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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

17 September, 2007

I'm back!

My transient blog-rest has been largely due the fact that I had to deal with a string of events which were thrown before us as a familyand at work! Anyway...here I am rearing to go sharing yet again the usual stuff!

Well, this blog needs a name change quite soon. Our fifth child is in h** (not revealing the sex here) 37th week of gestation. A week before my bro-in-law's wedding (31st August 2007), wifey experienced contractions of up to 10 minutes apart for almost half a day on a few occasions...It was no Braxton Hicks okay..(my suggestion which was quickly dismissed by her! Well..how can one contracdict a veteran in deliveries...LOL!). Well she still has her contractions now...but with no progress each time! The last check up she had was last Saturday - baby is engaged; placenta is ok..still supplying nourishment to the baby; wifey is still as active as ever (cooking, washing toilets, etc)...- my aunt made a comment this morning that wifey sounded (over the phone) like she's able to perform a 200m dash as opposed to her daughter-in-law who will be delivering her first baby today, who has been whining and complaining of fatigue etc.... - her baby's due date is actually 3 October 2007 whilst ours is 7 October 2007. Anyway....we are all looking forward to the baby's arrival (Yusof wanted to accompany us last Saturday to "interrogate" the gynae as to when the baby will be out!).

Because of this, wifey skipped the solemnisation ceremony of her brother, Mus, held in Felda Paloh....some 2 hours' drive away from Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan...She was home over the Merdeka weekend with Ibraheem and the maid. She told me not to be unduly anxious! Well she did drive herself to the hospital when Yusof was about to be delivered 10 years ago! But the again this time is her 6th delivery! You know how babies just arrive without ample warnings for the later pregnancies! Praise to Allah that the baby didn't arrive whilst I was away!

After the solemnisation ceremony

Remember my maid Acha? She's been found to be unfit to work after the medical check up! Urgh..... We went for a second opinion at University Malaya Medical Centre where wifey's sister work as one of the specialists....Did tests over a period of one and a half week and came out as borderline case....So...now waiting for an appeal by our agent to FOMEMA before deciding whether to send her for further tests and treatment! Like wifey said....don't be unduly alarmed wit this and just take one day at a time for now...(don't you just love the phlegmatic trait in her?)

Love this candid picture taken by Khadijah whilst waiting to go to the Bride's house

K-wire jutting out

Last Saturday was the first time I accompanied wifey for her check up with her gynae. Frankly, I have been somewhat traumatised after wifey had a missed abortion last year. She has been quite understanding....(I have been accompanying her to about 90% of her check ups for all my other children). Since Ib had to have his k-wire removed by the ortho, on the same day.....I braced myself and saw the baby's image for the first time real time...! Ib was excited asking the doc loads of questions.

Soon after wifey's check up, Ib had to have his k-wire "yanked" out by the ortho (Minah Celoteh's hubby is right in using the word "yank")...

Ib was initially ok until one of the patients started asking him questions and he just cried! Anyway, he was alright the minute he stepped in to the ortho's consultation room and was his usual self....The ortho was very engaging and excellent in making conversation with him! He even trimmed the not so nice looking suture around his thumb which was met with Ib's "ow" "ow" "ow".... He further engaged with him in light conversation and pulled out a surgical plier quietly and the next thing we knew...the k-wire was already out! Ib just yelled a single "ow"...Mmm....that wasn't too bad at all! The k-wire was slightly longer than the length of Ib's thumb....!

Waiting for Ib's turn to see the ortho at his English-inspired waiting room (complete with two three seater Chesterfields, a faux fireplace and floral wallpaper)


Mior Azhar said...

Welcome back, bro. Been busy rupanya. Anyway Selamat Berpuasa.

mumsie said...

wow...no 5?? you guys are brave!! would like another one myself, actually...

Nafastari said...

Let me guess, it's "her"
Allah makes easy for K. Yani

D said...

Hiyaaaaa... Reading that bit about that K-thingy being yanked out of Ib made me cringe la bro.. My prayers for the new-comer & mommy.


"ow" definitely was the word for my hubby too hahaha

Looking at dat thumb brings back 'memories'. Try having a wire sticking out like dat on a middle toe and walking around, w/o crutches...more "ow-sss"....hehehe

Does Ib got to keep the K-wire? My hubby has it in a small bottle, somting like a priced posession ....it serves as a reminder that he shld play football with the proper footwear hahaha

Xis said...

first of all... hope everything will be okay with your wife and your baby.. secondly.. glad that finally Ib's K-wire was "yanked" out.. :) Thirdly.. that picture taken by Khadijah.. was awesome! Cool! I like it.. :) Imagining myself and my own son... LOL! Like i have any.. :D

halwafy said...


What a doc,huh? It's these breeds of doctors (the excellent ones!) that really ease our worries, kan?

Salam Ramadan and all the best for that coming bundle of joy!

Anonymous said...

at last!

zaitgha said...

dof soon to be dof jugak la,

pray that your wife will have easy delivery...she has my utmost respect..

WANSHANA said...

Hmmmm...superwifey you have there Haq!

Normally the nearer one gets to the due date, the more active/busier the mom makes herself. So, I can't imagine how active Yani is now, what with just another 2 weeks to go! Siap nak buat all those hampers lagi...

Do convey my warmest salam to Yani, please.

All the best!

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly