralph Lauren to Carters to Burt’s Bees!

I will be posting the links of my favorite finds far. I only posted one link of the  Ralph Lauren Pajamas that I love in hopes of you finding it at your local TJ Maxx. I love RL pajamas. The cotton is so nice and I especially love the extra piece that covers baby’a hand up to size 9months. I will link the Carters & Burt’s Bees at the Top of this post.

*TIP: Shop around at TJ Maxx frequently & also if you have Amazon Prime it’s a win win.

 

Zara’s 8th Month Update

Little Miss Nour turned eight months old on Sunday the 8th!

She keeps getting bigger and bigger because well that’s what babies do. She’s wearing 12 months clothing. She’s starting to creep! But still mostly crawls. She loves to fight with me for some reason yet can’t go fifteen minutes without me. 🙄

She absolutely loves pulling hair and digging face!

Still loves her banana.

Zara loves hearing you sing to her or watching you dance.

She still isn’t sleeping through the night and still co sleeps!

My little love has been babbling off these days almost as if she’s trying to imitate what you’re saying.

She is still so sweet and cute. I could eat her! She fills me up with just the right amount of joy I need, everyday. Loving her is so easy. I am so blessed!

Dress is from Baby Gap

Sandals are from Ralph Lauren

My little love.

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Motherhood is love.

 

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Evening stroll

It was such a lovely evening today…

I decided to finally take Zara Nour out for a walk today in our neighborhood. Our neighborhood is small and maybe consists of about forty to fifty homes. Fortunately a tiny neighborhood results in peace and tranquility. This evening was just that.

The birds were chirping, the wind was blowing and my baby fast asleep.

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Zara enjoyed our walk the most as she fell asleep after about fifteen minutes…

She’s asleep now.

7m + 2w

September 21, 2016

I finally got around to taking Z’s monthly age photos. She is now seven months and two weeks. I can’t believe how fast time is flying. I can’t believe she now sits up all on her own. I can’t believe she has her own little fiesty personality already.

she:

  • loves to suck everything she gets a hold of
  • crawls and gets in position to creep
  • loves to eat banana
  • is refusing her veggies since we got here in Alabama from Belize
  • loves to bite
  • has two teeth
  • gets bored and distracted easily
  • loves to pull hair and earrings
  • gets angry when you take something away from her that she is fund of
  • loves to scream and very loudly too
  • mumbles a lot and says papa all day
  • first word was mama while she cried for me to hold her
  • still a goofy silly girl

 

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All photos taken at home in our backyard in Foley, Alabama.

 

Seven months of love

April 20, 2016

I never knew I would find such a beautiful love like this. I never knew you would be so much work little miss.

Sometime this evening Zara got up from a sweet long nap and we went outside to play and read books together. Of course I was tempted to snap some photos! It was such a nice day. She was such a good girl. I am feeling extra grateful today.

She’s asleep now.

 

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The start of something new.

It’s been a long time coming… I’ve been wanting to blog ever since I found out I was expecting a tiny little miracle baby. For many reasons this dream got pushed to the back of the list or maybe I was just lazy? Let’s go with lazy.

Seven months later and I’ve finally brought myself to it. Better late than never? Perhaps… But I shall prolong this journey no more! I’m excited to finally start this blog but I have no clue where to start. Wish me sweet luck.