Walking on eggshells.

I assume many have abandoned this blog by now. I can see the numbers dwindle and my hard work wither away. It's been so long, and so sparse. The posts on this page are as rare as rain in Doha, and I could blame circumstance, life and the universe for it. But in truth, I... Continue Reading →

Some days…

Some days, you are The Universe's puppet. You wake up slouchy. The alarm fails you. The coffee- maker stutters and dies. The milk boileth over. There is a mammoth, God forsaken jam at the petrol station. And a scuffle in the parking lot. Sambhar stains your crisp, white linen shirt. And your colleague let's you... Continue Reading →

What’s in my diaper/ changing bag?

Scene-Mr H, J and Z are heading out for the evening J is still getting ready…. Okay…I am almost ready…. If only I could find my watch…Oops, need to switch the living room AC off…Aah! Better get the laundry going…It will be done by the time we’re back…Now to fill some water…Z might need extra- socks.... Continue Reading →

Ma’ Wednesday! Giving birth in Qatar….Part 4

  To read Part 1 click http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/09/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar/ Part 2 – http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/16/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar-part-2/ Part 3 - http://jaznajalil.com/2014/07/23/ma-wednesday-giving-birth-in-qatar-part-3/ The results. Another dawn approaches. J’s body seems to be running on reserve mode. Sleeps for minimum possible time. Eats just enough for sustenance. It is amazing how quickly gaiety can turn into utter desolation. All J wanted was to... Continue Reading →

Mission vaccination.

It’s almost midnight. All is calm. Mr H and lil Zoe are both passed out. It was vaccination day today. I had planned my entire day around Zoe’s vaccination. There are those days when everything goes according to plan and you accomplish everything that you set out to do. Such days, at the end of... Continue Reading →

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