1. Im excited for the New Maternity Benefits that our PM have revealed during the National Day Rally. But when will it be implemented? I hope its immediate cos if its in 2009, than I might just miss out on it. I truly welcome the additional month of paid maternity leave. It will be good for mothers planning to breastfeed their babies.
2. We have decided to affectionately call Little Habib "Abang " and our second child "Adik ". Insya'allah. I did suggest " Akhi " and " Ukhti " but suggestion was rejected by hubby who thinks I may be going overboard with this whole speak Arabic thing.
In the first place, we are NOT Arabs, we are Indian/Malay mix.
Secondly, he prefers "Mak and Ayah" to "Ummi and Abah" but to my insistence, he relented. Thirdly, hubby thinks, our son is already lucky to get the title " Little Habib" because his Ummi ( yours truly ) has self proclaimed it in her blog shamelessly, when "Habib" are only reserved for men from the Ahli Bait Descendants... Hur hur hur....(sticks out tougue cheekily ..)
3. The name for the baby is seemingly confirm although it may be too early, and I have asked my dear hubby to see if he wants to find another name. ( gatal right ?) ...haha...
Yeah, this time it so easy, no fights as I am thankful so dont want to fight over the names.
Even before we knew the gender, we have said that if its a Boy, the name will have to be one of the Companions of the Prophet name to match our first born name. So its either Abu Bakar, Omar , Muadz, Bilal , Ali, Osman , Anas, Abdul Rahman, Hamzah etc.
If its a girl, now, this was the long discussion part but concluded easily. Hubby dismissed any fanciful modern and 2 names for her. ( boringlah my hubby tapi oklah, i half setuju, dia kata nanti write in exam paper very long anak kita terkial kial tulis...dramatic kan ?? )...
Meaning, my suggestion for Aishah Sofea, Nauratul Insyirah, Mira Edora, Wardina Sofea have all been rejected and there wont even be any consideration as Hubby wants a name which is short, only 1 name and most importantly, holds a high significant meaning in Islamic history. Period !
So as you can guess, it will be old school, either Aishah, Khadijah, Mariam , Fatimah , Asiyah etc. Hubby strongly wanted Hajar or Siti Hajar as if any of you know my hubby's name, it does sounds alike right ? The S and H are letters that start our names and Hajar is the wife of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) who ran between Safar Marwah 7 times in search of water for her son Prophet Ismail (a.s). But I disagree on this one since Hajar is the name of a pretty lady of caucasion look whom I once saw pouring her problems to hubby. Oh Grow up lah Naz.! ( Ok easy for you to say kan )... you weren't a newlywed fuming silently looking at them both! So obviously I dont want hubby to think of Hajar, so....it CANNOT be Hajar! Hee hee...
Anyway, hubby suggested another name. Nice, sweet, old school but it reminds us of good things Islamic wise, so to avoid Hubby suggesting Hajar again, I willingly agree to this name. Lagipun, when i look at the spelling, it really reminds me of Little Habib's name, so there is a connection between brother and sister.
So thats how its goes. Now I just have pray for a smooth 4 month and to have a smooth delivery and a healthy baby. Ameen !
To each its own, I say but for me, have to listen to the hubby lah, kasi face abit. Berkat. Hee3.. : ))
Girl or Boy, we already have a name. Alhamdullilah.