Monday, October 23, 2006

Recent Pregnancy Scare

I was absolutely terrified that I might’ve been pregnant.

No we didn’t do it without a condom and no the condom didn’t break… but I was still scared shitless!!!

They said condoms are only 98% effective… so that 2% might’ve been in my womb forming features!!!

I was a week past my period date and there was still no blood in sight. If nothing by the end of the week… I was gonna get my first pregnancy test, see a doctor and then kill myself, in whatever order.

Sure, sex is sweet… but to be pregnant at this age, at this stage, is a fate almost worst than death

To keep or not to keep… I’d be damned if I do, damned if I don’t

I just couldn’t be that girl that ‘kills’ her baby and I couldn’t be that girl who ‘kills’ the rest of her own life…

Fuck… I’d be totally screwed!

The boyfriend was confident that I wasn’t and told me we shouldn’t really worry about it… he’d stand by me no matter what

Yeah… but what if? What if there was a tiny little thing forming inside me?

A future NBA star, a world-famous actor, a Nobel peace prize winner, the scientist that discovers the cure for cancer?

I was in a state

There would be morning sickness, drowsiness, swollen ankles… I wouldn’t be able to wear my favorite leopard print stilettos anymore

I’d start eating for 3 instead of 2

I don’t really like crying babies and mommy won’t babysit

I wouldn’t be able to dance to makossa anymore cos sudden movements might hurt the baby

I’d have to buy Baby formula instead of Baileys

Just turns out I’m a squirter that needs to look into birth control as well

I’ve never been so glad to see ‘spots of red’

48 comments:

Vera Ezimora said...

LOL @ eating for three instead of two. And you're eating for 2 because....????

By the way, sometimes a pregnant person still sees her period. Personally, I think there is a baby forming

Ha!

But don't worry, I'll babysit... just send me the baby. I'll prefer DHL - they're hella fast

:))

Vera Ezimora said...

Oh, I forgot 2 mention: YES!!! FIRST TO LEAVE A COMMENT!!!

BOOOOO TO ALL YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME! I POSTED B4 U! GO VERA! GO GIRL! GO VERA! GO GIRL!

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Overwhelmed, u may not like me again for what i have to say, but i'll still say it anyway. If u're not ready to have a child, or be a mom or carry a pregnancy, why have sex? What's the purpose for which sex was created? You can abstain from sex if u really want to, you know. You're very talented from the little i've read from ur blogs and u're a terrific writer, so please consider what i just wrote. Relationships are complicated already, adding sex to it kinda makes it more confusing. Are we still cool?

reen said...

Damn vera u beat me to it...oh well boooooooo to u too lol

overwhelmed i was laughing so hard when i read this "i have never been so glead to see 'spots of red' and "i did have to by baby formula instead of baileys" very funny!

PS:glad u saw ur red spots lol

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Vera: lol… I eat more than I should. Vera come oh hold your peace abeg… make you no use bad mouth give me belle oh!!! Lmao@ me DHL’in u the fruit of my loins… I prefer FedEx… lol… as for posting the first comment… GO VERA GO VERA GO VERA GO

@Bijouxoxo: I can see your point of view with the not having sex if I’m not ready to have a child. But I wouldn’t agree totally because that would then mean that the sole purpose of having sex is to have a child. I choose to have sex cos it’s something I share with someone I really care about, I enjoy it and can handle the responsibility… if I didn’t I wouldn’t use condoms and currently be looking into birth control. I hopped on that band wagon just over a year ago cos I knew I had to be completely ready and sure that I was getting into it for the right reason. Relationships that I’ve had have never been about sex… although my first one might’ve been (on his part). I could never ‘not like you’ for giving me honest and heartfelt advice… I actually appreciate it and I’ll keep in mind what you said. I’m really glad you like my writing… luv urs too… thanks really… thanks a lot. We’re cool like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith!!!

@reen: lol… thanks oh my dear… that stuff had me shook trust me… I don’t think the world is ready for a mini-overwhelmed… lol… have great week babe!

naijadyme said...

yayyy!!! finally a spot of red..... dats nicee to hearrr... i told u ... u were jus over reacting .... yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

You are sooo funny! You can still wear you stilettos babe even if you are pregnant, and look smashing in it! Look at Gwen Steffani,La Jolie and all other glowing mummies out there.

Glad you saw 'your spots of ready'...one overwhelmed is enough already!

azuka said...

I can't believe people love to babysit -- and Vera was complaining about babysitting sometime ago on her blog. Wonders shall never end.

Eat for 3? Whoa!

ABBEY said...

hmm scary stuff...yeah just be safe so you don't have to make the decision of who/what to kill, cus that's a monumentally crappy situation!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@naijadyme: I know… double yay… to celebrate this… we’re going clubbing on Saturday(don’t flop this time!!!)… you and ‘him’ were so right… I’m such a drama queen… but I’ll keep him in suspense till tomorrow… lol… when he calls me tonight I’ll tell him I felt something kicking… lmao

@Confessions: lol… I thought about that and you’re soo right… I’d be the sexiest mom since the virgin mary!!!

@Azuka: lol… vera told me to DHL the fruit of my loins to her… and I won’t be surprised if she asks me for babysitting fee after the first session… knowing her... her time would be worth about $500/hr… lol@ eating for three… my dear… right now I already eat for 2… so any added mouth would equals 3(see I’m not that bad @ math after all… lol)

@Abbey: yes ma’am… thank God it’s out the way though… I’m on my PERIOD!!! Lol… I don’t think I could’ve had an abt though… but thank God I don’t even have to consider it right now!

RJ said...

LOL! That got me rolling on the floor.
The same thing happened to me about a year ago or so, and I absolutely freaked out. I started thinking of how I was going to kill "him" and hide his remains, then go hide in some other country and "possibly" have the "kid" or just pretend like nothing happened and "get rid of it". The things that were going through my head ...I didn't even know I had them in me.
I would love to say I didn’t have to go through all that, my monthly friend came along and we are all living happily ever after.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@RJ: lol… my dear in retrospect I’m laughing my ass off… but @ the time… I was absolutely freaking out… thinking of baby names and watnot.. lol.. reading your own self… ur makin me remember every crazy thing that was running through my mind…I was thinking if it was possible for me to stay away from my mom for just 9 months and give the baby to someone to keep for me and just tell my mom later that was going through emotional stress and as a result had gained weight... Thank God for the period coming!!!... lol

The Mistress said...

This is why God created Depo Provera. That shit works like a charm. You don't have to see "red spots" cause the periods stop alltogether and you don't have to see a baby either.

It's not for everyone but it works for me dammit.

Biodun said...

@ Overwhelmed, lol @ the red spot comment, u r going in the right direction by looking to pills bcos really u dont want to have to make that decision, I know one or 2 people who had to n it sucked, but bijouxoxo made the main point though, abstinent is the best birth control.

Beautifully Human said...

I totally agree with Bijouxoxo. I too am from the school of thought that sex outside of marriage comes with a hell of a lot of burdens than is worth it.
That said, I hope you dont have to go through this type of scare again.

Noni Moss said...

Freaky I had a dream that I was pregnant the other night. That shit is scary. I've never had a pregnancy scare but I once freaked a guy out by pretending I wanted to have his baby. That would teach him for wanting to go bareback.

As for you, I think when it comes down to it, once you get pregnant, only you can truly decide what is best for you as you're the one who
has to raise the child and give up lord knows what.

Noni Moss said...

P.S - Glad to see you got the spots! Loll - almost forgot that.

temmy said...

You cracked me up this morning with this post.

Girlie, be careful. I am not ready to relocate to Canada to babysit o.

Queen Ebong said...

Damn, I also had a similar experience once, though I took birth control pills, the shit delayed my period and I was scared to death. It all turned out negative anyway.

Glad our monthly friend came visiting :D

Vickii said...

LOL at eating for three instead of for two ... very funny!

I bet you've never been so ecstatic to get your period before! I know from friends that being pregnant when you're not ready is a horrible dilemma to be in and I'm glad you're not in that situation!

I love how you're so honest in your posts ... great read!

nosa101 said...

This is a sign. No sex till marriage

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@The Mistress: Depo Provera I’ll have to research about… looking into different options but thanks for the tip babe… I’ll let you know how it goes… have a great week

@Biodun: yes ma’am… glad I didn’t have to make any decision so I gotta be extra careful…

@Beautifully Human: AMEN!!!

@Noni Moss: I had that dream too once… lol… too funny cos I woke up clutching my stomach… but I don’t even have the option of getting pregnant… at least not at this stage… so I gotta look into some more options as a just in case abeg so that not everytime my period is late by a few days I start researching babynames!... lol…

@temmy: lol… all this friendship and you’re willing to relocate eh!!! And I was willing to make you head godmother!!!

@Queen Ebong: lol… Thank God for spots of Red!!!

@1982: lol… my dear you don’t even know the half of it… trust me I was going nuts worrying… glad it’s out of the way… but I’m definitely taking more precautions since it seems I’m not quite willing to be abstinent (lol… I know… bad, bad me!)

@Nosa: lol…that works too!

Anonymous said...

"A future NBA star, a world-famous actor, a Nobel peace prize winner, the scientist that discovers the cure for cancer" HA! u should be so lucky!!
lol@eating for 3.. if that kid has your appetite u might be eating for four!!
i been scared too once, and we didnt even have sex(dont ask). lets hope the red dots arent your baby's twin's remains!! hahahahahahahahahahaha!!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@jadedKiss: lol…I’m not even gonna comment on this your comment.. ur just too funny… lmao

Anonymous said...

ok lemme take this opportunity to plug my site (hehe) ok the last post, tho crazy, was serious!! i actually want y'all to help 'rihana' figure out whatsup with her. so help already!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

we're online at the same time- that is so weird. and cool!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lmao.. i know.. it is sorta weird... its like we have espn or something (lol.. im not sure exactly what that means but i've always wanted to say that word... n now i have!!!... lol) i'm gonna go and look @ the post once again... since its important to u that rihanna figures out what her problem is... lol... ur just too funny

Anonymous said...

Extra Sensory Perception.. or something close, like we can read each others minds and stuff. i made it prettier now im on a computer.. lol

Yetty said...

hahahahaha. Chic I gotta hand it to you.. I love the directness of your post9s). A pregancy scare is horrible and that does include usins a condom. but apprentely sex can change ur cycle but damn it's still a horrible feeling contemplating.. Well gald to see you're on track... lol You aunty is in town lol!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@jadedKiss: I finished the assignment.. check it out on ur blog… lol

@Yetty: thanks babe… I got a lotta research to do forreal… thanks sha big sister mine!

TP said...

LOL @ this post. Dearie, you have to be more careful! I agree with bijouxoxo that sex should be saved until after marriage. Old skool as this may sound, look at it this way: Next time your period is late or you suspect that you may be pregnant, it won't cause you to be confused or freaked out, instead it will be a reason to rejoice. LOL at the swollen ankles etc.... you do realise that you will have to bear it at some point in future....

Anonymous said...

lol..LMAo....U DO THE CRIME, shortie, U DO THE TIME..lol..sorry, just had to say that first...Girl, u had better make NuvaRing ur best friend...plus, it also helps regulate ur period like clockwork...u r a trip, i swear!..lol.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Tp: lol@swollen ankles… not looking forward. I’ll keep your advice in mind… appreciate it (lol… doesn’t that just sound like a diplomatic way of saying… um… maybe I’ll keep doing ‘supe’?)…

@zaiprincesa: lol@doing the crime and the time… I heard Depo Provera from Mistress and NuvaRing… I’m looking into all those and more… cos I no want receive this kind scare again abegi… I hope I won’t gain mad weight sha (I can hear you saying babe its better to gain some weight than a baby!... lol)

Anonymous said...

squirter? see, i couldnt get past that word. squir-ter. yay!

glad to know you're bleeding. lol. but do take that test, sometimes you can get your period even after you fall pregnant, especially if it is your first time.

nb: i know this because i am well read. (lol)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Olawunmi: lol… and here I was hoping you wouldn’t catch the word… but who am I kidding… its you random-renegade-premarital-sextian… (as Delot would call u… lol). You’re right I should take the test as a just in case… lol@ knowing just cos ur well read… I’ll pretend I believe that!

In my head and around me said...

Take it from someone who has "been there, done that, got the T-shirt", even if the red does not come and the road to having the baby is rough, you will LOVE that baby like crazy once (s)he comes.

All the same, I am glad that you have not had a hard decision thrust on you.

@olawunmi: That kind of knowledge does not come in books, it comes after several episodes where sporadic palpitations have awaited the result of a pregnancy test. Bros, you have some stories to tell. LOL!

@Bijouxoxo: You are so right.

Anonymous said...

eating for 3 instead of 2? girl you're a riot!

Naijadude said...

LOL...At first I was happy that I am going to be an uncle. No worry we go try avoid all baby-daddy drama, you shld be fine!
Carry go still, still dey open for 4 am, any transaction wey dey happen we dey for am kampe except from HIV/AIDS, that I no fit sabi o....hahah

Se u don dey bleed again sha?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@In my Head: you’re right but I am glad I didn’t have to make that choice!

@Olawunmi: lol…

@naijadude: lol… if I was preggers… you’d be a great godfather …taking him shopping him and introducing him to the wonders of ‘Mex’… lol… nah boss… you know I’m not doing it raw… yes sir… bleeding began

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

For every decision there is a feedback effect - and only you will have to decide if the feedback is welcomed or not - - and take duly care of yourself For your peace of mind. Not every decision made is ncessary the right one - Think about it - Stay Blessed.

QUeen Ebong said...

Girl U got all this comments coming in like sea water overflowing its banks.

Damn wish I had that.
I once had a blog traffic of 379 visitors in just ONE DAY.

Cool blog, candid post.
hey, am still waitin for u to accept me as a friend on yahoo messanger. Wouldnt be a bad idea having a chat with u. Who knows, I could learn something new.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@The life: Thanks babe… I appreciate your advice

@Queen: lol@ my comments… blog traffic? How’d u track that? Unfortunately I don’t have yahoo messenger… you could add me on msn though… overwhelmednaijababe@hotmail.com.

Calabar Gal said...

LOL at 'never been so glad to see spots of red'

I'm praying not to see the yeye spots of red over here oh. Different strokes for different folks I guess?

Talking about baileys - am off to the supermartket to get some.....

Calabar Gal said...

Crazy Vixen U R!! Whatever will we read next on ur Blog? LOL

Queen Ebong said...

OK now I dont have MSN on my PC, but my brother does have on his.

Pls mail me darzzlingbeauty@gmail.com

Would really love to have a chat with u

Lee said...

haaa.. Overwhelemed.. you blog becomes interesting more and more I cant keep up with it..

I'll be back to even read the comments.., AMAZING!

beautyinbaltimore said...

Please,please,please use birthcontrol AND condoms. I recomend the neuva ring.

Anonymous said...

Omo mehn.....I miss your blog for one day....kai! I just have to say that I admire you for saying what you want to say and doing what you want to do. As long as you're willing to take the responsibility for it then do your thing. It's also good to know that you're taking precautions but take EVERY precaution you can (which it looks liek you're doing). So let's just say that the 2% factor comes into play again, the little swimmers will run into another wall, and go back where they came from...LOL. Be good.