Aisyah's Mom & Dad say, "Parenting is a process..."

Monday, August 30, 2010


Slept well last night but kept on breathing to the toilet; normal for pregnant mothers.

This morning, a friend of mine, Katherine sent me an sms telling me that Budi; another friend of mine; dreamt that I gave birth to a baby boy. Katherine seemed eager to know whether I have safely gave labor. Replied her sms and informed her that my baby is only due end of next month, 25th September 2010. I am not yet prepared to tell my friends that I am carrying a baby girl.

Though the doctors had confirmed that I am going to have a baby girl, I have actually prepared a boy's name for my baby, just in case. I have prepared two names for my baby boy (mana la tau kan..); Muhammad Aisy Shafie and Muhammad Aisy Hanafi. Initially i wanted to have Ahmad instead of Muhammad.

This morning baby seemed OK.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

FTT and Surah

Downloaded all Shelly Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater months ago. It was a nice feeling to be able to watch my fave FTT over and over again. My all time fave is Jack & The Beanstalk, Hansel & Gretel, Aladdin, The Dancing Princesses, Thumbelina, Cinderella & of course, Snow White.

Decided to convert all FTT to DVD so it will be easy for Ayeesha and I to watch in the future, Insya'Allah.

Watching FTT over again make me realize that this is one way to teach Ayeesha English. Vocabularies used in FTT are suitable for all ages. There are vocabularies which are familiar for young kids as well as adults. Most conversations spoken are very refreshing though it was filmed in early 1980's. Phrases found are very easy to understand, remember and even easy to memorize by young kids! Some are very catchy phrases and might help young kids to use it in everyday conversations.

Apart from wonderful scripts presented, the sets of each episode are beautiful and unique. The costumes, the musics are very beautiful displayed and planned. Not to mention the actors of each episode are very great with their role!

I know it is still very too way early to talk about wanting to watch FTT DVD with Ayeesha, but I just can't stop my curiosity to help her with her language later in life. Hubby and I have decided to use both Bahasa Melayu and English at home. Always Bahasa Melayu with dad and always English with mom. We both have agreed to use OPOL (one Parent One Language) system at home.

Of course, being a muslim, it's my duty as well as hubby to prepare Ayieesha for Islam in her life. Ever since my early pregnancy, I have always made Ayeesha listen to simple Surahs from the Quran by putting my earphone on my tummy. And sometimes, I read it myself each time after prayer, if I find the time. I had completed my 30 juzu'  a month ago and I believe Ayeesha did get to hear most of the surahs, Insya'Allah ( we will never know, but I do hope she had). 


Was OK last night

Slept like a log last night and happy for it. I guess the 'chicken porridge' that I had cooked for breaking my fast made my night. hihihihhi..

Woke up in the  middle of the night and quite surprised it wasn't hard for me to return to my dreams afterwards. Usually, after tons of tears and hundreds of sleeping positions tried, then only I was back to my sleep. But last night was really OK. Alhamdulillah... :)

I guess the chicken porridge is really the cure of my restless nights. More porridge onwards? hmmm... not sure. Chicken porridge yesterday because I need to have a simple diet to feed myself since I have a very mild constipation lately. I hate it when I'm not able to go to the toilet regularly and pass. It worries me a lot. I started to think of all the bad things inside me playing with my lil' baby..uweeekk.. gross!!!!

People often say that a glass of warm milk before bed is OK. Have tried and it only works for me in my early pregnancy but now, NOPE! It just don't work. For me, drinking two glasses of warm milk everyday is to boost my Hb reading and yes to be able to go to the toilet regularly and pass. That's the only reason.

Baby was OK last night, maybe because mom feels OK too. Both had one very beautiful night to share. No cries, no complaints to hubby and that really made my night!

Hopefully tonight will be just the same. Guess, I have to watch what I eat to overcome my sleeping disorder lately though some people believe it was just one of the million symptoms of mother in her 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Hope my baby is all well inside and looking forward for her arrival very soon.. May Allah bless both of us and may everything turns out well.

"Dear Allah, I know this will not be easy. But please let the baby and I get through all of this with ease and triumph. There are times I doubt the pain that I will endure when labor comes, but I know You will always be there to help your servant. Help me and bless my baby and I with beautiful health and may both of us be the great servant of Yours here and after. May the baby is great service to You, Islam, her parents, family and society everyday. Bless her with your love and may she always be in the good sides of all situations. Ameen"


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Restless Night

Feeling restless and angry were what I felt last night on bed. I couldn't sleep, it was very hard for me to sleep and it's been two nights. I was angry with hubby and blame everything on him and tears came out. There were moment I thought of giving up, the burden of carrying the beautiful one inside me is too much to carry, I feel tired every now and then and most of the time I feel very heavy, too heavy that it makes me hard to lift myself up to do house chores.

After tremendous hundreds of complaints on my mind, then I realized I was wrong. I took a deep breath and tried to relax myself on bed. I recite 'Salawat Nabi' slowly and kept telling myself that everything is going to be okay. After few gentle rubs on my tummy and Salawat Nabi, I started to feel fine on bed. I kept on reciting few Surahs from the Quran and all complaints and pains I had earlier seemed to be disappeared.

Getting pregnant is not as easy as people see. The pain that mothers have to endure can't be described in words. This is something that every fathers will not understand.

Being a first timer, I hope everything will turn out fine for hubby and I.


Beautiful names

Had a discussion with hubby last night on our baby girl's name. The discussion popped out since I kept on asking whether 'Ayisha' is more suitable than 'Aisyah'. I have always wanted to call our baby Aisyah as far as I could remember, but decided to change it since our neighbour who had just gave birth months ago named their daughter Aisyah too. I just don't like the idea of two lil' girls growing up in the same neighbourhood sharing the same name.

Hubby for the very first time voiced out his concern and suggested 'Nadia Nabilah' for our girl's name. It's a beautiful name I said, but I insist to have Ayisha@Aisyah to our baby's name.

After quite some times, Ayisha Nabila seemed to be on my mind but I'm not too sure about it. hmmm...


Friday, August 27, 2010

Unsettling dreams

For the past few nights, I have not been sleeping well. Woke up in the middle of the night feeling restless and worried. Weird dreams, weird characters, kept appearing in my dreams. These never happened before as far as I could recall.

Most articles say that, it's normal for a pregnant mother of week 36 and above to dream as such. It's just one way to release all worried and uncomfortable feeling of looking forward for the labor day; most 1st time mothers experience this; so I don't have to worry, I keep telling myself.

Apart of having the unsettling dreams almost every night, I also find it hard to breath sometimes at times specially when I have prepared myself to sleep. Also, the weight on my tummy sometimes makes me hard to stand after getting myself  sitting comfortably on the floor.

Being in my 36 weeks, I am excited and looking forward for the arrival of our new member but there's no way I can hide my worries when the big day comes! I kept telling this to hubby almost every night before sleep. 

With a mere of 28 more days to go, hubby and I are looking forward for the baby to arrive and yes, we have lots of plan for the baby.

Having this blog dedicated for our baby girl is one of the plan. We purposely start the blog at my week 36 to capture all exciting and beautiful worries of having the beautiful one in weeks to come. As all can read, we have decided to name our baby 'Ayisha Zubairah' (Life, vivaciousness / Smart, intelligent) and will be called Ayisha in her everyday name.

Ibu Ayeesha Zubairah (Sheera)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Week 36

I am now in my 36 weeks of pregnancy.

There's lots of things that I am worried about at the moment.

Let us all hope that everything will be alright.

And yeas, the doctors have confirmed; it's going to be a baby girl. It's such a relief to know since I always wanted a girl to be my first born child. Alhamdulillah... and I do hope the doctors are right!

IbuAyeesha Zubairah