Fouziah thrilled to have another bun in the oven
is always a blessing when pleasant dreams come true.
Actress-host Fouziah Gous did not think anything of her husband’s dream that she was pregnant with their second child.
But the couple was delightfully surprised to learn that she was expecting and already seven weeks pregnant.
“Although I experienced the tell-tale symptoms, my first test turned out negative,” said Fouziah recently at the launch of TV3’s and TV9’s Ramadan programme lineup at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.
“I went to see a specialist and was told that I had gastritis.”
But Fouziah was skeptical since the symptoms she expe- rienced were similar to that of when she was pregnant with her firstborn, Muhammad Zeeshan.
A second check-up confirmed her suspicion. Now 15 weeks on, her pregnancy is on the right track but she reveals that her appetite has gone haywire.
“I didn’t have any problems with my food intake, but these days, I just don’t know what to eat sometimes.
“Some days I don’t even eat anything till evening. I’m also allergic to certain ingredients, and I now have a sweet tooth and crave cold drinks. It’s so weird!” she said.
Meanwhile, Zeeshan, 1, has been extra clingy to her these days, preferring her over her husband, Md Zhafran Md Yusof, whom she married i n September 2013.
“It’s like he knows that he’ll soon have a sibling,” said the 35-year-old, who is of Pakistani, Malay and Chinese descent.
The couple is not particular about the sex of their new baby but Fouziah, who starred in the drama Sutera Maya and the film Otai, hopes to have another boy.
“When my father died in 2012, I saw how my four brothers took responsibility for his funeral. It was a touching sight and I’ve since thought of how great it would be to have many sons,” she said.
Fouziah said her passion for acting had waned after getting pregnant with Zeeshan.
Since then, she had only starred in one drama, Aku Di
Sisimu, for TV1 and filmed a travelogue with her family.
“I did get offers but turned them down as they weren’t suitable, and the long periods of filming would have kept me away from my family,” said Fouziah, who is busy with her online business, Fg Walet Bird Nest By Fouziah Gous.
She has recently opened Gym FDM, a gymnasium in Bukit Jelutong, which focuses on Muay Thai.
“It’s not only great for selfdefence but for health as well. I recommend it!” she said of the combat sport that she passionately practices herself.
Actress Fouziah Gous says her pregnancy is on the right track.