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I want another baby… | Getrude Mungai

It was that annoying pressure in the lower belly, crazy period pains and a belly a little bigger than it should be – not very becoming for a lady. Getrude Mungai, then 19, took the matter to the hospital. The doctor pointed out two strangers sitting in her womb…and they were not babies… In an…

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Pregnant without knowing – I went to the gym to cut the weight!

Wow, where do I even start… Well, I am 22 years 11 months and 20 days old. Currently on my third trimester, with only 9 weeks left; How exciting! Now, my pregnancy story is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before! It’s different and unique… Unlike many other expectant mothers, I was caught completely off guard! I…

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Pregnancy Myths Debunked

A few nights ago, I woke up in the middle of the night in agony. Crying out, I held on to the back of my leg as sharp pain shot up registering quite strongly to my barely awake mind. My husband Victor leaped up and insistently asked “What is it? What is it, Bilha?” I…

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Project Nursery – Soon To Be Filled

I was ten weeks along when I discovered that I was pregnant. I’d been having really bad nausea which I attributed to my workload. Given that I had just started out at a new company, I thought all the work was weighing me down. That’s when I decided to take a pregnancy test… The first…

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The Diary of a Waiting Mom

I am growing each week, today I celebrate my eighth week birthday as we head towards the 39 weeks or so. Yes I am eight weeks pregnant if you are still guessing what I am talking about. There are a few things I am waiting for even as I count down the weeks and wait…

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Baby number 3 is on the way!

I conceived on 20th December 2014 to be precise. I remember the date very well as this pregnancy was long awaited. Our current last born son is 5 years old now and I have suffered two miscarriages in both 2013 and 2014. So you can just imagine what this pregnancy has meant for us as…

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Stem Cell Banking

‘I banked my baby’s stem cells’ I say to a group of ladies. They stare at me completely blank and move the conversation to breast feeding, or school fees or buying shoes.Stem cell possibilities I try and repeat what I have just said, but my sound has been drowned out by the oohs and aahs…

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Letters To My Unborn Baby

Birth list Please baby come and do not tarry Come soonest you can but do not hurry But to help you and this tough world marry Let me write you the things you should carry. Don’t forget to come with your heavenly smile It will help you make your enemies a stepping tile Leave not your…

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My 3rd Time Blessing – King Baraka

  I kept praying and asking God for a baby boy, another one because I already had my 1st born son .I enjoy motherhood and I am a strong believer that there’s nothing as AWESOME as being a mother on this earth, it’s a blessing to become one. I kept the faith and I knew…

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My Reflections – As I Wait for D-Day

How come the last trimester of pregnancy takes forever? It does not help that the kilos add on so walking or even lifting yourself off from the bed or a chair becomes that much more difficult. I am grateful that the weather has not been so bad, the cool showers and breeze have been very…

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The Magic of Motherhood

[Pinky Ghelani’s Blog Post at Babylove Network, after her last (past) pregnancy – 2014] Well, if this journey has not been an eye opener, I cannot say what has. My friend threw me a baby shower this weekend. It was spectacular! She went all out and made sure that attention was paid to every little detail.…

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Team Mom

My better half and I always wanted a baby, and this year we decided to make this a reality. We were just back from our Easter holiday break when I did the home kit pregnancy test and found out I was expecting our miracle. Both he and I read the results of the home kit…

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Chubby? Big? Fat? Hell NO!!

[Pinky Ghelani’s Blog Posts at Babylove Network, during her last (past) pregnancy – 2014). If anyone tells me one more time that I ‘have added” (read: weight) then I will totally scream. I know I am carrying a baby. I know pregnancy weight gain by week. I know that the belly will grow. I know…

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Shocking Yet Beautiful

I’ve been eating a lot so I’m scared my baby will weigh a lot…. I had gone swimming with a friend on 8th March and being so hungry, we had bhajias and chicken for lunch. Later that day, I had a stomach upset and went to see the doctor. As is the usual practise I…

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Pinky’s Sex Party

I cannot believe how time is flying. When the pregnancy started off, with all the sickness, I was counting hours so that the days would pass. Now I am almost done. My panic now is how am I going to handle two children? I have spoken to so many mothers who shake their heads and…

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Belly Fashion

Thank you for the wonderful response from the last blog! Glad to know I am not the only one who expands in every direction whilst pregnant! So……… my dilemma has always been fashion. Being in the limelight there is always pressure on how I look. Well that was until I turned 35 and then I…

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Bun In The Oven

Hi there Mums! This is all new to me and I will do my best to share my journey with you as we engage and discuss my being pregnant (again) and my outlook on life in general. So, here I am 5 months into my pregnancy. I would like to say this is my second pregnancy…

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Why Me?!

She’s feeling queasy and vomiting. She just knows……. I’m pregnant! She wakes up one morning and realizes her monthly period has not come for two months. She’s feeling queasy and vomiting. She just knows……. I’m pregnant. If she were married and settled with the love of her life who she has known for five years…

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Nana Muriithi – Producing a Miracle

I found out I was pregnant the day after Valentine’s Day. I had suspected something for a while but 3 negative pregnancy tests made me think I was just being paranoid. I bought the fourth pregnancy test on Valentine’s Day. Before I left the Pharmacy I made sure to let them know that their products…

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Pregnancy at the work place and your rights

The 12 things you MUST know………………. Being pregnant is an experience that invokes many emotions and life changes and this fact needs to be fully acknowledged. Biological and physiological changes, including hormonal changes may lead to nausea, mood swings, fatigue and a host of other symptoms, and handling these changes requires specific attention. This is…

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Celebrating – Agnes Gakunga-Wahinya – Ebru Africa Reporter

Join us in Celebrating Agnes’ Pregnancy Journey. She is a journalist with over six years’ experience in both print and electronic media. A graduate of the University of Nairobi where she studied humanities and social sciences, she has worked in various media houses as a reporter and news anchor. These include Kenya Times Media Trust,…

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….Why my nose?… | By Wahu Kagwi

So… pregnant women not only add weight, but are actually encouraged to do so for the sake of their unborn babies. My doctor had advised me to add at least 12 kilos in the course of my pregnancy. Well, so far, I’ve done ‘a little’ over that…5kgs above the recommendation to be specific But I’m…

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Memories of my first time | Wahu Kagwi

As my due date draws closer, I’m getting more and more anxious…lol…was telling a friend of mine how you can visualize the impending pain, but there’s nothing you can do about it. You really look forward to holding baby in your arms, but the process? Not so much J Last time with Tumiso, or miss…

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Crazy Nesting Mummy! | Wahu Kagwi

So here I am sitting at my computer, feeling very unprepared for this little one who’s about to come into the world…there are so many things I want to do before he/she comes. Have to finish shopping, decide where and how I want to give birth, finish up this baby room, which is currently my…

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