Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It’s a boy!

The Doting Grandma, my loving wife Shadah with little Naqib, barely 4 days old.

The Awesome Foursome, Our Pride And Joy : From Left: Nabil, Sarah Aishah ( at the front) and Kimie and Norman.

Last Friday July 02 had been expected to be just an ordinary day. It all started in the morning when Norman and Kimie (read: grandchildren) had their ‘Report Card’ day. Adura, my eldest daughter had dutifully accompanied her 2 boys to confer with their respective teachers . Parents were required to present themselves for a one to one with the teachers to gauge and discuss on how they ( the 2 boys) had fared during the term.

It was all well and good and I was supposed to pick them up later in mid-morning as there would not be any more classes for the rest of the day.

Then it happened. My loving wife, Shadah received a text message from Hafidz, my elder son. 'Qhaty’s in labour! ' . What?.. Now? Gosh! We knew Qhaty was in the family way and it was ‘anytime now’, and it was expected. But not now! ....It was still a surprise that it should be that morning.

Ok, ok, Shadah decided. ( in this sort of situations, I would let her decide) We’ll pick up Norman and Kimie and then we'll go. Hopefully we'll be in time. From PJ, to Ampang Puteri Hospital , taking the DUKE highway would be a breeze. Then another text, ‘ 7cm now. Baby otw’

To tell you the truth, I was not at all knowledgeable nor familiar nor accustomed to such technicalities. But I could guess. It must be pretty soon.

Sure enough, before we could recover, another text came, 'Baby boy safely arrivd naturally 2.96kg, 52cm. Mommy is doin fine. Happy and grateful!. Alhmdlh.’

We were relieved!. We were just relieved. With a tinge of regret though as we were not there when it happened. Then another message . ‘It’s a boy! ‘

Maybe Hafidz was just as relieved as us that he just couldn’t resist sending the confirmation or maybe he was just overwhelmed with joy ‘

There’s Muhamad Nabil the eldest, Sarah Aishah, now followed by Muhamad Naqib ( Naqib a pleasing and pleasant sounding name means ‘noble ‘) It is an ideal boy-girl-boy sequence .

The tally a foursome is now upgraded with the addition of little Naqib to a quintet (together with Norman and Kimie, my other 2 grandchildren)

Congratulations to Hafidz and Qhaty for making it happen! We are extremely proud that we have now a new grandson. Alhamdulillah, it is a joyous and happy occasion.

Come to think of it. If there's none of the ubiquitous hand phones and the corresponding sms texting culture , as what we are having now, life would have been pretty much mundane and uninteresting! Yes, I suppose so!


Al-Manar said...

Congratulations, datuk!
Hope mother and baby are fine

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Hank,
Congratulations to both parents and grandparents on the mew addition to the family. May ALLAH S.W.T. endow upon him HIS Blessings, Compassion and Mercies. Alhamdulillah.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pak Cik and OP Hal,
Thanks. Both mother and baby are fine!

norzah said...

Though a little late I like to join Akhi Hal and Pakcik Ai-Manar to congratulate you and your wife for the new grandchild that both of you had been endowed with and, of course, congratulations and jubilations to the parents. A newborn is always a joy to the family, giving it the laughter and the little cry which we enjoy even when it comes in the wee hours of the night. Kenalah Tok atau Nenek bangun jika emak dan ayahnya terus tidur lena, hehehe.
Your last comment is very interesting. If we don't have all the newfangled electronic gizmos to help us enjoy the day. how'd we spend our time as a pensioner with lots of time to spare? Probably just playing around with the grandchildren and becoming naughtier than they, inventing tricks that the little children would not think of.LOL.

kaykuala said...

Akhi Norzah,
Thanks. You're right. Even though Gramps and 'Tah may be called upon to assist in the night, it is never a dull moment.

The only regret is they all grew up too soon. We suddenly have teenagers out to college and never to come back again with respective families of their own eventually.