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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

38 Week Pregnancy Update~ Baby #2

Salam alaikum sisters!

Alhamdulilah, I went to my OBGYN today. Did I ever mention my OB also has a midwife who works with them? So I was able to see her today, I love her dearly, I really relate to her more than the nurses who work with my OB. She checked me for dilation and alhamdulilah, I am measuring at 2cms! She knows how much I want to go into labor naturally before my scheduled induction. So she advised me to try primrose oil and start drinking red raspberry tea. Which I have started now, inshallah, we will see where it gets me. 

After going to the OB, we picked up the primrose oil and raspberry leaf tea, then we took a long walk in the park. It was very nice to take a walk with my husband and son. Normally my husband is working and on his day off we are so busy with appointments, so I decided to be bad today and skipped my ultrasound and NST. I just really wanted some time with the family, imagine, this is myhusbands last day off that we will be only a family of 3! If I do not have Hamida before next Tuesday, I will then be induced! Subhanallah!


Now concerning rather or not we are ready for little Hamida? Alhamdulilah, we have everything ready and prepared. If she comes tonight or if she comes in a week we will be ready for her. We ordered some cloth diapers and they came in a few days ago, I got them all washed up and snapped to newborn size. I finished sewing a few things that were not necessities, but more of conveniences. I sewed up a maxi skirt, which I am wearing in my maternity picture, a little house robe, nursing pads, and a nursing cover. I have cleaned the house topped to bottom, literally. I even moved furniture around to clean under them and in hopes it would onset labor, sadly it didn't. I even scrubbed- with a scrub brush- the hard floors in hopes that it too would onset labor, but it seems Hamida is very content where she is. 

6 comments:

  1. MashaAllah!
    I am so excited... I am checking your blog daily waiting to read the announcement welcoming baby Hamida!

    InshaAllah you will go through easy labor naturally... I heard also that dates induce labor... go ahead and eat dates... lots of dates :-) It's Sunnah... it's barakah... and it induces labor... and it's yummy!

    we will keep praying for you...

    Noor

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    1. Jazakalkhair! Oh yes, I ate so many dates with my son and had a very quick delivery, 2 hours from start to finish. I believe dates do not induce labor, but rather, it helps ease labor pains. I have eaten almost 2 big containers of dates in the last month. Red raspberry leaf tea isn't suppose to induce labor either, it just prepares the uterus for labor. It is a tea good for you all the way around as a woman, since it focuses on that area of our bodies.

      Once again, jazakalkhair for the prayers!

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  2. Assalammualaikaum. MasyaAllah I love reading your blog. May Allah ease everything. Ameen. Can you check your inbox? I've sent a message for you. Tehee. :)

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    1. Wa alaikum salam, Ameen. Alhamdulilah I am happy to know you enjoy reading my blog. <3 Yes I received your email and replied. :)

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  3. That's great I'm very happy to hear that you're doing well.
    Why did you quit YouTube btw?

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    1. It wasn't for me. My family is my first priority, after Allah that is, and I couldn't juggle being a Muslim, a wife, a mother, and a youtuber. When I do something I try to put my all in it, and I was being stretched much too thin with so many demands.

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