Saturday, April 3, 2010

Welcoming Baby Kazim Khairul

hello world!

introducing the latest addition to the kay klan - little kazim khairul!

'kazim' means 'the calm one' or penenang in arabic and how apt it was - he made little noise when he cries, hardly high-pitched or loud wailing. just low, sad-sounding cries when he needs something.

truly a calm one!

born 1st day of april, 2010 at 1.30pm in the what is said to be the best maternity hospital in dubai, the al-wasl hospital. he was 2.9kg when he was born, the heaviest of my 3 kays!

alhamdulillah, the delivery went smoothly, my husband on my side, and little kazim came out perfect - with 10 fingers and 10 toes!

our lil kazim khairul

the contraction pain i felt from 4am in the morning that 1st of april was truly THE contraction pain - i noticed some blood discharge around 9-10am, and that's when we decided it's really time to take our packed bags and head on to the hospital.

we're truly lucky to have a few families ready to take care of khaleef and kahfi while mr. khairul tend to me at the hospital. ye la since baby kazim tak saba-saba nak klua sebelum opah dia datang, sape nak jaga abang-abang dia?

thanks so much for your open arms, my dear friend fauziah and kak linda. however, since they had to go back to malaysia around this time, it was kak zaida's family who took the boys in. with their 3 girls and a boy, the house looks set to receive another 2 boys! memang meriah lah! we are forever grateful at your generosity and loving care abg imran and kak zaida!


because of them, mr. khairul got to be my side through the entire experience. holding hands, encouraging words and silly jokes, hugs and caresses - the whole works!

the nurse said i was super-cool - dilating 7cm and still i haven't scream a sound! cool, eh? the only time i was actually vocal was during the last contraction pain - the one when baby kazim finally pushed himself out!

with the extreme pain and awfully groggy from the laughing gas, i was in a world of my own - where the only thing i was thinking about is getting the baby out. the voices on my left and right were just floating sounds, muffled but audible enough for me to follow.

i remember the nurse asked me not to push yet. gile ke! i remember the nurse asking me to wait for the doc. i remember then the doc asked me to push. then asked me to stop. then asked me to push slowly. then asked me to breathe. then told me if i push too hard i'm gonna have a stitch down there. fine! just get the baby out!

i remember too mr. khairul reciting a quranic surah while caressing my hair back. all the while still guiding me and telling me that everything is fine and i was doing things perfectly well. it was absolutely helpful. i loved his touches, and i loved the ultra-calmness in his voice. thanks, honey!

after one more push, kazim was out - head, shoulder and thigh! a perfect lil boy, our 3rd baby kay! without washing, the nurse placed him on my chest - for the first skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby for a whole hour.

kazim's first documented smile!

the nurse who took my particulars was an iranian, the doc who checked my dilation was from pakistan, the nurse who took care of me during my labor pains was a philipino, the doc and nurse who helped delivered kazim were from kerala, india and the nurse who bathe kazim the next day was from somalia.

what an international scene! and they're all super nice, helpful and really made the painful labor more bearable.

that's what we got delivering at a hospital in dubai. it's truly an enriching experience talking to people of different backgrounds and experience. priceless!


alhamdulillah, the doctor found both baby kazim and i in acceptable health, and was discharged the very next day! yay! while in the hospital i can choose to have the local meal (arab food), philipino diet, or indian. and i choose indian food lah. hihi.

so it was capati and curry chicken for dinner, and this pancake-with-onion and tomatoes thingy for breakfast. nyum.

erm, speaking of food - it's time for lunch. wife of mr. khairul's mckk senior kak muna came by last night to drop off a few 'lauk pantang' - this ikan masin in kuah asam jawa, fish curry and otak-otak. thanks so much, kak muna!

..and i can't wait to munch and lunch, so see you guys in the next post, for further adventures of mom of three boys!


23 comments:

ummiluqman said...

Alhamdulillah.. Kazim sangat cute, tahniah Syigim. jaga diri baik2 ye.. bila opahnya nak sampai?

Yuslinda said...

Congrats Syigim...

Alhamdulilah...comelnya baby kazim...nak2 pic dia smile tu.....wah mak dalam pantang happening ya...boleh update blog lagi...me like..... :)
Take care dear,nak anything from Kl just msg me tau...

Syigim said...

>> che ma..mesti la cute.. mcm maknye ;) opahnye baru smapai pagi buta tadi 3am. ade la org nk melayan abg2 kazim tu.. ;)

>> kak linda, yg smile tu mmg klaka.. hihi.. alhmdulillah xde stitches, so rase ok.. tu yg ade mood nk update blog ni. pantang2 pun blog jalannnn hihi.. ;)

anything frm kl? kopok ikan!! nk makan lepas pantang hihi

Anonymous said...

Hi Syigim,

He is adorable, so cute and when he smiles he look like his dad lah ..... anyway the most important thing is he is a healthy baby. You take good care of yourself and the baby too.

Sandra

Call me Keledek. said...

syigim, welcome to the club mom-of-3! Clever Baby Kazim,dah pandai senyum. Congrats Syigim..enjoy your confinement. The elder brothers definitely a 'help' nanti. Hihihi

Syigim said...

>> thanks sandra! yah, the smile is as charming! :P

>> fatimah, bigbro is helpin a lot, but lil bigbro is showing signs of jealousy! hihi.. hooray for mom-of-3 club! :)

HaLiMaTuN SaAdIaH said...

cop, despite congrats and all that..pantang bole makan kari eh??? hehehe..

dwimaya said...

congrats syigim and husband for the new addition to the family!

3 boys dfntly gonna rock your world!

so cute lah the smiley pic tu.. suka tgk..

nadnye said...

Congrats Syigim... so three boys on the row... Gambar senyum tu mahal..:P
Office mate pun deliver within that date jea...
Selamat berpantang..

Syigim said...

>> matun, i ni pantang rilek sket haha..xdela smpai xleh minum lebih dr secawan atau makan halia sebuku. insyaAllah sihat & ok lepas pantang ;)

>> thanks nadnye! :) tu la klaka je tgk gamba senyum tu... hihi..

Syigim said...

thanks yus! :) THREE boys bukan rock my world je, kroncong, heavymetal suma masuk! hihi...

a'ah pict yg smile tu mmg xsangka dpt. klaka tgk n mmg meriangkan hati everytime tgk hihi..

paij188 said...

hmm can try Al-Wasl la lepas ni, but have to check whether our insurance cover or not.

Masyallah, perfectnye Syigim! I nak la u punye 'boy aura'. Nak jugak boy sorang..

p.s. ready utk photoshoot ye Kazim! :)

kinsyakrn said...

syigim, comelnya kazim..bila tgk muka dia terasa cam nak tambah pulak lagi...tp bila ngenang masa morning sicknes n contraction...seriau rasa.. anyway tahniah, long journey with 3 boys..fuh, tough mum ni..

Asmahani said...

congrats syigim. little kay is so comel and adorable. alhamdulillah both of u are in a good condition. Third baby dah cool sikit kan masa deliver.. so, selamat berpantang and congrats again!

Syigim said...

wah! photoshoot! okeh aunty fairus. tunggula kazim montel sket lagi bole la amik gamba kat depan burj hihi ;)

Syigim said...

>> kinsyakrn, mmg LONG and challenging journey! tp sgt excitd jgk with 3boys hihi.. jgn pikir sgt mornin sickness & contraction..pk bila baby comey tu dah klua.. hihi ;)

>> thanks asmahani, mmg cool sket cewwah ;) my husband pun komen kata konon2 i ni veteran la banding ngan patient2 lain yg dah mengerang2 n nangis :P yg penting alhmdulillah semua smooth :)

arin said...

First time dalam yang 3 boys ni, ada blood show kan?
Nama kazim tuh , memang handsome laaa..tapi kahfi tetap calon menantu ilihan..kehkehkeh..

Syigim said...

hahaha...lawak la kak arin - kahfi ttp menantu pilihan yek? ;)

Maya said...

congrats syigim!

Syigim said...

thanks maya! :)

Fauziah said...

really wish we were here to help....happy all went well...let me know when is the best time to come....take care....hugs and lotsa love for u and your boys

Syigim said...

fauziah dear.. yes, alhmdulillah all went well.. no rushin to the hosp - we can take our own sweet time bfore the delivery hihi...

insyaAllah buat kenduri, since khairul's mom is also here..will tell you the details soon ok :)

Nur said...

salam madam
tahniah dari nur.. alhamdullilah dapat baby boy lg. semoga akan dtg dapat baby gal plak. blh tulun mama dia masak n clean d hse. kak nur plak soon....

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