Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 69: Day from hell!

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April 10th, 2013

With the way Idara has been blowing up my phone, I guess her ‘soulmate’ has told her that their jig is up. From yesterday evening to this morning, there have been 38 calls, 6 text messages, and countless BBM and WhatsApp messages, none of which I answered. In fact, I didn’t even bother opening any of the text, BBM, or WhatsApp messages, as I wasn’t in any mood to read any patronising, placating excuses for her behaviour. There I was, feeling like someone with a bestie, but she isn’t any better than my social climber friend Ebika here!

Unsurprisingly, my mood wasn’t the brightest when I got to work. From the way everyone avoided me, I knew I probably had the deadliest of frowns on my face. All the better, because speaking to anyone was not on my agenda for the day.

“This should make you feel better!” one of my colleagues, Benita, said, as she dropped a bottle of natural pineapple and coconut juice on my table. I had to smile, despite myself. The lady who made the natural juices always came by the office on Wednesdays, and that was the one I always picked. At times like this, the thoughtfulness of my colleagues makes me so teary eyed. I definitely needed an act of love like that.

As I sipped on the juice, and felt my anger begin to dissipate, the Yahoo Messenger on my screen suddenly popped open. Yahoo Messenger ke? Since which year?! It turns out that desperate times had made Idara resort to desperate measures.

Faith….I know you can read this. Babe, why aren’t you taking my calls, or responding to my messages?

I hissed and shook my head. This girl has some nerve.

I have spoken to Phillip…and he says you know about us…

I raised my brow. Us? Eeeehn?! She is still talking us! She never hala!

Faith, please say something!

I sighed, and reached for my mouse to close the window, so that I could get some actual work done.

I wish I could say that I’m sorry, and that I regret it…but I don’t

My hand stopped, mid-click. Oh? She wasn’t trying to apologise? This would be interesting.

What Phillip and I have is stronger than anything I have ever experienced with anyone! Our connection isn’t just physical! Did he tell you that we pray together? We fast together?

At this point, I knew I had to say something.

But yet, he is marrying another. Some connection!

Faith, we both know why he is marrying that Diana girl!

My brow raised again. Ah, it was as if Idara was about to give me an ‘education’ about my brother.

No, my dear ‘friend’. Maybe you could be so kind to tell me why.

Of course it’s because of her money! There’s no other explanation! I was even disappointed when I saw her. She isn’t even that pretty!

I felt the rage I had spent the whole morning trying to suppress, slowly building again. Idara thinks my brother is after Diana…for her money?! He didn’t marry for money when our father died in 2005, leaving us, not only penniless, but heavily indebted! He didn’t marry for money, when creditors were pounding on our door everyday, demanding for what they owed. He didn’t marry for money when our family didn’t have two coins to rub together, except for the meager entry-level salary of a young 25 year old Phillip, and the NYSC allowance of 24 year old me. It is now that he is financially stable, with a great job, and a sunshine bright future ahead of him, that this dingbat thinks he will marry for money.

Keep deceiving yourself, Idara! That’s why, at the age of 33, your mates are married and having kids, and you are still someone’s side chick! Good luck with that!

And with that, I closed the chat window. She is even more delusional than I thought she’d be!

I sat alone at the canteen, still not desiring any company at all. Ejiro sensed my mood, and waved at me from another table. As I waved back, I was so grateful that she was sensitive enough to give me some space.

I was just getting settling into my nice, solo meal, when someone pulled up a chair beside me. Looking up, I was actually disgusted to see it was Ebika.

“You are the only pregnant friend I have!” she said, without even bothering with any pleasantries. “What on earth did you say to Oyinkan?! She has been going around, telling anyone who cares to listen that even my own friends don’t support me! And I knew it was you, because she said…”

As Ebika rattled off, I stopped hearing the words, and only heard an annoying sound, that was grating seriously on my last nerve.

“Ebika,” I said, in a tone as cool and level as I could manage “I am not interested in hearing about your drama. As you can see, I want to be alone. Kindly take your chair, and go somewhere else.”

“What do you mean, ‘take my drama away’?!” she shrieked. “I’m telling you that Oyinkan said…”

“Ebika, please leave me alone!” I heard myself yell.

It was loud enough to make everyone in the canteen look in our direction. From the corner of my eye, I saw Ejiro giggle.

Ebika’s complexion had become bright red, and I knew I had embarrassed her, but I didn’t care. I still don’t. Let her carry her juvenile drama far away from me!

“I will show you!” she said, in a half whisper, half hiss, as she stormed away. Looking at her as she left, I saw that there were tears streaming down her face, and it occurred to me that I must have really hurt her. Whatever! I don’t need her drama to add to the plenty I already have.

And to cap an already horrible day, Phillip called at night, to say that Diana had been hospitalized. After spending the whole day shopping with her sister, she had started bleeding in a changing room at Debenhams. Luckily, the baby is fine, but she is to be monitored for a few days.

What an awful awful day!

 

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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

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