My Big News: Igwe And I Are Expecting :D


I stared at this blank page forever because I couldn’t figure out how to start it. I didn’t know what to say first, or how to say it. For the past seven years, I have shared my life with you on here. You have been with me from when I was a student, from when I was very single, from when I was dating other guys, from when my relationships failed, from when I met men, from when I met Igwe, from when Igwe proposed, and till now. I always imagined the day I’d tell you this, but I never knew how it would happen. Even as I type this, I still don’t know.

I have told you guys a lot about Igwe, but I haven’t told you everything. I will still tell you though. But for now, I have to share this with you: Igwe and I are expecting a baby. I contributed the egg; he contributed the sperm. My job is to carry the baby; his job is to stare at me all day, every day. And then some more.

As you may or may not have noticed, I have been talking about babies a lot. A lot. And I’ve been talking about twins a lot, too. No, we are not having twins YET. My hopes are still up though. Maybe the second one will be twins. We don’t know the sex of the baby, and we have decided to be surprised – for now. It might be different one day. Not knowing, though, is part of the excitement, but it’s torture, too. Sometimes we think he’s a boy, and other times, we think she’s a girl.

I haven’t experienced morning sickness and I haven’t had any weird cravings. But I have been tired and sleepy, and this isn’t the time to be either of those. If I say that I am so happy, I would be lying because what I am is beyond happy. It’s a feeling that I cannot describe, knowing that I am carrying a life inside of me, and I don’t know what I have done to deserve it. I’m grateful to God that Igwe is the man I’m experiencing this miracle with. You have no idea.

I don’t know what else to say, but I’ll keep you updated. Igwe says to tell you thank you for all your love and support. Thank you, everyone. I love you.

UPDATE: This story isn’t over. You should read Part II.

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  1. kassi says

    Vera! Vera!! Vera!!!
    I hope this is not an April Fool’s announcement. Infact until I see the bump, I will consider it as one.

  2. Wonder Boy says

    wow. I’m tempted to believe that this is a joke, but the sincerity in your post cannot be denied. Congratulations to you both. I guess I now officially have no chance with you (though you’re not yet legally married so maybe I do still have a chance with you).

    • says

      Looool. I don’t know if I should be flattered or petrified. So far, I’m amused. And flattered. Tehehe. Thank you!! And lol at not being legally married yet πŸ˜€

  3. Jossy says

    Hmmmmmm…. I want to say congrats, but I keep thinking you will blog tomorrow saying its April’s fool. So I will wait for till its over. 99.899% sure it’s April fool.
    PS: you better not be pulling our legs
    PSS: I so want a baby, so you better not be playing with the topic
    PSSS: I love “psssing”
    PSSSS: finally one. Congrats if my stats is off and you telling the truth.

  4. says

    Congrats dear…wooot….yippeee…..infact plenty god mother thinz …lemme be the first 2 join d queue.
    I am so so happy for you and Igwe…God bless him for contributing the sperm…and agreeing to stare at you the whole nine months yard thingy..lemme stop before I start yarning rubbish

  5. says

    UGHH is this April fools or not?!! I am going to say it is. But then what if the real April Fools joke is that this is true and you want us all not to believe it?! So confusing!! *hold head*

    Lol. I am reserving my congrats for tomorrow or even Wednesday.

    • says


      Think about it very well. You’re a smart lady and this is a real life challenge. In other news, I do like that other idea. What if it’s true and I want you to not believe it? Hmmmmmm.

  6. Funmie says

    The greatness of God can never ever be comprehended.

    This year just keeps getting better for ME! And US Vera!!!

    Rememeber when I said tomorrow can never be as bad as today, it will only get better! WORD!

    P.S – Your Baby shower will be GRANDE, I’m sure u know that already :)

  7. says



    I saw the link on twitter earlier and thought “Naa mehn…noborri’s catching me with no April fool’s jokes mehn”
    Congrats babayyyy!

    **Grinning from ear to ear**

  8. says

    Hmm, Verastically Vera,
    First I coughed and then Sneezed when I realized its April 1st :) . I’m really on the fence on this one o.
    But this your writing is really making me believe it’s true. After all the gazillion baby talks. :) hmm. Bump kuku no dey lie, 3 more months, we’ll see.

    Congratulations to you and Igwe – But you better not me pulling our legs o. Don’t pull no Beyonce or Kim Kadashian on us o.

    • says

      Hahahahahahaha. Three whole months, ke?! And lol at pulling a Kim and Beyonce. No comments. But truly, I have had a lotta baby talks recently, haven’t I? Hmmmm.

  9. anuli ofojekwu says

    Congrats dear and welcome to the club . I had my baby in February, and i must say that despite the sleepless nights and all other stress that have come with being a new mom, it’s just the most beautiful experience. May God see you through it all . Warmest regards to Igwe.

    • says

      Anuli, congratulations!!!! My dad told me about your baby, and I was shocked. He thought I knew. Congrats! So, so happy for you. I can only imagine the thrill and joy of being a mommy.

  10. says

    Vera, this is awesome, awesome news! (and I believe it’s not April fool because of the sincerity in ypur words). I’m so happy for you+ Igwe and I wish you both God’s very very best during this period and afterwards. Can’t wait for all the pregnancy and baby posts that will follow from now on :) Congratulations guys πŸ˜€

  11. says

    I decided to come back and say congratulations Vera! I’m so happy for you….I’ve been hearing a lot of baby-bumping news recently; must be a good sign. All the best in this journey.

    Ehm….and when is the wedding again?

  12. says

    Congratulations Babe!!! Whoop!!! So so so happy for the both of you! Your message screams, “I’m happy”, and so I rejoice with you!

    Good too that you don’t have any morning sickness, reaffirms my belief that not everyone has to suffer that. Joining my faith with yours!

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