Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 91: Bump Envy

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May 3rd, 2013

I was in a daze for the rest of yesterday. I couldn’t believe I’d been giving myself high blood pressure, all for nothing. I really didn’t give my ED enough credit, to think she’d be as petty as I’d feared. I just thank God that she isn’t like her other family member(s), or it would have been a totally different story now.

Anyways…

I was able to squeeze myself into the antenatal class holding today, Friday. And it was just as well, as I found out that the class my doctor had penned me in for yesterday was for the 2nd trimester ladies, considering I hadn’t attended any at all. Today’s class is for my fellow 3rd trimester girls. I’ll find a way to catch up with what they did in 2nd tri classes. E no pass copy note na!

Patrick couldn’t off work, so I went to my first antenatal class on my own. On the whole, it was probably a good thing as the conversation ranged all the way from piles to bleeding nipples!!! There were about 10 of us in total, and some of the other mums seem very nice.  I ended up next to another first-time mum too, Ose. As her husband wasn’t there either, we were able to chat about being pregnant and how we felt.

Our pregnancies have been very different so far, as she hasn’t had any sickness at all (lucky girl!), and she hasn’t put on as much weight as me, either. We found out that we live really close to each other, so we are going to meet up once we’ve both finished work. It’ll be nice to have someone around when I’m at home all day on my own, considering Nwando has abandoned me. Her baby is due just after mine, too, so we’ll be able to share any worries we have when we are new mums.  Sweet!

I have to admit, a lot of the time I wasn’t listening to a word the Nurse was saying (she was doing something with a plastic doll in a bath). Instead, I found myself examining all the bumps on display. As far as I could work out, most of the other mums seem to have the classic football-shaped bump I’m jealous of, and I could only spot one other mum with the same kidney bean-shaped blob that I have.(It’s official, I’ve got bump envy!!!

Getting back to work, I submitted the paperwork for my maternity leave. I almost wish I’d applied to start next week (29 weeks), instead of waiting another 8 weeks (36 weeks). I have started getting very, very forgetful! And it isn’t that helpful, as I can’t remember what I’m meant to be doing half the time, and have to write myself loads of lists and stick notes all over the place. I don’t know if it’s down to the hormones doing funny things to my brain, or if it’s just because there’s so much to think about when you’re having a baby that there’s no room left for normal work thoughts.

It’s going to be a loooooong 2 months!

Tonight, as I got ready for bed, I almost collapsed at the sight that met my eyes! Because my mum told me she had loads of stretch marks after she gave birth to each one of us, I’ve been religiously slapping on tons of very expensive, very nice-smelling stretch mark cream every week, since I first week knew I was pregnant. I thought I’d gotten away with it, but tonight, I saw the first hint of several scattered lines all over my stomach. Whaaaaaat?!! Ah, this can’t happen oh! I’m not ready to sacrifice my beautiful skin!!!! I have to ask Vou what worked for her.

Anyway, I’m really glad I’m finally in the third trimester, and I have started spending more and more time thinking about my baby. It’s just like yesterday that I was so scared of scaling the 9-week mark. And here I am at 28 weeks!!! My God is too faithful and good!

The pregnancy app on my phone says my baby has now got eyelashes! Can you just believe that! It’s so weird, but so wonderful, to think that everything he/she needs is now in place and all he/she has to do is get bigger! I actually have a human being inside me!

It’s still the most surreal feeling ever!

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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
  85. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 85: Home Sweet Home
  86. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 86: The Bridal Shower
  87. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 87: The Scare
  88. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 88: Nwando’s Wedding
  89. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 89: Time to face the music
  90. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 90: The Witch Hunt

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