Monday, June 25, 2012

Confessions of a New Parent

Things not to say to your wife when she is in a 20-hour labour:
"Oh, man, this hospital doesn't have wi-fi!"

"I have been standing for an hour! My feet are killing me."

Things a nurse shouldn't say to you just because you are desi:

"You have a beautiful baby. Namaste!" Namaste?!!!

Things then you should (probably) do in front of said nurse (but will end up doing in private):

Say the Azaan in the baby's right ear. Ikamah in the left. Watch baby smile.

The time when your baby looks like you:

The time when your relatives see the baby to when her relatives see the baby.

Things you miss as a new parent:

Free time.

Going to the movies.

Free time.

Coming home from work to a fresh home-cooked meal.

A clean house.

Free time.

Ability to go out at will without worrying about feeding time and nappies.

Did I mention free time?

Why it's all (and much, much, more) so worth it:

When his first word is "Abbu" (father)! Well, my wife thinks differently but this is my blog ...

Every day I thank Allah for His marvellous gift and blessing (amongst others).

And remember! Your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): “If you are grateful, I will add more (favors) unto you; But if you show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed.” (Quran 14:7)

We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight. We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will). (Quran 76:2-3)

And He gives you all that you ask for. But if you count the favours of Allah, never will you be able to number them. Verily, man is generally most unjust and ungrateful. (Quran 14:34)

Please keep our new bundle of joy and our family in your prayers, everyone.


Yawar Amin said...

Congratulations to both of you :-) Have you decided what to call the baby?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your wife. :)

Anonymous said...

Mubarak to you and your wife. May your child be the coolness of your eyes and an asset to this ummah, and may Allah make parenthood a means of earning His pleasure and tremendous reward - both in this life and the next.

Azra said...

Haha! This is hilarious!

Congrats! May The Almighty bless your family for years to come :)

mystic said...

Shit Man! no wifi in labor room? !!! WTF....(lol)

Sabrina said...

Congratulations! This is such a wonderful news. Hope mom and the baby are doing great. I am sure your blog will get all the more interesting now!

ym said...

awww. congrats to you and your wife!!

mezba said...

@Yawar, thanks. Yes indeed, we had picked names even before the birth.

@Scrumpy, thank you.

@Dreamlife, ameen to your duas!

@Azra, thank you for your prayer.

@Mystic, yup - no wifi. Can you imagine not being able to update Facebook? j/k

@Sabrina, if I get the time ! :-)

@ym, thank you.

nadia said...

We're watching him grow through pictures, and mashaAllah, he's getting cuter by the day!

mezba said...

Alhamdulillah, thank you Nadia.

Safiyyah said...

Enjoy this time :)

azlin said...

there goes your life :P


Anonymous said...

haha do you still think housewives sit on the couch 'doing nothing'...?

Misha said...

Congratulations! May Allah (swt) bless your growing family :). Ramadan Mubarak btw!