Friday, November 26, 2010

My Daughter Suhaila Is Born

By the grace of almighty, my daughter Suhaila Zaman was born 18th Nov, 2010 (Thursday) at Washington Hospital, Fremont, California, USA at 1:25 PM. It was a normal delivery and both the Mom and baby are doing well now although the baby got a routine jondis after discharging from Hospital at the 3rd day.The bay was 7 pounds and 8 ounces, 19 inches at birth.

Name: Suhaila Zaman
Father's Name: Ashik Uzzaman
Mother's Name: Shusmita Haque
Date of Birth: 18 Nov, 2010
Birth Time: 1:25 PM
Birth Place: Washington Hospital, Fremont, California, USA
Weight During Birth: 7 lb 8 oz
Lenght During Birth: 19" or 48 cm
Blood Group: 
Shusmita's Doctor: Dr. Shakira Karipineni
Suhaila's Pediatrician: Dr. Veena Puri 

Shusmita has been thinking to give the name Joyita to our daughter. The great the name seems, it's not a very muslim sounding name and hence I was not in favor of it. Instead I was favoring the name Sumayra which Shusmita didn't like anyway. Ahyan used to call his little sister Lilly for no reason (or may be Lilly came for Little somehow?!). Then Shusmita thought of Swaibah after searching for good muslim baby girl names. Very late in the game, we came to know that the meaning of Swaibah is not useful - it means small branches of tree. So we again started looking for name and Shusmita found Maymuna, wife of Prophet (SAWS). However, Abbu told me that there was a character in this name Prophet's time who gave hard time to our prophet. So as he insisted we also skipped this name. Then I started looking at the names of Sahabiyats of Islam and figured out the name Suhaila which is derived from Suhaila Bint-e Masood. Suhaila is an Indian word the meaning of which is Moonshine i.e. Jochna or Chader Alo in Bengali. Also there is an Arabic word Suhaila which refers to the second brightest star in the sky. While we already finalized this name, we got a late suggestion from my in-laws for the name Humayra. But we sticked to Suhaila anyway. Now my mom decided to keep a short and easily pronounceable nick name instead of calling Suha or Ila which I thought we might be using at home. A long exercise with name!

Abbu left for Dhaka at 22nd afternoon and reached there at 24th Nov in Emirates. Abbu's flight from Dubai to Dhaka couldn't land on time due to heavy fogs. As a result the plain circled in the sky for 1 hour 50 minutes and at one time started for Kolkata to land before was called back.

I took 2 weeks of paternity leave from office and along with Ammu are in a good shape to handle the  early days now when Shusmita is not much mobile. Today we mini-celebrated 1 week of birth of Suhaila; or should I say Suhaila's first birth-week?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

congratulations Ashik bhai! nam select niye onek effort disen :-)

--Shawon, Dhaka.

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