Confessions of a Fat Girl 119: The Worst That Can Happen

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May 29th, 2010

Whoop whoop! My sister is in town!!!

Ogonna and Ifeanyi returned from their honeymoon last night, and the better part was that she came straight to my house. It was so awesome seeing her again, regardless of the fact that it has only been a couple of weeks since she went away. Ifeanyi was considerate enough to drop her off for a few hours, to allow us catch up, so that was a really good thing.

And was she glowing or whaaat! I don’t think I have ever seen Ogonna look so beautiful. It’s so obvious that she is really happy, and I can’t believe that I ever doubted how good Ifeanyi would be for her.

Even Ifeanyi is looking better these days. Maybe it’s because he has lost that permanent frown he used to wear on his face, or maybe because he is a lot less arrogant than he used to be. Of course, he still overdresses and struts as if he is Mr. President, but all in all, he is nothing like the brute I once thought he was.

It turns out I wasn’t the only one happy to see Ogonna. The way Chidera squealed when she got back from work, and saw her sitting in the living room, it was as if she hadn’t expected to see her there…when meanwhile I had told the silly woman about Ogonna’s impending arrival as far back as last weekend! But I could understand her excitement, especially as Ogonna was one of the first people to encourage her to keep her pregnancy.

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“Chichi!!! You don’t know how happy I am that you didn’t do anything rash!” Ogonna said, when we were all sitting in the kitchen, sipping glasses of Baileys (yes oh, I had to give myself a treat today, abeg! Well, all of us except Chidera, who had a glass of juice instead)

“I just couldn’t bring myself to do it…” Chidera answered. “Please thank Ihunna for me. I don’t know what I would have done without her support.”

Ogonna looked at me with pride in her eyes, and for a split second, I saw our Mother. It’s creepy how that happens from time to time…especially with Ogonna.

“I’m just grateful she doesn’t think like Akwaugo! If not, I would have been done for!” Chidera remarked.

“Done for, in capital letters!” Ogonna laughed.

“Haba, you guys! She isn’t that bad!” I tried to defend my sister, whilst stifling my own laughter. They were right. If Chidera had been with Akwaugo, aint no way she would have been encouraged to keep this baby!

“So, how do you want to do it? Ihunna tells me you don’t want to sit out the pregnancy in my Jersey home.” Ogonna remarked.

“I can’t run away from my life, Ogo!” Chidera answered. “What will happen to my job? To my kids? Or will I disrupt their lives too, all because I’m ashamed of my pregnancy? Biko, what’s the worst that can happen? People will talk, abi? Let them talk abeg! I can handle it.”

Ogonna nodded pensively. “The father nko? Have you told him?”

“Which father? Abeg, I am both the father and mother of this child!” Chidera muttered.

“Chichi, get real! What happens when you start showing? You think he won’t ask questions?” Ogonna refuted.

“Ogo, I have already cut the man off! I don’t even speak to him again! He has even given up trying to find out what it is he did wrong, so we don’t even exchange words anymore. We just walk past each other. I’m sure he will think it is another man’s baby, when I eventually start to show. Biko, let him go and face his wife abeg!”

As the conversation progressed, Ogonna talked about her plans to adopt later in the year.

“Ifeanyi’s aunt told us about an orphanage in Owerri where we can adopt from, so as soon as I return from America, we will go there to start the process.”

I had forgotten about her impending trip to the States, for her 2-week stint at her Medical Practice, something she was scheduled to do every 3 months, or so.

“When do you leave?” I asked.

“In 2 weeks…” she answered, before giving Chidera a sly look. “And I will start getting the place baby friendly…in case a certain someone changes her mind.”

Chidera shook her head and smiled in response, and I immediately saw that there was an opening…a possibility.

Long after Ifeanyi had picked Ogonna up, and we had retired for the night, I couldn’t get Chidera’s baby daddy out of my mind. Something tells me it won’t be as straightforward as she’d like to think…

 

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Catch up on Ihunna’s story here:

  1. Confessions of a Fat Girl 1: Grubbido
  2. Confessions of a Fat Girl 2: Fragile
  3. Confessions of a Fat Girl 3: Defiant
  4. Confessions of a Fat Girl 4: Progress
  5. Confessions of a Fat Girl 5: The Gym
  6. Confessions of a Fat Girl 6: Killjoy
  7. Confessions of a Fat Girl 7: Pain
  8. Confessions of a Fat Girl 8: Frenemies
  9. Confessions of a Fat Girl 9: Exhilarated
  10. Confessions of a Fat Girl 10: Popcorn
  11. Confessions of a Fat Girl 11: Free-fall
  12. Confessions of a Fat Girl 12: Sunday Morning
  13. Confessions of a Fat Girl 13: Mission Reactivated
  14. Confessions of a Fat Girl 14: New Things
  15. Confessions of a Fat Girl 15: Bad Business
  16. Confessions of a Fat Girl 16: Luxury Items
  17. Confessions of a Fat Girl 17: The Solution
  18. Confessions of a Fat Girl 18: Magic Formula
  19. Confessions of a Fat Girl 19: Date Night
  20. Confessions of a Fat Girl 20: Quinoa
  21. Confessions of a Fat Girl 21: Perfect Fit
  22. Confessions of a Fat Girl 22: Keeping In Touch
  23. Confessions of a Fat Girl 23: Delete
  24. Confessions of a Fat Girl 24: Philosophical
  25. Confessions of a Fat Girl 25: Keep it Moving
  26. Confessions of a Fat Girl 26: My Co-Wife
  27. Confessions of a Fat Girl 27: Old Jeans & Old Friends
  28. Confessions of a Fat Girl 28: Prawn Stir Fry
  29. Confessions of a Fat Girl 29: Facebook Tagging
  30. Confessions of a Fat Girl 30: Detox Part 2
  31. Confessions of a Fat Girl 31: Abs & Crunches
  32. Confessions of a Fat Girl 32: Making Notes
  33. Confessions of a Fat Girl 33: Christmas Party
  34. Confessions of a Fat Girl 34: Ashiedu
  35. Confessions of a Fat Girl 35: Willpower
  36. Confessions of a Fat Girl 36: Packing…and TV
  37. Confessions of a Fat Girl 37: Last Minute
  38. Confessions of a Fat Girl 38: Body Image
  39. Confessions of a Fat Girl 39: Christmas Trip
  40. Confessions of a Fat Girl 40: Christmas in the Village
  41. Confessions of a Fat Girl 41: Daddy’s Girl
  42. Confessions of a Fat Girl 42: 2010
  43. Confessions of a Fat Girl 43: Uzoamaka
  44. Confessions of a Fat Girl 44: Sugar Binge
  45. Confessions of a Fat Girl 45: The E-mail
  46. Confessions of a Fat Girl 46: She whose name must not be repeated
  47. Confessions of a Fat Girl 47: Smokescreen
  48. Confessions of a Fat Girl 48: Running away
  49. Confessions of a Fat Girl 49: Fry-Up
  50. Confessions of a Fat Girl 50: The Only Solution
  51. Confessions of a Fat Girl 51: The Intervention
  52. Confessions of a Fat Girl 52: Tri-State Sisters
  53. Confessions of a Fat Girl 53: Manhattan
  54. Confessions of a Fat Girl 54: Daddy’s Girls
  55. Confessions of a Fat Girl 55: Stunned Silence
  56. Confessions of a Fat Girl 56: Bereavement
  57. Confessions of a Fat Girl 57: The Reconciliation
  58. Confessions of a Fat Girl 58: Staying Back
  59. Confessions of a Fat Girl 59: Friends & Marriage Proposals
  60. Confessions of a Fat Girl 60: Colourful and Happy
  61. Confessions of a Fat Girl 61: Sweet Potato & Chicken Salad
  62. Confessions of a Fat Girl 62: Miss Amerikana
  63. Confessions of a Fat Girl 63: Tragi-Romantic
  64. Confessions of a Fat Girl 64: Dead to me
  65. Confessions of a Fat Girl 65: Love Triangle
  66. Confessions of a Fat Girl 66: Forever my lady
  67. Confessions of a Fat Girl 67: Fight to the death
  68. Confessions of a Fat Girl 68: Hard choice to make
  69. Confessions of a Fat Girl 69: Back to reality
  70. Confessions of a Fat Girl 70: Life Reflections
  71. Confessions of a Fat Girl 71: Oatmeal, Blueberry & Banana Pancakes
  72. Confessions of a Fat Girl 72: The Engagement
  73. Confessions of a Fat Girl 73: Pillow Talk
  74. Confessions of a Fat Girl 74: Secretive Sister
  75. Confessions of a Fat Girl 75: Homemade Soup
  76. Confessions of a Fat Girl 76: Nna Men!
  77. Confessions of a Fat Girl 77: Comfort Food…Healthy Food
  78. Confessions of a Fat Girl 78: Miracle Working God
  79. Confessions of a Fat Girl 79: Lumps, Bumps and Jiggles
  80. Confessions of a Fat Girl 80: Oyibo Boyfriend
  81. Confessions of a Fat Girl 81: Wedding Gowns 
  82. Confessions of a Fat Girl 82: My New Friend
  83. Confessions of a Fat Girl 83: Emotional vs Physical Hunger
  84. Confessions of a Fat Girl 84: Look like an Mgbeke
  85. Confessions of a Fat Girl 85: Food Cravings
  86. Confessions of a Fat Girl 86: Who am I?
  87. Confessions of a Fat Girl 87: Separation, Counselling…Divorce
  88. Confessions of a Fat Girl 88: A Man’s World
  89. Confessions of a Fat Girl 89: Envy, Weight and Love!
  90. Confessions of a Fat Girl 90: Regret
  91. Confessions of a Fat Girl 91: Time to move on
  92. Confessions of a Fat Girl 92: Have some fruit!
  93. Confessions of a Fat Girl 93: Family Easter
  94. Confessions of a Fat Girl 94: Sister Reunion
  95. Confessions of a Fat Girl 95: Perfect Fit; Perfect Surprise
  96. Confessions of a Fat Girl 96: The Love Story
  97. Confessions of a Fat Girl 97: Caught in the middle
  98. Confessions of a Fat Girl 98: Kisses…and Blood
  99. Confessions of a Fat Girl 99: Past…or Present Tense
  100. Confessions of a Fat Girl 100: Jewel
  101. Confessions of a Fat Girl 101: “Ill find you…and I’ll kill you”
  102. Confessions of a Fat Girl 102: Homecoming
  103. Confessions of a Fat Girl 103: Fever Pitch
  104. Confessions of a Fat Girl 104: Whodunit?
  105. Confessions of a Fat Girl 105: The Hypocrite
  106. Confessions of a Fat Girl 106: Message from Mom
  107. Confessions of a Fat Girl 107: Accountability & Responsibility
  108. Confessions of a Fat Girl 108: It’s for the best
  109. Confessions of a Fat Girl 109: Port Harcourt
  110. Confessions of a Fat Girl 110: While you were away
  111. Confessions of a Fat Girl 111: Planning…and a little bit of Salmon
  112. Confessions of a Fat Girl 112: Putting yourself first
  113. Confessions of a Fat Girl 113: Fruit Crumble
  114. Confessions of a Fat Girl 114: Resting Heart Rate
  115. Confessions of a Fat Girl 115: Shishi, he no get
  116. Confessions of a Fat Girl 116: The truth hurts
  117. Confessions of a Fat Girl 117: Veggie Burger
  118. Confessions of a Fat Girl 118: Weight Watchers Porn

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