Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 95: New Beginnings

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May 11th, 2013

Patrick and I finally made a start on turning the spare room into a nursery, and, quite frankly, it’s about time, seeing as I’m already into the third trimester. I can’t believe it’s only 11 weeks to go until the baby comes!!! How scary is that!!!

The painter came with some colour swats, and I chose a nice bright yellow for the walls, to complement the white wood items I have (crib, cupboard, drawers, storage, and changing table). Once my rocking chair and ottoman arrive, I will be a hundred percent complete…furniture wise. My items from London are scheduled to arrive next week. I can’t wait.

Later in the afternoon, my younger brother, Eteka, alongside his girlfriend, Nelly, drove our Mom here, to see me. I didn’t even realize that we hadn’t seen each other since Easter Sunday…almost 2 months ago. We speak everyday, which is why I really hadn’t noticed. Anyways, she insisted on seeing me, and lucky for her, Eteka was in the mood to indulge her.

And trust my Mom not to come empty handed! The woman is all shades of awesome! She came bearing coolers of stew, afang soup, and egusi soup. I am officially sorted for the next month, at least. I saw Patrick’s eyes light up, and I can’t even blame him. Even though I know how to throw it down in the kitchen, my Mom always makes me look like an amature! She personifies the stereotype of Calabar women knowing how to cook. I remember when my Dad was alive, and he had encouraged her to open a restaurant. That was before his financial crash, when he could have opened her a fantastic one…easily! But Mom hadn’t been interested, and had used one thing or the other as an excuse. It wasn’t until Dad died, and we found ourselves not only penniless, but also heavily indebted to Dad’s plethora of creditors, that she regretted not grabbing the opportunity to be a business owner, when she’d had the chance.

With lunch over, I decided to tag along with them, as they went to see Phillip. He’s asked us to meet him at the house he had just paid for, so instead of heading to Dolphin Estate, we drove to an estate on the drive on which one of the major international oil companies (IOC) is located, right off the Lekki express. It’s a new estate, with well finished houses, and immaculately maintained infrastructure. Even better is the fact that Phillip can literally walk to his office, which is the IOC the drive is named after.

It’s a very impressive house, nice for a new couple with a growing family. It’s definitely better than his matchbox flat in Dolphin…but nowhere near as nice as Diana’s Oniru apartment.

“Have you and Diana decided what to do with her place?” I asked, almost feeling sad over the potential loss of the place.

“It’s already on the market. When it’s sold, the money will go into a trust fund for our kids,” he answered.

I couldn’t help but raise a brow. My brother, my proud, strong headed brother had agreed to keep the money, from the sale of a house his wife’s late husband had bequeathed her??! Wonders shall truly never end!

“Don’t look so surprised. It’s my wife’s property…and therefore her money. I have no issues with our kids having any access to it,” he said candidly. “Besides, considering the millions they will also be getting from me, a little extra won’t make too much of a difference!”

“Billions! You will give them billions!” Nelly chimed in, with her annoying giggle.

I cast an irritated look at my brother’s girlfriend. The girl is just too forward! Even when she shouldn’t put her mouth, you will still hear her voice. The only reason why she isn’t altogether too annoying is the fact that she is a genuinely nice person. She can remove the clothes on her back to make other people happy. But outside of that, she can be an irritant of life!

Mom proceeded to pray over the place, and then we’d settled down to watch the video of Phillip and Diana’s wedding, on his laptop. This same video had already been sent to her, several times, but my Mom refuses to do anything with her phone, besides talk and text. She doesn’t even do WhatsApp! Why we bothered getting her a smart phone, I don’t even know.

Watching the video was almost as wonderful as being there in the flesh, and soon, my Mom, Nelly, and I were dabbing our eyes. Even Eteka was a bit emotional. Mom then went on to pray for their union, as well as Diana’s safe delivery.

All in all it was a lovely day…full of new beginnings! My nursery, Phillip’s new house, and of course his marriage. We have so much to look forward to….and we are ever so grateful!

 

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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
  93. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 93: Thankful
  94. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 94: People Watching

 

 

 

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