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Meet Our Bundle of Joy ~ Sky..

“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

It was a day after Qatar’s National Day, I was 37 weeks and 3 days pregnant and was scheduled for induced labour. My OB-GYN was against in waiting until my due date since I have Gestational Diabetes and asthma. But he allowed me to try normal delivery through induced labour.

I was scheduled to be induced at 8AM, 19th December 2018. My husband didn’t have any sleep as he came directly from a restless workweek due to the celebrations. He was so tired, but he was with me at the labour room waiting for the contractions to happen.

We waited for around 3-4 hours for any strong contractions that would help me in my labour and they already gave me the full dose of medicine, still, I could only feel slight thumps on my belly. They checked the baby if she was in any distress or anything was wrong. They found nothing, the baby was just sleeping soundly inside and my OB-GYN said she was just too big for me to come out normally.

At around 11AM, my OB-GYN finally decided that I’d be on an emergency cesarian section at 130PM since he didn’t want to wait for the baby to be distressed. He was so nice to explain to me in English then to my husband in Arabic (my OB-GYN is Egyptian and my husband is Moroccan) so that we both know the situation. My husband who had not been able to sleep for even a while had to go back to the restaurant he manages to check his staff and eat something as his last meal was the night before.

It was already 130PM and my husband was nowhere to be found. His battery was empty and we couldn’t reach his work phone as well. The OB-GYN was waiting for my husband since I couldn’t be sent to the operating room without his consent as it was major surgery. We tried all ways to contact him until finally, he came before 230PM stating he was stuck in traffic and had no time to charge his phone.

I was sent to the operating room at 230PM and the last thing I remembered was that I was being told to just calm down and relax. And boom! Off to dreamland.

My baby came out at exactly 258PM, 19th December 2018, weighing 3.65kgs and has the chubbiest cheeks ever! She has the cutest red lips and chinky eyes. I wasn’t able to see her until I was brought back to my room (I was knocked out from the anaesthesia for an hour). My husband was the one who held her first (I am uberly jealous!).

And just like that ~ I am completely, madly in love with this little Filipino-Moroccan… ♥♥♥


If you are an avid Instagram user, you are definitely aware of the hash tags #tbt or #throwbackthursday. Every Thursday, users will post their pictures from way back when and reminisce the old times. The feelings are kinda nostalgic and chocolate-box as you go down memory lane.

What does throwback mean? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

: to revert to an earlier type or phase

So, to throw back means to bring something back from the past and with Instagram, we do this by posting pictures, mostly our baby pictures or those of our parents when they were still young and available. Hehehe.

I love looking at old pictures and wonder what was I thinking that day or if any decision made then have created an impact on who I have become now. I couldn’t help but enjoy how I looked like then and wonder what the @#?% happened to me that I wasn’t able to maintain the cuteness I had when I was younger. Hahaha!!

Okay, I can’t do anything about it anymore. But since we are talking about ‘throwbacks’, even if it’s not yet Thursday, I’ll post our picture taken in 1986 and have a good time seeing my siblings in their 80s fashion–shoulder pads, high-waist skirts, wide belts and the amazing bangs!!! Nyahaha!!!

L-R Clockwise: Our Eldest Mildred, 3rd Sis Mercie, 2nd Sis Mimie, our only Brother Rhey and little me!