Updates on Samaah

Born on August 25, 2006, Samaah is back in Saskatoon after spending her first few days in Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Assalamu Alikum,

May this message reach you in the best of health and high Iman inshallah. Some very exciting events occurred last night at the hospital. Unfortunately it was the first day I did not take the camera with me to take pictures to share with everyone. Allah SWT knows best J

Event #1

Samaah, was being transferred from her bed, to her father’s lap, when there was a rumble in her belly and she decided to throw up on him! Mashallah it was quiet a sight! It was all over his left shoulders and elbows, on the chair and the floor! The nurse was very apologetic; I was more like “Score”!

Event #2

Last night, around 8 pm, the nurse introduced the bottle to Samaah. She was able to drink 5 ml from the bottle. The rest of her milk was through the pipe. The expression on Samaah’s face was priceless. She was sooooo confused mashallah. I never seen a baby look at the nurse she did. Her facial expressions kept on changing. For a full 2 or 3 mins. She was still looking at the nurse, motionless. Later on in the evening the nurse was trying to give her the soother, which she totally rejected. The nurse was saying that she probably thought something was going to come out of it again!

Event #3

Mashallah Samaah is gaining weight. After her trip to Edmonton, she lost a fair amount of weight. Now she weighs a few ounces more, than when she was born. May Allah SWT cont. to do what He believes is best. Ameen.

Event #4

Well not really an event, but since it already feels like a game show, I thought I would cont. on with the "event’s theme". The Nurses are now trying to bring her feeds to more steady intervals and increase the amount of food, which she intakes. Inshallah once she is able to stomach the food at 3 hour feeds, they will relocate her from NICU to the children’s ward.

May Allah SWT reward and bless all of you. May He cont. to allow you to work for His sake. May He accept all of your actions as a form of Ibadaat. May protect you. May He place peace and happiness into your hearts. May He allow this Ramaadaan to be the most rewarding. May He reunite us all in Jannah. Ameen.
Wassalamu Alikum


  • At September 22, 2006 3:51 PM, Anonymous Aminah said…

    Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah!

    aww aahahaha...shes just spreading her baby love, and letting him know that he really cant take her on! so at the end of round 1: samaah:one, daddy: zero.

    mashaAllah its exciting shes getting used to the bottle, and putting on weight. we pray that her progress continue inshaAllah!

  • At September 22, 2006 5:59 PM, Anonymous Sara Saker said…

    Assalaamu 'alaikoum,

    FIRST OFF, RAMADAAN MUBARAK! Naila, you should blog about your Ramadaan experience in Saskatoon, oh wait, or, or, more appropriately, about being a mommy to cutie patutie Samaah!

    Umm Samaah, eh? We miss you down here yaa Umm Samaah! I saw Madiha yesterday and she said she saw pictures, I'm like, what? Exclusive viewing? But al hamdu lellaah, pictures of Sammooha are here (yes, that is my nickname for her - very Masri as it may - so, deal with it Naila ^_^), she is a cutie ma shaa'a Allaah. What curious eyes. May Allaah bless Sammooha and her awesome parents, ameen!

    The kicking is just...good news :D

  • At September 23, 2006 12:31 AM, Blogger umm samaah said…

    Ramadaan in Saskatoon starts with most of Toronto....(you all starting Saturday, or is anyone starting on Sunday), or should I say Toronto is starting with Saskatoon. well I just spoke to My mom in law, and they are starting on either sunday or monday, so I guess they beat us all, they are starting on a different two days all together!

    Ramadaan Mubarak!

    Keep us updated who is reciting where and who is going where, and all the exciting details of Ramadaan. Inshallah we will be chilling at the hospital with Samaah, maybe we will start Taraweeeh there in the multifaith...that is a thought..

  • At September 23, 2006 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ... it feels like a game show?

    anyhow, ameen to all your duas. InshaAllah the choti gets a full recovery asap and lives a long & productive life!


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