Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 112: Counting Down

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June 12th, 2013

After yesterday’s fiasco, nobody told me to sit my ass at home today. Doing a bit of sleuthing on Facebook, I saw the picture of Ose’s baby daddy on her page. Taking it further, I ran a search and found his own page, alongside the name, and picture, of his poor wife. I don’t know what I was expecting to see…maybe the picture of a plain looking, middle aged woman. Which is why I was shocked to see a woman who looked even younger than Ose and I. The beautiful, caramel skinned woman could not have been a day older than 30. And it left me bewildered about how come her husband had stepped out on her so early. From the wedding picture I saw, she looked like she’d been barely out of her teens when she’d exchanged vows with Mr. Adulterer. Na wa oh! Poor girl. If the yeye man doesn’t want to marry her again, there are thousands of other men who would be only too happy to claim this beauty queen for themselves, baby or no baby. But of course, the tout wants to eat his cake and have it. Life!

Anyway, I still don’t know what to do with myself in this my break. I came up with hundreds of practical ideas when I was sitting at my desk at work, but I now, I find myself watching TV all day long, surfing the net and looking for who’s not too busy to chat with me on WhatsApp or BBM.

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I shouldn’t complain too much because I’m feeling loads better now. I can have naps whenever I like, and it’s great not having to get up early and drag my 83-year-old body (well, that’s what it feels like) to work every day. Now I can stay in bed when Patrick’s alarm goes off, and roll over to get in some more quality snoozing. I started to feel guilty that I should be doing something more constructive until my mum reminded me that I probably won’t get the chance to do this again until the baby’s a grumpy teenager! Talk about a reality check!

Another friend I made at antenatal class had a bit of a scare yesterday. When I got home from Ose’s house, I found a series of frantic messages from this other lady, Uju, asking me questions about my Braxton Hicks, and if I’d ever bled during any of mine. Because I saw her messages about an hour after they’d been sent, my replies, and phone calls, had gone unanswered. Before going to bed, all I could do was pray for her.

Anyways, she called me this morning, to say she and the baby are okay, but she is due to be induced at the weekend as the doctors think that’ll be safer. At 36 weeks and 2 days, she is about 10 days ahead of me. It’s weird, because even though we only met a few weeks ago, it feels like we’ve gone through our pregnancies together and I just want both of us to be fine. She has promised to get her husband Sam to text me when there’s any news.

And as if they blew a whistle for my other antenatal friends, I got a text from yet another one of them, Caroline, who is planning a ‘baby drizzle’ for another one of our members after our next class on Friday. She dubbed it a ‘drizzle’ because it isn’t quite a shower. Oooookay! Even though it’s quite cheesy, and maybe even a bit awkward as no such ‘drizzle’ was organized for any of the rest of us, I can’t help but admit that it’s nice of her to organise it. It’s optional for us to bring presents, so I guess no pressures there. But knowing myself, I’ll probably pick up something on my way there. It will definitely be awkward seeing Baby Mama Ose again, but she will be surprised to experience the blanking of life! I will blank her like she’s a spirit! Useless home wrecker. And if she tries to make a scene, I will be sure to tell the other mommies her story. I don’t see those women taking too kindly to a husband snatcher in their midst.

In other news, Patrick returned with the most wonderful gifts ever. Vou had sent me an entire suitcase of baby clothes, ranging from newborn to 18 month sizes, from the high end store Piccoli & Co. It totally blew me away! Diana and Patrick, on the other hand, got me a box of keepsakes, with a music box, baby book, a personalised silver locket necklace, and building boxes. Very nice too…but not nice enough for me to call her. I extended a warm, heartfelt thank you to her husband, and asked him to relay the same to his wife. I won’t be bought over by gifts.

Counting down to baby A now! It’s almost officially T-6 weeks!

Tick tock…

 

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  1. 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
    102. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 102: Of Daughters & Honeymoons
    103. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 103: Practice Run
    104. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 104: Cold Revenge
    105. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 105: Absolutely Nothing
    106. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 106: Selfish
    107. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 107: Back and Forth
    108. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 108: Chief Mourner
    109. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 109: He will never be mine
    110. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 110: The Showers
    111. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 111: Baby Mama 

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