Sunday, 25 March 2012

MY NEPHEWS AND I

I had to duck and swipe at the cobwebs to be able to get to my blog page. Phewww it feels so good to be back here. I have missed you all no be small. I didn't know I would be gone for so long, but somehow, time just dey fly dey go and babe no see road to blog. Much love to ToinGeeLucianoDoshOkeoghenePriscyEma LeeciousEddie Steeze and Jemima for checking up on me. So how have you all been? What's the latest on blogsville? I know I have a lot of blog rounds to do. Will get to that very soon. A very warm welcome to all my new followers. You guys just gladden my heart.

I'm sure you are all wondering what has kept me away for almost one month. It's nothing major jare. I have been  playing Mummy to my two nephews and somehow, blogging was far away from my mind. Initially, my internet at home was misbehaving and so I couldn't blog. I eventually got that all fixed up and then my sister needed me to help supervise her nanny and take care of her kids cos she had to travel for a two weeks training abroad. I didn't mind cos I love kids and hadn't seen my nephews in a while. My nephews are Bunna (almost 3yrs) and Ikem (10 months old).

I got to her house in Lekki a day before she was to leave. The plan was that I would stay from thursday to Monday. And on Monday, my aunty would come to take over so I could go back to Surulere on Tuesday. Before she left, she told me some things that I was also to pass on to my aunty. One of them was that the only Tv stations Bunna watches are 306: Cbeebies and 309: Disney Jnr (both on Dstv). She specifically said that if he is awake, we should just try and indulge him and watch those stations cos she didn't want him watching other things, but once he is asleep, we can watch whatever we want to. I didn't have any problem with that. She handed over some other things to me and went on her trip.

It was fun staying with my nephews and somehow I just stayed on for the rest of the week even when my aunt came to take over from me. The only problem I thought I would have was getting to my office which is close to Surulere. My sister's driver took care of that, so i wasn't stressed. Thanks to Bunna, I got used to and even started enjoying the cartoons from Cbeebies. :-D. Cartoons like Teletubbies, Penelope K by the Way, Mister Maker and Boogie Beebies started to make sense especially since my nephew would imitate almost every single thing they did. The songs were catchy too and I even caught myself singing them while at work. :-).

I stayed for a week and on Friday, I handed over to aunt, packed my bag and headed back to Surulere. On Sunday, I called to know how they were and was told that they were in the hospital. Ikem had a high temperature, so they had to get it checked out. I packed my bag again and headed for Lekki. The driver took me straight to the hospital and it was more serious than i thought. The baby had some boil like infection on his face and hand in addition to the high temperature and had to be admitted. It wasn't a very nice experience I tell you cos he had to be pricked several times until they found a vein to use for his drip. He was in so much pain and kept on wailing. He eventually quietened down and we got to sleep and it seemed as if I just closed my eyes and my alarm went off for me to prepare for work.

My shuttle from Lekki to Surulere commenced again. He was discharged the next day and we thought all was well again. We were so wrong. By Tuesday, he wasn't keeping in food, was running a high temperature again and was generally ill. The test result from the hospital said it was malaria and infection but the drugs they gave him were not helping him at all. So his dad decided that we try another hospital. He was readmitted a second time in the new hospital and a fresh series of tests were conducted on him. Thank God for my aunt that was around to stay with him in the hospital during the day until i could join them after work. The nanny was busy with the first son at home, preparing him for school and all that.

A pipe was inserted into his hand to drain the puss from the infection. Ikem got so tired of bin jabbed as pa injections and drips that after a while, once he saw a particular set of doctors and nurses, he would start to cry. He could identify those ones as his "enemies" cos they always came with the needle. We were constantly in communication with his Mom while all these was going on and she was really worried, but couldn't cut her trip short cos it was work related. We kept on assuring her that he was going to be fine.

We were discharged after some days and I stayed on in Lekki until my sister returned. Right now my nephew is back to his bubbly self. We can't thank God enough. A big thank you too to my friends and family that kept on praying for him and calling to know how we were. It was an experience playing Mommy to the boys. I miss singing with Bunna to psyche him to take his night bath and also going "hmmmm yummy yummy delicious" to psyche him to eat. :-D. I miss going "ssshhhhhh" with him when we have to tiptoe around the sitting room cos his baby brother is asleep there, or going "tick tock, tick tock" when we mimic the clock while Mister Maker creates something in one minute. :-D. I had fun jare even with the whole hospital drama thing.

Will be back soon with more gist.

Huggssss and Kissesssss.

39 comments:

  1. Yay!!!! I've been checking my blogroll for weeks now for an update from you ;)! It's nice to know you are good and had fun playing 'mummy'. Thank God for healing your nephew and giving your sister plenty reasons to rejoice.

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  2. Thank God you're back and glory to God your nephew is ok. I was reading the names of the shows and just laughing to myself, wth is boogie beebies? Lol, the things we go through for the love of children ehn...

    There's no latest anything jore, nobody has carried anybody's gist or controversial magana on their heads and run with it to kilimajaro. It's just us, boring people, loving one another and having fun at it. Good to have you back love, God bless you

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    1. My dear, some of those kiddies programs are interesting oo. I even learnt a thing or two sef :-).. I love being a part of this loving and "boring people". Thanks love.

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  3. And she's back! Yay! *running around d place & doing azonto*

    Thank God your nephew is fine now. It's not easy being a mom I tell you. I find myself saying the secret word (mishka mushka mickey mouse) while watching Mickey Mouse club house on 309 too lol. My niece calls the station "game" (dnt ask me cos I dnt know)

    You're welcome & good to have you back. Waiting for more gist

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    1. LOL @ you doing azonto...It's really not easy being a mom, but it's rewarding. So you also watch those stations. Hi 5 jare. :-D

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  4. Wow i'm glad you are back! Didn't know playing mommy could be so much funny. Kisses from me to you!

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  5. so good to have you back
    was about launching a search party.lol
    thank God the little one is okay

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    1. It feels good to be back jare. Search party abi.. Lol. Thanks dearie.

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  6. good to have you back girl, we all watch cartoons with our kids and enjoy them too, the same thing happened to my son, being admitted twice, the torture before finding his veins to insert drip, and the seeing of all doctors nurses, anyone wearing white as the enemy..i understand you well..Praise God he is great now sha..bessings!

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    1. It was terrible torture for the baby abeg. At some point, I couldn't even stay in the room with the doctors cos he was just wailing. Thank God he is very fine now. Thanks hun.

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  7. Welcome back dear.Thank God for your nephew's health,God no go make us see wetin go make us cry.We missed around here.

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    1. Amen to your prayers. Thanks dear.

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  8. Good to have you back dear. Really glad you had fun with your nephews. I was plagued with the cbeebee's spell as well, and till date, I find myself switching to Disney channels, especially 303 (I really like).

    Thankful to God that Ikem is a lot better, especially that his mum met him that way. The devil is fighting a lost battle.
    Just make sure no one catches you singing the songs aloud (wink)

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    1. Cbeebies is a correct station ooo. Forget that it's for kids. Will be sure not to sing the songs aloud. :-). The devil knows he is a loser. He just tries to scare us. Thanks dear.

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  9. Thank God for your nephew's life, and for lovely aunts :) I can just imagine your sister, his mum and how she felt not being there.

    Welcome back.

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    1. Thanks love. Thank God for family that can always help out.

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  10. Wow, thank God for your nephew's life. Welcome back, and dont disappear again

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    1. Thanks dear. I won't disappear again. :-)

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  11. Welcome back. Great your nephew is well. Good the lovely aunt was right there to rescue :)

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  12. Ha, welcome back, Dear Che. That was serious o! Especially with the mother not being around. Thanks to God for his mercies...Good to have you back

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    1. Thanks hun, Feels really good to be back.

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  13. I guess the boy was missing his mum, thank God he is fine. It was great playing mum right?
    welcome back! how are you rocking your short hair?!

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    1. Yeah, he was probably missing his mum. I wouldn't mind playing Mum again and again until i have my own kids. My dear, the short hair don tire me ooo. *covers face*.. I still like it short, but the texture is not encouraging me at all. My hair gets due easily. I wear wigs sometimes and other times, just roll with the hair like that. I'm learning what hair treatment to use and all that. Thanks dear.

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  14. Thank God your little nephew recovered and is healthy again.
    He may have been missing his mommy.

    First time here by the way.

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    1. Thanks love. Hope to see you around. Will check out your blog ASAP.

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  15. Poor you. Poor kiddos. It must have been a distressing time. Thank God that's over and welcome back.

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  16. Finally she returns.Omo welcome to my world . Thats exactly what I do on a daily basis cos I help my sis wiv her kids and they r 4 in number ( ages 6yrs-7mths). So u can just imagine how rowdy it gets in the house. Enjoy it well cos after a while omo the noise starts to take a toll on your tolerance level.BTW love ur shoes in ur dp

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    1. You must be very experienced now ooo. I can just imagine how your sister's home will be with four kids in that age range. Pretty full, fun and sometimes annoying. :-D. Thanks dear as pa the shoes.

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  17. Did you get to watch "show me show me" on Cbeebies? Or "jake and the neverland pirates" on Disney Junior?;) Yep im guilty too LOL

    Thank God everyone's fine, falling ill is one of the 'hazards" of having toddlers i guess...

    have a great weekend.

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    1. I didn't get to watch the programs you mentioned. I might note them down, so that when next i visit my sister, I would watch them. ;-).

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    2. My favourites are Peppa Pig, Olivia, Fireman Sam. sue me!

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  18. Yippee,u are back. Missed u.


    Tams diary-livelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Missed you too babe. Thanks...

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  19. Good to have U̶̲̥̅̊ back dear...
    Tank God U̶̲̥̅̊я nephew is better. I milzzed ya. *smiles*

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    1. Thanks dear. Missed you too.

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