Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A.H (a bundle of joy)

10.10 a.m mama said "lets go to UH!"
Nana said "Ha? Is it real this time?"
Papa said " Wait, can we wait a little?
Am about to catch my much-needed nap"

Harith said "Nope! Pa, I cannot wait

Lets go Pa, lets go... I am arriving!"

I heard Nana saying "Oh false alarm"
Yeah It better be
Because otherwise I would be

Too early to be expected

The invitation card says 23.1.2008

Time? Not mentioned

Venue? Probably UMMC...yes!

This time, still early but
Later by a week than the false alarm...

Nana stand by? Ok?Ok!

Nana prepares room for Harith Ok? Ok!

Nana shifts to upper room ok? Ok!

But where is my bed?
Oh don't worry lad, it's coming

From Ochi's house

Uncel Iman would be sending it over

Harith! Assemble it yourself ok?OK!

BUT! Where is the mattress?

Ok, lets workout how to find it

Aunty Intan next door said

You just CUT, yes cut!

Ok! So we did...Papa did

After measuring, re measure, re measure

Taking a long pencil, draw few lines

Papa did cut it up

From a well full sized mattress

Cik Za, patiently sew the cover

Ops! My! With blanket stitch????

Five long laborious hours


Nana found a quicker way

Plain stitches, it ends in two hours

fine...I have two mattress now

They fit beautifully

Where they ought to be

OK, bags, people and people and people

All into the car...we all now go to UMMC!

there's a sound of thunder now.....pause!

Nana, Cik Za were waiting in the room
Together with Mama and Papa

Then came the time all should leave

BUT Mama still receiving visitors

Among them are C.B, Uchi, Yaii, Cik Tini And Cik Tika


Someone was missing since morning...

Cik Di was in the campus with friends

Doing projects in the lab at the Eng.Fac

She only joined us all much later

By 5.30pm Nana, Cik Za and Cik Di left

They were going home for dinner

Probably coming back later tonight

To see me arriving

YES! They came back later, true

This time Nana sat outside 1017

Cik Za called Cik Fiz to come

He arrived shortly before 11.00pm

While the two Professors and nurses were busy
Attending to Mama
Sat Nana silently outside "saying prayers"

She read all the surahs and doas for Mama

She never stopped reading
NEVER stopped
From the little book in her hand

I arrived at 11.56pm...refusing

To be a 13th January born child


Nana and Cik Za hugged each other

Ooooo! It was so wonderful to see them
Outside the room

Tears of joy were flowing freely

Like the pearls without strings
None stop

I heard Nana saying repeatedly

I was delivered by Prof.Paul Tay

Later Ochi, Yaii, Cik Tika, Cik Tini arrived

Much to their joys

Ochi brought nasi minyak for Mama and Papa

Drinks and all the goodies

They all later left the new parents

To enjoy me, as the new born

In the privacy of our room

By 2.30am "Wan"
(the decide title for Nana) became hungry
So she helped herself to fried rice
That was bought from the morning
Cik Za helped herself to fried mee hoon

Cik Di helped herself to fried mee hoon too
So not only Wan was hungry

The next morning
We (A.H, Papa and Mama) received visitors

Many, many, many visitors
Chu T, C.B. Hannah
Sarah, Uncle Peter
Later joined bu Ochi and her family
They made a lot of noise
Excitement filled our room
Then Mama shoved me out
Prof.C.T.Lim wanted to check me

One final checking
Before we went home


By 3.00pm everyone left

Taking with them our luggage
Like we were just returning from a long journey
Indeed it was an eight-month-long-journey
For me, little A.H

Everyone waited in our house

For our arrival

With me in Ochi's arm

Mama sitting in the front seat
While Papa drove through

It was time to feed me

We found our way into my new bedroom

Much later we made our appearance

To adjust with the new world

New surroundings
New swimming pool
Everything new to me as little A.H

Then it all began...SILENT!
No voice for the TV (silent movies)

No loud talk (more sign language)

No door slamming(more polite)

Even when the lights were switched on

It could startled me

On week ends I started receiving
Visitors and visitors endlessly (?)

Of course it ended before night fall

Then the new "everything"

AND I have a lot to do now

Sending thank you notes

To all my Grandmas, Grandads

Aunties who helped to prepare

Those mentioned earlier

Aunties who visited me

And most all to Mama and Papa...

On the third day of my birth

I was already opening my eyes wide

Much to Wan's amazement

I also gave a loud yell when wet
Then I found my way into the bathroom

Bathing time was blissfully joyful
Awkwardly people were holding me

Dipping my toes into the tub

Immersing my body into the water

All the way through

Yell!!!!!!!! It's strange

Why the cuddle were gone

The lying position was unsafe

I felt insecure


Quickly they would wrap me around

My brand new yellow Aussino towel

Thick and fluffy

Drying here, drying there...

Got dressed before I got the chill

Every few hours I would "deliver"
I don't think I enjoy it much
Mama put me up there
So high, while Wan tried to pasify me
Distracting me with all sorts
Oh yes! I found some friends
From the tissued box placed next to me
They are colorful
Some are fat and yellow
Holding cakes and cookies

The other is striped and big
I have not met them yet..

Wait till I see them on their TV programme
Then shall I know who they are
Toys with sounds and colors
Made my head turned
Mama and Papa were happy to see me
Turning my head slowly
Left and right

Papa enjoyed holding me
When he was leaving for work
He would hold and kiss me
Each morning send offs
Have no cries yet
Wait till I get much older
Then probably my cries
Would get to the neighbor's house
Next door, where Kak Sarah lives

For the past ten days
I have been bathing in the ...
Wouldn't want to tell you...
Sink, in the bathroom
Sometimes I enjoyed too much
Didn't realize that bathing was over

Three days now
I found myself sleeping
On the settee that seats three adults
I slept through till Mama
Woke me up for feeding
Wan was wondering
What else would I conquer after this
In this house

Wan is probably an IT literate
But not an expert
She loves writing and blogging
This may be (her) longest poem ever written
Since the birth of her blog
On the 16th December 2007
Just a little bit older than me...

Probably 28days older

Now A.H is 25 days old
I could say "Aaaaauh"
Gave a little smile to Mama
And to Papa?
Some "accidents" occured
Sorry Pa!

Yesterday 5th February 2008
Dr.Abdullah Yasin paid us a visit
Holding me in his arm
He then put an Ajwa Date in his mouth
Chewing and chewing
Dipped his finger in "air zam zam"
Then he put his "date -covered-finger"
In my little mouth
It went round in circle
It tasted sweet
The the "doa" was recited
Followed by Pa, Ma, Wan, Cik Fiz, Uchi and Yaii
TQ Ustaz for performing the
Thank you all for witnessing

I was very lucky indeed
Historic day of my life...25days old

They helped themselves to sweets
Which was served with Uchi's sandwiches

To savour it a little
Tea was prepared by Cik Fiz

Not by the RoyalTlady

Ok, A.H want to sleep now...
See you in the next line

Or two later...

On the day the monkeys came
They stood on the window ledges
Mama said they were watching
Perhaps counting how many
Of us were taking our naps
Luckily they did not venture in
And joined us in bed
Otherwise? Mama would be screaming
Her heart out

Visitors came, visitors went
They came with presents
Less empty handed ones
I often see similar faces
Which never failed to be away
Be it day or night
They are the faces of
My ever faithful Mama and Papa

They slept through with me
Woke up when I did
Then one day I decided
To sleep with them in their large bed
The magnetic mattress below
Gave me extra warmth

Today, Cik Di left us all
She had to attend uncle Khairul's wedding
Ki took his family along
Cik Di would have preferred to stay longer
I knew it for sure but...
She had no choice
She has to go along

Cik Sarah next door is so cute
But ever since I arrived, she sort of stopped
Becoming Wan's close friend
She even stopped her usual warm waving
That she had always done
Whenever she heard Wan's voice
Calling out her name, Sarah,Sarah
Now she no longer waves no more

Cik Za spends a lot of time with me too
She would adore me
Clean me, cuddle me whenever she is free
Now she is holding the new toy
Waving frantically to attract my attention
Suddenly her arm became tired
She asked "how long would I have to do this?"

I guess I have the longest poem ever written so far...
So long dear bloggers
Do write comments here and everywhere
I shall reply after each of my nap


azahar said...

Was it you? Or was it your first grandchild? Sorry, couldn't make up who actually was born.

RoyalTLady said...

hello, doc...
it could not have been ME...see the invitation card (clue) 23.01.2008...the day he was supposed to be born...granson of course. AND today, he is one month old.

I can't change the text colour yet...

still under construction...till then