Introducing Syadiyah Asyura…


Yes folks, this is no April Fools’ Joke, you heard it right. I became a father for the second time this past afternoon, exactly 16 months after Syahindah Adawiyah was born. Anyway before I move on, I wanna sidetrack a bit. With regards to April Fools, please do not sensationalise nor glorify the day. If some of you were to know the history behind it, you might end up seething instead, but that’s for you to look up and do a little bit of research. I know this second daughter of mine might be getting some stick when she grows up but I’m sure the day is just another day…


Mother resting before the operation…

Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah Almighty for bestowing this precious gift upon us. She arrived exactly at 2:46pm (from what was stated on the clock inside the operating room), even though the official time that was recorded on her records was 2:45pm. Compared to Syahindah‘s arrival, I think I was more relaxed this time. It also helped that I wasn’t stuck in the waiting room which from my experience, was an extremely cold room to be in (due to some antenatal class going on, of all places that they chose to do it).


Me goofing around whilst waiting to be called into the operating room…

When Syahindah was born, Aida had gone through a Caesarian Section delivery as the umbilical cord was wrapped round her neck and since her head was big from the prior scans that we did. Being seven months apart from the time of her delivery to the time Syadiyah was conceived, it didn’t make sense for us to go through a normal delivery as it might result in complications. The safest we could have opted for a normal delivery was if the baby was born two years after her sibling. Even though our gynaecologist had said that going for a normal delivery was still possible, both of us did not want to take the risk of running into unnecessary complications (which also translates to more cash being burnt!!!). So we played it safe and opted for the Caesarian Section delivery as it is classily known as. 


Seconds after birth…

Both Aida and I had initially planned for a full General Anaesthetic Caesarian Section Delivery (that’s quite a mouthful isn’t it???), just like our firstborn. Somehow the operating theatre’s nurse convinced us at the last moment to switch to Epidural instead, one hour before Aida was wheeled into the operating room. Previously we had our reservations about using Epidural because of all the stories surrounding it (spinal aches, back pains etc), but somehow the nurse did a good job at recommending it to us that we thought, ok let’s give it a try. Also, I would be able to join her in the operating room instead of pacing up and down over at the waiting lounge.


Mother taking a good look at baby…

It was an experience which was an eye-opener for me. Finally I got to see surgeons in action right before my very eyes. Even though I always wince whenever I watch movies with a lot of violence and gore, I was surprisingly fascinated when I saw them cutting Aida open and inserting the tube to suck out the water from the water bag. So fascinated I was till I forgot to record the whole process and only realised it till Syadiyah was already being cleaned by the nurse. The process of pulling her out from her mother’s tummy was like taking out a cookie from a cookie jar. It was that easy and I couldn’t say much except “Subhanallah” and marvel at the whole thing.

Syadiyah Asyura is beautiful, just like her sister, even though she doesn’t look as Japanese as Syahindah was when she was born. But the fairness is still there. Oh and she has a big, black birth mark on her head which looks like a patch of hair. Luckily it’s there and can be covered by the hair when she grows older. I kinda shuddered thinking what if it were to be on her face. But even if it does, I’ll still love her all the same. Right now, she kinda look like her cousin (my sister-in-law’s son). My direct family members are laughing at me now cos I always like to irritate this nephew of mine and make him cry even when I’m joking with him. Actually they had warned me not to irritate my nephew too much, lest the newborn would look like him. But it’s ok, my nephew is good-looking himself (the only grouse is he likes to cry for nothing) so my daughter would hopefully be good-looking herself.


One for the album…

Ok, I’ve had a long day. I need a much-needed rest. Thank you to all for the kind prayers rendered to us, not to mention all the congratulatory messages and well-wishes on national radio, via sms, via my Multiply network, even emails. Both of us are blessed with all the love from everyone. In case some of you are waiting for us to invite you to Syadiyah‘s Tahniq ceremony, no we’re not organising one. But our home is still open for you guys to come and see us and our new addition. Just give us a buzz and we’ll welcome you with open arms, you know the drill…

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

6 thoughts on “Introducing Syadiyah Asyura…”

  1. mabruk!!! to both of u one more gift from Allah to u……. 🙂 …. love the video, so sweet and beautiful and she feel secure when u give her salam masyaAllah….

  2. Hi, just came across your website and would like to congratulate you and your wife for your second bundle of joy…

    Reading your entry about your elder daughter being sick, make me want to cry. Hope she is feeling better now and will enjoy her new title as a big sister…

    Allahumma jazakumullahu khaira…

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