Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 108: Back and Forth

June 1st, 2013

So, Oyinkan’s baby is here.

When I saw Ebika’s stone face yesterday, I had that suspicion, and decided to check out Oyinkan’s Instagram page to confirm it. And my hunch proved right. Maybe because she was genuinely excited over the arrival of another bundle of joy, or because she wanted to show the world that, even if it was only for the time being, her family was complete, Oyinkan had uploaded over 50 pictures documenting the birth of their daughter, and in 90% of those pictures was Demola, literally bursting with pride as he held, hovered around anyone who held, or generally fussed over his daughter. There were a few pictures that had just the new parents, with their daughter, and from the looks they exchanged, nobody would have guessed that he was on the verge of marrying another woman. And, of course, Oyinkan’s army ranted victorious in the comments section, jubilating over her reunion with her husband, and mocking whomever wanted to get in the way of their love.

Hmmm! No wonder Ebika was stone faced.

Even though I’d decided not to get involved in any more drama, I knew I couldn’t just ignore her, so I’d called her extension, to check on her.

“Thanks, Faith. But I really don’t want to talk about it right now,” she’d answered, her voice flat and defeated.

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On the one hand, I was relieved I wouldn’t have to hear her complain about this turn of events, but on the other hand, the sadness in her voice broke my heart. I just wish she could see that this situationship of hers (because that’s what it is, not a relationship) would bring her more sadness than happiness.

But that was one less thing for me to worry about!

This morning, I had a good lie-in. I have always loved Saturdays, and as this coming week is my last full week at work, it felt even sweeter to snuggle up under my sheets. Patrick surprised me with a TV in our bedroom, meaning I can actually, literally, be in bed the whole day! And as he’s been so wonderful, waiting on me hand and foot, I could get away with only leaving the bed for toilet breaks.

Bliss!

Which is what I was able to do, the first half of today, as I snuggled in bed, watching Scandal, and getting immersed in Olivia Pope’s shenanigans. I wish I too could also say to all the problems in my life ‘It’s handled!’. I really wish!

Which is why I almost didn’t answer Vou’s call, this afternoon. I actually ignored it the first time my phone rang. What was she calling to tell me sef? How angry Diana was? How Phillip messed up? Big deal…tell me something I don’t already know! So I watched the phone ring off, determined to enjoy my Scandal in peace, and not get myself involved in any more drama. But she called again, and I knew I just had to answer it, if for nothing, out of the respect I have for her.

“Thank God! I actually thought you were avoiding me!” she said, as I answered the call.

I didn’t have the courage to tell her I’d been trying to.

“What is your brother up to, Faith?! I thought he’d be here by now!!!” she exclaimed.

I shut my eyes, and sighed deeply. Here we go!

“Diana finally agreed to see her visitors yesterday. We talked, and I explained everything to her. But Phillip has to be here to defend himself, because try as I may, it’s not easy making excuses for a man who was taking a woman back to his hotel room at night!”

“He said he tried to call her, but she didn’t answer…” I muttered.

“You know she wasn’t taking any of our calls. I’m sure you must have tried to reach her as well!” Vou continued. “We’re all surprised that Phillip isn’t here! One would have thought that…”

“That what, Vou? That what, exactly?!” I cut in, finally fed up. “She couldn’t even give him the benefit of the doubt to confirm things from him. She just swallowed everything Idara said, without even bothering to check the validity with anyone! Vou, my brother has been through a whole lot these past few months! This is just one drama too many! Haba!”

Vou was quiet for a few minutes, and I could tell she was shocked by my outburst. And frankly, so was I.

“I’m sorry if I sounded rude. That wasn’t my intention.” I quickly apologized, “But Vou, even I can’t tell my brother to drop everything, yet again, and hop on a plane, just so that Diana can feel appeased. If she wants their marriage to work, she also needs to meet him half way on this. Rejecting his calls is not the answer. What if he couldn’t afford to fly back and forth? What if he loses his job because of all the time he has been taking off?”

Vou sighed. “You’re right. It’s not fair on him…”

“And to be honest, I am also very upset with her as well!” I continued, encouraged to say more. “You saw all the stress and hassle I went through in London. I even dragged my friend around, who might have been battling cancer for all we knew then! I did everything in my ability to make things right, but yet, she can’t even dignify me by answering my calls? I’m not happy at all…and please tell her that!”

“I will. I’ll talk to her.” Vou said, in response. “I knew this time apart would really test them…and I just hope they are able to get through this.”

“I’m sure they will. They have a child on the way.” I answered, desperately trying to believe my own words. “Diana just needs to commit to giving them a chance!”

As I got off the phone, I knew this was one problem I couldn’t ignore. Whether I like it or not, it’s my business. And I have to think of how to end this whole mess, once and for all!

 

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Catch up on Faith’s Pregnancy Diary here:

  1. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 1: BFP
  2. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 2: Lukewarm Response
  3. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 3: The Struggle
  4. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 4: Tricked
  5. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 5: Keeping Her Man
  6. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 6: Men are so Annoying!
  7. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 7: Bleeding
  8. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 8: The 9-Week Mark
  9. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 9: Festive
  10. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 10: The Holiday
  11. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 11: This Thing Called Love
  12. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 12: The Pregnancy Glow
  13. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 13: The Baby & The Bobo
  14. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 14: Wahala
  15. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 15: The Abortion
  16. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 16: A Good Man
  17. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 17: Joy & Pain
  18. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage
  19. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition
  20. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 21: Famzing
  21. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 22: Stress Relief
  22. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 23: Diana
  23. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 24: Bestos
  24. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 25: The Miscarriage
  25. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 26: In God’s Hands
  26. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 27: Crossing the line
  27. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 28: Last Minute Packing
  28. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 29: Ex-Girlfriend
  29. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 30: Not Just Friends
  30. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 31: Fight For Him
  31. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 32: Faded Beauty
  32. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 33: Holiday Glow
  33. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 34: The Proposals
  34. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 35: Baby Kicks
  35. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 36: Celebration Dinner
  36. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 37: Rainbow Baby
  37. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 38: Lunch with the Girls
  38. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 39: Wedding Season
  39. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 40: Mama Patrick
  40. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 41: Misplaced Love
  41. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 42: Okafor’s Law
  42. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 43: Forgiveness
  43. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 44: Get it over with
  44. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 45: Family Meeting
  45. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 46: The Goof
  46. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 47: Worship
  47. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 48: Gender
  48. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 49: The Introduction
  49. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 50: Messy
  50. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 51: Passionate Love
  51. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: Instagram Drama
  52. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 53: 21 Weeks
  53. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 54: Oppressed
  54. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 55: Age is just a number
  55. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 56: Legally Together
  56. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 57: Monkey on my back
  57. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 58: Your secret is safe with me
  58. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 59: Spring in my step
  59. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: Level don change
  60. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: It’s my time
  61. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 62: Drama & Baby Kicks
  62. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 63: Love, Joy, Fear
  63. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 64: Owerri
  64. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 65: Untouchable
  65. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 66: Foot Soldiers
  66. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 67: Dem Say, Dem Say
  67. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 68: The Side Chick & The Fiancé
  68. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 69: Dim-Witted Brother
  69. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 70: Day from hell
  70. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 71: A Cancelled Wedding & a Kept Woman
  71. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 72: From Bad to Worst!
  72. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 73: The Confrontation
  73. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 74: Away we go!
  74. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 75: Birthday Girl
  75. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 76: Caught Red-Handed
  76. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 77: Played by a Master Manipulator
  77. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 78: Showdown
  78. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 79: Sad Tears, Happy Tears
  79. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 80: Not the forever kind of love
  80. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 81: My Sacred Vow to you
  81. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 82: Facebook Likes
  82. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 83: Pregnancy Queue
  83. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 84: Braxton Hicks
  84. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 85: The Verdict
  85. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 86: Home Sweet Home
  86. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 87: The Bridal Shower
  87. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 88: The Scare
  88. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 89: Nwando’s Wedding
  89. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 90: Time To Face The Music
  90. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 91: The Witch Hunt
  91. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 92: Bump Envy
  92. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 93: This Evil Family
  93. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 94: Thankful
  94. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 95: People Watching
  95. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 96: New Beginnings
  96. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 97: Dispassionately
  97. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 98: Old Woman
  98. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 99: The Premonition
  99. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 100: The Girl is Fine!
  100. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 101: Three Weeks From Now
  101. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 102: Diana & Akunna
  102. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 103: Of Daughters and Honeymoons
  103. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 104: Practice Run
  104. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 105: Cold Revenge
  105. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 106: Absolutely Nothing
  106. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 107: Selfish

 

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