Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And They Came To Town!

I was so excited. I hadn't seen my closest friend since she got married. We talked everyday but seeing each other had become long thing. So when her trip for Naija was set, I quickly booked her ticket to come to see me. We bargained back and forth on how long she would spend and eventually we agreed on a week. She arm twisted me actually, I didn't agree.

D-day! Hubby and I were at the airport and then I saw this chic with a baby carrier. I was so excited. It didn't feel like two years though, I still spoke to her the day before. First thing was to carry my goddaughter that I was seeing for the first time. I looked at her and I knew I was in love. I loved her since she was in the womb! The day she was born, I knew already she was here! I knew when her mother went to the hospital. I dreamt of them all night and prayed in the dream and she was born in my dream. When I woke up, I knew she was born that night. And yes, the text message confirmed it. I wept tears of joy that day. I loved my goddaughter already! And looking at her, I knew I was sold for life!

Ok back to my god-daughter's mother, who happens to be my friend (hehehehe), so we hugged each other and I told her she looked good (did I?). We got in the car and we just picked up our conversation like we saw each other fifteen minutes before then. It was so good to see her again. I didn't know if the room I had them in when we got home was comfortable enough or not, considering my little love, but they got settled quickly and my friend assured me they were cool.

I couldn't get enough of the little lady. She is sooooo adorable. OMG, i could play with her forever! Lol. She had a cold that night and I felt sorry for her. Hubby went out to get her nasal drops with a doctor friend while her mum and I fretted. The night flew by and the little miss had to go to bed. She goes to bed at 9 and stays in bed. Jeez! She is such a good child! My friend looks nothing like she has a little baby...hehehehe (i hope she doesn't kill me).

The week flew by, we went to the market. We bought gold for the little miss. I had dreamt of buying her earrings from day 1. We fulfilled the dream. We got scolded in the market for bringing such a little baby in the sun. Case in point, an elderly Yoruba woman who instructed us to take her home immediately. We still had a bit of shopping to do so we entered a shop and right there was the woman again. My first impulse was to 'flee' the shop, my friend and I were in sync, we both saw her, looked at each other and we were gone. When we got outside the shop, with the little miss in my arms, we both burst into laughter. We were giggling like idiots. Such great moments.

We went to eat fish and on their last night with us, hubby ordered the fish in. It's amazing how your life changes with a child in it. Great changes! But I learnt in the one week that one would definitely have to make adjustments. You can't just up and go like hubby and I are fond of doing. Many times, we had to finetune plans of going out because of her. It was so much fun!

Oh and hubby was sooo good with her. He calls her his darling (?). They had their moments where they would whisper to each other, she would give him sloppy kisses and they just said things my friend and I both didn't bother to find out. He's great with kids and I think the little miss made his week. There were so many pictures of their moments!

And my friend actually allowed me to bath her without supervision one afternoon! Wow. That really tripped me. She just told me what to do and said i'm sure you won't let her fall. You can bath for her and we went and did our thing. Oh little miss, we sure had fun in the bathroom, didn't we. She rewarded me with lots of spit on my face. She started spitting when the got here. I think she's teething. She would just do phhhbbbbttttt and there you have your face full. I love the sloppy kisses she likes to dish out. So many sloppy kiss moments. Little miss, i love the sloppy kisses you dish out and I miss them.

I changed diapers, I sang lullabies, I was pinched and I was kissed. I love them all. My friend is not clingy to her baby and I love that. Yes she has all those motherly tendencies and would say things like 'don't do that to my baby o(hehehehehehe)' but I love the way she's slightly detached and would even gist while my god daughter is crying. Mscheew, one day I yelled at her to go and attend to the baby and she said 'finish your gist'. Agbaya. She's a good mummy and sometimes I would just look at her and think, 'seriously, my friend is a mummy'.

It was a reunion of two ladies who once had hopes of becoming adults and are now becoming. Before it was just us, now it's us and our husbands and a little one. Soon, it will be us, our husbands and a good number of little ones. I see us having family reunions, get togethers, parties, barbecues etc.

One thing I know for sure, I'm sold, I'm in love. I love my goddaughter and I love her mother even more. Aloted, thank you for coming to town. We miss you and the little miss so much. See you soon at yours!

33 comments:

2cute4u said...

You sure had fun, kai!nice to know.. see you gushing about it all.. E don do jare!
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jhazmyn said...

lmao @the elderly yoruba woman, and both of you fleeing, must've been a sight.

There's nothing like great re-unions and you all are blessed to have each other

Fragilelooks said...

u sure had a gr8 time wit lil miss. I pray ur reunions happen fast.

goodnaijagirl said...

What an absolutely beautiful post and tribute to Aloted! I'm so happy that the two of you had such a lovely time together, hanging out and gisting and relating to one another as if nothing had changed. It's a gift!

That bit you shared about her being a bit detached yet still clearly motherly and caring is so important! It allows room for you and I know from experience that that means the world when you're the friend of the one who just gave birth!

Myne Whitman said...

Drool alert! LOL. This is so sweet, you guys must have had mad fun. That is simply wonderful and I hope is the first of many to come.

QMoney said...

Awwwwwwww,so sweeeet,I don't even know wat to say.young lady,where is my book?

Jaycee said...

Awwwwwww...

LusciousRon said...

Will I be right in echoing the awwwwwwwwwwwws? So lovely! You will have one of yours soon and you will regale us with the story! I am gigly with the wait already!

akaBagucci said...

awwwwwww... nice stufff.......

Vera Ezimora said...

Awwwwwwww. You know what this means??? Time don reach for you to born your own. And I hereby claim the e-godmother position. Yes, ke!

Pink Satin said...

awwwwww!this is such a cute post

Sting said...

I absolutely loved reading this. I was going to saw awwwwwwwwww...... but everyone else already did, so i won't. But it was good. I'm glad u have such a good friend and a god daughter that u love.

HYAW said...

this gist is so sweet. i really wanted to say awwwwww but see almost everyone is saying it. you really had fun, and it's really good to know.

Writefreak said...

2cute4u

Pls leave me to gush o! lol. Thanks for always coming back!

jhazmyn
trust me, it was a site to behold

fragilelooks
thanks, it was agreat time!

goodnaijagirl
Yep, you're so right.

Myne
Lol @ drool alert

QMoney
Ok don't say anything then lol. Is it me you're calling young lady? Come here and let me give you a knock on the head. lol. See me on fb to discuss this, and i'm SERIOUS!

Jaycee
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

LusciousRon
Thanks dear and a big Amen to that.

Bagucci
Yep, very nice

Vera
I hear you o!

Pink Satin
Thanks sweetie, how're you?

Sting
So i'll say the awwwwwwwww for you. Lol...how's med school, doctor in the house?

HYAW
Thanks dear. I'm so glad we did too.

Dee! said...

Yeah, sloppy kisses! I love babies. You sure had great fun with that little angel! But why una sef go take baby enter sun?! Take time o!

Enkay said...

I could see love hearts all over your post.

The joy of friendship and the warmth of a cuddly little baby. Priceless!

great post!

BBB said...

awwwwwwww
OMG i so love babies
cant wait to have mine
a friend of mine just put to birth too and the baby is so cute.. i just adore her.....
glad u had fun

Rita said...

You are just a lovely person...I saw lil Miss and I tell you, she is sooo adorable.

So glad for your reunion...

doll said...

aw...what a re-union...u guys are so lucky to have each oda

Favoured Girl said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

You're right, Little Miss is so cute and cuddly!

~Sirius~ said...

awww...you sure enjoyed every moment.

Nefertiti said...

You better make sure u buy me fish (room service style) and give me special treatment or else, you will only be getting pinches and spits on ur face. :)

PS: Vera suppose chop 6 strokes of koboko. Just let this snow clear. I will deliver the ass whooping in person. lol

Temite said...

awwwwwwww
Im speechless!

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

awwww.....how beautiful!!!! Gosh u make me wanna have a baby (soon sha)...happy that u 2 had a good reunion!!!!

Tyger said...

your gushing is out of this world... you obviously had enough fun for 2! kai! i am jealous! lol....

by the way i have told our mutual friend that i should do my best to remain immmune to little miss and her adorableness! hope you are doing super!

Tigeress said...

Glad your friend cld come visit you- most especially i'm glad u had fun with ur goddaughter- practice makes perfect. I have 3 as it is. And i'm not having anymore due to the credit crunch.

Writefreak said...

Dee
Babies are too cute! lol...and as for taking her to enter sun, sebi we were doing her a favour now, buying her jewellery..lol

Enkay
Lol at seeing hearts all over the post. Thanks dear

BBB
Lol..wait to have yours o...my hubby says i should never say i can't wait to do something again :-)

Rita
For some odd reason, your comment brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for saying i'm lovely!

doll
I actually say we're blessed to have each other!

FG
Very cute!

Sirius
Yep i did!

Nefertiti
Sure, when you come visiting. Why not?
Lol at your comment to Vera

Temite
I thought you were a fallen blogger, what happened? You came back?

BBYW
Yeah i think babies do that to all of us..

Tyger
Yup i'm good. Her adorableness has no immunity o! if that's correct english sef

Tigeress
lol at not having more cos of credit crunch!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

awww, that was such a great testament to good girlfriends and Godmommies everywhere.

justdoyin said...

so very sweet...I love the bond between u and ur god-daughter, and d friendship btw mum and god-mum...ur hubby sounds like mine, with their love 4 babies...wonder what that means? lol...

Olamild said...

ahwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i want to hold the little miss too.

Rita said...

How now?

Dee! said...

Whatz up?! Update sharp sharp!

aloted said...

ore mi!!!! it was so good seeing you guys too...we didnt feel like leaving sef.

I enjoyed the suya, the fish, supayogo, our trip to wuse market (oh geez!!!) and that your help Jenifa!!! she is such a case!!!! Lord have mercy...lol..

so we are waiting for your visit to London
love u!