Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 93: Thankful!

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May 6th, 2013

Well, it appears Akunna’s family made good on their threat. I actually thought her Mom was bluffing, so I was quite surprised to find out that, true true, she discharged herself yesterday. Hmmm, is this one pride, ego, stupidity or what?! So, they would rather put her through 6 to 8 weeks of discomfort, in a less than ideal environment, rather than receive far better, and FREE, health care? All because Phillip has finally married Diana? A wedding they all knew would soon happen?

Na wa oh!

Besides their drama, I had a good weekend. I spent yesterday, Sunday, resting off the physical strain from Saturday (from market runs and cooking), as well as the mental strain (from my encounter with Akunna and her Mom). Patrick had been so bowled over by the meals I made him, that he waited on me hand and foot, all weekend long.

I briefly considered going to see Ejiro, but when I thought about the stress of driving all the way to Yaba, I realized it wasn’t happening oh! So, I’d called her instead…and we spent the better part of an hour, laughing and giggling over the phone. And it was just as well that I hadn’t bothered with the drive to Yaba, as she too is in hospital.

“So you mean you’ll be in hospital till you drop?!” I exclaimed.

“Yes oh! For the next 30 weeks, na me and this hospital bed! I no fit shout oh!” she answered. After so many miscarriages, I could see why. “The doctor said I can be discharged at 27 weeks, but no thank you oh! I am not moving even a toe off this bed!”

As we joked and laughed about it, I couldn’t help but thank God for his mercy towards me! Here I am, almost 29 weeks pregnant, and in the best of health! No major scares or threats, and not one day spent on a hospital bed! I have so much to be thankful for. Even thinking about Ebika’s recent health scare makes me realize that I take a whole lot for granted! Too much even.

But as grateful as I am was probably as bored as I was at work today. The appraisal fire that was spurring me to work, has now diminished, and in its place is a lethargy that even I can’t understand. Where I was previously working like the energizer bunny, I am now almost like someone who has overdosed on Valium…I can barely keep my eyes open!

And the loneliness is on another level. With my friends Ebika and Ejiro away, I almost don’t know what to do with myself.

Checking through Instagram (my new obsession), I couldn’t help but smile at Ebika’s recent posts. They were her first set of posts in almost 2 months, and showed her and Demola huddled up in their (I reckon new) apartment, taking all sorts of selfies; playful, serious, loved up. They looked so in love that it gladdened my heart! Going by my calculation, they have about 3-4 more weeks before they come back to reality. By the time Ebika has to resume work, and they have to come back to Nigeria, I wonder what will happen to their love.

Scrolling down her news feed, I actually laughed when I saw several of our own pictures, from our time together in London. The implication of appearing on her timeline was not lost on me. Whereas before, I could claim to only be her distant friend, these pictures were enough evidence that we are anything but distant…and the funny thing is that I don’t care. Yes, I know that if I run into Oyinkan again, she won’t be as friendly as the last time, but I think it’s best for me to support my friend, and damn the consequences! I feel for her, as one pregnant woman to another, but I also want my friend to be happy…

At 4.35pm, I smuggled my handbag out of the building, through an Office Assistant, before casually strolling out after 10 minutes, hoping nobody had noticed I was making a quick getaway.

How I will go through the next 8 weeks is a mystery to me!

 

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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
  91. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 91: Bump Envy
  92. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 92: This Evil Family

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Yes oh @grace. @faith it is still so wrong…Why didnt he have balls to damn his family’s threat and stay with his one and only true love. I think some men can be such cowards and blame it on everyother person but themselves…..i truly wonder how it ends, so glad she is hale and hearty.

  2. I dont see nothing wrong with their relationship @bosa and @ Grace, its love. Sometimes shits happens. Yeah maybe in the future Ebika,may just leave or better still be his wife. Thats life.

    Akunna’s Momma is just a hater,she has got no love.

  3. Let’s be honest, Ebika is a grown ass woman and if this is the path she decides to take then what do you think Faith or anybody else can do about it?
    NOTHING. Not a single thing.
    While it’s obviously not the best or right choice, it is her choice.
    Faith has made her stance clear on the issue. All she can do now is just be a friend.
    We all have that one friend who tows the married man line. As much as we disapprove of it, we don’t chuck them aside. All we can be to them is friends, true friends, and hope that one day they change.

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