April 10, 2012


So the Doctor said, if I don’t deliver by the 10th, I’ll have to be admitted and he would have to induce my delivery. Because of the many experiences of others who have been induced before, I was hoping that my ObyGyn would change his mind. So I asked him if I could keep the baby in me until he was ready to come out. The only response I got was, “Berapa lama you nak simpan baby dalam perut? By the time 10th nanti dia dah 41 weeks dah. Kita induce okay?

Well, not that I have a choice, do I? My baby is already full term and keeping him in me for too long would be detrimental to both him and me and it would require so many hospital visits because we would both need to be monitored. And just the thought of that made me cringe.

Turns out, we didn’t need to wait until today to see my baby, we didn’t even have to wait until the 4th of April, my EDD.

fresh from the womb!

On the 2nd of April 2012, I safely gave birth to a wonderfully healthy baby boy at 9.33 p.m. at Putrajaya Hospital. He weighed in at 2.75 kg, with a height of 50 cm.

As for now, we are adapting as best as we could, getting to know each other better and trying to embrace a life surrounded by baby wipes, diapers, panda eyes, (painful!) cracked nipples, (so much) laundry and more laundry.

It may sound a lil’ mundane, I know. But trust me, it’s that secret smile and serene face he shares with me after every single (2-hourly!) feed that makes everything worth it at the end of the day.

I wasn’t prepared for this much love and this one week has been nothing but overwhelming.

So, please excuse me. I’m going to go and stare at this beautiful perfect being Allah has blessed me with, now. Alhamdulillah.

Hi there uncles and aunties! My name is Ariff Luqman! And I love Mama's milk (and fingers!)!

(delivery stories will come up soon!)

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