It has been a super roller coaster ride from week 1 to week 36. There has been relatively different experience compared to baby #1. From the nauseating effect to puking my tongue out, it was indeed not easy. Nonetheless, now being in week 36, the wait continues. As my first kid was born in 36 week of pregnancy, my expectation on baby #2 in 36 week is very high. He/She might come anytime soon, In Sha Allah! Hence, the preparations was all figured and done as early as 31 week.
In fact, the expectation was very high but the prayers continued to be to complete full term of pregnancy. Nevertheless, it is in the hands of the Almighty. This reminds me of the Qura’n verse in Surah Al-Hajj which says,
O People, if you should be in doubt about the Resurrection, then [consider that] indeed, We created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging clot, and then from a lump of flesh, formed and unformed – that We may show you. And We settle in the wombs whom We will for a specified term, then We bring you out as a child, and then [We develop you] that you may reach your [time of] maturity. And among you is he who is taken in [early] death, and among you is he who is returned to the most decrepit [old] age so that he knows, after [once having] knowledge, nothing. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down upon it rain, it quivers and swells and grows [something] of every beautiful kind.
May Allah grant our prayers in dunya and Akhirah!