Saturday, May 17, 2008

Birth Story part 1

Salaams to everyone out there and thank you so much for all your kind words and dua for the birth of Jilbaby.

Here is the first part of my birth story.. which pretty much starts a week prior to the day my son was born.

Here goes...

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H came up the day after this post. He arrived by 6 pm. I was already exhausted (yeah it was a Sunday but the last week of pregnancy totally drained me) and taking a shower. He knocked on the bathroom door and poked his head in. Said salaam and chit chatted for a minute, and then he ran downstairs to pray and then started to make dinner.


"Wow," I thought, "Things really are turning around."

My last week at school was very hard. I ended up going home early a few days because I was just too tired. Sleep was becoming my frenemy - some nights were good, most were bad.

But H was totally awesome. Very attentive and helpful. Optimistic for the future because he had some promising leads for work (he's trying to do his own thing).

My 38 week check up was Thursday May 1st. My doc checked my cervix and THERE WAS NO PROGRESS FROM THE WEEK BEFORE. I was totally bummed out because I had H come up in a hurry in fear that I'd go into labor without him. Allah is the best of planners, I knew this.. and I couldn't dictate when Jilbaby would come. Still I felt guilty as we walked out of the doctor's office with no new news. It felt like this pregnancy would never end. I could tell H was anxious and maybe even agitated. He left his work and came up here thinking I'd deliver any day. He gets no paid time off and actually risks losing his job for leaving work for a long period of time.

The next day, Friday May 2nd, I was feeling fine. Neither my back nor my front were sore. I had a spring in my step but a scowl on my face. This baby will never come out, I remarked to some coworkers.

"No Jilbabble, this is the calm before the storm!" Predicted one teacher.

I hoped she was right.

21 comments:

UmmAbdur-Rahmaan said...

Thats it???come on dont leave me hanging like that...sooo not fair....

iMuslimah said...

Cliff hangers stink! I want the rest ;)

How is Jilbaby? He must be getting big inshaallah-

Will be checking for the rest! Gotta go, iBaby is screaming!

Salaams

iMuslimah said...

P.S. How are you doing? Are you getting any sleep?

Solace said...

Can't wait to read more..

Brenda - Noor said...

WHAT?????? Please give us the rest of the story. I have been checking your blog for what seems like forever to read this story.. COME ON SISTER! So anxious to know..
BTW.. you would be a good writer.

rahma said...

Don't forget to include pictures of the sure to be absolutely adorable Jilbaby. I'm a sucker for baby pictures :)

Congratulations to you and your family!

pixie said...

I can't wait to hear the rest!!:)

Hijabi Apprentice said...

LOL @ cliff hangers stink! But I must agree! Spill it.

Safa said...

It's when she leaves her posts like that, that I start to get worried. I know that she's emotional right now among other things......please Jilbabble....just come back happy, okay??

iMuslimah said...

Ahem Ahem....Jilbabble we are awaiting part II!

Im sure you havent had a minute to yourself. I know Im supposed to nap when baby naps- but that is the only way I get a chance to do anything, including checking your blog hehe.

Hope all is well with our growing you and your growing family inshaallah ;)

Assalamu alaykum.

iMuslimah said...

Ahem Ahem....Jilbabble we are awaiting part II!

Im sure you havent had a minute to yourself. I know Im supposed to nap when baby naps- but that is the only way I get a chance to do anything, including checking your blog hehe.

Hope all is well with our growing you and your growing family inshaallah ;)

Assalamu alaykum.

gulnari said...

I'm glad your husband came through for you. I hope things get much better for you from now on Inshallah. Can't wait to hear the rest of your story. I hope you and your baby are in good health. :*

Sobia said...

oh man....cliff hangers.........hha

Hijabi Apprentice said...

Hijabi impatiently taps her high heeled foot!

Brenda - Noor said...

=( I have been waiting what seems like forever to read the rest of the story. Please update soon. I hope everything is okay. You are in my duas.

Umm Yusuf said...

as salaamu alaikum sister,

mubarak on the birth of your child. may he be among the pious, righteous, and knowledgable and may he be the coolness of his parent's eyes- ameen!

iMuslimah said...

Jilbabble!

I hope all is well with you and Jilbaby inshaallah. Hows it going?

Mumina said...

Asalaam alaikum, you are probably just super-busy with your new little one. I just wanted to stop by and say I hope all is well out there with your family, inshaAllah. We will all be happy to hear from you again when you have time inshaAllah!

The DP said...

salam alaikoum jilbabble, haven't heard from you in a while, cliff hangers are teh suck and I wanna hear more about jilbaby!

alienbea said...

Salaam, Jilbabble!

Mabrook, masha'Allah, on the birth of your baby. Hope you're doing okay! Miss you and worry about you. Kisses for Jilbaby. :)

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Dear:

Insha Allah you all are OK. I know you are busy with the new baby and all, but please check in with us.

Love and Salaams to You!