A simple visit to a fast food restaurant turned out to be an unforgettable trip.
When Nur Haslina Abdul Halim, 27, and her husband Mohd Lufti Hussein, 32, were having their dinner at a Marrybrown outlet in Sungai Petani on Sunday (2nd October), they certainly did not expect their 2nd child to make her grand entry to the world.
The husband and wife pair was enjoying their meal at Amanjaya Mall when Nur Haslina’s water broke while she was washing her hands. The incident, which happened around 10:40pm, was witnessed by outlet manager Shahrizal Daud, 43.
She herself was a mother of 8 children, and reacted promptly by asking her female staff to form a human barrier around the mother as she gave birth. At the same time, Shahrizal called the nearby Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital for aid.
Fortunately, an off-duty nurse was also there to help Nur Haslina before hospital personnel arrived. At around 11:20pm, a healthy baby girl of around 2.95kg was born on the very bench that Nur Haslina was having her dinner.
When met at the hospital, Mohd Lufti told The Star Online, “We were at the mall to buy some baby items and dropped by at Marrybrown for a meal after our shopping. While eating, Nur Haslinah said she felt uncomfortable and I had planned to send her to hospital after our meal but my baby girl did not wait and I am grateful for everyone’s help. My wife and newborn girl will be discharged (today).”
Nur Haslina also told reporters that she wasn’t expecting her child, which she named Nur Dayana, to arrive this early as her due date is on the 28th October. She said, “As the baby was about to be born, I felt pain in my abdomen but I thought that was normal since there was no indication of giving birth.”
The CEO of Marrybrown Group, Datuk Joshua Liew, exclaimed his excitement when informed about the birth. He also revealed that Nur Dayana, dubbed the “Marrybrown Baby”, will be able to enjoy free birthday parties at any Marrybrown outlets until she is 12.
He continued, “Since Mohd Lufti is from Johor, Marrybrown Johor will organise a grand celebration to welcome the ‘Marrybrown Baby’ when she returns to Johor to meet her relatives.”
Shahrizal also visited Nur Haslina and her baby at the hospital to present them with a hamper and flowers.