May 12th 2020
Its my first day of antenatal. I’m officially 12 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Only God knows why they count it from the first day of your last period. Well… I guess that’s the only way they can tell. I guess that’s also why its 40 weeks for them and not the actual 36 weeks. I’m yet to feel pregnant… all I know is that period don loss and I eat like a wolf! sometimes up to 5 times a day. Not to add that I sleep 4 times a day. Thank God for the lock down and WFH rule. I had to tell Deola and Nonso eventually because most times when they write emails, I don’t respond till like 3 hours later. They’ve been supportive because mehn… this period is a sleeping period for me. I can’t even cook as much as I get hungry. Bae has been the one cooking and cleaning in the past month. I feel blessed to have him around. Its not easy to be pregnant and alone o. When its not as if you knacked the knack by yourself.
So I’ve been told I’m scheduled to have a scan. I get to see my baby! I also have some shots to take. That part I’m not very excited about. I think I’ve resolved to have my baby at this hospital. Mum says they aren’t bad. Plus they usually don’t get complaints from their enrolees. And if Mum says they are okay… believe me, They are okay. Yea.. Mum works in one of the biggest HMOs in the country so she has valid performance scores on many hospitals in Nigeria. Its just sad that my office gave us a “ gba, jen simi” insurance package with an unknown HMO. But for the purpose of this baby… It will work.
I just hope I don’t have that general hospital experience of long queues and inattentive doctors. It can be very exhausting. Well.. This is the beginning of my journey pregnancy journey and I hope you follow me till the end. I promise it will be worth your read.
June 4th 2020
I felt my baby move! Twice in 1 minute. Are you doing Cartwheels in my belly little one?
It felt really strange, I don’t know how I know this, but I know my baby moved! It felt like muscle spasms, or something. I’m not sure, little twitch here and there. I know its not my stomach growling. That’s a very familiar feeling. This is very different.
Welcome little one. Its the first signal you’d give me that you’re there and it means a lot to me that you’re actually alive and doing well. Others have been my body reacting to you, my belly getting big and all. But this one, its directly from you and that makes me really happy.
July 7th 2020
We checked your sex today! but I don’t know what it is yet because husband wants to do a gender reveal party… Well I want it too. But its his idea. We had the Radiographer write the sex in an envelop and seal it, then we gave the envelop to Ilo to share the gender with the baker.
So we’re doing it with a cake of course. Bae sells cakes online, so what better way to reveal your gender?! You can log on to cakemarket.ng when you’re big enough to buy cakes and select from a myriad of different bakers. Well maybe you’d log on to the back end if you follow your dad’s footsteps.
We were really happy today, even if some idiotic local government officials took out our plates because they said we were parked wrongly. We were still happy and that’s because we got to see you today.
Looks like you’re going to come out as jumpy and feisty as me, because you’re very active in my belly. Jeeez! some nights I can’t even sleep. I prayed that you’d be like your dad. Gentle and calm. But mehn…You’re giving off playful vibes. Anyway, I think I can bear a taste of my own medicine.
Remember when I fell last week in the bathroom? I was so scared you were affected. But hey, we saw you today and you’re doing just fine.
I love you baby… Please come out with your dad’s hair. That’s all I ask.
July 13th 2020
You’re a boyyyyyyy!!!!
We finally held our virtual party via zoom because of Rona and believe me it was awesome! I didn’t think it will be that great, but it turned out really okay. Lynda placed a bet with Layi and she won! Layi is still living in denial saying she had prior information before the party.
I must say, I’m relieved you’re a boy. I wanted a boy because I’m married to an Igbo family. Husband says “I’m talking in the nonsense” and gender doesn’t matter to him. But mehn.. Me I know better o. Unfortunately we’ve not been able to fully fight the patriarchy so here we are. Deep down I wanted you to be a girl. I had already started looking at lovely baby girl dresses, how I’ll be twinning with you, how you’d have long hair that I’d finally try my hands at… I guess I’d have to wait for your little sister to do all that.
I really can’t wait to have you in my arms. As the days go by and my EDD draws closer, I feel like I’m about to meet the love of my life… Well the second love of my life. Your dad is still the first, you can’t take that space sorry baby.
My belly is expanding. So is my face, feet, hips, everywhere mehn, with all the stretch marks. But I don’t mind. I’ll bear it all for you.
I love you so much baby
Please don’t come out with your dad’s nose. I’ll send you right back.
July 25th 2020
Looks like this month is dragging. Its practically slower than a snail. Could it be that it becomes like this as I get closer?
We were trying out names for you yesterday. It was a fun exercise actually. I discovered another Igbo name I’d like you to have. Chideziri… It means God has written my story/destiny well. Believe me, that’s how I feel about your coming to this world.
Jason… that’s what your dad wants us to call you… We will see about that. The matriachy is gonna win this one.
I’m scheduled to receive my hospital items from Babies Worth today. They take the stress off your pregnant self and help with the shopping because I’ve been so busy. Things have really picked up at work and its getting crazier by the day, but I’m fine.
Deziri… Please stop kicking me now. Just sleep already
I can’t wait for next week to be over. There is this Muslim holiday at the end of the week. I just really need a break. I’ve got too many deliverable to meet up with.
I’m finally going to eat the coconut rice I’ve been craving and I’m going to try my hands at grilled chicken. Funke says we can use the oven so today is the day. It’ll taste nice I promise. Okay?
Hope you’re doing okay baby.
Please come out with my dentition. Its the best we’ve got in the family. I’m your only plug for that.
August 4th 2020 2.22am
Got up to pee as usual, now I cant sleep back. Looks like you just stretched a little and went back to sleep. I like that you’re asleep most nights. I need all the rest I can get now that I get tired easily.
July ended with some sad news. Deaths, layoffs, broken promises. Some loved ones were affected and it was just so sad hearing all of it on a Monday morning.
I’ve got antenatal appointment today. I’m already 24 weeks gone. Its so amazing Jason. I cooked Egusi sup yesterday and my legs were on fire, husband had to beg me to sit and leave the food. He massaged my feet and shoulders. Uwaye said the fatigue will get worse. Me I’m unable to can o. I know the strength will come from God, but at this point I cant even stop going to work. I just need to maximize my antenatal days and rest properly.
I’m going to make tea. Let me see if it’ll help me sleep
I love you baby. Don’t come out with my leg o. If you do, Daiz your own consine. You will answer to your dad!
I could get used to this… again.
I say again because I used to have diaries for a very long time in my life. I just love that I can pour out my heart through writing. Maybe one day this can become premium content for me to open a Youtube channel.
Speaking of Youtube, looks like it’s something I can explore just for the fun of it. I could document the different changes in my body and in my life as I go. Believe me, it could go viral and I just may “blow” from there. Well… that’s a lot of mays… I’d just have to start first before I really know. I think I’ve become so good at giving advise, but its so hard for me to take advise.
Starting today, I’m going to start a Youtube channel. Yup! The theme will be something around pregnancy, career and motherhood. I need to actually start something I’m skeptical about. It’ll help me with other things, help my ability to take risks. Yea.. I’ll start it.
And it’s a lot of work! ID already said so. ID is my colleague and she has been encouraging me to start too.
How are you doing Jason? You didn’t give me so much stress today. Thanks alot. Just continue like this please. Your dad will soon be home okay?
Its another month. The start of the third and last trimester.
New symptoms… Muscle pull is the order of the night. I’m getting hungrier by the minute, but I’m really trying to watch it. Thankfully. I’m not gaining so much like I thought I would.
Antenatal days have increased. Now I go bi-weekly. My food digests really fast so I’m in the toilet more often for both 1 and 2
Deziri, you’ve grown so much that I feel every little movement… and you have started moving too much, kicking and swimming. I guess you’re also playing sometimes
30 Weeks already! Its amazing how far I’ve come. About 10 weeks or less and you’re going to pop out of me. Still feels far away, but as I draw closer my faith is waning. I get scared when I think about the delivery. I try to encourage myself with the promise God gave me, that I’ll be a joyful mother of children, that there will be no pain or complication during delivery. I confess that to myself anytime the fear kicks in. It helps, but I just wish the fear will go away. Its hard keeping Faith when you keep hearing people’s terrible birth experience. But I’ll keep pushing till its time.
Lynda’s birthday is on the 19th so we gonna turn up! Jason we’re going to eat party rice and we’d get to play very well you hear. Just like the party rice we ate at Ebun’s introduction
Please come out with your Dad’s eyes. Those were one of the things that swept me off my feet. You need to continue in the lineage of killing girls.
I love you Jason.
Sept 17th 5.22am
Pregnant women get away with a lot of things o. I cant wear my seat belt anymore and I’ve been stopped a couple of times because of it, but when they see my belle… Bad market! Coman arrest me now. Funny enough Bae got me a pregnant belt that allows me wear the seat belt even with the pregnancy. But most times I’m too lazy to strap it.
Did I mention that when you’re pregnant, there is an advise overload? My God! You all should just write book of advise and be selling to all the pregnant women you see on the road. Walahi una go sell. You’d be richer than Bezos.
Even my mum with more than 20 years of experience in midwifery and 4 children and my sister with one year of experience dont take liberty at advising. They just ask how i’m doing and I’m the one who starts downloading all my pains and complaints. Any new change in my body goes to them for questioning. My mother inlaw get this questioning sometimes. She’s a good sport about it. She even asks before she starts to advise.
But you see all these “nigerian’ women? Even the ones you meet at the puff puff place? They can advise ehn. Teh worst is one colleague of mine. She says things like “ oh my God You’re so big now, you need to watch it. you look so huge” “you need to hit the gym immediately you give birth. Did I mention that she is bigger than me even as I’m pregnant laidis. She has one more strike. If she makes another stupid comment again, I’ll just say something as simple as “kindly shut up” Thats enough word of wisdom. Another colleague will start telling you what to eat. You shouldn’t pineapple. You shouldn’t eat this, domt eat that, I’m like… okay tenks! I’ll tak eit up with management.
I’m having a good pregnancy I must say. Because all the stories I hear about people’s journey… I just cant relate. Vomiting, nausea, sickness… nope. Nothing. Jason is treating me really well. I still get my sleep and a little more rest. Overall he’s a good baby.
Update on my youtube channel? Nope I’m not doing it again jare. I think I’ll stick with writing. It comes easily for me. I need to look for a platform where i can get paid, or I might just start my blog!
Oh well… I need to do something for myself . Thats the whole point. Ialso need to renew my drivers licence. Now is the best time becuae I’m priority 2 anywhere I go. They wont even waste my time there at all.
Mum has gotten the new car finally. Its red and beautiful. Me I will kuku help her to rock it.
I feel really happy today. I’m so hungry, but I’m happy. Its 6am already.
This year has been a mirage… January, February… September. Can’t wait for November. Its going to be really awesome. My Faith is rising and I believe all the things God showed me in his word.
I’ve not had sex in 2 weeks Jason. This third trimester is really taking its toll on me. I’m feeling new kinds of pain in my lower belly, and it makes my faith wane a little. I get tired in the evenings and my feet are swollen like agege bread that they dumped inside water. I’m now so slow. I can’t even climb the stairs at the office without feeling tired. Its just two flight of stairs o. I was looking at old pictures of myself and layi was asking if I think I can get back to my previous shape. Mehn… I dont want to get depressed, so I’ll just take it one step at a time. My face is even getting dark, my fair skin is gone! I unable to can again. This life is somehow abeg. Must I be disfigured?
We’re painting our place this weekend, I’d have to go and spend a few days at my Mum’s or sister’s because of the smell. Its been 32 weeks of pregnancy! Can you believe that Jason? Its so close baby. Your dad and I have agreed that I’d move to my parents place at 38 weeks once I start my maternity leave, So i can be close to people and also the hospital. September is running so fast. My birthday is on the 6th of next month. I’m going to glam up o. I’ve not worn better make up in 7 months.
We went to the beach last month for Lynda’s birthday and it was so awesome. I’ve not played like that in a while. My colleagues didn’t let me go near the water sha, but all in all, it was still fun.
Work has been nice to me… sort of. I can’t believe I’m saying this , but yea… Its not been so crazy compared to the same time last year. I guess its all an after effect of Rona, Or maybe my supervisors are taking it easy on me. I can’t wait to go on leave. My tired is really getting tired.
Went to your cousin Samuel’s house yesterday. Uwaye gave me some clothes he never wore because he outgrew them really fast. I hope you het to wear them. The pregnancy book I read every week said to pack hospital bag by 32 weeks, so I’m going to do that over the weekend.
Did I tell you? I have such great sisters-in-law. One of them is supposed to send you baby stuff and she’s adding a bay monitor. I have never seen anyone in this country use it before o. Maybe its because I’m a mainland geh. I see them only in hollywood movies. Well… Its going to be cool to have it sha. Even though our house is not that big for the use of a monitor.
I really hope they let your day stay with me during delivery. I dont want to be alone with strangers. Its going to make all the difference in the world. I’ve asked them at the hospital if its possible, they said yes with conditions that he will behave himself and act as a birthing partner and not a drama queen or a fainter. I’m sure he will behave himself and help me through it all.
I need to get my waist trainer asap before I forget.
Jason, the stretch marks on my body have started to make me look like a zebra. They are also very itchy! Jesus! Its so bad I have to Use Deola’s Nivea cream at the office to moisturize. even though the same cream became my worst nightmare since I got pregnant. I think I’d keep a bar of Ori (Sheabutter) at the office. But you really need to stop stretching my skin. It hurts really bad now. i’ll buy biscuit for you when you come out okay?
I love you Jason… I go through all of this for you. Please come out with-… Well, come out however you like, I’ll love you anyway.
Its going to be my birthday in 5 days Jason
I’ll be 27… so I’m technically still a small girl. Speaking of small girl, Thats how last week I wanted to eat Bole. There’s this lady that sells it opposite your dad’s office, so any time I want buy it, I just wait till its time to pick your dad. That fateful day, as I was driving to your dad’s place, I saw another Bole lady. The Holy Spirit told me to stop and buy, but I was doing strong head, there was a place to park beside her, but i kept on driving. I saw another bole shop, again, the instruction came for me to buy, but again I drove past. When I finally got to your dad’s office, this bole woman wasn’t there! Hei God! Just kill me!. I came out of the car and started asking about her. I was told she didn’t roast bole today. I didn’t know when I started crying Jason.
Your dad came to meet me in the car and was really worried when he saw tears in my eyes. he asked me what was wrong. I pointed to the woman’s shop crying. At that point I saw a mixture of relief and humor in his eyes. I already vowed that if he laughed, I would break his head. Fortunately for him, he behaved himself and said don’t worry boo, we’d pass adeniyi jones so we can look for another bole
We eventually found another bole shop and there was peace in the world. I didn’t know that he was waiting to unleash the laughter. He started yabbing me o. Anyways, there have been many days like that. and its always with bole. You may not like plantain when you come out because the amount of plantain I’ve eaten throughout this pregnancy ehn… fried, boiled, roasted, chips… I’m sure you’d be tired of it. I even started making my own bole in the oven
I’m 33 weeks gone
Just about 5–6 weeks and you’d be in my arms. Just went on the online and read that John Legend lost his child right after birth. This thing is just doing me one kain o. I don’t think my heart can take it if it happens to me. But hey don’t worry. God’s got us. He’s going to help you and I like he promised and we wont have to lift a finger.
My hair grows really fast these days Jason. They said its because of you. Joy also said I’m having heart burn because your hair is going to be long. Oh well 6 more weeks to find out baby.
Your dad went to the market on his own for the first time today. We’ve been together for 2 years and I’ve never gone to the market alone. We always go together. So I’m not scared he’d buy nonsense. Lol. He’s at the gate now, let’s go and find out if we’re correct.
I love you Jason, I can’t wait to meet you.
35 weeks and 2 days.
Time has never been this slow Jason. I don’t know If it feels the same way for you. Its so slow because the symptoms I have these days are unbearable. My whole body itches like crazy, from my breasts to my stomach- which is the hub (hab)only my nivea tea at the office will understand this. My thighs all te way to my ankle itches me morning till night.. I was given loratidine for that but it just feels like vitamin c. Muscle pull happens every night now. I sweat so much it makes me smell bad. Even inside AC tight room. I get really weak, I can’t even do anything by myself again. Thank God your dad is here doing all he can. even helps me shave, washes my feet, or back. yea… its that bad.
It’s been a very eventful October. My birthday went really well. Nigerians gained independence from the govt this month. There have been series of protests happening around the country, in major and minor cities. I’m so happy about the revolution. Its called the #EndSARS #EndSWAT campaign. We’re fighting against police brutality and general nonsense in the society and believe me it has yielded positive results. The only bad thing is the lives that have been lost in the process. Can you believe that the police we’re fighting against still opened fire at peaceful protesters in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, Oshogbo lots of places. But these guys didn’t back down. More People keep coming out each day.
They eventually started sending thugs and hoodlums, because using the police made them look bad. Protesters chased the hoodlums caught some and arrested some in Abuja. It was so amazing Jason. On Friday night they had a candle light service for people who had been killed by SARS officials and the police in general. Another amazing thing is the funds that have been raised and the accountability so far. It just shows that governance is not rocket science. Let me not bore you Jason. You probably don’t understand anything I’m talking about. But I do it for you. I don’t want to bring you to a country that doesn’t work, or worse have you killed or detained by the police unjustly.
My stomach is in shambles baby, but don’t worry, I think I can bear the discomfort for another 4 weeks. I’ve come too far to back down now. I can’t wait to find out how much you weigh. Like we agreed, you won’t be more than 3.5kg so that you’ll come out in 3 pushes!
I’ll be moving to my mum’s place by the beginning of November, so I can have people around me and be close to the hospital when the time comes.
I’m keeping the faith Jason, for the two of us. I believe God’s promises and he never goes back on it. You’re hiccuping alot these days, hope you’re okay baby.
I love you Jason, please come out with my complexion and skin type, your dad’s own is not nice jare. He’s always forming fair guy, but he’s a blackie
Nov 17th 2020. 7.15am
‘It is the month I have all been waiting for’
October was such an eventful month. So many things happened. I couldn’t even document much. A curfew was imposed after thugs hijacked the protest. We worked from home for 4 days. It felt like leave at least. A little respite from going to work. Oh Well… I’m officially on maternity leave now. Had to take it yesterday o. I’m mentally tired and unable to do alot. I kept forgetting important deliverables at work. Adeola had to remind me of many things. Anyways. Its all good now.
I’m 38 weeks and 1 day. I believe I’d give birth next week. My body has been giving me lots of signs. Braxton hicks have become more frequent and all. Mum has said to watch out for loss of the mucus plug or a show of blood. I dey kuku watch o. Because I’m more anxious than ever.
I can’t wait to see my little baby. What will you look like? Will you have all the features I asked you to come out with, or you’ll come out with the exact opposite? I have 1 week to find out baby.
Your dad has been such a great support. I can’t even begin to write it all. From bathing me, to feeding me, to taking over laundry, cooking, cleaning, doing dishes. These days I just hang my swollen feet o. I do absolutely nothing around the house. Oh well.. . I’ve only had to cook the major soups for the month, that’s cuz he doesn’t want to cook gbas gbos. I’m so grateful for him.
I don’t think I’ll move to my mum’s place again jare. They don’t have light there as constant as it is here. I can’t even stay inside heat for a second. I’d literally sweat a bucket full. Last night, when they took the light, the gen had gone off, your dad started hand fanning me o. Till they brought back the light. Me I didn’t even know he was doing all that. I was sleeping away my destiny. I just feel really lucky to have him.
Jason, I’ve prayed so much for and about you. You need to come out next week okay? I’m literally exhausted from the whole pregnancy. We agreed you’d be a good boy and come out when you need to. I’m weighing 105kg now and it’s high time I loose all the fat. My whole face and body is swollen. Pity your Mommy okay? Be a good boy.
The package Joy sent has gotten here finally. She sent you really love things. Even Jeans trousers! She’s such a lovely person. Yup, She’s aunty Joy. There’s also Aunty Ijeoma, you’d meet them soon enough… via video call sha. The ones you’d meet now are Aunty Ilo, Aunty Uwaye, Uncle Mudia. And your Grandparents from your dad and myself. It’s a large family baby. But they are really awesome people. Yea, you have cousins too. Samuel just clocked 1. Your other cousins are in the abroad. There’s Sommie, Savannah, Kaira, and TJ.
Speaking of the abroad… we’ve started making effort to leave this country o. It’s very serious now. We don’t want you to live in this shit hole called Nigeria. It will spoil your outlook on life and other things. We really want to give you the best so, we’re doing all we can.
We love you so much Jason. We can’t wait to meet you.
Nov 12th 2020
You peed yourself. 🤣
That’s what bae said to me when my water broke.
Well, to be fair, none of us knew that my water had broken. I just knew water was trickling down my vagina uncontrollably in very small amounts.
You know, those scenes in movies that they show water breaking as a lot of water that just falls to the ground… yea, doesn’t happen that way. This one felt like urine.
I started googling things o. They said amniotic fluid is colorless, urine is yellow. The fluid I saw was yellow so I felt it was pee.
Then I saw brownish blood. Sent the picture to bae, mum and mother in law. They said it was bloody show. Oh boy I was just confused.
By 10am I started feeling pains like menstrual pain. I just dismissed it cuz it wasn’t severe.
By 2pm pains became more intense. That was when I knew labour may have started, I called bae to come take me to the hospital.
When we got there, told doctor about fluid and blood. He said it was bloody show and it’s just the start of labour. Okay na no problem. He examined me to see how dilated I was. Uncle said 1cm. I’m like… What? With all this pain? Okay o. By the way, that examination of the cervix is painful as hell and nobody should tell me otherwise. Tenks.
So we went to my parents house to wait for Labour to progress, we decided I’d spend the night there cuz hospital is close by.
I figured I’d give myself a last minute indulgence, so my sis ordered a nice cup of coldstone Ice cream, yea yea, I know what y’all gonna say. I haf born and e no consine me again
By 7pm ish the pains became more intense, I started timing it. It came once every 10mins. It was so bad I didn’t sleep. Just imagine that you try to doze a little and pains come. You can’t take pain killers for it, you can’t sleep, you can’t do anything. We had family prayers by 9pm and throughout I was in pains.
Ilo my big sis stayed awake with me all through the night. She even played music till her battery died.
And I had drained 3 pads full of amniotic fluid.
5am the next morning we went back to the hospital. Husband was already on his way. Mum did cervical examination for me as midwife that she is na. She said 2cm. Ahhhhh! Since yesterday? Kuku kill me.
Just kill me let me die
We got there and the doctor said the same thing. 2cm. I say okay. He said they would keep me because water had broken. Na so I enter labour room o. 24 hours gone, no progress and we still dey go 10cm.
The whole of Friday 13th was a mirage cuz I don’t even know where I got the strength to be pressing phone and chatting with people and be in so much pain. By 4pm Nurses came to check me they said 3cm. I say e be like say una don dey mad for this hospital o.
So they decided they will augment the labour, more like induce it to speed up the dilation process. They put a shot of oxytocin in my drip o, that’s how pain increased and went to my back. I started having contractions twice in 10mins. In my mind since the contractions were becoming closer and pains were increasing, I must be progressing, by 6pm they came to stop the drip, said induction have fail, no progress, I’m about 4cm. Haaa! Kuku kill me na.
The lady doctor started talking to my mum, saying they may need to opt for a csection because my water had broken, and if I been leaking for that long, and no progress. She was saying it in such a way that will make us be at peace with csection. Oh boy e. I don’t need this pep talk na. At this point, I’m like coman remove this baby. As dilation no work will I kill myself? I’m not among of the people that want to die ontop vaginal delivery. Ejor save me from this pain. So they said by noon on Saturday they will schedule me for a csection.
That’s how everybody went berserk o. Can’t they do it now? Why wait that long. So the poor girl will not sleep again this night because of pain. Literally everyone was on the edge.
My mother inlaw, my sister’s, my sisters in law, even the husband of my sister-in-law who is a senior gynecologist in the Ireland was making calls. My mum had already finalized with another hospital to do The csection for me.
There was a nurse who overheard my mum’s conversation with the other hospital. Detailing my case for them. Maternal distress, feral distress yada yada. Trying to avoid both of them. Etc etc. She also heard the name of the person she was talking to.
Apparently the CMD of that hospital was once the head of Nigerian Medical association, so the name carry weight small. She went yo tell the doctors, that they are carrying me there o and it’s going to be bad for them.
That’s how they changed the time from noon to 8am. Nigerians ehn
Anyways Friday night was also bad. Didn’t sleep. Husband will massage my back when contractions come. Sometimes I’ll tell him to remove his hand, sometimes I’ll drag his hand there by myself. Bae and mum practically stayed awake with me all night.
Nurses kept telling me to lie down so fluid doesn’t drain too much. I just couldn’t stay in one position
They kept checking my vital signs, and Jason’s heartbeat. Everything seemed to be okay. But hey I’m still in pains that come every freaking 5 mins so I can’t sleep.
Somebody save me ejoooor!
Saturday morning 14th November the nurses came to inform us that the Gynae was on his way and we were still on schedule to have the csection.. So Gynae arrives, does cervical examination and Uncle says 2cm. I didn’t know when I burst into laughter. at this point Just comot this baby ooooo! if you people like tell me its 0cm. Nothing consine me.
So they started prepping me, shaved me, fixed another line in my left arm, fixed the catheter- they said I will be immobile for 24 hours so…
Went into the theatre, then they started telling me all they were doing… “so I’m going to inject a liquid into your back, you wont feel a thing” “bend your back into an arc” pricked me with scissors “do you feel a thing” “do you have cough” do you have allergies”. Until I couldn’t feel anything from my stomach to my feet.
And in 30 mins… I heard “are you prepared to take the baby” and then… this loud ass scream/cry/wail from a very black hairy Jason! My God! All I was able to see was his hair. Like did I give birth to a bouncing baby hair?
He was taken out immediately for cleaning and possible resuscitation. Apparently, he didn't have complications associated with CS babies mostly because my water had broken so they didn’t have to break the amniotic sac. Jason was healthy as a horse. Gynae asked for baby’s weight and Midwife says 4.5kg. everyone goes haaaaa!
Last scan was 3.3kg how did he manage to add all that weight in a week and a half? I asked to see my baby and the midwife says Bae and Mum are snapping pictures! Wait what? Me that I suffered to carry the nigga for 39 weeks, 8 hours and 41mins! I have to wait for the paparazzi to finish before I see my baby? Okay o. Until I stand up from this operation table abi?
They finally brought Jason to me and I got to see all the hair! He had so much hair it grew on his earlobes. His forehead was dark from the hair that stuck to his face in my stomach. The Joy I felt! and later dwindled in seconds when I saw his Dad’s Nose! and Saw my feet! Nooooooooo! Uncle you’re going back inside to redo all these features. I explicitly told you not to come out with your Dad’s nose or my feet. What’s all this now? Anyways I still Love you that way Jay Jay as we fondly call you now. Champion as your dad calls you.
We named him Jason, Chukwujimaka Oseijade. Its been one hell of a ride. It still is… motherhood is a whole new experience for me. Its very challenging. Lots of sleepless nights and figuring things out for a human being who can’t say a word. Pooing and vomiting all over my body, crying my ears out, Dancing and singing just so he’d sleep. Not to mention the crankiness that comes after immunization days. But Its a journey I chose to take with the loml and I dont regret it one day. He smiles at me these days and it just melts my heart and makes me remember the reason I chose this Journey.
Catch you all in my next medium post!