Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 97: Old Woman!

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May 18th, 2013

This week pretty much d-r-a-g-g-e-d! Thank God for my new friend, Dunni, or else I don’t know how I could have added boredom to my litany of issues. I’ve started to feel really, really rundown, and extremely tired!!! And it seems to be getting worse as the weeks go by! The tiredness might be partly because I am getting up every hour or so, during the night, to go to the toilet. I try to be as quiet as possible, but Patrick often wakes up when I get out of bed, so he’s also been waking up pretty tired. I think he’s on constant alert, in case it’s the baby, even though I keep reassuring him that there’s still a few more weeks to go.

Ose (my friend from Antenatal class) and I were talking after yesterday’s class, we both came to the conclusion that nobody, not even your own mum, tells you that pregnancy turns you into an old-age Mama before your time. And I don’t mean Mama i the cute sense of the word. I mean MAMA! There’s nothing else to justify my chronic indigestion, swollen feet, incontinence, not to mention that I’ve started getting aches and pains in my legs and my groin (imagine!) when I’m walking, or rather, waddling. Now, anytime I walk past anyone at work, the nice people offer words of comfort and encouragement…while the others just laugh at me! It’s not the best feeling in the world!

Add to that the fact that I’ve now started to groan like an old woman, whenever I get out of bed, or get up from sitting down. And my annoying husband has taken to making fun of me, by groaning for me whenever I move. To be honest, I feel like I’m at least 70-years-old, and I’ve still got ten weeks to go! I wonder how I’ll feel when I reach my due date! Maybe like I’m a 100!

Yesterday’s class was really useful – if a bit scary – as it was all about pain relief in labour. We had to practise relaxation exercises, which were going quite well, and I’d just about pictured myself lying under a palm tree on a deserted beach, when I was rudely brought back to reality by my baby’s kicks. I guess he/she wasn’t feeling quite as serene!

The baby’s movements are now getting so big, that I can actually see bits of my bump wiggling about in a really spooky manner. Sometimes, I even try to figure out what’s moving, and I think it’s the knees (or maybe the bum) lodged up underneath my chest, which means I get big kicks on either side of my bump. The other day, when I was having a bath, every time I put the soap on a different place on my bump, the baby would kick it off. I guess it just confirms my baby boy theory! I wanted to gloat by telling Patrick, but I decided against it. Since he has decided to make us ‘wait’ for the gender reveal, I will save my victory dance till delivery day!

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Speaking with Ose, I was so jealous to hear that she is finishing work next week…lucky thing. I am actually contemplating starting my leave earlier…maybe in 4 weeks, and not 8. There is no way I will be able to drag this body to the office at 38 weeks! I definitely need to have a word with my HR on Monday.

On another note, Ebika and Demola arrive tonight. When I asked if I could come see her tomorrow, she told me she’d need to confirm her address, as she wont be returning to her old apartment. Hmm, levels don truly begin change!

I got more good news, when Vou called to tell me she will coming to town next week. Yay! My honorary big sister! She’s coming to help Phillip set up the new house, which is the best idea ever, because if we’re to leave my brother to furnish the house the way he did his Dolphin apartment…hmm! I have no comment! So, Diana has had the good sense to ask her sister come give him a hand. It might be almost impossible to achieve what Diana had with her apartment, but I’m sure Vou can at least try.

I’m really, really looking forward to her being around…as I’m actually getting quite lonely. Nwando is back from her honeymoon this coming week as well, which makes things even better!

 

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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
  95. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 95: New Beginnings
  96. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 96: Dispassionately

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