Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 126: Omugwo Loading!

June 28th, 2013

As if to buttress my resolve to rest, I woke up with the aches and pains from hell! Every part of my body hurt…from my pounding head right down to my swollen feet. And I had intermittent cramps as well, which didn’t make me glad at all!

But that wasn’t even the worst part for me! All through this pregnancy, I have prided myself in the fact that I haven’t that typical pregnancy look. My nose has retained its shape, and my complexion has remained radiant. Well, I guess I need to make that past tense. I don’t know if it was all the sun exposure from yesterday, or maybe the time has just come for me to look like a golliwog, but I didn’t recognize the B-L-A-C-K woman staring back at me in the mirror. Good grief!!! In 24 hours, I have gone about 20 shades darker! Hmmm, baby is definitely on her way soon!

I managed to shower somehow, and as I settled on the couch to watch TV, I got a Skype call from Phillip and Diana. Apparently, he left for the UK yesterday and he and Diana had just had her sexing scan. At 25 weeks, she was a few weeks overdue for this, but she had wanted to wait for Phillip before getting it done. And the verdict was in!

“We’re having a boy!!!” they’d both yelled in unison, and I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear at their news. It wouldn’t have mattered the sex really, just seeing the parents-to-be so happy and excited was so heartwarming. But as happy as I am for them, I couldn’t help but be a little jealous, and also resentful of my husband for not allowing us find out the sex of our own baby! It would have been so exciting to know for sure.

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Ah well!

Another thing that made me happy was seeing how transformed Diana has become by pregnancy! Her bump is so much larger now, and she does have that characteristic swollen pregnancy face. Ah bless! We praise God! The sad thing is that she is still in hospital, but at least the end is in sight now.

Not quite 10 minutes after our Skype call had ended, my Mother called me in a jubilatory mood. I smiled as I listened to her sing songs of praise, and it was obvious she was feeling what I was feeling, and probably what we were all feeling. Though never, ever, a replacement for baby Matthew, this baby boy would at least help fill the hole losing his brother had caused. I thought about Akunna, and wondered how she would feel finding out about the baby boy on the way. It would hurt, that’s for sure, but God willing, her heart would be a bit more healed by then…God willing.

“So…I noticed you and Patrick haven’t started getting the guest room ready for me!” my Mom remarked, startling me by her abrupt topic change.

It took me a few minutes to connect the dots to what she was talking about. “Why would we be preparing the guest room? Are you…are you thinking of coming to stay here??!!” I pretty much shrieked.

“Are you seriously asking me that question?” my Mom retorted. “My first grandchild? You think I’m not going to come and take care of him or her?!”

I groaned inwardly at the very thought of having my Mother in my house for an extended period. To be honest, the thought had crossed my mind once or twice, but rather than dwell on it, I had always quashed it every time. I just hadn’t wanted to think about whatever catastrophe lay ahead. Mom and I work much, much better living hours apart from each other. Her moving into my house is certainly recipe for disaster.

“Mom, don’t worry about it…really. Why don’t you conserve your strength for Phillip and Diana’s baby? I’m sure they’ll want you to travel any minute now…”

“Faith! Effiowan! There is nothing in this world that will stop me from taking care of my Grandchild. Whether you want me there or not, I shall be there! You and your husband can prepare the guest room or not…it doesn’t matter to me. I will sleep on the floor if I have to!”

I covered my face with my hands, in pure and utter exasperation. “When are you thinking of moving in?” I literally groaned.

“About a week before your due date, so that I can be settled before the baby arrives. That’s in another 3 weeks…enough time for you and that husband of yours to prepare for me!”

So much for sleeping on the floor! I felt like kicking myself for letting her know exactly how far gone I am.

“Yes Ma!” I muttered.

I guess Momma is coming to stay after all! As my Ibo friends would say, omugwo loading!!!!

 

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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
  107. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 108: Back and Forth
  108. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 109: Chief Mourner
  109. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 110: He Will Never Be Mine
  110. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 111: The Showers
  111. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 112: Baby Mama
  112. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 113: Counting
  113. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 114: Soul Searching
  114. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 115: My Baby Girl
  115. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 116: Deep Sense of Knowing
  116. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 117: Judgemental
  117. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 118: The Preeclampsia Scare & The Big Lie
  118. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 119: Malice Keeper
  119. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 120: Idara
  120. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 121: The End of an Era!
  121. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 122: Rooting for Love!
  122. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 123: Unconditional Love…and Baggage!

  123. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 124: A Deep Love!

  124. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 125: Six Feet Under

Comments

  1. Azardous

    Wow!!!! I thought I was the only person who shared distant love with my Sweet Mother. It takes grace for me and my Mother to stay under one roof, and when she is gone, I’ll start missing her.

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