I have always known that no two pregnancies are the same but some weird reason I didn’t believe it , same way I knew morning sickness was a thing but I just assumed it will miss me because I mean fine girls don’t vomit lol. It is scary how delusional I can be, well lets just say I am breathing, seeing and believing.
Initially I thought my second pregnancy was not so bad , yes I was throwing up but it was not half as much as when I was pregnant with Kunmi but then much later this baby completely switched the script on me and I had weird symptoms, you know the type you read about and you wish you had that instead of having the toilet seat as your hang out spot. Let me tell you it was not cute at all. This is what I experienced.
.1. Bleeding gums and just straight up horrible teeth: I used to think ah what is there your gums bleed and then my husband is a dentist so I’m covered, nah men. Not only did my gums bleed , I have sensitive teeth so I couldn’t eat well, my tongue kept peeling the absolute worst.
.2. Boils: Before now i had never had a boil in my life, here comes belle and I become a hotel for boils to check in. The first one wasn’t so bad it was on my bump which was scared because I thought the baby will somehow get it too which is stupid I know but hey! After I survived that I had another on that was so bad I had to go to a surgeon to drain it and it was on my bum bum like inside, I know TMI but I need you to feel my pain. As if that was not traumatising enough the stupid thing kept coming back is that it came back a total of 5 times. I couldn’t walk , it was horrible.
.3. Amnesia: I could not sleep the Dr had to prescribe sleeping pills. I took them once and it didn’t really work so I just didn’t sleep. If I the kid was being nice i’ll get 4hrs of sleep.
.4. General feeling of “I never espered it”/ Depression : What can I say this was supposed to be my year of short skirt, wine, relaxing holidays and riding in my soon to be obtained red jeep but nooooooooooooo I ended up pregnant lol but seeing the baby makes all the wahala worth it.
How was your second pregnancy different? Comment below and let me know. Don’t forget to email if you fancy a chat email@example.com
The wonderful thing about being pregnant in 2015 is that thanks to technology you can find out the sex of your baby before the baby is even born. Now some people like to say oh I am team green, I want it to be a surprise and that is great but it doesn’t work for me. You see I am a planner I like to know what I am dealing with so I can prepare accordingly buy the right baffs so my baby can be on point lol.
As I already have a boy its pretty obvious that I will want to have a girl next and I had been planning to make sure that happens without fail, I had researched all the things you had to eat , the styles you needed to do to make sure that I will be buying baby gucci dresses but my lack of contraception made it so that my pregnancy came as a surprise so I couldn’t have done all my tricks to have a girl.
So my Plan B was to stare at all the female babies in church to make sure that I would have a girl for sure, I swear I don’t know how my brain thought that will work but it couldn’t hurt. Fast forward to my birthday April 9th , I went in for an ultrasound with Timi (the husband) and the Lady Dr told me you are having a girl! I screamed the poor babe was scared and I was happy. I vomited with joy that day I didn’t mind the symptoms and the drama that came with being pregnant. Of course I told my sisters that I had triumphed and that staring at babies had actually worked and they started buying little cute designer dresses.
My birthday pishure, so happy, so cute.
Baby girl shoes from My sister (Toro)
You couldn’t tell me nothing, I wasn’t depressed about being pregnant anymore because I was having a girl and this was my last child and I would have two kids and I could then focus on being a hot mum and wear short skirt and drive a red jeep. Luckily for me or otherwise you have to have more than one ultrasound during pregnancy so I went in to see the same Dr and she is looking at the screen and she says errrmmmm I think your girl has a penis and I am thinking as in hermaphrodite or ????? and she’s like no he’s a boy and I’m like what the helllllllllllllllll. How does a girl become a boy? I was so sad , I cried and everything, you can judge me but what would you have done I had designer baffs and the perfect name and I had told all my family.
Timi (the husband) didn’t care he just felt sorry for me, I just kept telling myself its not in my portion or is it in my destiny to have a girl because people this is my last child, I can do this pregnancy for 9 months again not with the crazy weird things that have happened to me which I will let you know in the next post. Well as time went on I got used to the idea of having a boy at least I don’t have to worry about anybody getting pregnant at 16 or thinking up scary stories to keep her away from boys.
Have any of you gone through something like this? let me know in the comments and if you want to talk about anything email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Its been a while. The last time I wrote a post it was to say I was expecting and since then I have not had the strength to come here and write. That doesn’t mean I have not had drama going on , I have had a lot of baby drama going on especially with being pregnant and handling a toddler. After one baby I really thought I had arrived and I knew about life but boy was I wrong. When it comes to this baby thing once a learner always a learner or maybe I am just a really bad learner lol. I really don’t think so. This is just to let you guys know that I am alive and to thank you for all your emails, I was pleasantly surprised and I honestly didn’t know you guys cared so much *sniff*
I will begin to post more frequently now and I have a lot to tell you guys! If you feel like you need to talk I am available just email Temilola@ftmbaby.com
I actually wanted to talk about some of my fears about being a mum again, but I stumbled on some of these quotes and they are just so hilarious. I hope they make you laugh as much as I did. If you have any quotes to add drop them in the comment box below.
I took quite a break didn’t I? Forgive me. I was trying my hardest to stay alive in the period I was away. I am so happy to be back to blogging and I have a lot to share. The biggest reveal is that I AM HAVING ANOTHER BABY!!!!! It so funny how excited I sound in this post versus my real life reaction.
I hadn’t had my period in two months so I couldn’t say I knew I was pregnant the moment I didn’t locate my red monster plus I was busy with work as always so I didn’t have time to worry about being pregnant. UNTIL one day in January (after someone had mentioned my tummy was getting big and I had secretly cried and begged God to turn me to Beyonce) after all the madness that is my life had calmed down a little and I had a some space to think, I decided to finally take the pregnancy test I had bought 2 weeks before. I honestly though it will come back negative because I had taken 5 tests in those 2 months that all turned out negative, so I was feeling like a bad babe with sperm blocking powers because I was still winging it, the blood of Jesus was my contraceptive and really is there any better way.
I went into the pee pee house confident that it was not yet my portion to receive another child. I poured myself some wine then strolled back to check my obviously negative result and my sisters I was flabbergasted when I saw that it was positive. I laughed then I laughed then I cried then I started rolling on the floor Africa magic Yoruba style grabbing my hair screaming all these Yoruba words I didn’t know I knew. Timi (the husband) was excited, Kunmi just wanted juice and I was sad because It wasn’t in my plan to have a child this year at alllllll.
After they begged me to calm down I decided the pregnancy test was lying because it was cheap and only Clear Blue will tell me my real destiny so at 8:00 pm I got into the car and went to nearly every pharmacy in Lekki till I found Clear Blue and obviously I was still pregnant.
So here I am reluctantly pregnant and surviving, this pregnancy hasn’t been as horrible as my first but it comes with it own flavour and I will let you guys know how its been going post after post.
Do you have any survival tips? How did you react when you found out you were pregnant the first, second, third time? Drop a comment below and if you would like to talk about anything you can email me email@example.com