Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Alhamdulillah, all went well and smooth during labour. It took a little over 5 hours from the time Aily was induced until the moment our daughter popped out, much less than what she experienced during Eiddin's time. Labour pains no play-play bro, that much I can say from standing and holding Aily's hands during that time. Be thankful you are born a man, be very thankful.
Our girl came into the world at exactly 2.47 pm on on Friday, the second day of November in the year of 2012. She was weighed at 3.01 kg.
We were overjoyed then to get the confirmation from the midwife that we really had a girl, just like what we had been hoping for all this while. We knew from the various check ups, ultrasound and we even did a 4D ultrasound, but we can't be too sure as all are in God's hands.
Most important, we were simply very much over the moon and beyond, soaking in the fact that Allah has bestowed upon us another one of His perfect creation.
Once she was cleaned up and wrapped in the green hospital sheet, I gently whispered azan and iqamat into both her tiny ears with tears welling up in my eyes - just can't help it, I am a unabashed sentimental...sue me :)
We only spent a night in the hospital and got discharged by noon the day after. Thereafter, home. As the school term only finishes this weekend, we will be in Seri Putra until then. Once the school holidays start, the mom, the boys and the new daughter will shipped out to Seremban until Aily completes her confinement.
So far so good though my biological clock needs some immediate tweaking to adjust with her night feeding time.
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Friday, November 02, 2012
Been a while since the last visit. Hence, the nervousness and trepidation. This is one area that familiarity or experience will count for nothing. You may know what comes after another but that's about it. The past 2 visits had been unique, standing on their own.
Truth be told, I had forgotten most things about being a new father. I've been enjoying the relatively easy life now, being a father to 2 grown children. Children who can understand what you're saying or not saying, the works...
It's not like I am required to invent the wheel. Far from it. I am sure the guidebook is still locked up there somewhere, buried deep somewhere in the recess of my brain. Luckily, when I put it up there, I decided not to throw away its key, unsure then whether it will be of any use in the foreseeable future.
Now that I know the syllabus is to be put into practice, I need to locate it...and I need to locate it fast!!!
I really hope it's like riding a bicycle...
But for now, I am praying hard for our girl's safe passage into the world and unto our arms...and for the safety and health of my Aily.
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