Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 132: Today

June 6th, 2016

There’s no way I could end this diary without letting you all know what has happened to everyone in the last three years, and where we all are today.

For starters, our baby boy, David, turned 3 this last Saturday (2nd July). The last 3 years have been the best of my life and, even though it hasn’t been without enormous stress, motherhood has been the best thing that ever happened to me!

I didn’t go back to work after my maternity leave. When my 3 months was over, I took another month unpaid, and when even that was over, I just couldn’t muster the enthusiasm to return to that kind of life. With my Mom living all the way on the other side of town, the thought of David growing up in a creche broke my heart. Patrick and I had a long discussion about it, and we decided it would be best for me to start my own business, which I did. I started off baking and catering for friends and family, but soon added natural juices, shea butter and coconut oil to my portfolio. The money isn’t great, but the business has been growing…and I know that, with hard work and dedication, it will become profitable soon. In the meantime, I am loving the time I have with my boy.

Upon all Patrick’s mouth, we ended up not moving house until just a year ago. With me stopping work, we’d had to reevaluate our finances, and decided staying in the flat a little longer wouldn’t hurt. And I’m glad we did, as it helped me grow closer to Jide, Nwando’s sister, who literally took over from my Mom when she left after omugwo. Words will never be enough to express my gratitude to that woman, who was selfless enough to be with me from the wee hours of the morning until it was time for her to go to work, only to continue the very minute she returned. She was God-sent to me, and my love for her grew in leaps and bounds. And the best news? She finally got married last year! At the age of 42, God answered her call, and she married a widower in her church…a very good looking man in his late 40s. And as if that was what broke the spell, before the end of the same year, their oldest sister also got married, and 2 more of them are to wed this year. Father Lord, we praise your Holy Name!

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As for Nwando, her own story is bitter sweet. She had 2 failed back-to-back IVF cycles in Nigeria, followed by 2 more in America. She just didn’t want to stop. It wasn’t until her 4th failed cycle that she broke down, and decided she wasn’t going to try anymore. But Baba God had other plans for her. Three months into her break, just shortly after her 39th birthday, she conceived naturally…and she had a beautiful baby girl, Adaora. Not up to a year later, she conceived again, and she is due to have her baby towards the end of August 2016…a baby boy!

Phillip and Diana’s son, Michael Ekpo, came a few weeks early (at 36 weeks), but save for a few days in intensive care, he was as healthy as an ox. Diana said she was so relieved, it felt like she was released from jail. After spending almost 5 months confined to the hospital, nobody could blame her. She and the baby returned to Nigeria about 6 weeks later, and she literally kissed the ground upon her return. By mid-2014, she was pregnant again, and this time, she chose to stay put in Nigeria. She and her doctor came up with a modified bed-rest plan, in which she could actually stay home, and not be confined to a hospital again. They had a few scares, but on Valentine’s Day 2015, Michelle Emeobong was born. At her Christening, Diana whispered to me that she was getting permanent birth control in place, as she couldn’t go through it again. I don’t blame her at all.

Oh, and Ejiro also had her baby…a baby girl. At 27 weeks, her doctor released her from the hospital, and at 38 weeks, her daughter arrived.

Idara and I reconciled. The words my Mother said, just before I had David, really registered and even though I wanted to make amends, I didn’t quite know how to. But thankfully, she’s the one that made the first move. When her parents came for the baby dedication, she sent truckloads of expensive gifts for the baby, and I knew that was her own way of saying ‘sorry’. So, I’d called to thank her for the gifts, and we’d ended up talking about everything. She had apologised for everything she’d done, and just like that, I had my friend back.

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Of course, it wasn’t easy getting Diana to understand why I was still friends with the ‘enemy’, but she soon came around. Thankfully, with Idara in London and Diana here, there hasn’t been any cause for the two of them to meet. I just hope that by the time it does happen, there will be enough water under the bridge.

Akunna is still in America. We never really heard from her after she left. Phillip says he tried a few times to keep in touch, but she never really responded…which is really just as well. But from what we have heard, she’s done with her Masters program and trying to get a job. I wish her all the best!

And Ebika? After her 1-year imposed relationship sabbatical, she finally started dating Emeka…properly! They got married last year, in a beautiful destination wedding in Seychelles. Looking at them, they were so happy and in love, that it was hard to imagine her having been in the messy relationship that was hers and Demola’s a few short years before.

As for Demola, well…he proved that a leopard never truly changes its spots. After moaning and pining after Ebika, he started dating a mixed-race girl called Natasha.

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Poor Oyinkan. Natasha showed her that whatever war she’d had with Ebika was child’s play! I no longer follow Oyinkan on Instagram, but from what I hear, the showdowns between her and her new rival have been m-e-s-s-y, to say the least! The babe has all the time in the world for Oyinkan. She is happily living the luxury life with Demola in his Ikoyi apartment, and is apparently determined to unseat his wife. Well…good luck to all of them!

And me? Well, I recently started actively trying to conceive a sibling for David. I had thought I would get pregnant very quickly after having him…like Diana, and later on Nwando, but it hasn’t quite been the case. I’m on my 2nd Clomid now, and am hopeful that it will do the trick, the same way it did about 4 years ago.

Thanks so much for sharing my story with me! I love you 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
  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
  125. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 126: Omugwo Loading!
  126. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 127: Well and Truly Free!
  127. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 128: In Full Motion!
  128. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 129: By God’s Grace!
  129. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 130: Mama Effiowan
  130. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 131: The Birth Story

Comments

  1. adejoke

    Your Comment……….and everyone lived happily ever after thouthere might be some thorns on d way. God is ever faithful.

  2. Elsie

    Awww Faith, am going to miss you paaa

  3. Bos

    @faith thanks for the update, life does happen. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story with us, it just reiterates the message of live life to the fullest as its non ending, from one phase to another….God help us all, kisses to David and Goodluck with his sibling.

  4. Judith

    We love you too! We wish you and your family all the best!
    Also, we P ray your TTC journey to give David a sibling is successful in Jesus name! Hugs and kisses❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  5. Ama

    Thanks for sharing your life with us. I have learned so much from it and I know the good Lord will answer you speedily.

  6. barbs

    Awwwww….hnmmmm so no more you here😢😢.

  7. Grace

    Wow…. finally i saw the end of it all and it is beautiful. :) Congratulations to Y’all, its a beautiful thing. This put a big smile on my face. It all ended well.

  8. Lola

    Your Comment…Awwwww…..I really enjoyed your diary Faith(I thought of writing my diary too)! I wish It will go on and on…I wish you the very best.

  9. Pink

    Awww Fauth, we love you right back. So good to hear that everyone is fine.

  10. Tlida.J.

    Your Comment…wow faith thanks so very much for sharing your story with us.. God will surely see you through.

  11. abbie

    We love u to nd enjoyed every bit of it

  12. Naa Kaay

    Aww faith, we will miss you. Hopefully ur pregnancy with Dave’s sibling won’t be this dramatic. We love you

  13. Sula

    Thank you Faith! You are truly gifted with story telling and you should look into writing for a living! Thank you for blessing us with your journey. May David sibling come fast! IJN!

  14. Alexa

    I’m solo going to miss you…best of luck on this clinics cycle, have a happy ever after .

  15. Alexa

    Oh my, auto correct☺️ Clomid cycle. Thanks you for sharing .

  16. Pee

    I know I missed on so many episodes and then I crashed at the end… I have to look for the missed episodes, no doubt. I really enjoyed ur diary and very grateful that you could share with us. God has to make dis next journey for baby no 2 extremely short and I wish you a happy ever after… We will miss u loads…

  17. Freda Nj

    Awww! So it is truly the end? Enjoyed every bit if it! Thanks for sharing your journey with us! Wishes you could be a regular, though!

  18. Adaora

    Awwwwww Faith!! Would miss. All the best and thanks for sharing with us.xxx

  19. Asenath

    Thanks so much for sharing your story, it was amazing. Hubby kept shaking his head for meduring the two days it took me to read the whole 132 episodes! May God answer our prayers. Love to big boy David.

    1. Oluwakemi

      Woooww!!! I’m stunned Asenath. You read everything in two days? I can just imagine your hubby really shaking his head at his wife, who is now glued to her phone. God bless you dearie. @faith, you got yourself a fan.
      cc: @nicole

  20. Omalicha

    Awww.. e hug faith. Thanks for sharing. We love you too and baby dust to you.. thanks for sharing.

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