Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday...

13 years ago, on a cold winter morning, when Newcastle upon Tyne had its first snow of the year, the sweetest, and pinkest baby was born at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. She had the blackest of hair, and lips as red as rubies.

I remember the night before, my sister Lala and I had planned to go for a meal of Fish and chips the next day. But, of course it didn't materialize as I had to start my pantang the next day when that sweet little bundle of joy decided to arrive early by 12 days :)

I remember having the first contractions at 4:00a.m in the morning, and waking Ayah up to tell him that it was time. Ayah being Ayah, he was pretty calm about everything :)

I remember how Ayah had to scrape the ice off the windshield for nearly 20 minutes before we could start the journey to the hospital.

I remember the drive to the hospital going through the icy road at 4:30a.m in the morning. The drive which normally would have taken 20 minutes took us nearly an hour.

I remember the pain so vividly, and how her heartbeat would drop everytime I had my contractions, and I remember how worried and anxious Ayah and I were to see the doctors rushing in and out of the labour room.

And I remember the last push when she finally wailed out to the whole wide world...

I remember Ayah performing the qamat, and the look on his face was priceless as he held his first child in that delivery room.

I remember holding her for the first time, counting her little fingers and toes, and smelling her baby smell, and I shed tears of joy.

I remember having to undergo the pantang under my sister's supervision, which ended up not much as a pantang :)

I remember Ayah and I were tiptoeing all the time, fearing that we would wake the baby up.

I remember going up and down the stairs on the cold winter nights trying to untrap the wind in her tummy.

I remember everything oh so clearly...

Yes, I remember 13 years ago today, we had our first-born - Hanna Suhaila :)

If I had to go through the whole experience again, I would not change a thing, and I would willingly go through all the pains again, and have her again...and again...

To my Darling Hanna,

Happy 13th Birthday. Semoga dipanjangkan umur, dan menjadi anak yang solehah, dan berbudi pekerti tinggi. Semoga dilimpahi berkat dan rahmat. And Mommy and Ayah pray that you'll be the most wonderful daughter and showered with love and success throughout your life. Amin.

Ayah and Mommy love you very, very much.

Remember that.

59 comments:

Kama At-Tarawis said...

To Hanna Suhaila who reaches 13 today: May the blessings of Allah swt be with you forever and more. Amin. Auntie Puteri.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!

Hanna Haizal said...

Thank you Mommy,
Thank you Ayah.

For everything :)

azian said...

'Happy Birthday" to Hanna...semoga menjadi anak yang solehah.

fifi said...

Happy Birthday Hanna! May Allah grant all your wishes true..
Hugs, Aunty Fifi, Uncle Abar, Adam and Farah x

Kak Teh said...

Happy birthday Hanna! Such a wonderful record of your birth! Have a wonderful time and lots of wonderful birthdays ahead.

Ezza Aziz said...

Hanna,
Acik harap you baca apa yang mommy you tulis ni...
Shana,
Melahir kan anak yang sulung ada lah pengalaman yang tidak dapat di lupa kan oleh setiap ibu. Semua nya nak yang terbaik. Tapi tang pantang tu yang paling seksa..

Shana,I hope you can hop in to my blog pasal My Mimi...I ada minta tolong sikit kat you di sana...Baca ya!

ms hart said...

Laa...Wanshana!!! Today's also my Mr Gingerredman's birthday!!!:)

Anyway, happy birthday to Hanna, and enjoy being a teenager!!

IBU said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNA!!! My favourite Shana's eldest daughter! hehehe....

Any wish for your bday present? Errr.. one that I can grab from my kedai runcit?

myheartbleeds said...

Happy birthday, dear Hanna!! Waaahhh... sis Shana, ada Scorpio girl power in da house!! :-D

Enjoy your birthday and your teenage years and keep making your mommy and ayah proud of you, k??

Waterlily said...

Hanna, happy birthday to you! you have one heck of a loving parents there!

Shana, you're one heck of a mom too ;-)

amy said...

Happy Birthday Hanna!

Aunty Amy

Eta My said...

Selamat ulang tahun Hanna...and to Shana..mana mungkin kita lupa pada ape saje peristiwa yang pertama..may she grow up gracefully..proud to the family...good example to the siblings....and stay sweet plus friendly to makcik like me..tata!!

Madam Tai Tai said...

Happy Birthday Hanna! Happy Sweet 13!

drNO said...

happy birthday dear hanna...:)

Pp said...

selamat ulang tahun pakcik dari dubai ucapkan kepada hanna suhaila...cantik nama yang diberikan oleh mama dan papa.
semoga hanna berjaya di dunia dan di ahirat. semoga selalu tolong mama dan menggembirakan mama dan papa....

jabishah said...

Happy Belated Birthday Hanna! Visited your blog. You really don't look 13 girl.. Heard abt you frm Pn Puteri too ;-)

Kak Shana,
Congrats to you too for being such an amazing mom for 13 solid years!

Hanna said...

Aunty Puteri,
Oh thank you! :D
Insya'Allah :D

wanshana said...

Dearest all,

Thank you for the birthday wishes, on behalf of Hanna.

I'm gonna let her say her thank yous personally now :)

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Azian,
Thanks!

Aunty Ms Hart,
Hehe, cool! Happy birthday to Mr Gingerredman as well :p

Aunty Amy,
Thank you!

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Fifi,
Thank you! :D
And kirim salam to all! :)
*Huggsss!

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Teh,
Thank youu! :)
Wonderful record of birth indeed :p

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Ezza Aziz,
Yeah, I read all of Mommy's posts! :D Thanks!

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Ieja,
Thanks for the wish!
Haha, aww I am flattered that I am your favourite eldest daughter of Mommy :D

Ooh! How bout I get everything there for 50% discount? :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty MyHeartBleeds,
Yeah! I'm the only Scorpio in the family :D
Oh yes thank you! And yup, I'll work hard to make them proud ;) (I have to! Haha!)

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Waterlily,
Haha thank you!
Yeah, Mommy's one heck of a mommy :p

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Eta My,
That means I'm most special! Right?
:D
Thanks!

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Madam Tai Tai,
Thanks for the wish! :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Dr. No,
Thanks for the wish! :)

Hanna Haizal said...

Uncle Id,
Thank you for the wish!
Oh yes, I will do my best to make them proud :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Jabishah,
Hehe that first time I accidently put my link 'cause I was already signed in :P
Now, I might as well just leave it like that. No need to type my name in the "Name / URL" section :D
Thanks for the wish!

Ooh, what did Puan Puteri say about me? :D:D:D

ur stf junior said...

Kak Shana, Happy 13th Birthday to your Hanna. Semoga menjadi anak yang soleh yang berjaya di dunia & akhirat.

P/S I also have Hanna but she's a nine year old Hanna Nadhirah. He..he..

Dad of 4+1 said...

Happy 13th Birthady to Hanna

Anonymous said...

ohh..i fell so touched..until my tears go down..oh dear..

MAMAMIA said...

Happy Birthday Hanna!!!.

U r lucky to have such great Mommy & Ayah.

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty (Mommy said your name is Aunty Wan),
So hello Aunty Wan!

Thank you for the wish! :)
Oh cool, another person with the same name as me :p
She can be Hasya's friend, Hasya is nine too! :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Uncle Haq,
Thank you for the wish :)

Aunty Mammamia,
Thanks for the wish! Yeah, I am :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Anonymous (I assume you are an Aunty! :))

Oh, hehe I feel special to be their first born :P

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

ok, uncle Kerp's late as usual BUT, never too late to wish Hanna a happy belated birthday...so here goes...

Happy 13th Birthday, Hanna! semoga sentiasa cemerlang dalam segala mata pelajaran dan budi pekerti, InsyaAllah.

Hanna Haizal said...

Uncle Kerp,
It's okay! Thanks for the birthday wish, by the way :D

Ah yes. Mata pelajaran. Budi pekerti. Will work on that ;D

Mr Engineer said...

Dear Hanna,

Happy 13th B'day Hanna. Your mommy and her MTs are good role models...errr...emulate them...

wanshana said...

Hmmmmm, Hanna...I wonder what you're up to - still awake at 12:57a.m?!!!

BED. NOW.

Hanna Haizal said...

Uncle Mr Engineer,
HAHAHAHA TRUE :D
Very good role models. Must follow them and make noise in the early morning. Thanks for the wish :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Okay Mommy o.o

Mior Azhar said...

Happy Birthday Hanna!. Happy selalu!!!

Superwomanwannabe said...

Happy Birthday Hanna!!!

Ayah said...

Hanna dear...

Ayah may one of the last ones to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY in cyberspace...but it is a loving wish just the same. Hope this year and the many many years ahead will bring you good health, success and happiness. Always be the good daughter that you are...

:)

Hanna Haizal said...

Ayah,
How could you wish me so late in Mommy's blog?
D:
BWAHAHA. But yeah, you wished me already so thank you (See, I'm being nice).
Haha Insya'Allah, you too AYAAAH :)

Hanna Haizal said...

Uncle Mior & Aunty SuperWomanWannabe,
Thanks for the wishes! :)

Kmar said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hanna from the ´Torro´ land... he.he.he...

Hope all your dreams come true...

Btw, if you ever happen to travel to Europe, please feel free to visit us. Boleh belajar masak buat ´paella´..!!??

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Hanna,
Happy Belated Birthday! May your life is filled with love, success and great health!

You're one of the lucky ones to have great parents like your Mommy and Ayah :)

~Aunty Ja~

Desert Rose said...

Sis, make sure she'll read your post ha ha.

Semoga Hanna menjadi anak yg solehah dan hamba Allah yg bertakwa Amin.

And hope all ur wishes for her comes true.

Sudenlly teringat lagu 'Butterfly Kisses'' -sigh- how time flies kan. Yesterday they were sweet adorable babies, today dah jadi young ladies / men...cuma mak nye je yg tak tua tua kan kan (perasan jap, r u with me, coz I stop aging at 25 ha ha ha)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Shana, Happy Belated Birthday to Hanna! Sorry I selalu tertinggal keretapi because I read blog once in a blue moon. I used to call her anak patung hidup! I still got her dalam pantang pic! Semuga jadi anak solehah and Allah bless you always Hanna!
Anty Yus.

NedDy said...

Ermm tiba2 rindu sgt kt my family bila baca entry ni secara tak sengaja td...Apa pun, Happy birthday to Hanna..

Amy said...

Yeay...another Scorpio gal. Happy birthday Hanna!!

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Kmar,
Thanks! Haha, oooh I'd loveeee to come visit you in Spain 8)
Mommy? *Hint hint!
Hehe :p

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Ja,
Thank you! Yep, definitely. What's not to love about them? :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Desert Rose,
Thanks! Yep, I've read it alright :p

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Yus,
REALLY?! You used to call me anak patung hidup?! Whoaa, I didn't know :p
Mommy has a lot to tell!
Thanks for the wish, by the way :D

Hanna Haizal said...

Aunty Neddy & Aunty Amy,
Thank youu! Yepp, Scorpion ;D