Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: It’s my time!

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March 27th, 2013

“What was all that about?” I asked Ebika, as we walked towards the car park, after work.

“What exactly?” she responded, with the faintest hint of impatience.

“All that Lanre da Silva name dropping!” I said, knowing fully well she knew what I was talking about. “It was funny when I thought you were joking, but after you almost bit off Ejiro’s head, and I saw you were serious, it became rather worrisome…and maybe a little pathetic!”

She laughed. “And what is so worrisome and ‘pathetic’ about that?! What is so out-of-this world about shopping from a designer…and a local one at that? After all, you wear designer things as well. Yes, you seem to prefer the mid-scale brands like Michael Kors and Coach, but they’re designer all the same. What’s the big deal?”

It was my turn to laugh. Mid-scale brands! It’s not her fault!

“Babe! We used to laugh at people who talk like this oh! Remember Calista, and how we used to yab her?!” Calista had been an Intern, whose father was a senior official at CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria). This girl, who had been no more than 20 years old at the time, would come to work dressed, head to toe, in the most expensive labels, fresh off international runways. Her outfit for the day could very likely have been the value of my entire wardrobe. And she loved talking about fashion…non-stop!!! From morning to night, that was all she ever talked about; who was showing in New York fashion week, whose Winter Collection was to die for. She was a fashion encyclopedia. She was a lovely and respectful girl, but we were so beefed that such a small girl had access to all those baffs, that we would yab her mercilessly…and even to her face.

“Faith, what exactly is your point?! And make it brief. I have to go!” she said impatiently, looking at her watch.

Eeeeehn?! Was this not the same girl who was practically begging for my friendship a few short months ago? The same girl I comforted out of a heartbreak only weeks ago? Now, she was asking me to ‘make it brief’!

“I don’t know what’s going on with you, Ebika. You are changing. If what you say is true, and you have been dating Demola for 15 years, why is his money suddenly making you lose your head?! One would think you would be used to it by now!”

She smiled, but there was no humour in that smile…just bitterness. “Faith. I see you are one of those people who want to see me stuck in the same position for the rest of my life!”

“What??!” I exclaimed in shock.

“But I hate to disappoint you. I chose to keep a low profile all these years, but it’s now my time to shine!” she said, indignantly “It’s my time, Faith!”

As she got into her 2002 Toyota Corolla, and turned the ignition twice to get the car to start, I had to stifle a hiss. It’s her time, abi?! Why not start with replacing her jalopy, before putting her nose in the air. Shior!

I shook my head, as she drove away, in a cloud of smoke. It wasn’t her fault at all. If it had been last year, when she had been nothing more than a gossip buddy, I would have just turned a blind eye to this her newfound juvenile behavior! A 35-year-old woman talking about it being her time! With another woman’s husband! Agbaya!

 

March 28th, 2013

23 weeks today!!! Whoop whoop!

That was all I needed to throw Ebika’s behavior to the very back of my head. I have so many more important things to think about.

Like the disturbing text I got from my Mom this morning.

Efiowan, I saw 3 babies in my dream! Are you sure you are not having twins? Or maybe that Akunna might be? It was a very clear message that there are 3 babies. I hope you are not hiding anything from me!

Ah!

I showed the text to Patrick, and we exchanged a disturbing glance. This is the worst time for Mom’s prophesying spirit to get active.

I quickly forwarded the text to Diana, who called me back in minutes.

“Does she know??!! Did you tell her anything???” she cried.

“Babe, the only thing Mom and I have discussed about you is the cake you are bringing on Easter Sunday!” I answered. “If you still want to keep it a secret, I would suggest you take extra care with your outfit on Sunday…because I know my Mom, and she’ll be watching.”

Diana thanked me for the tip off, and got off the phone.

“Why didn’t you just advice her to tell everyone already?!” Patrick demanded. “At least, tell her fiancé!”

I tried to explain how she was worried it would go the same way as all the other pregnancies she had lost, but Patrick just shook his head.

“I don’t see this ending very well,” he muttered. “Does she expect to tell Phillip when she’s halfway gone, and expect him to be happy about it? Happy about missing the first half of the pregnancy…or maybe even more?!”

I know Patrick has a point, but my hands are tied. I have been sworn to secrecy, and I know Diana won’t budge either.

Oh Jesus, take the wheel!

 

 

 

Photo Credit

  1. http://spontaneoustriplets.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
  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

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1 COMMENT

  1. I wish Diana will just talk…I dont want her having problems with her MIL even if Philip will understand her fears,(I,also do)

    Ebika,Ebika ,Ebika(in my Momma’s voice)i am watching you..:) She is just stupid sha.

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