Regina Chukwu has taken a long walk down memory lane as her daughter who is also her first child turns 19.
The actress took to Instagram to share a lengthy post about her pregnancy and post-delivery.
Its world’s CHIAMAKA’S DAY Nd I am the most excited.
HER MOTHERS DAUGHTER is 19 and the feeling is surreal🙏
Let me tell yall a story that looking back now is so funny but as the time it happened I cried my eyes out
So when i was pregnant with Rachel everything went smoothly, not even the normal morning sickness did I feel, I was the strongest preggo 😂 regardless of the fact that she was my first, as a new bride and a first time mother to be, I was pampered by my late hubby but boy was I cranky jesuuuuuu! Mine was worst 😂😂😂 The only thing I experienced towards the end of my last trimester was serious cough nd it really dealt with me apart from that I was strong that I even trekked down to the hospital that was far from our house then (as I dreaded okada then) at every doctor’s appointment
The 5th of April 19yrs ago came like every normal day but before midday, contraction has started but cos I have heard enough tale abt contractions nd delivery I didnt move an inch from my house until it became unbearable. My husband was at work nd phones were for the rich then as it was newly introduced (mobile) so with only my scalf on head I headed out to the hospital cos something was still telling me the baby isn’t coming yet joor, e just wan stress me 😂 so on my way to the hospital without telling any of our neighbors under that very hot sun I decided to inform one of my mum’s friends that lived not so close to the hospital so she could pass words across to my husband.
Got to the hospital and I delivered like the Hebrew women, but I noticed somethings but wasn’t so sure as the baby was taken away almost immediately, while they were cleaning me up all I wanted was to see my baby again, so aa soon as I got into the ward, I rushed to open the cloth they used in wrapping her, it was mixed feelings
One of my fears/confusion was her skin colour when I saw her in the delivery room, her colour was like a baby brought out from mud (claymud) her head long nd I was like, watin I born o 😂 so you can imagine my joy when I saw a very beautiful, clear skin baby ( dont blame me, i was a new mum) now what made me cry???
Now the second thing I noticed in the delivery room was that,one of her legs wasn’t looking normal (how do I explain this o) like it wasn’t relaxed like the other leg and she let out a terrible cry as a nurse tried to straighten or so I thought, to be sure it wasn’t my imagination I checked and behold one leg was on the bed and the other was on her chest 😭warrin be this, I tried relaxing the leg and she screamed out of pain, by then her father and my mum’s friend came and was congratulating me, distracted but my mind was still on what I noticed
We left hospital for home, when my mum came I tried to explain to her and she said her already told her and I am like so she noticed Nd she never mentioned it to me, so mummy what can be done o, she said let’s watch her for the next few days to see what will happen, few days my mother in-law land, and she saw it too and became worried that night as she was bathing her we discussed it and later on as I was dressing her up my late husband came into our room and said something that made be broke down totally (the man get bad mouth) he said and I quote “take this pikin back go meet that doctor make una know watin una do my daughter as you see me so I no get money for Wheelbarrow” (wheelchair) I looked at him with tears rushing down my eyes and he just walked out … his mother heard what he said and I told her I need to go to the hospital o, that same night we took her to the hospital and the doctor advice we massages her leg every morning and night, she will cry o but we need to be doing it so that night I prayed begged God to pls help me🙏
told my mum what Sunday said and he said it again and everyone around started laughing 🤷🏻♀️ mummy said he doesn’t mean it that way but me i wasn’t taking any of that, he sa later apologized nd we started D massage thingy her cries broke my heart severally I begged them to stop but when I remember WHEELBARROW I just maintain 🤣 2 weeks into it her leg became normal… but any time I remember wheelbarrow 🤣🤣🤣🤣 now see that baby of yesterday o
The actress who is popular for acting in Yoruba movies lost her husband many years ago shortly after her son was born.