Thursday, November 06, 2008

when it was just the two of us...

Sept 2006 193
Originally uploaded by Asliee
and now three is better!

Friday, April 25, 2008

ahhh - it's Friday

bring me a cold beer, so I can doze off in front of the TV...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

time to break the silence

Which significant event should I start with?  The birth of baby Ada, the exciting move back home to Istanbul, the end of an era so far away now, the corporate life that died as I know it, the love that grows inside me everyday that is like no other, and how one learns to look forward to sleepless nights, just so she can see another glimpse of the prettiest face in the universe...  Now, I am a mother.  My life will never, ever, be the same, and yet I wonder everyday how I lived 30 years in vain without her.

No words are enough to describe the way I feel.  Only moms can relate to me, my virtual friends, and I hope deep in my heart that everyone can experience this wonderful feeling when the time is right...

We are now back home. Back in Istanbul, with family, where apartments are HUGE, where help is always present, where someone irons your shirts, and scrubs your floors everyday. Breakfasts are served with freshly brewed tea, and life allows you to be engaged in your baby.  Wondrous how I have taken things over from where I left them off 5 years ago - as if this was a life I have been living in parallel to the one in New York - a life of many of struggles and challenges, as well as excitements and frustrations.  

I feel more at home now, my current system in here allows me to spend time only with Ada, and not worry about so many of the chores I had to do in New York.  I feel so lucky I have this ecosystem surrounding me.  At this point in my life, this is exactly what I need.

I will be in touch, from another part of the world, with my other self, with stories and babbles of my baby girl :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

third (year) is the charm :)

Today marks the day of our 3rd anniversary... Time flies and we stay afloat... This year is very special in so many ways - I am so grateful to be married to you and to be sharing life's little moments with you... The best is yet to come... Love, always.

Monday, August 06, 2007

I'm back and with some great news :)

Ok, I'll go right ahead and say this. I'm about 4 months pregnant with a baby girl!!!

Sorry it took me so long to put this out here, but with all that happened last year, we have been trying to be real careful and cautious :) So I cannot say I lived the first 3 months, merely surviving, except for the lovely time I spent in Turkey, being fed and then being fed again!

This is a very exciting time for both me and Memo (hubby) as we have been looking forward to this for more than a year now...

I promise not to turn this blog to a pregnancy forum, but please do share my joy, and with the 1st trimester being old news, the fact that I finally have my energy back!

Wahoo :)

ps - oh and please someone tell me a bit about Capricorn girls?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

flying high

Friday is the day I fly - fly high to Istanbul to visit family and friends after almost a year... and what a year that was...

I can already smell the oven warm morning simits and the fragrant tea, I am craving some homemade sea bean salad, some cabbage pickles, and ah, just the thought of being home is - exhilarating.

See you all in August. Happy 4th and happy rest of July.
*Image courtesy of lovely heliothrope via flickr

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Drumroll here please

so the first ever baby in our extended family made her appearance yesterday, around 11 am TST (Turkish Standard Time).

She happens to have inherited my name, making me so proud and so happy.

Let's say she was a little bigger than planned (@4.110 kg), thus giving her poor mom (my sweet cousin) a not so easy c-section experience, but we are all so happy that she is finally here. The timing of her birth is especially meaningful to me for reasons I will not share here.

Welcome to the world little Asli, you and I will always have a special namesake bond. I can't wait to see you in person in July.