It’s 3a.m., and I’m wide awake staring at a little angel in her sleep. Her name is Nyakio. Beautiful sweet Nyakio. I honestly still can’t believe that she’s finally here! The little human being, whom God carefully formed in my womb is finally here to begin her journey on planet earth.

Little Nyakio was born on the 9th of August 2013, at 10:45 pm…just an hour and 45 minutes away from her dad’s birthday. To be quite frank, I reaaallly would have liked her to share a birthday with her dad…I thought that would’ve been something special. But clearly, little missy was not about to share the spotlight with anyone; she wanted her birthday all to herself .

All in all, I absolutely thank God that she is finally here with us. I don’t take it for granted at all. If you think about it, if there’s ever a time when your life, and the life of your little one, are simultaneously vulnerable, it is in a delivery room. Again I say, I don’t take it for granted that we made it safely through the process.

I also don’t take it for granted that my pregnancy was not complicated. I think I became very spiritual with this pregnancy…I remember time and time again thinking about Jeremiah 1:5 which says “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you”… how deep is that! yani…it’s beyond me.

Look at her, so sweet and adorable! Even her cry is cute!  I often wondered what this experience would be, and how it would compare with my first pregnancy. I thought it wouldn’t be possible to feel how I felt with Tumiso. Such overwhelming love. But guess what, here I go again! So love-stricken, so overjoyed, so thankful to God for her safe entrance into this world.

Ah…my baby’s about to wake up for her 3:30 a.m. feed. I really wanted to talk some more about the process, you know, the labor and all, but I guess I’ll have to do that in a later blog. For now, let me do the mommy thing and nurse her. But before I leave though, I’m gonna give a big shout out to all my fellow mummies who wake up, feed, burp and change their little ones at strange hours of the night/morning. More power to us!!


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