Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 99: The Girl is Fine!

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May 20th, 2013

There was absolutely no way I could make work today…not with the way I have been feeling. The combination of physical fatigue and emotional stress just made any such feat impossible.

There was no point making Patrick miss work, and, as I was in no mood or condition to drive, I took a taxi to the hospital. Getting there, I could see Akunna’s parents still hadn’t been granted access to their daughter, on her orders. It was still only Phillip…along with the food my Mom had made for her. The rest of us were confined to the waiting area.

After about an hour sitting there, doing nothing but watch people walk in and out of the room, I started getting restless. Even Akunna’s parents had finally gone home. If I couldn’t see her, why had I subjected myself to this trip anyway?! Yes, I had been able to have some of the steaming hot, and delicious, moi-moi my Mom had made for her, but truth be told, I could have eaten it in the comfort of my house…all I’ had to do was ask my Mom, and I would probably get a whole cooler of it.

I didn’t fancy going out under the hot sun to hail a cab, so I decided to wait for whenever Phillip would leave, in order to catch a ride with him. So, I was left with my phone for company.

I hadn’t touched base with Ebika yesterday, so I decided to send her a message, to confirm if she was back, as planned.

Madam, where are you?! I was expecting to see you here! came her response to my beep.

Welcome back! I didn’t expect you’d be back at work so soon!

I was dying to catch up with you…only to get here to find you M.I.A! Are you sick? Or are you just too heavy to carry yourself to work?

Trust Ebika to bring a smile to my face. I replied, telling her of Akunna’s miscarriage, and how I was in the hospital as we chatted.

She’d replied with a Text me the address. I’ll be right there!

I smiled broadly. Ebika for President! Trust my friend to always rise to the occassion every time!

She arrived about 45 minutes later, a cloud of heavy perfume announcing her arrival. I had to admire her, as she walked through the room. Not only did she look a few kilograms slimmer, her complexion was flawless…I couldn’t tell if it was the mild Londo weather, or thanks to any of her bottled friends…all I could see was how wonderful she looked.

 

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We embraced like we hadn’t seen each other in years, and I brought her up to speed with everything that had happened.

“You guys should stop blaming the mother!” Ebika retorted. “What was Akunna looking at when they made her discharge herself from here?! Couldn’t she speak up for herself? Is she a child? She willfully followed them back to the quack hospital, so she also has herself to blame!”

“But if she had spoken with Phillip earlier that night…”

 

Ebika shook her head. “It is very likely that boy would still have died! Do you think he would have been able to withstand the drive? From Isolo to VI? I very much doubt it!”

I sighed deeply. She did have a point, but at this stage, there’s no need pointing accusing fingers any longer. Nothing will bring Matthew back, so we might as well move on.

“So just like that, she has no more ties with Phillip! That girl will be devastated! I tell you that she might be mourning that more than the actual loss of the baby!” Ebika mused.

I cast her a funny look, and couldn’t help but think how it took one to know one.

“So…I see you ran Oyinkan out of the country!” I retorted.

Ebika smiled. If she’d sensed my sarcasm, she chose to ignore it. “Yes oh! In fact, she’s the one who even asked to move there!”

I raised my brow. “Really? She left on her own accord?”

“I tell you the truth! I guess Demola coming to spend almost a month with me in London, showed her that there really is no competition.” Ebika answered cooly. “So, I guess she realized there was no use fighting anymore.”

“I’m sure your daily Instagram loved-up pictures probably played a part in making her change her mind.” I retorted, my irritation rising.

Ebika looked at me and smiled. “Babes, I know you’re moody and irritable today, so I will ignore your jabs! I don’t know when you became Oyinkan’s Voltron!”

“But don’t you feel bad? Not even a little bit? The woman is pregnant, for God’s sake!” I snapped.

“Oh, is that what this is all about?” Ebika reached for my hand, and smiled. “She is being well taken care of, trust me! She got Demola to buy her a house in Calabasas! The babe is just a stone throw away from celebs like the Kardashians, J-Lo, Justin Beiber and co.! And don’t get me started on how much money she will be getting every month, for her upkeep!”

I rolled my eyes. Kardashians?! I was talking about a woman living as a single Mom, and Ebika was talking about the Kardashians!!!

“Trust me, the girl is very, very fine!” Ebika continued, far more patient than I’d expected her to be. “But Faith, you saw Demola and I in London. You saw that what we have is real. You, of all people, should be happy for me!”

I sighed again. “I’m happy for you…I truly am. But I just can’t help but feel for Oyinkan.”

“I understand that…but trust me, the girl is fine!” Ebika stressed, and I decided to leave it at that.

She proceeded to fill me in on the house they’d just bought, and how she had already started decorating the place, with plans to move in by the end of the week. Her family has also agreed to finally meet his, so their traditional wedding could happen any minute now.

As she talked, her excitement rubbed off on me, and I couldn’t help but be excited for her. If Oyinkan is happy living a life with the rich and famous in California, then I guess Ebika is also entitled to some happiness.

I guess.

 

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Catch up on Faith’s story 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…and Pain
  18. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage
  19. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition
  20. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 20: Famzing
  21. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 21: Stress Relief
  22. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 22: Diana
  23. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 23: Bestos
  24. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 24: The Miscarriage 
  25. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 25: In God’s Hands
  26. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 26: Crossing the line
  27. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 27: Last Minute Packing
  28. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 28: Ex-Girlfriend
  29. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 29: Not just friends
  30. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 30: Fight for him
  31. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 31: Faded Beauty
  32. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 32: Holiday Glow
  33. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 33: The Proposals 
  34. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 34: Baby Kicks
  35. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 35: Celebration Dinner
  36. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 36: Rainbow Baby
  37. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 37: Lunch with the girls
  38. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 38: Wedding Season
  39. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 39: Mama Patrick
  40. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 40: Misplaced Love
  41. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 41: Okafor’s Law
  42. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 42: Forgiveness
  43. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 43: Get it over with
  44. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 44: Family Meeting
  45. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 45: The Goof
  46. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 46: Worship
  47. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 47: Gender
  48. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 48: The Introduction
  49. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 49: Messy
  50. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 50: Passionate Love
  51. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 51: Instagram Drama
  52. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: 21 Weeks
  53. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 53: Oppressed
  54. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 54: Age is just a number
  55. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 55: Legally Together
  56. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 56: Monkey on my back
  57. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 57: Your secret is safe with me
  58. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 58: Spring in my step
  59. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 59: Level don change
  60. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: It’s my time
  61. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: Drama and Baby Kicks
  62. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 62: Love, Joy, Fear
  63. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 63: Owerri
  64. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 64: Untouchable
  65. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 65: Foot Soldiers
  66. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 66: Dem say, Dem say
  67. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 67: The Side Chick and the Fiancee
  68. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 68: Dim-Witted Brother
  69. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 69: Day from hell
  70. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 70: A Cancelled Wedding & a Kept Woman
  71. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 71: From Bad to Worst
  72. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 72: The Confrontation
  73. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 73: Away we go!
  74. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 74: Birthday Girl
  75. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 75: Caught Red-Handed
  76. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 76: Played by a Master Manipulator
  77. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 77: Showdown
  78. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 78: Sad Tears, Happy Tears
  79. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 79: Not the forever kind of love
  80. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 80: My Sacred Vow to You
  81. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 81: Facebook Likes
  82. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 82: Pregnancy Queue
  83. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 83: Braxton Hicks
  84. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 84: The Verdict
  85. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 85: Home Sweet Home
  86. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 86: The Bridal Shower
  87. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 87: The Scare
  88. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 88: Nwando’s Wedding
  89. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 89: Time to face the music
  90. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 90: The Witch Hunt
  91. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 91: Bump Envy
  92. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 92: This Evil Family
  93. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 93: Thankful
  94. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 94: People Watching
  95. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 95: New Beginnings
  96. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 96: Dispassionately
  97. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 97: Old Woman
  98. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 98: The Premonition

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Faith, every one needs a friend like you. You say it as it is, we all need at least one person that will tell us some home truth even when it is difficult. I think Ebika is spot on about Akunna” she is most likely mourning the loss of the access to Phillip that Matthew would have given her than the baby himself” of course she is mourning her son too” the death of a child is something no mother should have to go through. I pray she will find peace

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