Are you preparing for your first Ramadan since you had children?

I was pregnant last year and did not fast,this year I am ready, inshallah. Are there any Muslimahs out there with kids who will fast for the first time? How about you, is this your first Ramadan? Are you all excited?

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patientmama

Asked by patientmama at 4:33 AM on Aug. 21, 2008 in Holidays

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  • I just realized we still do not have any Muslim SweetPeas or Widgets! What's up with that!?!
    patientmama

    Answer by patientmama at 4:34 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • InshAllah, I am ready! This is my 4th Ramadan, I did fast last year but had to make up one week because I was finishing up some medication for Ecoli infection I had to take 4 times a day. I was pregnant last year, but I was able to do it. I am nursing this year and as long as I see no difference in my milk supply, I will fast this year as well. Salam.
    isra1986

    Answer by isra1986 at 8:16 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • Trying to get ready - we have decided to do a bunch of stuff with the kids this year inshAllah, so that means I am trying to get stuff ready for them. Have adapted the concept of the advent calendar, but we will be putting in dates and an arabic letter on a card (to help them learn them) instead for iftar to help the kids mark the days. I will not be fasting again this year (bfing & pregnant), but my MIL and potentially two other families will be staying with us for some of Ramadan so will be a busy house.
    b_cheerful

    Answer by b_cheerful at 10:39 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • Mashallah Isra, your baby is 5 months old already! Where did the time go? Samer was born during Ramadan last year, so I am not worried about my milk supply. With an almost 1 yr old it won't make much difference for me. Are you excited for Anisa's (sp) first Eid?

    bcheerful, I am very interested in you advent calendar. Could you PM me on how I can make my own for my boys? Mashallah you will have a house full! Breaking your fast will be special with loved ones around you, inshallah they will be there for Eid! Salaam Sisters!
    patientmama

    Answer by patientmama at 11:06 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • She will be 6 months in 2 days!!! It is unbeleivable! I am excited for her this year! We are having an Eid party I think. I am inviting all my family and all of DH's friends.
    isra1986

    Answer by isra1986 at 11:26 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • I hope Ramadan goes well for you all!
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:34 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • Thank you Kristi!
    isra1986

    Answer by isra1986 at 11:36 AM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • I have to say that this is an area I don't know a lot about. Can you tell us a little about Ramadan?
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 2:31 PM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • BLAH NO! I'm not ready for Ramadan yet lol. for the past few years I've either been pregnant or breastfeeding...so had to stop sometimes. 2003preggo,2004breast,2005preggo,2006breast,2007YAY was able to fast whole time,2008PREGGO! blah blah blah. I have lots of stuff ready for the boys. Plus cooking...Ramadan Treats!!! only time of year we have certain food...so I'm looking forward to that...but not looking forward to cooking lol.
    AmmuJinanSamaan

    Answer by AmmuJinanSamaan at 8:44 PM on Aug. 21, 2008

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  • nysa00 - Sorry this might be a little long. ; )
    Ramadan is important for Muslims because it is believed to be the month during which the Holy Quran (the Muslims Holy book) was revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (570-632 C.E.). It is also important because it is the month during which the Muslims were ordered to fast, achieving one of their spiritual satisfaction and practice.

    Muslims consider the Quran to be the true words of God given to humanity through Muhammad (pbuh), who is considered the last of the prophets. Muhammed (pbuh) was to call the people to monotheism and righteousness. This tradition of God chosen prophets or messengers is believed to include such figures as
    Adam (pbuh), Noah (pbuh), , Abraham (pbuh), , Moses (pbuh), , David (pbuh), , and Jesus (pbuh), .
    Continued....
    patientmama

    Answer by patientmama at 5:50 AM on Aug. 22, 2008

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