This Post Is Not The Only Thing That’s Late

Let me just go ahead and state the reason for my aloofness lately:

I AM PREGNANT.

And I have been an ocean of endless extreme emotions lately. As I keep saying, the problem with me is that I can’t focus enough to blog when my life is in shambles. Also, there is this rule about not announcing pregnancy before the first 12 weeks are over, so I couldn’t really say anything. (Also, we had to break the news to Ella, family, close friends and COME TO TERMS WITH IT OURSELVES)

Let me quickly run you through the gamut of emotions that this news triggered from the instant it was confirmed that I am indeed, with child:

  1. DENIAL. I do believe that I muttered the words get the fuck outta here when I opened the pregnancy test envelope and read the word POSITIVE written in big, fat, bold letters.
  2. SHOCK. Yes, I know how The Sex works, but I was convinced that at the advanced age of 31 odd years, my ovaries would be slow on the sperm uptake this time around. SHOCK ON ME.
  3. FEAR. Y’all remember the trauma that I went through with Ella the Horrendous Newborn? You don’t? WELL, I DO. Am I ready to deal with a screaming newborn and go without sleep for 10 months straight? AM I?
  4. DELIRIUM. I walked out of that clinic and went straight into a nail salon. I still have no idea why I did got my nails done that day. They were in immaculate condition at the time. But I had them done anyway, because, delirium.
  5. JOY/ACCEPTANCE. Then it finally hit me that babies are a blessing. Even the ones gifted to divorced, now dating again, single moms. There was a time in my life when I thought I would never get the chance to do this thing again. Heck, I’m lucky to get another go at this thing!

So? Here we go, people! I am 4 months along and counting.

I have so much to tell you about how oral sex when you’re pregnant is LIT enough to keep me having babies forever and how there was a day I ate nothing but biscuits and pineapple jam and how nowadays I burst into tears randomly but I’ll let you digest this bit for now. We’ll take it one day at a time!

 

50 Comments on This Post Is Not The Only Thing That’s Late

  1. Shiku
    July 12, 2016 at 11:07 am (12 months ago)

    Congratulations girl.Looking forward to the next blogs.Trust me,you’ll do just fine☺

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm (12 months ago)

      I pray so! Thanks!

      Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Ma!

      Reply
  2. Gishungwa
    July 12, 2016 at 11:35 am (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko and the Mr. Looking forward to the stories. Baraka tele.

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm (12 months ago)

      Thank youuuu 🙂

      Reply
  3. bankelele
    July 12, 2016 at 11:40 am (12 months ago)

    Congratulations again. Ella will be happy

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:01 pm (12 months ago)

      She is so excited…let’s hope it lasts!

      Reply
  4. Nimzzy
    July 12, 2016 at 11:46 am (12 months ago)

    Congratulations!!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  5. SupremeGREAM
    July 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiku.

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks 🙂

      Reply
  6. Caroline Muthoni
    July 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm (12 months ago)

    Wow! Congratulations Ma! Can’t wait for the next read! 👏👏

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm (12 months ago)

      Typing it as we speak!

      Reply
  7. MbitoGee
    July 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko 🙂

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Mbito!

      Reply
  8. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm (12 months ago)

    congratulations….

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:05 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Anonymous, lol

      Reply
  9. Rae
    July 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm (12 months ago)

    congratulations!! been a silent follower but I just had to say congrats.

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    • Shiko
      July 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Rae and thanks for following!!

      Reply
  10. Wangari Mwaura
    July 12, 2016 at 1:19 pm (12 months ago)

    I feel like one of my best friends just told me she is pregnant! I am beyond happy for you. Also, this post is everything! I swear, you are the most awesome mom (family) blogger I know!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm (12 months ago)

      Thank you so much Wangari!!! You KNOW that I adore your blog too!

      Reply
  11. Swabrah
    July 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks :)))

      Reply
  12. Amma
    July 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko! How exciting!!!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Amma! It’s crazy!

      Reply
  13. Samsam S.
    July 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations 🙂

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm (12 months ago)

      Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  14. Tabie Nonnie
    July 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko 😊😊😊!!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Tabbie!!!

      Reply
  15. Ian JateLz
    July 12, 2016 at 4:59 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Mrs. Oluoch 🙂

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm (12 months ago)

      Lol, thanks Jatelz 😀

      Reply
  16. JillKui
    July 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko 🎉🎉🎉

    Guess who will be drinking wine for two???? Me!!!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm (12 months ago)

      Omg. I hatechu. Please savor every drop for me! Thanks Jill 🙂

      Reply
  17. Belle
    July 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations!! Having 2 children is very challenging, but at least you live back home where labor (nanny’s) is cheaper. Wishing you all the best. Hope you delve into your decision to end your marriage etc.. I’m sure that took amazing strength. Do you plan to get remarried? How is Ella adjusting to the news? I’m sure she is over the moon.

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    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm (12 months ago)

      I will…one day :-). Ella is ecstatic and praying fervently for a baby girl. Thanks…I pray that I’ll manage it all!

      Reply
  18. Pearlyn
    July 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm (12 months ago)

    Shiko! Your blog! Your writing style! Everything! Love love love.

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm (12 months ago)

      Hi Pearl!!!! Thank you :)))

      Reply
  19. T
    July 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko! A wondrous blessibg indeed. You’ve got this…I am sure “Papa” will be amazing too. Keep us posted! 😚

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm (12 months ago)

      I plan on keeping you guys fully posted! Thanks 🙂

      Reply
  20. Michelle
    July 13, 2016 at 3:15 am (12 months ago)

    Hahahaha. So it gets Liit-ER????!! Congratulations my dear!

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm (12 months ago)

      It gets LIT-er to the power of infinity! Haahahahaa. Thanks Michelle!

      Reply
  21. Bee
    July 13, 2016 at 11:13 am (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko…Also a silent follower coming out of the shadows to wish you all the very best!I can’t wait to read all about your journey second time around 😙

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm (12 months ago)

      Thank you Bee. Can’t wait to share this journey with you guys!

      Reply
  22. Jules
    July 13, 2016 at 11:55 am (12 months ago)

    Congrats hun! Exciting new journey ahead. xo

    Reply
    • Shiko
      July 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm (12 months ago)

      Juuuuuuuules! Thanks hun! xoxoxo

      Reply
  23. Patmgoo
    July 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm (12 months ago)

    Congratulations Shiko! I really enjoyed following your journey the first time around. It really gave me some good honest insights. Looking forward to reading about this round. Congratulations again!

    Reply
  24. DanitaDarling
    July 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm (11 months ago)

    This is such exciting news! Congratulations Shiko, Ella and the Mr. Can’t wait to read the new posts. Your blog kept me sane during Dani’s awful newborn phase! I kept muttering to myself during midnight feeds, “If Shiko and Ella made it through this, you can too!” 🙈

    Reply
  25. Farmgal
    September 12, 2016 at 8:44 am (10 months ago)

    Well! well! Congratulations mama! How did I miss this post? I’m so thrilled for you and especially for Ella.

    Reply

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