Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Transitions...

Well, I have been out of the loop for quite a while now as far as blogging, facebooking and related stuff goes. Life has just been full of transitions and twists, joy and sadness, love and loss lately. My father in law passed away a couple of days after I made my last post before this one. It had not been very long since my mother in law left us, so his death was indeed a profound loss, no words can really describe.

But as they say, "Life goes on !", just when I thought, life was meaningless and cruel and that nothing positive was happening around us, there came something magical (and completely unexpected) that changed our tears of sadness into those of joy and thankfulness. Everything started to make sense again.

I know many of you have already guessed why the emails have been going unanswered and posts been sporadic. The answer is YES, we are expecting our second child!!!!! Yayyyyyy!!!!!!






But hey, hold on! I think Im making it sound a lot more rainbowy than it is:) Pregnancy is not something quite THAT simple or just a time of happy expecting as most first-time parents think it would be, its rather a period full of ups and downs on both physical and emotional levels. Despite of all the happiness and other positive attributes that it carries, the fact that every pregnancy is a new experience, makes it a unique and challenging venture each time.

The first trimester was everything that I had always heard it would be but had not experienced with my first baby at all. Lots of morning sickness (or I should really call it all-day sickness), bloating, indigestion, vomiting,
dehydration, mood swings, extreme tiredness and hours and hours of sleeping that my brain was so fuzzy to type a word.

But guess what? Despite all these unexpected turns that my life has taken recently, I somehow missed you all. I seriously missed telling you about whats happening in and around me and my kitchen. I missed my oven, my utensils, that annoying noise of the poor quality beaters that I possess, even those countless shells of cracked eggs in the bin that I otherwise hate to empty.

Now that I am almost half way through my pregnancy and feeling much much better, lets just jump right back into what we had been doing before.

Im already working on few new recipes to post here during the week. Here a sneak peek for you:





Buckle up and stay tuned for the tasty details!

Love

12 comments:

  1. Awww... Good to see u back Sweety.. N i missed you too much Sweetheart...
    Yours ;)
    Farhana

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    1. Thanks hon. I myself missed being here:)

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  2. i missed you too and i am happy to hear that you are pregnant hope all remaining months will go with your good condition and mood,i was searching your doughnut recipe but can't find it yet please can you share a link here.thanks
    kanwal

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    1. Thanks a bunch for the wishes. I have posted two recipes. Here are the links:
      http://schee-culina.blogspot.de/2012/02/store-bought-donuts.html
      http://schee-culina.blogspot.de/2011/10/i-have-received-atleast-dozen-requests.html

      and yes, there is a search tab above on the right corner. You can use that to find any specific recipe youre looking for:)

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  3. Salaamalaikum and Mabrook....i really missed you a lot,its like as if we r all a part of this culinary family,really sorry to hear about the loss in ur family,its a fact of life and May Allah give u all the strength to bear the loss.
    I pray that u also have a happy pregnancy and enjoy every second of motherhood and May Allah bless you with a healthy baby and may Allah bless you and ur family always.
    Take care and Enjoy,dont forget to sip lemon tea to ward off ur morning sickness.have a great time!!!! Saira.

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    1. awwww...thank you for the beautiful words and duas. You wont believe but lemon tea or lemonade etc were the last things on earth my body was willing to keep down:) Simply hated everything citric but its getting better now Alhamdolillah. Keep me in your prayers and Im sure itll all go smooth:)

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  4. hi welcome back dear...hope felling a bit better now...we missed u n ure wonderful blog.
    mairah.

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    1. Missed being here:) Will try to be more regular now IA:)

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  5. i was thinking of u fatima lately, as to where this moody lady's evaporated, really missed u alot, specially each time i back our beloved sponge, n really feeling nice to have u back on the track with a beautiful news, wish u healthy pregnancy period n post natal period, stay blessed n be happy , welcome back, loves n lots of love,nosheen

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    1. Thanks for the lovely wishes Nosheen:) Your prayers are all I need! Will try to be more regular from now on. Btw, I have also been thinking a lot about the sponge recently. Have to bake it soon:)

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  6. Hey great come back!!! keep on rocking! :)
    Sadaf!

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  7. I was thinking of you dear Fatima & wondering where you've been... Happy for you dear... CONGRATULATIONS! do take care of your self... Missed YOU & glad you're back! my prayers are with you...stay blessed, healthy & happy... Lots of Love. :)

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