Thabbit Qulubana 'ala Diinik
AT THE HOSPITAL
We spent almost a week at the hospital, unfortunately my son has a different blood type than me and that contributed to him being admitted to the nursery for jaundice. His jaundice was at 14 and all I could do at that time was visited him every 2 or 3 hours to nurse him. Sometimes the nursery would make a call to my room if he cried earlier than his normal nursing schedule and I would rush to the nursery feeling anxious. The rest of the day I would peek him through the glass window, looking at his little half-naked body laying under the blue lamp. And a mother's heart broke into pieces.
Nufayl - a few hours after he was born.
Nufayl suka tidur kepala senget
Bedungla sekuat mana pun, tangan dia mesti nak kena keluar jugak
I saw my baby's first smile when he was 3-day old. It happened in the nursing room after he had his regular feeding. His eyes were closed and suddenly he just smiled for 2 seconds. And it made all tiredness of little sleep and pain of post-delivery swept away instantly. Up until today, he smiles occasionally, most of the time in his sleep and sometimes when I gently tickled his chin or cheek.
Berjaya jugak amik gambar dia senyum time tak tidur
We picked the name, Muhammad Nufayl, a few days after he was born. Of course we had a long list of names, but Nufayl was not listed during the earlier phase of choosing our baby’s name. We came across ‘Nufayl’ when I was browsing the internet through By’s Treo mobile phone at the hospital. We had 4 or 5 other names and what we did was asked our family and relatives to choose their pick. At the end of the day, ‘Nufayl’ was voted as many people’s favorite and of course the meaning of the name also plays an important factor. Nufayl means gift, therefore Muhammad Nufayl means a gift that is praiseworthy. And indeed, he is a gift from Allah that we are most thankful for.
CONFINEMENT AND AQIQAH AT GUAR PERAHU
2 days after we came back from the hospital, we headed straight to Penang for my confinement. I already told mak a few weeks earlier that if it was possible to have the baby’s aqiqah on his 7th day at kampong. Our original plan was to pick a sheep or a goat and make a small kenduri. However, Mak had asked around and to our surprise, many of our relatives wanted to take part in the aqiqah as well for their babies. So, instead of a goat/sheep, we had a cow for the aqiqah. Nufayl took 2 portions, Kak Na’s Fawwaz (10-month old) took 2 portions, Bang Yang’s Syasya (10-month old) took 1 portion, Tok (my grandma) took a portion for her son that died when my mom was still a baby, and my mom took a portion. 7 portions all together. We were also had a kenduri doa selamat for my mak lang who passed away 2 weeks earlier. The small kenduri turned out to be a huge one, all family members were all there and the whole village was invited. It was like a kenduri kahwin already. Masya Allah, rezeki Nufayl...
Lembu bertuah untuk aqiqah kami
Daging aqiqah siap dilapah untuk kenduri esok. Bebudak bersuka-ria.
Kenduri aqiqah yang dah macam kenduri kawen.
Nufayl sesudah bercukur & terus botak
1.8 gm x RM 100/gm emas = RM 180 (harga rambut Nufayl :p)
NEW LIFE WITH NUFAYL
I'll start working back next week. So far, my expressed breast milk (EBM) has already reached 90 oz. All safely stored in the freezer. We hadn't choose a nursery yet. We have 2 nurseries and a pengasuh in mind. But the final decision is always a tough one. Maybe it is due to the fact that I'm not willing to let go of my baby to other people when he is only 2-month old. I am afraid that he can not live without me, or is it that I can not live without him by my side. :p
Nufayl is already 2 month old as at today. He'll have his 2-month shot tomorrow. I bet I'll cry again as I did when he had his BCG on his 2nd day. (Huhuhu...mama can not see Nufayl cry, cause she will cry harder). It was funny really, when the nurse came to give BCG injection to Nufayl. He suddenly cried at the top of his lungs, and I didn't really expect the nurse to inject the sharp needle into his soft body. Everything happened so fast or otherwise I would stop the nurse (ntah apa-apa aku nih, tak relevent langsung). 10 minutes later, I was still crying even Nufayl already stopped crying berzaman dah. :p
Nufayl is a good boy, alhamdulillah. He does not cry a lot, and if he does, I usually know the reason why. It's either his diaper needs to be changed or he's hungry. He also sleeps well at night. He only wakes up every 2 or 3 hours for his feedings and he'll go directly to sleep again. He usually 'really' wakes up around 10 or 11 am. It means that it is time for his bath..heheh.
Nufayl already knows how to bersembang. If someone looks at him directly and talks to him, he will talk back with...'aaa..uuhh..aa..aah..uuhh'. But this only works if he's not sleepy, hungry or has a dirty diaper. Alhamdulillah, he is easy to be managed. :)
Can't wait to see his further developments. I just regret that I have to go back to work and will miss some of his first this and first that. I wish I can be a stay-at-home mom, and still have a fixed monthly income. Ooohh..that will be just perfect..hahaha.
posted by Hana' at 6/12/2008 04:14:00 PM |