Thursday, 12 July 2012

Spotlight on Tolulope Adedeji

Picture of Tolu Adedeji and her triplets

Test of Faith 

I got married in 2007 to the love of my life, crown of my head, pillar of encouragement – a man of faith and honor. I thank God for blessing me with a loving man. Barely ten months after our colorful wedding, we were blessed with a beautiful daughter in 2008. God made it an easy start for me I must say. With my daughter’s pregnancy, I had little pregnancy symptoms especially in the 1st trimester but as the pregnancy progressed, my strength and positivity grew stronger everyday. I am blessed to have a mother who is also in the medical profession so I could easily bounce my questions to her, check information on internet and of course I had access to a superb book titled “Supernatural childbirth”. This book really helped me in building my faith, helped me to understand what types of prayers to offer to God for both myself and the unborn child. Above all, I had the love and support of my hubby, close friends and relatives and we were all excited about our 1st pregnancy. To crown is all, God also blessed me with what I’ll call my own supernatural birth experience with minimal discomfort and a very fast childbirth process. Hence, it was only natural for us to name our daughter “Adeife” when she born with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.“Ade” means crown whilst “Ife” means love. She is indeed a precious gift of God, a crown of love from God to us. We are blessed to have her and thank God for her life.

However, I will not focus much on this pregnancy as I want to share in details how one’s faith can be shaken despite experiencing God’s blessings above. Faith is easier to have when things are moving smoothly I must say. With my daughter’s pregnancy and delivery, my faith level was high; I was excited, soaring on eagles’ winds and extremely confident that God has indeed ordained all women to experience such a wonderful and joyful process. With this faith and high confidence, my husband and myself started trying for a second child about sixteen months after our daughter was born.  In fact this time around, we felt it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a baby boy so we were trying to use all available practical knowledge we could read about to influence having a male baby. We read about how chances of having a male child was higher if sex is abstained for a certain period of time and done at certain times, certain positions. We also read about certain types of food that increased chances of having male children. Of course, I don’t know if any of these ideas worked. I got pregnant about eighteen months after our daughter’s birth and we were confident again that God was at work in our lives.

Again, I was strong and coping well till a faithful day in December 2009. I noticed that I was “spotting” at about eleven weeks into the pregnancy and I decided to go the hospital to have a scan. I experienced “spotting” for about three days in my 1st pregnancy and I was fine afterwards so I assumed this was exactly a similar scenario and there was no cause for alarm but I was so wrong. I drove my self to the hospital and got the scan done but the result I got made the world crumple right before my face. I was told I had a blighted ovum. At first the shock I experienced made me numb and I could not even cry but afterwards it dawned on me that I was going to lose the pregnancy. Click to read more

Picture of a spotlight on a grey wall

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