Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 85: Home Sweet Home!

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April 26th, 2013

Alas, every good thing must come to an end. After a rather eventful 10 days, my holiday was finally over.

Thankfully, as I was scheduled to fly out at night, so I took advantage and had a gooooood lie-in this morning. I just lay there, meditating about this trip; the good (being able to buy everything I need for the baby, Phillip and Diana’s lovely wedding, and Ebika’s non-cancer diagnosis), the bad (the stunt Idara had tried to pull, and how that had almost torn us apart), and of course, the ugly (the gbege that is waiting for me in Nigeria, at work). Apart from the last one, every other thought made me happy, so 2 out of 3 aint bad.

As for the drama with my ED back in Lagos, my dear new sister, Vou, gave me a lot of good advice about it. So, I will accept whatever outcome as God’s will for my life. If I lose my job because of it, I won’t even fight it. I’ll just look inward, and find a way to make a living for myself. The job is not a do or die affair. Yes, the money is good…but my peace of mind is better, abeg!

At about 1pm, I started getting my things together. It felt so good to pack as light as a feather! For once, I wouldn’t be headed back to Nigeria, packed as if the world was about to end…which is just as well, considering I’m in no condition to even lug around a quarter of the weights I usually travel with.

At 4pm, Demola came to pick me up from the flat. Yes oh, my new best friend. After yesterday’s emotional evening, he had insisted on being the one to take me to the airport, and with Ebika insisting, there was no way I could refuse. It’s amazing how I couldn’t even stand to hear his name a few weeks ago, and now, here I am rooting for them. Yes, I feel so so bad for Oyinkan…pregnant Oyinkan…but I just can’t help but hope that they find a way to work it out…all three of them.

Seeing him today, he looked so much more like his old self! He had shaved, was wearing fresh clothes, he had on his usual strong cologne, and he was smiling from ear to ear. Bless!

We passed through Paddington, to see Diana and Phillip. Thankfully, Vou was there as well, so I’d been able to say goodbye to her as well. My newfound big sis! I love her to bits, and I will most definitely be harassing and bugging her from now on! Word! Phillip leaves London on Sunday, to resume work on Monday.

From there, we’d gone to see Ebika, who was also in very cheerful spirits…genuinely this time. It was when she was embracing me that she had shed a few tears, calling me a friend in a million. I couldn’t believe this was us, considering how much I couldn’t stand her a few months ago. My by-force besto has become my besto true-true! It’s true that we never really know in what direction God will steer us.

She informed me that Demola was moving her things out of the Hammersmith flat, to his own in St. John’s Wood, this weekend. When I raised my brow, she assured me it wasn’t the flat he shared with Oyinkan. Well, I guess I have no choice but to believe her, and be satisfied with that. As she won’t be returning to Nigeria for another month, she gave me copies of her doctor’s report to submit to our company’s HR, when I resume on Monday.

Demola and I didn’t get to the airport until 7.30pm, and he was such a gentleman. I’d half expected him to just bid me farewell and leave, but he had helped me with my Tax Refunds, my check-in, and had insisted on keeping me company until about 9pm, when I had to start heading towards my check-in gate.

As we said goodbye, he’d wrapped me in a warm embrace, thanking me profusely for everything I’d done, and how glad he was that his wife (his wife?!) had a friend like me. He then asked for details of my baby registry, and when I told him I didn’t have one, insisted that I create one as soon as possible, so that he and Ebika could send their gifts for the baby. At the sound of the word ‘gifts’, my ears perked, and I promised him I’d definitely do so.

By 11.35pm, our flight took off for Nigeria, and that was when I realized that I have committed myself to attending a bridal shower TOMORROW!!! When I had promised Nwando I would be at her bridal shower, I’d thought it would be a day after I arrived Nigeria. I had totally forgotten that, even though my outbound flight was scheduled for the 26th, I wasn’t scheduled to arrive Lagos till the 27th, the day of the shower.

OMG! That’s not good! I wonder if I’ll be in any condition to attend.

Our plane landed at about 6am, and by 7.30am, when I saw my Patrick standing outside the airport, by the Arrivals gate, my heart soared, and I just burst into happy tears. My darling husband, who even looks leaner than I left him, was perplexed over my tears, but as he held me, I knew he was also happy to have me back home.

Home sweet home!

 

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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
  73. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 73: Away we go!
  74. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 74: Birthday Girl
  75. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 75: Caught Red-Handed
  76. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 76: Played by a Master Manipulator
  77. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 77: Showdown
  78. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 78: Sad Tears, Happy Tears
  79. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 79: Not the forever kind of love
  80. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 80: My Sacred Vow to You
  81. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 81: Facebook Likes
  82. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 82: Pregnancy Queue
  83. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 83: Braxton Hicks
  84. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 84: The Verdict

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Aww… love love your diary! each character is so captivating. Read 1 to 85 this weekend and I just couldnt wait for 86 and again, you did not dissappoint. Big thumbs up to you.

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