Wow subhanAllah has it been a week already?
We certainly have been enjoying our newest addition mashaAllah...baby smells... smiles in his sleep and just an extra person to love alhamdulilah!
Our birth story was unexpected and yet very amazing, we would not change anything about it subhanAllah.
The baby decided he would make his strong debut into the world, about a week after my "due date".
So not to be too long about everything!! My husband and I had a peaceful calm birthing experience.
Funny how I was watching The Business Of Being Born, right before the steps started of me going into labor! We called the midwife to tell her that she should make her way to us..and she said she would but she was waiting to get her vehicle. Who knew this would be the start to an adventurous birthing experience! Remember...we planned this out... midwife comes, when we call, she catch the baby, we say thank you, she sends us the bill and we high five for a home birth job well done. It did not work out quite that way! Well what can we do? We waited for the midwife. We listened to Surah Baqarah together and some Qasidas as we waited through the contractions. My husband was so patient and so kind, rubbing my back and holding me up because my body felt so tired. I wasn't sure the position I felt comfortable in and he worked with me....it was truly team work subhanAllah.
He slept behind me and I stayed up listening to the Quran, as contractions became intense, the children were peacefully sleeping in our bedroom, but in the middle of the night they woke up and laid beside the bed in our "birthing room". I used my friends ideas of focal points and stared at them when the contractions came... I also took the time to make duaa for everyone and made duaa for the ones who sent me special request.
I really enjoy silence during my labor and delivery so it was great, the house was peaceful and quiet and my husband woke up and checked on me..sometime during the night the children went back into our room and my sister ..Allah bless her..came and took the ones who woke up and stayed up.
My husband...he stayed up and he spoke to the midwife, who had not gotten her vehicle back and she was delayed and told us that she would not make it in time (as I was moving far along) , opening our homebirth kit upon her advice, that we ordered, and prepared to give birth...alhamdulilah he was such a big help, well once things progressed.... water breaking, and time for pushing he held me up and our son made his appearance, caught by me and his father.... he told me we have another son and he laid him on top of me...we were so moved and teary...there he was, resting on me... we waited for him to arrive and there he was...my husband cleaned him off, and called the athan... while I held the baby and my husband said "Allahu akbar we did it!"
Tawheed physically entered our lives on Feb 22... at 6:21 a.m. just before fajr... alhamdulilah and has been an extra blessing in our lives. The children love "the new baby" and are constantly checking on him and loving him.
Breastfeeding is going well alhamdulilah, I am currently nursing him and Tahleel, which is a new experience itself, but very beneficial and a good way for Tahleel to get comfortable with his little brother. He rubs his face and says "baby" and then goes back to nursing. Tandem nursing is def interesting alhamdulilah I am happy to be able to do it. If you saw my blog post on breastfeeding..I have been taking my brewers yeast daily, drinking much water, taking vitamins, drinking barley water and eating other breast milk increasing foods, so alhamdulilah I have been getting good results!!!
I am blessed my twin sister is here with her family and she has been helping me. The community has been so kind and welcoming, the sisters have taken days almost every day of the week to come over with meals and even a brother offered to cook for us, I really needed the kind cheer and visits... the meals have been a mercy subhanAllah! I am so thankful and happy by the sisters who have reached out online too, asking to send gifts to our home, and paying tribute to the newborn baby and family. If anyone is interested in sending something please send me an inbox message on facebook, for our mailing address or send tributes via
We have been through so much and subhanAllah Allah has been sending so many kind people our way. Visits, messages, duaas, and chatting...has helped me so much alhamdulilah.... did I say its only been a week!!!??? What an adventurous week it has been!
Well guess thats my update for now!