Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 73: Away we go!

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April 13th, 2013

You know that feeling you get, when you wake up the morning after a long night out? After a long night of drinking and partying? That kind of intense hangover that makes you ask yourself what the heck you were thinking? That feeling?

Well, that was the feeling I had the minute I opened my eyes this morning. Except I hadn’t spent the night partying and drinking. No, I had only gone and done the most stuuuuupiiiiiid thing in the world!

What on earth had I been thinking, talking like that to my ED??!

From the minute my eyes opened at 5.00am this morning, despite the fact it’s a Saturday, all the bravado from last night have grown wings and flown far far away!

Patrick had a good laugh, when I told him about it last night, and he was still very amused about it this morning. But any excitement I got from it yesterday has long evaporated!

I might as well dust my CV now.

“You did whaaat?!!” Ebika screamed, when I told her about it over the phone, this afternoon.

“Something in me just snapped.” I said, with a frustrated sigh. “I think all the tension and wahala of the last few weeks just got the better of me!”

“Babe, you need to lie low oh! If I were you, I would keep away from the office for a while. You don’t want to be there when she’s probably still boiling!” Ebika cautioned.

I’d actually thought about it, this morning. I considered pulling a sickie, and staying away for at least a week. But I was worried about taking too many leave days, and not having enough for the extra month I’ll need after the baby comes.

“You don’t have to take your leave!” Ebika responded, when I told her this. “Can’t your doctor give you a sick note? Something about going on bed rest for a few days?”

Thinking about it, I’m sure he could give me something like that, if I asked. Hmmm, it was actually a thought!

“I think you need a change of environment…even if it’s for a little while. I’m going to London next week…for…for some medical stuff. I really wouldn’t mind the company. I can pay for your ticket.” Ebika offered.

I smiled to myself. Eeeehn!!! Ebika was offering to buy me a ticket to London. This Demola upgrade na real wa!!!

But I couldn’t find the words to decline the offer. Instead, the more I thought about it, the more appealing the thought was. Not only would the trip give me a much needed escape from my recent foolishness, I would be able to buy the remainder of my baby items in peace (and not at the cut throat prices the shops in Lagos…even Balogun market…are selling them for), I would be able to see Diana…and maybe even address the foolish Phillip and Idara issue. With Phillip also bound for the UK next week, my being there at the same time as him would help me monitor him, to make sure he doesn’t do anything stupid.

But aint no way I’m going to let Ebika pay for my ticket! We might be bestos today, but abeg, I don’t want insult tomorrow.

So, I told her I’d think about it, and we’d ended the conversation.

Not up to 10 minutes after, my Mom called. We had avoided breaking Diana’s news to her all week, but last night, Phillip told me he was going to call her this weekend. From her tearful voice, I guess he already had.

“This is the devil at work!” she wailed. “All those evil forces opposing their union are behind this!”

“Mom, we need to be grateful that the baby is safe!” I tried to assure her. “It might even be a good thing for her to be under her doctor’s care.”

“But why now?! Why didn’t this happen after their wedding?!!” she lamented. “So this means they will be living in sin, until after their child is born?!!”

I sighed deeply, fast losing my patience for my Mom’s drama. In order to fast track the conversation, I found myself telling my Mom that I would be leaving for London next week, and would be sure to see things for myself. Luckily, or unluckily (especially if I don’t end up going), she seemed consoled by this.

And luckily for me, Patrick was open to the idea of me traveling to clear my head, and agreed to pay for my ticket, with the only caveat being that I can’t leave before my birthday on Tuesday…which works fine with me!

Calling Ebika, she was so excited that I would be coming along, even though she said she was disappointed about not being able to give me a treat by buying my ticket (story!!!).

So, away we go on Wednesday, the 17th!

Can’t wait!

 

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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
  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

 

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