That Time My Mommy Became An Importer Exporter

Mercedes Benz

I really just wanted an opportunity to say 'importer exporter' the way my Igbo business men introduce themselves. My mom was not an importer, but she was definitely on her way to becoming an exporter. You must be thinking, that's great! Well, get to the end of this post first. My mom has this thing where she comes up with a new business idea. The problem is that my mommy isn't a great business woman, as she has proven many times. Great medical doctor, yes. Business? No. She has stared many Continue Reading

Journey To Baby: All About My Birth Control


So, two days ago, I told you about why Igwe and I decided to have a baby and I said I'd be willing to share my birth control experience if anyone wants to hear it. Honestly, I was not expecting much, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how many people want to know - especially those who contacted me privately. So here I go. Before you read any further, let us first establish that what I'm writing here is just my experience and should not be taken as medical advice. Consult your doctor before you Continue Reading

Journey To Baby: Why We Decided To Have A Baby

Black baby

Igwe and I got married in December 2011, and before we got married, we discussed children and us not being ready to have them yet. We got married in December and I started using birth control in January 2012. If you want to know about what birth control I used and my experience with it, I would be more than happy to blog about it. Just let me know. I'm an open book - sometimes. Anyway, our reason for not yet wanting children was not because we wanted to "see the world" but because we were Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About My Grandma


Since giving birth to Ada Verastic, grandma has been staying with me. After she came, she was gone for about a week because she had a cold. Grandma can come and go as she pleases because she only lives about 10 minutes away from me. Anyway, she's my only living grandparent, and really, the only one I met because her husband, my grandpa died before my mom even got married, and my paternal grandpa died before I was born (I think). My dad's mom, however, was still alive when I was born, but she Continue Reading

All Babies Should Look Like Their Mommy

Ada Verastic

This was supposed to be a Journey To Baby post. I was going to write and tell you about the two major arguments Igwe and I were having about the baby: whether we were having a boy or a girl and who the baby would look like. I already blogged about us not know whether it was a boy or a girl [read here], but also, Igwe wanted a girl who would look like him while I wanted a boy who would look like me. Well, I really wanted confusingly identical twin boys who would look like me, but since I knew Continue Reading

That Time My Gut Saved Me From Dating A Liar


I believe that everyone has intuition and gut feeling, and that women especially have more. Whether or not we use it, that's a different issue. Anyway, this story happened in 2008, I believe. It was here in Baltimore, in the month of October. It happened when Funmie and I went for a 9ice concert, and I met this Yoruba guy. I eventually nicknamed him Spongebob because I thought he laughed like Spongebob. If you don't know what Spongebob laughs like, then watch this 16 second video Continue Reading

Meet My Baby, Ada Verastic

Ada Verastic

Here she is in all her glory. I had big ideas of the kind of [first] pictures I wanted to take of my baby, and I did not even care how much it cost. I made the appointment to go take the pictures on Wednesday, October 28th 2015, which was a day after her naming ceremony.  But when that morning came, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. I didn't want to wake up just yet, and I definitely didn't want to wake my baby up and give her a bath. Well, grandma would have given her a bath. But it still Continue Reading

Journey To Baby: My Second Baby Shower [Picture Heavy Post!]


This was my biggest baby shower, and the one I was expecting. It was a semi surprise shower. It was planned by the planning committee - Funmie, Uju, Solachi, Ibukun, and Deola. These girls were planning such a fabulous and grand baby shower that if a voice of reason had not stepped in, they would have planned me a destination wedding plus honeymoon sef and called it a shower. You should have seen the menu of food Funmie wanted at the baby shower. Ha! So my Aunt, Oma stepped in and took Continue Reading

Journal #10: October 2015


Welcome to November. This will be my shortest journal entry ever because for the month of October, I had the greatest accomplishment of my life. There is nothing else I can write next to this accomplishment that would compare. In October 2015 - specifically on October 20th 2015 - I became a mommy. I loved this baby before she was even formed, and I loved her more when she was inside of me, but now that she's here and I can see her, touch her, and feel here, I am literally overwhelmed and Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Breasts Are The Best Breasts!


Let me start by introducing my breasts. They're not huge, but they're definitely not small either. While we're on the issue of breasts, I might as well be as transparent as ever. I'm a 38D. Let me rephrase that: I was 38D before I got pregnant. I was told by many over zealous mothers (read: Solachi) that once I get pregnant, my breasts would explode. Well, I got pregnant and that didn't really happen. They got bigger, sure, but nothing like what I was expecting. I didn't even notice their Continue Reading