Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

On the days prior to school reopened for year 2010, when Akhi was reminded about going  back to school, you already gave signs to Ummi and Abi that you wanted to go to school and even mentioned the word “Explorers”. Yes, my dear, our initial plan was to enrol you in July.

However, after consulting few of Ummi’s early childhood professionals, and putting your readiness and weighing the pros and cons, we finally decided to enrol you in February instead. Yes, very much earlier than the initial plan. Following are what we may consider the best to put you earlier:

1. Your consistent request as the title reads, each time sending Akhi especially.

2. Not wanting to make you have the impression of being neglected once your younger sibling comes to earth (March-April).

3. Allowing you to settle down in school before the younger sibling arrives.

4. Allowing Ummi to make preparations for the presence of our new member of the family later. This includes 

– adjusting to a new daily routine

– getting baby’s stuffs ready

– making arrangements for Akhi, Abi and you to sleep in separate room when baby arrives.

Insya Allah, with prior anticipation, all will go well. May Allah make this pregnancy and delivery a safe and smooth process for all of us including the baby in Ummi’s “tummy”. Ameen.

Unwell

November 10, 2008

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Binti,

Since we came back from the KL trip for the haul, both Akhi and you have not been yourselves. Ummi thought it may be the changes of climate between Singapore and Malaysia. Wallahu a’lam.

Few days after the trip – Ummi sensed that your 2-week cough during sleep was getting worse. It was on Thursday that you began coughing even when you were awake. It rang the bell for Ummi to seek the doctor regarding your health.

On Friday, we went to the Paediatric clinic as the symptoms shown by you were just like Akhi’s when he had his terrible cough about a year ago – that asthmatic cough. Alhamdulillah, doctor did not diagnose you with bronchiolitis or bronchitis. You were very phelgmy when the doctor listened to your chest and back. You were prescribed the antibiotic (augmentin), phlegm medicine and also to puff you 4X with 3 puffs per session. With the medication given to you, resulted in vomitting sessions and passing motion that led to changing of bedsheets and also frequent change of clothes (Abi, Ummi and you).

Alhamdulillah, by Sunday, your cough subsid. However, you woke up at 2.30am with a very high fever. Ummi administered paracetamol and doused you in the bathtub of water for about 15 minutes until your body temperature dropped. The medication neurofen has been given to you since then as the high fever comes and goes.

The hikmah behind this maybe…. the haul this year focused on sabr(patience) and Allah is really putting us to test based on it. Allah is All Knowledgable and All Wise. So to Allah we seek help.

May Allah grant Ummi and Abi strength to overcome this challenge and many more to come in seeking patience(sabr). Ameen.

Wassalam.