Saturday, February 03, 2007

the time has come

yes.... the time has come.

went to the dr. today for my weekly and because of the baby's size and because i've been having cramps which means i could go into labor at any moment, and because my dr. is only in the hospital/theatre tomorrow, we have decided to do the surgery tomorrow morning! so, i go into the hospital this evening and will have the surgery tomorrow morn. i just didn't want to chance going into labor and having another dr. deliver the baby. i feel very at ease w/ my dr. and the thought of someone else doing it... well, i'd rather just do it a week early.

i thought hashim would die sitting in the drs. office.... and here i'm the one having the baby! ;) but i guess the shock of it being early - even though it's only a week - took him by complete and utter surprise. me too really... i think i could go for another couple of months, but i know that it isn't possible.... i'm just scared of all the newness. i know things will be fine and we will adjust to the baby and all, but..... i have to be honest and say that i am somewhat freaking out a bit.

so... thought i'd leave a post trying to calm my nerves.... but i doubt that it will.


on a different note, we went to see The Last King of Scotland lastnight. we loved the movie. first, i really, really like Forest Whitaker. he's a great actor and he did an unbelievably fabulous job in this movie as the Ugandan tyrant, Idi Amin. i definitely think he deserves an Oscar for his performance and i hope he gets it. he was so believable in the role. the guy who played the Scottish guy/dr. deserves an Oscar nod as well, but i don't think he's up for anything. he was also terrific in his role, so much so that i could see him getting the best supporting actor Oscar but he's up for nothing, i believe, which is too bad. Gillian Andersen, of X-Files fame was also in the movie and even though her role was short, it was really great to see her in a big film. i always liked her in the X-Files.

so, without giving any spoilers, i'll just say that this Idi Amin was a complete and utter madman, a monster really. i didn't know anything about him prior to seeing the movie, but as the movie progressed, you saw him lose his mind pretty much. he was a scary guy. i can't imagine being there and working under him like this Scottish doctor. in the beginning, he seemed very nice and i even felt sorry for him at one point, but as time went on, you saw just how crazy he actually was and if you crossed him or the powers at be, then you died. simple as that. he was also killing thousands upon thousands of Ugandans - if i'm not mistaken, it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 people by the time he was exiled.

and i didn't know that Saudi Arabia allowed him to exile to their country.... funny, but they have an odd habit of allowing vicious dictators to come to their country coz didn't they put out the welcome mat for Saddam as well? but, hey, i think Bahrain did the same if i'm not mistaken.

anyway... the movie is terrific. this is one that you don't want to miss.


Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

hey good news! I hope that everything will go swimmingly and you will be blessed with a wonderful and healthy baby.

God bless.

Hashim said...

Panic Stricken

So here it is.... my last comment before becoming a father :)

Getting the bags ready

Munther said...

Oh my god ! I am really happy for you guys ! Tooners, I am sure everything will be OK ! :) It's strange how time flew by ! I mean we got used to you as the pregnant blogger ! :P :D

Hashim, well, hhmmmmm, not sure what to say other than hold on tight ! ;)

And to yous as a couple, goodluck with your new life and I am sure you'll have many years of joy with mini "tooners/hashim" :)

Puppy said...

Tooners and Hashim!!!!

GOOOOOD LUCK!!!! It will be such a big event and i wish you all the luck. You will make a great parents and inshallah everything will go well with the labor.

I dont know what else to say, i am just tooooo excited.

Good Luck,


Ali Al Saeed said...

xMy very best wishes to both of you guys and tooners, with a guy like Hashim by your side, gou got nothing to worry about :)

Take care of yourself

Tomorrow, you bring a new soul to existence.

Cerebralwaste said...

Our regards to both of you!!!!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Tell Hashim to mail me a cigar! ;-)

Best wishes to you both!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! Did you know that 'The last king of Scotland' also is a book, by Giles Foden? Anna

gazza27 said...

Good luck,hope you's have a wonderfull life changing experiance.

Mahmood Al-Yousif said...


May he live long an prosper...

Well done guys. Now start a blog for him and Hashim you need to start composing some music for your new son too :D

Bahrain Dating... said...

I really hope everything goes smoothly for you and hopefully you will be having a wonderful baby.

And the Last King of Scotland is a nice movie i enjoyed it a lot

Reem said...

best wishes for a safe and smooth delivery! and good luck with the new baby :-)

jahooni said...

Congrats to my sister! I won't spoil the news on what you had since you haven't posted a blog yet... but the baby is beautiful and I am so proud to be the "auntie jahooni"!

I love all "three" of you!

Cerebralwaste said...

Hashim, Tooners

CONGRATS CONGRATS AND CONGRATS!!!!!! I am smoking a nice cigar for you today!

The Moody Minstrel said...

I'm still waiting for my cigar...

Olivia said...

Omigosh omigosh! I'm the latecomer d'oh!

Congratulations tooners and hashim!

No more nerves or panic for you! I am sure you are well chuffed by now, with your new baby and all!!!


Rain said...

I'm late i know , and i think now u had ur baby and hopefully he/she is safe and sound :)) ,and of course YOU as well , please come back to blogging soon and tell us all the details :).

Bye for now , new mommy ;).

One Wink at a Time said...

Tooners, Wow, I have a big smile on my face right now! All the best to you and your little Family. So very, very happy for you all. Hugs!!!
Congratulations :-)

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Gosh, have I missed something by not checking your blog Tooners!

So it's all happened? Great. Please find a few moments to tell us how you feel and how this little one is doing? Have a wonderful time.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

and, I just had to check the new Daddy's blog and there it was, a picture of a gorgeous little child.
Have a great time singing and talking to your baby Tooners - as well as the midnight feeds and cuddles.

LuLu said...

Hashim and tooners, congratulations! As M. AlYousif said, this is history! Bahrain's first blogger baby :-) Serniously, though.. I'm really happy for your guys.. May you return tooner in perfect health :)

Seroo said...

Congratulations to you both! =) May the little one bring happiness and joy into your lives! =)

Alf Mabrook to you both!

tota said...

knew it from Jane's blog, thought about passing by and saying Happy new born :)