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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.

The Bebefiles: Things Khalid may be up to when it’s too quiet and you haven’t seen him for the last minute or so

Splashing around in the toilet Eating vaseline Hammering on the computer chair (with a real hammer) Hiding behind the curtains with his father’s phone Opening and closing the CD drive on the laptop repeatedly Eating laundry soap with a toy spoon (but apparently giving up after just a taste) Drinking dishwashing liquid (and then throwing…

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Ma-Ma?

So Khalid still doesn’t talk. At all. He doesn’t even say Mama. I mean, he does say things like akichigaa and gagin-gagin and mamamamamamaaaaaaa, but nothing with meaning and context. I’m not worried about his development, just impatient to be able to communicate with him. All of the recommendations about helping ease sibling rivalry and…

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A toddler, a Newborn and a Paradigm Shift

Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah. We’ve been home a week and Iman is healthy, happy, and adorable in the squashy, pink, surprised-looking way that newborns are so good at. Khalid, on the other hand, is having a rough time, as we seem to have brought home fierce competition for his Momma’s attention. When I change Iman’s diaper,…

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Alhamdulillah- The Mystery Bean Arrives!

Lil Naughty Baby Girl Iman has arrived, Alhamdulillah. 3.7 kilos, 11 days after her due date, and 1 day before she was scheduled for eviction. Will update more shortly, have not yet opened my mailbox. Zzzz