Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: Drama & Baby Kicks!

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March 28th, 2013

Be careful of fake friends, who love to see you down, who think you will be inferior to them forever! Well, surprise! Look who’s on top now!

I chuckled at Ebika’s BBM status update, as Patrick and I rode to work. I always knew she was the drama queen, but this was downright ridiculous! And comical!

Well, at least it gave me some comic relief, after Mom’s text message this morning.

“What’s so amusing?” Patrick asked, looking at me from the corner of his eye, as we drove through the toll gate.

“Just some silly, immature, old woman!” I muttered, not wanting to waste my breath sharing the gist. It wasn’t even something I could call gist. Just the pathetic antics of someone who should have been wise enough to know better!

Getting to work, the atmosphere was as light as you would expect on the day preceding a 4-day weekend. Everyone had a smile on their face, and you could feel the holiday mood in the air. It was one of those days when you would ordinarily not have gotten anything done.

Except your name was Faith, and you were still working off your tailbone, in order to do well in next week’s appraisals!

Yep, I was determined to see my eye service through, and sat my ass on my chair, instead of running around gisting, as I ordinarily would have done.

When it was lunch time, I didn’t get the usual call from Ebika, and frankly, I wasn’t expecting it. I just jejely made my way to the canteen, to quickly eat my food, and return to work. If I can set a good impression before the holidays, by next week I can afford to be in chill mode.

As I sat at my table, solo, I saw Ebika walk past me, nose in the air, without giving me a second look. I shook my head, and continued with my meal. This girl belongs in Secondary School…Junior Secondary School, for that matter.

“Don’t tell me her BBM status was directed at you!” came Ejiro’s laugh, as she sat on the chair beside me.

I hissed. “Please, let’s not waste our breath on that topic, I beg!”.

I was actually sick and tired of Ebika and her drama! What she is doing is against everything I believe in anyway! As a married woman, I shouldn’t even be seen to be supporting anyone trying to steal another woman’s husband…I don’t care how long you claim to have been dating him! He is married, he is married. Full stop!

The rest of the day went by quickly, and I got home rather early. I felt a heaviness in my chest, as I walked past Nwando’s empty apartment. This would have been one of the days for me to pop in for one of our epic gist sessions! Every day, it sinks in more and more that she is not my neighbor any longer. I thought of calling her on the phone, but decided against it. Apart from the fact that she will probably be busy with preps for the traditional wedding in a few days, I also need to start weaning myself off her. Of course, she will still be my friend, but it is very likely that things won’t be quite the way they used to be.

On that note, I found myself quite moody all evening. But all that changed when Patrick finally felt the baby kick!

We were sitting in bed together, when I felt loads of jumping and thumping about, so I grabbed his hand and put it on my bump. It all went quiet for about five minutes, and we were about to give up, when the bashing around suddenly started again and Patrick snatched his hand away, and started grinning from ear to ear. He’s now decided that the baby definitely has to be a boy – because ‘he’s got a right foot like Messi’. Men! I wonder if he’ll still say that if it’s a girl?!

But it was a good feeling for him to finally have that experience. I have been feeling the kicks for weeks, and I could tell that Patrick was beginning to feel left out.

Tomorrow is Good Friday. I’m not sure if I can make it to Church. I’ll do my part and abstain from meat (my Catholic training as a child is still in me), but besides that, na me and my bed!

 

 

Photo Credit

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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

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