Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 102: Of Daughters & Honeymoons

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May 25th, 2013

Well, it looks like it’s a case of all’s well that ends well for Akunna. Between Aunty Josephine, Phillip, and his wife, plans have been made for Akunna to leave for America next week. Luckily, she still has a vaild visa from her last trip with Phillip. While there, she will start the application process for the Masters degree she has been clamouring for for years. Now, she finally gets her wish. Of course, nothing could come close to compensating her for Matthew, but I think this would go a long way with her healing process.

And speaking of America…

Yesterday, I noticed Ebika had a long face. I was almost tempted to ignore it, but decided to fulfill all righteousness by asking anyway. Well, it turns out that Oyinkan’s baby is due any minute, and he has been summoned to be there with her, for the birth. I couldn’t help but raise a brow, in surprise. With this being her fourth child, one would have thought they’d be over it by now…more so with their new separation.

Ebika seemed to read my thoughts, and shrugged. “It’s their first daughter…”

My mouth opened for a split second, before I closed it quickly. If I know anything about fathers and daughters, especially how my late sister and I were with our own father, Ebika can forget about seeing Demola anytime soon.

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“He’ll just be there for a couple of weeks, at most. Just to give her a hand…that kind of thing.” Ebika said, almost more to convince herself.

I nodded slowly. Na so.

“So that means I’ll be moving into the house alone this weekend!” she said, with a pout. “I know you’re heavy, but will you be interested in coming to help me?”

“I wish I could, but Vou has already recruited me to help her with Phillip’s house.” I answered, trying to inject the necessary amount of regret in my voice. But deep down, I was too happy to have a valid excuse.

“Awww!!” Ebika sulked. “I guess I have to do it myself…”

A part of me wanted to tell her not to hurry, as Demola was almost certain not to be back anytime soon, but I thought better of it, and shut up. The meeting with her parents has, inadvertently, been postponed to after his return, so I hope, for both their sakes, that his new daughter…his first daughter… the new woman in his life…doesn’t wrap him around her finger for too long.

Getting home, I saw Nwando’s imposing new car, a Range Rover Sport, which she’d been gifted by her husband, parked in our compound. I immediately made a detour to her sister, Jide’s house.

“Na wa oh! This one don pass honeymoon oh! Na honey-universe!” I exclaimed, as I embraced my dear friend. “You guys didn’t want to come back, or what?!”

“My sister, if I had my way, we would still be there sef!” Nwando answered, a dreamy look in her eyes. “We had the best time ever!”

She went on to tell us how she had finally met Obinna’s sons, and their mother, whom she confirmed was happily in a committed relationship, and so posed no threat to her at all. And they had visited almost all the romantic destinations Europe has to offer; from Paris, to Monacco, to Barcelona, to Venice, to Cyprus. Listening to her made me green with envy…until she told me about the latter part of their trip, which had involved checking out fertility clinics.

“Haba Nwando! Already?!” I exclaimed. “You got married five minutes ago, chill first now!”

“Don’t say that oh, Faith!” Jide cut in. “I am fully behind her! She is too old to be waiting months on end, trying in vain!”

“Nwando, you are 38, not 48! I think you can at least try a year, before you start with fertility treatment!” I insisted.

“You’re probably right, but my dear, I’m doing it for my own piece of mind. I can’t subject myself to the monthly torture of wondering whether, or not, my period will come. Babe, I no fit!” Nwando admitted. “Obinna and I talked, and we have agreed that it is better for us to just do an IVF cycle, now that I even can still use my eggs.”

I shrugged. Well, if she put it that way.

“Fair enough, I guess.” I said. “So, where will you do it?”

“There was this hospital in Greece that I really liked. But after Obinna and I talked about it, we realized that it would be way too stressful to travel back and forth, so we’ve decided to check out a few hospitals here in Nigeria, before we make up our minds.”

I told her that my doctor also provides assisted reproduction services, and she took his phone number, so she can check it out. Jide’s friend had also given her a long list of clinics, so I guess her work is cut out for her.

Tonight, I was quite surprised when Patrick cuddled up to me in bed. Let it be said that I’m flattered that he still finds me attractive (although he must be cracking up if he finds stretch marks and swollen ankles a turn-on), but the idea of having sex when I’m this big is most definitely not a turn-on for me! All the raunchy feelings I had a few weeks ago seem to have disappeared, and because I can feel baby moving about all the time now, it would (almost) feel as if we were being watched!

Call me paranoid!

 

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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
  99. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 99: The Girl is Fine
  100. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 100: Three weeks from now
  101. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 101: Diana & Akunna

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