Where have I been for so long??? I have been to busy and back! We finally moved to a bigger apartment about 2 weeks ago! I absolutely love our new apartment, there are 2 bedrooms, each with a walk in closet, a laundry room that is very large and spacious with LOTS of shelves, a big kitchen with a walk-in pantry, a dining room, a living room and a very nice bathroom. We live on the 3rd floor- which is also the top floor. The apartments are located at the end of a dead end road, tucked away by all the trees surrounding us.
Ahmad is now 5 months and 1 week old! I can hardly imagine it! He rolls and scoots everywhere, likes to do the taste test to everything that he grabs and is very vocal now. He doesn't eat as often as he use too, he eats every 4 hours. Sleeps a full night, from 11-8. He loves to stand up with my help and can just about sit on his own without any support- not quite though. He understands "give me a kiss" in Arabic and English. He just lies there with his mouth opened, and once you get your face close enough he takes his hands on either side of your face and pulls you to give you a kiss. :) So sweet!
About a month ago my grandpa on my fathers side passed away from bladder cancer. I am glad I got to see him while I was in Missouri, and he got to see his great grandson! Family on my fathers side are very awkward and distant. So my grandpa didn't want to hold the baby, but hey, he never called me by my birth name until I was 13. It was always, "Hey you!". Daddy said that my grandma didn't want any of her children naming their children by her name, "Zandra". But low behold, my father had to be the one to go against her wishes, and year after her death when I was born I was deemed with her name. Therefore, in return, my grandpa never called me by my real name until 13 years later. My grandpa was cremated, and only my father new about his death. They didn't call me or any other family- my grandpa had 7 kids, and 5 step kids. My cousin called me 2 weeks after grandpas passing and was furious, they had just found out that he had died. Such drama my daddy causes! Rest in Peace grandpa, Laurence Resz 1930-2012. <3