I'm on medical leave again, sigh. My boss and colleagues will not be happy.
The friendly lady doctor at the government clinic warned that due to some common infections affecting about 20% of pregnant women, I might go into preterm labor before the due date. Argghhh, horrors! Alhamdulillah, the cervix is still closed [ouch, the checkup was not very pleasant] and the baby still happily kickboxing. I begged not to be warded and promised to be good at home [meaning be lazier, LOL] mainly because I hate being poked with needles. The tube, used for emergency drips inserted at the back of the left hand of every warded patient, is very uncomfortable and at times painful. Besides, baby is still premature.
There are so many things to be done before the Big Day, half of them at school. Forms and forms to be filled up, test papers to be prepared, books to be marked.. the usual stuff. I just hope that I'd have enough time to settle everything propely before I enter the hospital for the baby's arrival.
This Friday, insyaAllah, will be ceramah day. I was invited to give a short talk at the surau. In the beginning I was unsure due to the current unstable pregnancy state but as husband said,"There's no holiday in dakwah work!", so I've decided to be bold and accept the challenge. If I should suddenly go into labour during the talk, there'd be more than enough people to take the role as a midwife and drive me to the hospital, hahahaaa.. I haven't decided what to talk about in the 1-hour talk [between maghrib and isyak] but it'd be something close to my heart- the challenges of the new reverts, especially Muslimah. Will have to ask the 'Big Boss' for guidance :)
So friends, if you notice that I've stopped answering comments or posting articles in the blog for more than 3 days, then it'd probably mean that the baby has arrived. Although I'm hoping and praying hard [and telling baby that's it's better being inside his ummi than venturing out now] that I'd deliver the baby in the 38th week of pregnancy, you'd never know what Allah swt has planned. Got to tawakkal.
Till next time, have a lovely day. I'm going for my bed rest now, hehehe..