Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Temi

Hi whats up everyone? I can see everyone has been interested in my motherhood journey. Loving the comments and don't worry will continue to update you all.

Anyways today is my darling's birthday, he says I have given him the best birthday present ever that's our little girl Yosola, who by the way is 5 weeks old already. Wow I can say time flies. Let me chip this in, she is beginning to know the difference between night and day and not confuse it anymore, so I have started having to sleep for 5 hours straight in the night.... That is pure heaven.

Back to Temi's birthday. I will like to say that he has been there for me. He really has been my knight in shinning armour. You know all these stories about the woman in Africa handling the kids alone, cos it is the their job: this doesn't apply to my family. We live in Lagos Nigeria, and we both are full africans, born and bred in Nigeria, but I must say if I have sleepless night cos of the baby, Temi also has sleepless night as well. We take turns in feeding the baby, that's why I thank the good Lord for who ever invented the breast pump, and the electric one at that. It enables any other person other than the mother to feed the baby breast milk. 

I know this during my pregnancy journey which wasn't easy for me, emotionally, as I was always worried, Temi was there all the step of the way. I remember one day when I went for my doctor's visit as usual, this day I went alone. As I got to the reception, the receptionist asked me about my husband. She wanted to know why he didn't come along with me. It was then I realized that they had all observed the fact that he came along for my prenatal visits. 

On the 25th of this month, which is in two days is our anniversary, maybe as a writer I would write a small love note I am not sure about that, but I will talk more about the love of my life..

I thank God for giving him to me and I really appreciate it.. No complains at all. This is not a lie just for the cameras it's the truth.

So once again Happy birthday Temi
Bon anniversaire mon amour.
Je T'aime de tout mon coeur.


Sunday, October 7, 2012


Hello dears thank you all for the comments will definitely post some more pix of my lovely bundle of joy.
Anyways I just had a few minutes and decided to put up this post. People ask me what is motherhood like and I tell them that I take it a day at a time. It's very hard: if I want to be sincere about it, but it is also interesting at the same time. Right now I am still at the stage of waking up in the middle of the night to feed the baby. Men!!!!! losing a lot sleep. The good thing is that I have Temi helping me, but it is still hard. We have to take turns in changing diapers and feeding Yosola.

Then the fact that I really can't just jump up and start traveling to Jericho, is another realisation for me...No!!!!! those days of having a feeling n following it without looking back-----OVER. Like Temi will say: parenthood is a full time job

I said I was going to be strictly baby friendly, but after three weeks of my daughter's arrival I am thinking this plan ain't going to be easy at all. Nobody told me about cracked nipples or the pains, that one has to endure while breastfeeding. Men!!!! I must say motherhood isn't for children. Oh well I still love the experience and I am learning everyday.

Truly motherhood isn't for the fainthearted. You have to want to be a mother before you actually become one. Looking back I thank God Yosola took her time coming. I am a lot more mature, and can handle a lot more.

I have to go now cos I hear my daughter crying, it's meal time and mama is exhausted but happy at the same time.

N/B: " next on my agenda is to think of how I am going to loose the pregnancy weight and get my tummy back to shape.. this one isn't easy at all. but will see how it goes.

Do take care and have a lovely day.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Journey Through Motherhood

Hi DEARS, I have been kinda incommunicado and that is cos I just became a new mama. My lovely daughter was born on Monday the 17th of September, by 11.22 a.m. She weighed 7pounds, even though she came three weeks earlier.

Anyways I learnt a lot about being pregnant. From the mood swings to the absentmindedness or is it the cravings or the dreadful heartburn anytime you have to eat something. I can remember the first doctors visit it was exciting and incredible. I remember Temi and I couldn't contain our excitement. I also remember when we went for a scan and found out that it was a girl, we were very over joyed, already picking her name. Her father already planning her life: how she will take over his buisness, become an entrepreneur etc...lol.

Anyways when my labour and contractions started I couldn't believe it. The pain was indescribable. Really: women do try. I now look at my mother who had four kids with a different mindset. For me I don't think I can go through pregnancy four times: it ain't easy. Anyways after feeling like superwoman, (I had initially said I wasn't going to have an epidural). When the pain started I didn't need a soothsayer, to tell me to call out for the epidural. But sadly they couldn't give it to me, cos my platelets, (what is responsible for blood clot in the body was low so they). Men!!!! I did say all the prayers in my vocabulary till I could pray no more.

Then when it was finally time to push, It became another story:."I am like why didn't any body tell me about this. The first three times I pushed, I was told that I had to push harder, cos the baby's heartbeat was dropping n if by 12 I hadn't given birth they were going to do a C-section. After all the pain I was going through I couldn't afford to go for a C-section. With the nurses, my auntie, Temi's cousin and my mother encouraging me, I was able to push.

The joy of motherhood is seeing the baby n realizing that everything is okay n the baby is fine.

After birth story will come soon. I have to run away as I am trying to adjust to motherhood. Its a learning process.

P.S. "I must say Temi was really there for me. I couldn't have done it without him. Now he has taken it upon himself to spoil our daughter, I just have to be the disciplinarian in the family...lol.

Do take care of yourself n have a lovely day.

Pix: My daughter when she turned 8days old. her name: Oluwafayosolami Tamunoibitomie Olive Kamson aka Yosola.
2nd pix: My lovely family: "Temi, Ibifiri aka me and Yosola Kamson.