Last Saturday we went to visit a friend who had just delivered a baby boy. MasyaAllah, many congratulations to the couple, Hafiz & Eda on their newly born. (Well, actually she delivered on the 1st of Sept, but only now we got the time to pay them a visit 😉 )
A common topic to talk about in this sort of visit would be – the experience of labour.. and PANTANG.
Coincidentally, when we called home (in Penang), Bapak asked the same question. Since my brother in-law’s wife is properly ‘berpantang’.
So, this is what this blog entry is all about.. Pantang ke tak pantang.
The journey to the hospital (Queen’s Medical Centre) took us less than 5 minutes. The road was so clear, it was smooth. The traffic lights turned green whenever we neared one. But believe me, despite the short minutes, having contractions while sitting in the car was certainly not a pleasure thing at all.
We parked right in front of the main entrance.. Walked to the labour room which is just less than 200m away. But had to stop for few times due to the contraction. Dzul went to get the wheelchair for me. Luckily it was so early in the morning, only 2,3 people around saw me in such condition, huhu…
Alhamdulillah on the 13th of September 2009 (23 Ramadhan 1430H), we had a new arrival in our family… named Nur Rayyann binti Dzul Azri.. she’s so adorable.. My father said most probably the night she was born was Lailatul Qadr, insyaAllah.. He heard people experienced quite a number of unimaginable events that night.. one of them was myself in delivering this baby. She kept looking up instead of having her head down on her way out of my womb, despite the doctor had already corrected it to assist the delivery.
Hope she’ll become an obedient muslimah, mukminah, solehah.. insyaAllah.. and I hope I could bring her up in Islamic environment, as much as I could.. Ya Allah, berilah kekuatan kepada hambaMu ini.. amiin Ya Rabbal alamin…Nur Rayyann, Ibu and Ayah do love you so much!! 🙂
Right now, I’m still waiting.. half-patiently, to be honest.. to meet our beautiful child.. insyaAllah.. I’m already in the ‘overdue’ category now (40 weeks & 4 days). Tapi, sesungguhnya Allah adalah sebaik-baik perancang..
Btw, I’m so grateful.. to be surrounded by very caring friends.. eventhough I’m far apart from my family, I don’t feel lonely.. the support is always there. Alhamdulillah. Thanks to Kak Suhaili, Kak Farizah, Kak Rohana, Wan.. and more names which I don’t mention here but doesn’t mean you’re forgotten. InsyaAllah your good deeds will be blessed by Allah.
Just pray that everything will be okay for both baby & myself. Amiin..