I would like to share with you a day in Ramadan. This is my Baba’s first Ramadan which means it’s also my first Ramadan as a mummy!
Sehri Time 1 am – 2:45 am
Hubby and I settle little Baba down to bed. Top and tail COMPLETE, sleep suit ON and milk time DONE! Once Baba’s asleep we sit down for Sehri (meal before fast). I like to eat something light like cereal and fruit whereas hubby HAS to have rice with a chicken or lamb dish. We have a catch up about our day, occasionally pausing to settle Baba back to sleep. After Sheri we both take it in turns to pray Fajr (morning prayer) then lights out
Play Time 10 am
Our day begins with Tiny Pop, toys and nursery rhymes!
Prayer Time 1 pm
Again we take it in turns to pray Zuhr (midday prayer) and recite the Quran. Baba likes to watch me pray ( well more like stare and clap) and joins me on the prayer mat.
Cooking Time 2.30pm
I like to prepare Sehri in advance i.e hubby’s chicken or lamb dish
Family Time 4pm-9pm
Hubby takes Baba and I to my parents house before going to work. This year is the first Ramadan without mum, as she’s in Bangladesh spending it with her family. So my dad who is a chef by profession is in charge of Iftar and my big sister is sous chef. Of course we all do our bit to help! My siblings are either praying, reading Quran, napping or returning home from work. Once they see Baba they’re all full of energy. You see the last baby in the house is now ten years old , so this Ramadan is a bit more special! By this time hunger and thirst levels are rising.
Iftar Time 9.25 pm
Ramadan is the only time where we all sit and eat dinner together as a family everyday for an entire month and I love it! A sip of water and a date to begin with whilst feeding or changing Baba in between and all the good stuff follows shortly after.
Ramadan or no Ramadan Tea Time happens everyday with all family members present. Soon after Maghrib (evening prayer) we all sit down with cup of either tea, green tea or milk. The caffeine is a remedy to the headache I’ve been having all day.
Taraweeh Time 11 pm
During Ramadan we pray a special prayer called Taraweeh. It takes me about 45 minutes to complete so my siblings watch over Baba whilst I pray. Hubby goes straight to the mosque after work for Taraweeh prayer and takes Baba and I back home after. Hubby and I then settle little Baba down …… WAIT A MINUTE I said this part already 🙂
RAMADAN MUBARAK LOVELIES!
Do you have any tips for a first time mummy this Ramadan?