Fatherhood

Ryan’s Birthday

Getting ready for the big day 5:35AM – I woke up and it took me a while to wake Nada up for our big day. We have to be at the hospital sometime around 6:30-7:00AM. I made sure all bags…

The final countdown

I thought this would be a routine check, it turned out to completely the opposite. The baby has to be delivered in 2 days! The doctor noticed the baby is no longer gaining weight, his heartbeats are below average and…

Hospital “Shopping”

So today marks one of the few remaining visits to the doctor until Ryan is finally here with us. Now we have to go on a 2-week basis to the doctor for checkups and I can’t wait for time to…

What should we call him?

The dilemma begins! What should we call him? We though of all scenarios starting with our ignorant traditional ways – or at least that’s how I perceive it. My father’s name is “Haitham“. Or let me start with my full…

Baby on steroids

Wooohooooo! They’re out! Baby is perfectly healthy and Nada couldn’t look any better – pregnancy wise. Off topic: only 2 weeks ago Nada started to look pregnant and we had to buy maternity clothes after 30 weeks. A blessing indeed!…

Unexpected turn of events

Nada and unnamed baby are in the hospital and it doesn’t look too good! On our regular check up with the doctor he noticed that the baby isn’t receiving adequate nutrients from the mother and there’s a significant drop in…

3rd trimester is a breeze!

Tick tack tick tack tick tack… The clock is ticking… The due date is right around the corner. We are not yet prepared so it’s time we got everything needed for the baby. So we listed everything we need for…

It’s a BOY!

Actually for some reason we thought it would be a girl. You know the old fashioned family way of claiming it’s a boy or a girl from the shape of the belly and all that bunch of crap. Well nevertheless…

Meeting Dr. Too-Good-To-Be-True

Today we officially changed from Dr. “Whatever” to Dr. “Forever” – lame but that’s how I feel knowing my wife and baby will be in such good hands. So last week I took an appointment from two of the best…

Tests.. Tests.. Tests..

I am not sure why the doctor asked for so many unnecessary tests for my wife and the baby! And above all that, he keeps rescheduling and he doesn’t seem dedicated. So I took it upon myself and did some…