Life update

Feels good to be back after being MIA for a few weeks, I’ve missed blogging a lot. A quick update though on what I was up to while I was away.

So I am on break from work and came to be with hubby in Lagos. We’d been apart for a couple of months, I guess you understand that a lot of catching up was necessary 😀. Did I mention our arrival (my son and I) was a pleasant surprise? I had our flights changed so could come earlier than expected and I must say I got him 😂😘.

I have also been out and about a bit but the most memorable was the first ever Baileys bake fest in Africa. I’m glad I was there, it was fun filled. Lots of Bailey’s infused treats to try, games to play and friends to make. The icing on the cake for me was meeting with top Nigerian celebrities I’ve watched and admired for a long time, it was amazing. My husband took it upon himself to make it a special date by pampering me to some goodies there and even after we left the event as a pre-birthday groove 😍.

Yesterday was my birthday and le hubb organized a small house party for me with few family and friends. I had a good time and I truly appreciate him for that gesture, i’m also thankful to all that celebrated me in one way or another. I felt happy and blessed turning 30 years old. God has been good to me. I’m so excited to see what this next phase of my life will be about. I am believing God for breakthroughs that will move me to my next level in life. I will be working on achieving my dreams, it won’t be easy but I know i will succeed.
Finally my son just began to walk/run today, what a pleasant birthday surprise. I am so happy.

I will be more consistent now, thanks for reading. Until next time, stay blessed and safe!

An open letter to Akintomiwa my darling son!

Words cannot even describe the joy I feel this moment. Having you in my life this past year has made me a fulfilled woman in the true sense of the word, sometimes I cry while thanking God for blessing me with the gift of you.

Your birth story is so fresh in my mind like it was yesterday. I remember how scared I was of labor and delivery that I said a prayer. I told God of my fears and asked him to make the experience easy and worthwhile. He answered and you cooperated! 

As my due date approached I kept expecting the signs of labor but none showed up. Almost two weeks after my EDD I went for ante natal, after being examined by the doctors (God bless them for being gracious), it was decided that a cesarean section was going to be done to bring you out the next day. Whew! I was like, this is it. The special moment I had been waiting for to meet my baby was almost here. 

I was still scared (considering your dad was far away at work) because I didnt know what to expect but I trusted in God that all would be well. I was sent back home to get ready and return a few hours later. The surgery was scheduled for 8 a.m. the next morning. I am a freak for documenting memorable events (you already know this because of the many videos and photos of you I take daily) but fortunately or unfortunately my phone developed a fault and i could barely even make calls (imagine the wrong timing). Most of my friends and well wishers found out about your arrival on facebook (ouch!).

Well, the moment of truth came and I was wheeled into the theatre the next morning after so much prayers. I so desperately wanted to see you the moment you came out but I couldn’t as the anaesthesia choice I made (numbing my waist down to my legs) didn’t work, so I was completely knocked out. I however woke up shortly after you had been taken to meet your grandma, and the only thing I could think of doing was ask if you were ok and if you were a boy or girl (all efforts to know your gender before that day failed lol. We kept guessing and betting and you probably were laughing at us all the while). Then I became unconscious and took a long look at you from afar in my dizziness, little did I know what was to come when the anaesthesia wore off fully.

Hours later I woke up to behold your royal cuteness my love, my charming little prince. The wait for that precious moment was well worth it, and I bless the day I bore you. Even though I didn’t get to hold you until much later that night, I was happy just looking at you. God did it, we were both fine. No complications at all.

Gradually I started to feel the pain, it was out of this world. Trust your mama, I handled it like a queen (i wish, haha), I assure you that you’re worth more than the pain I felt for weeks darling. 

Your daddy wasn’t there physically but he was with us all through, waiting patiently by the phone to hear the news of your arrival. And boy was he over the moon with joy when your grandpa broke the news to him. You are all he prayed for and expected if not much more.

Motherhood is one journey I wouldn’t trade for anything, it hasn’t been easy but your grandparents, uncles, aunties, our colleagues and friends have been of immense help. You are truly a blessed child, the amount of love and likeness you command is something else.

The past one year has been wonderful and I bless God for your life. You will live long and prosper in good health and peace son. Keep smiling and being the cheerful compassionate and intelligent boy you’ve been. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents, Mommy and Daddy love you very much and are working hard to give you a good life.

Happy birthday my little munchkin, looking forward to many more amazing years with you! I hope you enjoy the party we organized for you.

P.S. Birthday party update will come in my next post people, watch this space.

Expect the unexpected

Yesterday I took my almost one year old son for his pre-birthday photoshoot. And you know how it is with first time moms 😁, I had already planned every detail of that photo session like months ago. From the props we’d use to how the photos would turn out (all first time moms relate i’m sure🙌). My excitement was through the roof.

Lo and behold the long awaited photoshoot turned out to be a learning experience I never expected. 

First of all the cake I ordered was NOT in any way shape or form what was delivered to me (I was so disappointed but wouldn’t let that ruin the rest of the day). I consoled myself by saying ‘oh well, its an original creation. First of its kind LOL.

Then we got to the photo studio, the photographer had barely taken three shots of my beloved son before he bursted into tears. Let me emphasize that my son loves taking pictures, he would even change poses without any supervision. So you can imagine my shock when he started crying and throwing major tantrums (his diaper wasn’t soiled, he was well fed, except he hadn’t had his afternoon nap) 😮. His father called to offer moral support via telephone ad did his bit to pacify him, all to no avail.

I thought to myself, how could this be after all the months of fantasizing and planning (laughing now but it wasn’t funny yesterday I can assure you). Long story short, we managed to get a few good shots, not as many as I would have wanted but that’s okay. And my darling son didn’t smash his cake which means I successfully got free cake for my family (they started eating it before we got home 😬).

Moral of the story; It’s normal and easy to plan every single detail of our lives however, we must realize that what happens to us is not always entirely our making. It is important to plan for eventualities to avoid disappointment. Learn to accept the things you cannot change, nothing is ever certain in life. Make it worthwhile by having fun while you’re at it

Love you Akin even though you didn’t cooperate with me yesterday. I enjoy every bit of time I spend with you daily. Thank you for reminding me that things will not always go the way I want but to enjoy the moment regardless. Birthday edition coming soon, I will share photos after the party.

Happy belated mother’s day mamas, you’re doing a good job.