“Ehee! Mama boys!”
“Hey! Two boys?!!!”
“Wow! You are managing three men now!”
And many other comments that have poured in since we had Okem our second son. So there you go, Ikem now has a brother. Glory to God!
I had to tell Ikem at about 3months that a baby was growing in my tummy as that was the only way I could stop him from trying to jump on me, I silently hoped that he would ‘forget’ to announce the news to people.
Well, they had an open day in his school shortly afterwards and as I sat in his class with his teachers, classmates and another parent , he went like:
Ikem: Mummy, is a baby growing in your tummy?
Ikem: (In a louder voice and addressing one of his teachers) Miss Blessing a baby is growing in my Mummy’s tummy!
After the lovely surprise baby shower organised by my darling sisters and friends which Ikem refers to as his baby’s birthday, Ikem stopped me and said;
‘Mummy, who permitted Aunty Chioma to celebrate my baby’s birthday?’
Of course I didn’t have an answer. Which kain question be that?
One evening, after baby Okem and I came home from the hospital, he belched after a feeding session and Ikem seeming a bit unsure said in a quiet voice:
“Mummy, baby belched, he should say excuse me, no?
I really couldn’t hold the laughter as I explained to him what he must have already figured out; baby cannot talk at least for now.
Okem is 7 months and counting, his full name- Okemdinma means I have a goodly heritage. They are both getting along pretty well though Okem has his own unique personality.
Welcoming baby Okemdinma to The Storytela. 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎆