Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Welcome to the world baby....


I feel bad sharing my good news when everyone is upset and angry about what is going on in Gaza...but I did share all my pregnancy up and downs on here..so here goes..


He was born on January 07...one whole week before his due date...you can imagine our surprise since we were sure he will come late just like his brothers..but noooo he had other plans...good thing our cell phones were recharged on that night...and my car filled up with gas...


Everything I have feared about his birth happened...


I was afraid of going into labour on my own for many reasons and was hoping that the doctor would induce labour on the 14th of January...I wanted to be ready, house clean, fridge stocked up, I was worried about going into labour and not knowing it, and I wanted to make sure there is no storm, be at the hospital when it is time to get an epidural, drive my kids to my parent's house in Hamilton and make sure they get there safely...


Well none of this happened...On Monday and Tuesday I was busy going out to get my shopping done, coming home I was too tired to clean my house..so my house was not perfect and tidy...


On Tuesday night I went into labour on my own!!


I went into labour on my own and was not sure I was in labour! At 8pm it started snowing and was supposed to get worse with freezing rain, at 9:30pm I started getting noticeable contractions, they were 11min to 5 min apart then all of the sudden got down to 2min apart.....everyone keeps on telling me when you are in labour you will know ...labour contractions are painful...well I was not in that much pain...some of them I hardly felt and others just needed an aw aw aw....


We decided to head to the hospital, I was sure we will be sent back home...but because of the snow storm they usually keep you there even if in early labour which is what I thought I was in.....so at 12:30am we got the kids up, got our bags in the car, cleared the snow off the car and left ...hubby was to drive me to the hospital which is in town and only 5min away and drive the kids to my parents house which is a 45min drive away, if it was a false alarm we would go pick them up in the morning..but it is better safe than sorry in this weather...


As much as I hate snow, I am glad it was snowing and stormy on Tuesday night...otherwise I would have decided to stay home and wait for painful can not talk, can not breath feel like you are going to die contractions to come.....if I did that I would have had the baby at home! I went to the hospital saying I think I am in labour...well it turned out I was in labour..and not in early labour but in advanced labour...too late for an epidural!! OMG you should have seen me....I was in shock...I needed that epidural...I am too much of a chicken! well too bad for me....


1.5 hrs after getting to the hospital little Tamer was born at 2:04 am...hubby missed the whole thing...it was just me, the doctor and the two nurses...it was pretty cozy actually...the baby was born before hubby even made it to Hamilton, when he got back to Milton the baby and I were ready to head to our room...


We just decided on a name last night...I wanted Omar...hubby wanted Mustafa...then we were watching Aljazeera and there is a reporter named Tamer and we both liked the name..so Tamer it is ...it is not for sure yet, since we have not even started his registration papers...as soon as those are sent the name sticks...


He is a good baby so far, as long as he gets enough food he sleeps well during the day and night...and he is soo adorable!!!

16 comments:

nido said...

hamdillah 3assalameh Sam:) yitrabba bi 3izkom ou dalalkom inshallah!

Noura said...

He looks adorable and cute..mashallah with nice hair too :) alf mabrook w allah ye7mi.. are the boys happy to see him ?

You took good care of yourself w el7amdellah 3ala salamtik :)

Maioush said...

7amdella 3ala salmtek Sam, yetrabba b 3zkom ya rab.. mashalla he is so adorable!

Diana said...

awwwwwww, 7abeebi, he's adorable mashallah
el7amdillah 3ala salametkon dear. Congratulations! and Tamer is a nice name, go for it :)

jessyz said...

Masha2allah, you have no idea how I was craving any kind of good news. And a little baby is always happy news. Mabrook, Allah yeg3aloko fih zoreya sali7ah weykoon men also3ada2 fil donya wa fil 2a5irah isa.

Summer said...

El hamdulillah 3ala essalameh...and alf mabrouk Tamer,Omar or Mustafa!
my son's name is Mustafa and he is one great guy, i hope your kids grow up to be like him :)
nice to hear happy news these days..wish you and your family the best of luck. enjoy the little one!

Batoul A. said...

Sammmmm! Al7amdella 3ala salamtek wo salamet your baby boy. InshAllah yetraba b3ezkon :)

Your husband had enough stress driving in the snow with all that on his mind, nice of you to spare him labor lool

"Mommy how did you name me?" Oh, after a reporter because of the Gaza attacks happening in the time of your birth..... sigh.

So how are the boys reacting? Belal must be jealous?

7aki Fadi said...

Alf alf mabrook ya Sam :) . Mashallah he is soooo cute!

I hope it was an easy labor and you are recovering nicely.

Hoe big was he?

kinzi said...

He's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! No surprise, seeing his mommy and brothers.

Ah, welcome to my world, three boys.The last time you cleaned your house was the last time it will ever be that clean again, for at least 15 years.

You are quite the woman, too, no epidural!!!

and life goes on... said...

hamdilla 3al salameh and alf mabrouk! he's so cute.. mashalla.. Tamer is a really nice name ! Great choice :)

Sam said...

nido..thanks allah ysalmik..

noura yeh my kids are always born with hair...and no heart burn...yeh the kids are excited about the baby...even bilal!

maioush thanks allah ysalmik...
3okbal 3andik..and little maioush and Q inshallah...

Diana thank u...yeh tamer is starting to grow on me...:)

jessyz...thank u...ameen:)

summer thank u...yeh i think we settled for tamer...i have a cousin named mustafa..and he used to always hit me on the head with his head...so everytime i think of him i get a headache...but i like the name ...it is my granpa's name...but mustafa ruined it for me!

batoul..yeh poor hubby it was a stressful drive..but i had an easy labour so he would have been ok...no cord cutting for him this time...the boys are doing well with the baby...even bilal is being good ...he has not tried to poke his eyes or carry him yet..inshallah it stays like this!

7aki..yeh i had a very easy labour..except for those 10min of pushing...and i am doing well...except for the usual post partum ailments...he was 7.5lb at birth...thankfully with a small head!

Kinzi thanks...yeh i know messy house...i cant wait to get the basement done and lock them down there so they only ruin there..yeh right..they will mess he whole house...and yeh no epidural..but i was so scared..it was so not my choice...and they kept on giving me hope that i might be able to get it..but i progressed too fast..i would never do it again without...

Dima thank u:) yeh i am starting to like the name more and more...it suits him i think..:)

Qwaider قويدر said...

7amdiallah 3al salameh ...
Yitrabba fi 3izkom inshallah

Manal said...

7amdelah 3ala essalamh

so cute

may Allah pess him

and pry for the people in Gaza

asoom said...

awwww I love the name Tamer! Alf Mabrook he's so cute!

Sam said...

Q thanks...3okbal 3andkom inshallah:)

manal...inshallah........:)

asoom....thanks Asoom....:)

Jundi said...

im guessing the jazeera person was tamer il mis7al .. anyway 7amdila 3al salameh .. Allah yi7fazo :)