Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shavin' my baby's hair

with the help of Mak Ani (the midwife)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kenduri Akikah Zara Delisha

Alhamdulillah, kenduri aqiqah for Zara Delisha went smoothly today. We had a small kenduri for this lil' princess at Surau Al-Mutmainnah, Taman Pandan Perdana, Shamelin, Ampang. The kenduri started at 11.30am. We invited family members, close relatives and few close friends. Thanks to all who came and thanks so much for the lovely gifts and angpau.
After the kenduri, we (my mom, farid, zara and I) drove back to Kuantan. Will be spending my confinement period at my Kampung Kuantan. Heap, heap horray!!! Balik kampungg....

عن عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَمَرَهُمْ عَنْ الْغُلَامِ شَاتَانِ مُكَافِئَتَانِ وَعَنْ الْجَارِيَةِ شَاةٌ
(رواه الترمذي وصححه)
“Dari Aisyah r.a., sesungguhnya rasulullah s.a.w. memerintahkan kepada para sahabat untuk mengaqiqahkan anak laki-lakinya dengan dua kambing yang besar dan anak perempuan satu kambing” HR. al-Tirmidzi, dan menurutnya hadis ini shahih.

عَنْ سَمُرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ كُلُّ غُلَامٍ مُرْتَهَنٌ بِعَقِيقَتِهِ تُذْبَحُ عَنْهُ يَوْمَ السَّابِعِ وَيُحْلَقُ رَأْسُهُ وَيُسَمَّى
(رواه أحمد وصححه الترمذي)
“Dari Samurah r.a., nabi s.a.w. bersabda: setiap anak digadaikan dengan aqiqahnya, yang disembelih untuknya pada hari ke 7 kelahirannya, dan dicukur rambutnya dan diberi nama” HR. Ahmad, dan dianggap shahih oleh at-Tirmidzi.

The guests

ok, cutting time...

upah minum susu


Again, thanks to all for coming especially to my girlfriends, Rosmanja, Faherina, Linda, Shila...muahhhsssss

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My baby vs jaundice,..

Syukur alhamdulillah, baby Zara has already recovered from jaundice. She got jaundice on the third day after birth. At first, we were told by the nurse from the Klinik Kesihatan that it's only mild. She then requested me and Razi to bring Zara for blood test. It was suprised that the reading is quite high that is 13. The symptoms:
♥ She sleeps alot and really hard to wake up to feed
♥ She refuses breastfeeding or bottle feeding
♥ She is sleepy all the time
♥ Her skin and eyeballs turning to yellow colour

The nurse then told me that the only solution is to breastfeed more frequently. It makes me feel more stressful. What if I cannot breastfeed my baby? I don't want my little one to suffer from this, but I don't know what to do. My baby keeps on rejecting my breastmilk. My colostrum, it seemed not enough, and I was totally fatigue.
So, as alternative Razi bought her formula milk 'ENFALAC' temporarily to get her blood counts back to normal.

Well, some say that most jaundice is not harmful to babies, in fact most babies are born with jaundice. However, looking at Zara case, it was like nightmares. She really looks sick and weak!
So, what I did to reduce the reading:
♥ Make sure that my baby get plenty fluid. To me it doesnt matter whether its breastmilk or formula, just dont let them become dehydrated.
♥ Take her to sunlight

If the babies' poo is yellow, its a good thing. The bilirubin is coming out.
Well, it was a rough time for me and Razi, but now we're super happy that Zara is recovering and ready for her Kenduri Akikah tomorrow. Her latest reading is 8

more on jaundice

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The arrival of my lil' princess..

It was friday nite of August 16, me and Razi had invited my parent, atok peah, pak leman and wife, maklong and pak long from JB for dinner. They were surprised to see my look and my big bump, at the same time they also couldn’t wait any longer for this baby to come out. Same goes for me and Razi. :) Well, Razi has helped me alot in the process. He has became my personal training coach few weeks back. We've been jogged (bukan berlari la, just jalan laju2) alot after work. Its not fun at all as i really hate 'JOGGING', but since its good for me and the baby,...I pushed myself to love it.

So that nite, after finished family dinner, I suddenly felt the pain. It feels exactly like period pain. Atok peah helped to calm me down by doing some jampi over my head down to my tummy. Unfortunately, few minutes later, the pain getting worst. Maybe its what it called as braxton hicks contractions, I thought.

I barely got any sleep that night. I just watched Razi sleeping, and hug him as though as it was my last nite."Is this real thing?" I started to feel terrified and nervous. I kept on reciting ayatul kursi. And the next day, after subuh prayer, I felt very, very uncomfortable with my tummy. Constantly hurting, and its like a strange stomach pain. I checked my panty, and there it goes.... DARAH!!!...Ooohhh Mmyyy God!!! guess its just about time.... am i ready? errrr gosh... I took a deep breath and waked razi up.
"Awwak, saya rase saya dah nak beranak la! Dah keluar darah ni"
Razi quickly get out of the bed. He looked panic, but at the same time he tried to calm me down. He then grabbed baby's beg and mine and off we rushed to Putrajaya Hospital. Before that, me sempat jugaklah minta ampun dengan parent, atok peah, smua. My mom cried, guess she's nervous too. Ya Allah, slamat kan hamba mu dan baby dalam kandunganku ini. Amin

So, the next day on 17th July 2010
7.00am - reached Wad Bersalin @ Hospital Putrajaya.
7.30am - checked urine, checked weight (i was 71kg), checked for dilation (already 2.5 cm)
8.30am - monitor baby's heart beat and movement using CTG (this is the most boring part)
10.30am - went for breakfast with razi and fakhry and this is when the constractions begins and totally changed my mood. Very SAKIT! :(
11.45am - admitted at wad 5 room 12
4.00pm - 4 cm dilated and was sent to labor room
10.15pm - ZARA DELISHA is out!! fuh, finally :)

and YES, i dint take the epidural! (the reason is because it was weekend - no working hour). As bad as it hurt I just grinned. But without my Razi support, i wouldnt be that strong. Almost 7 hours tu dalam labor room... I love u darling, U're just the best husband in the world!!! Thank you for always being there for me.

So my advice to mums-to-be, if u started feeling pain or uncomfortable with your tummy non-stop, it might be the sign. Plus, banyak2 la berjalan. I think it really, really helps!

As for me, overall, it was a wonderful experience, scared of course, but it was joy afterwards, Alhamdulillah, all went well...and what's important zara delisha is very healthy and beautiful. What a miracle! God bless us all...

My lil' pumpkin, ZARA DELISHA

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Usher is coming to Kuala lumpur!!

Usher's concert is tomorrow.
Sadly, I can't go...(maklum la perut dah besar...)
Im such a big fan of Usher. I have followed and supported him since he started.
Love you usher...
One of my fav song.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Couldn't wait until the delivery day! How will it be?

no camera please...
Woww... It's been a while since my last blog post. I'm 9 months pregnant now. Just got back from medical check up with Dr Hamidah, my lovely and beautiful O&G specialist in Putrajaya Hospital. Today my darling Razi accompany me, so tak de la boring sangat. We played soduku while waiting our turn.
After few hours, then my name is called. ( luckily i have already had my lunch).
After greeting each other, she asked me to lie on the bed. She checked my cervix, and told me that it still wasn't dilated. Erm...bila lah nak bukak nie..

We also had a discussion on whats my plan for pain management during labor, whether im going to take epidural or not soon. After attending the prenatal classes, Im definitely go for epidural. hehe... In putrajaya hospital, the epidural is only available during office hour, so the doctor has adviced if i wished to take epidural, she asked me to pray not to get labor after office hour. Mengarut jugak lah dengar... I mean, how can we tell when labor begins.
Me and hubby keep a straight face for a second, and i suddenly started to imagine im squatting and screaming all the way down in the labor room. Well, different people have different pain thresholds. I just cant imagine what pain I will experience because it's a pain that we just can't localize. Ya Allah, may you help me go thru all this. Amin.

anyway, here's some info I got from the internet about the epidural.

* Epidural is often the most popular form of pain relief for labor, are given through a catheter into your spine. This deadens the nerves, temporarily, from your waist down to your toes.
o Pros: You will be alert and awake during the labor. An epidural will not make you feel tired or groggy. The effectiveness of an epidural is very good. Most times, it works quite well and eliminates all the pain you were feeling.
o Cons: You will probably not be able to move your body from your hips down to your toes, which can leave you quite uncomfortable and frustrated if you are in for a long labor. There is a risk from the anesthesia for both mother and baby, although very small. The mom could experience a drop in blood pressure. An epidural may lead to fetal distress, fetal malposition, increase the use of forceps or vacuum extraction, episiotomy, and perhaps incur a C-section.

And here's the update of my check up.
Baby weight = 3.4 kg
My weight = 70 kg
Blood Pressure = 124/77
Baby movement = good
Mother's condition = good

According to my gynae, I will be due on 16 July... so 13 more days to go! Wish me luck guys