Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: 21 Weeks

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March 13th, 2013

For some reason, this week has been going by really s-l-o-wwwww. I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday! It feels like it should be Friday by now…at least!

All week, I’ve been getting a really bad backache, so I’ve had to sit with my feet up at night. I even got Patrick to buy me a hot water bottle, so I could put it against my back. I tried to describe a nice cute one I saw at the mall (one of those cuddly ones, shaped like an animal) but he bought me a very functional red one, without even a cover, so I have to wrap it in a sweater.

I then read on the internet that ‘a relaxing massage from your partner can really help’ so I happily asked Patrick to…erm…help me!

Hmmm!

Once I’d brought out the massage oil, and dimmed the bedroom lights, the innocent massage turned into something not quite so innocent! Apart from doing absolutely nothing to help my back, the sex was amazing. It was exactly the kind of stress relief I needed! But shock, horror! A few hours later, the baby started moving and thrashing around like clothes in a washing machine!!!

Ah! Who sent me oh!

I sent my doctor a panic text at about 4am, because my mind was going all over the place! I was so relieved when he replied me at about 6.30am, assuring me that I had nothing to worry about, and that sex can sometimes trigger mini contractions. If he hadn’t included that I shouldn’t be afraid to have sex with my husband, that would have been the end of any bedroom play until the baby gets here!

I barely managed to go to work today, and I don’t know if it’s a result of last night’s romp session, but my symptoms seem to have returned with a passion! All day today, my legs were restless, my mouth was constantly full of saliva, and I had this insatiable desire to keep scratching my bump! Add that to the constant bathroom trips, heartburn, and the backache, and the constipation… and I was definitely not a happy camper today!

 

March 14th, 2013

Guess who’s 21 weeks pregnant today! Yay!

But apart from being grateful to God, I am as tired as heck! Sleep has become alien to me. Once I’m in position to sleep, my baby decides it’s time to start moving around. Yes, the movements were really cute a few weeks ago, but now, they come at the most inopportune of times! I read somewhere that this is nature’s way of preparing mothers for broken sleep when the baby is born. Hian! I beg oh!

I can’t wait for the weekend. Maybe I’ll be able to catch some hours of sleep!!!

 

March 15th, 2013

Thankfully, I was able to sleep better last night, so felt much better at work today. Or maybe it’s because it’s Friday! Whatever the case, I didn’t feel quite like a ghost today.

It also occurred to me that this has ben one of the few weeks I haven’t had any drama, in any form, during this pregnancy. I haven’t heard from Akunna since our text message exchange, no word from Phillip and Diana, I’ve been too sick and tired to go downstairs to chat with Nwando, Ebika is still living the high life in Europe…all has been fine in my world.

I wonder how long it stays this way.

I was momentarily tempted to call Diana, but thought against it. Let me enjoy being stress-free a little while longer.

At the end of the day, as I drifted off to sleep, my phone beeped, and I saw a WhatsApp message from Nwando, asking if I felt up to helping her move her things to Obinna’s apartment in Ikoyi. The sleep cleared from my eyes, when I realized that, in a matter of weeks, my only friend in this neighborhood will be gone. For some reason, I hadn’t thought about that at all.

My body wanted to reply with an excuse, as I was hoping to sleep the whole day (no exaggeration)…but my curiosity wants to see just how luxuriously and opulently Obinna lives.

I found myself texting…Of course, I’d love to come!

So much for my uneventful week!

 

 

Photo Credits

  1. http://www.momjunction.com

 

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

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