June 29, 2017

Hey Cocoa!

Hey everyone!

I'm sorry I've been so silent on the blog in the past couple of weeks. June was a really tough month for me - I was quite stressed out emotionally and mentally. I also started the month with a tooth infection, which apparently can be common in pregnancy. I had to plan and prepare for my maternity photo shoot with my brother's media company, Primavera Pictures (@primapics on Instagram). I was still on doctor-ordered bed rest, waiting for Cakes and my mum to get back to Atlanta from Nigeria just in time for my baby shower. The plan was to start getting the nursery ready the week after my baby shower... BUT God had other plans! I started having contractions a few hours after getting home from the baby shower, and last week Monday, Baby Cocoa arrived!


Thanks to everyone who already congratulated us on social media! God is too much!!! Y'all praise Him for answered prayers and testimonies!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll share my maternity shoot photos soon, as well as my labor and delivery story. Would you prefer it in written or video format? Let me know!

I'm trying to figure out a schedule that works for me, so that I can get back to blogging properly. I love all of you for sticking by me :) God bless!

45 comments:

  1. Congratulations dear,God bless and keep you and your family,baby Cocoa,welcome,God will watch over you and make you a joy to your generation,you will fulfill your glorious destiny In Jesus Christ Name,Mummy Cocoa,God will continue to increase your strength,I'm so very happy to hear this news

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  2. She is so pretty! Congrats again Berry!

    www.cassiedaves.com

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  3. Congrats Berry. Please take all the time you need with Cocoa. Don't worry much about blogging, we will be here when you return.

    www.pynk360.com

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    1. Pinky pinky! Congrats dear Berry! We r so elated. May ur child continually be a source of joy to ur family. Amen

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  4. Oh my! She's absolutely gorgeous! Big congrats to you and Cakes! God bless and keep her always! x

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  5. Dear Berry,
    I typed a long comment and the internet swallowed it up :( I will try again sha.

    I wanted to say that I am so happy for you and so emotional about this new season of your life. I have been following you since your days as a corper, and have seen you go through the transition from young singleton to married and now mum. You seem like such a wonderful, open and kind person, and it's hard not to feel like one knows you in real life.

    May God bless you both with ALL that you need to be the best parents possible to baby Cocoa and the best spouses possible to each other. May your home always be full of love and joy, may contentment and happiness accompany you wherever you go, and may sadness and heartbreak be far from you.

    Congratulations again Berry and Cakes, and welcome to the human family lil' baby Cocoa (abi na vanilla sef ;) , sending you lots of love and kisses all the way from Bratislava Airport!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Clara

    P.s. I never comment, even though I read EVERYTHING, maybe that's why fate is making me type a second time today lol!

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  6. Congratulations Berry, she is so beautiful. I hope your tooth infection is gone and you had a wonderful birth experience?
    www.preggiesnbabies.com

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  7. Congratulations and welcome to the newest member of your family!

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  8. Congratulations Berry!!! Our God is a miracle working God!!! She is totally adorable!!!

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  9. Oh my word!!! I am so late. PRAAAAAIISSSSSEEEEEE GOD!!!!!!!!! (Yes, full on Naija momsie style) and Congratulations!!!!!!! She is gorgeous. Thank God for safe delivery and everything. May she bring favour, blessings and God's grace to your family and everyone she meets and may her life always be guided and favoured by God in Jesus' name!

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  10. He is a prayer answering God!!!!
    I'm so encouraged and blessed by your story and testimony berry.
    Glad to know mother and child are doing great.
    Congratulations!!!

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  11. Congratulations!May the grace and favour of God shine brightly on your child;may your child be a blessing to your home. I pray your family enjoys a fruitful life

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  12. Awwww...she's gorgeous. Congratulations. Thank God for a safe delivery.

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  13. Indeed Jesus is so real!!!
    Congratulations Berry, I am very excited for you and Cakes. Just like Clara, I have been visiting your blog for a while(not as long as her though) but never commented(typical me). Kept you in prayers after watching your vlog on TTC and always looked forward to the day I will read your pregnancy announcement. Finally read the announcement but was 5wks late(hahahaha).
    I remember how you always used the gym at work very early in the day, always in your element without a single care in the world(Yes! I know you from FMH)😊.
    Congratulations once again my dear, may the love,joy and blessings of Christ never depart from your home. May baby Cocoa bring you & Cakes nothing short of fulfillment,joy&celebration.
    Take good care of you all, remain prayerful,get enough rest, stay open minded and enjoy every bit of motherhood(there are lots more you'd discover that no one has ever mentioned to you!)
    Waiting patiently to read your birth/delivery story...hahahaha
    Xx

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  14. Congratulations!!
    Thank you Jesus
    God will keep and preserve her in Jesus name.

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  15. Congrats Berrry!
    Your daughter(feels good to say this) is beautiful.

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  16. Congrats 🎈🎉🎊🍾 she is sooo pretty!!! Relax and enjoy the time with your daughter

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  17. Congrats, Berry!
    I'm super thrilled for your family. I watched the video 'Pregnancy reveals'. It was such an emotional video and I cried with your family.
    Jesus sure is real!
    May God bless baby Cocoa. She is very beautiful.

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  18. OMG!!!!!!💃💃💃💃💃💃.CONGRATULATIONS BERRRRRYYYYYY

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  19. Congratulations darling, welcome princess Cocoa, we love you n can't wait to see you

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  20. Ikoko sha maaaa wole, maa rora,
    Omo tuntun alejo aye, maa rora.
    Just as Miss Pynk said, we will be here when you return.
    Take all your time baby.
    Congrats to you and Cakes.
    Olorun a woo, Olorun a dasi (Amin)

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  21. Congrats Berry.God will bless and preserve baby COCOA.I'm so happy for you and Cakes.God answers prayers.

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  22. Congratulations Barry!!!!!😊😊😊😊

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  23. Congrats Berry!!!! I was crying while watching your video on Bella naija. Some time in the future when maternity leave is over pls do a meet and greet in ATL, I will love to meet you in person. Kisses to baby cocoa

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  24. Wooww, congrats Berry.. Welcome Cocoa

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  25. Mama COCOA. AWWWWW!! that must be a pretty awesome feeling. Girl, congrats to you and cakes, and to baby cocoa for landing such awesome parents as you. Remember Isaiaih 28:23??? SHE is the TOTAL PACKAGE of God's promise in that verse.

    From a TTC hopeful to you YUMMY MUMMY (yes, you now fully qualify) i say HALLELUJAHHH. our GOD is awesome. SOOOO HAPPYYY FOR YOU .

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  26. Congratulations my BFFBF (Best Friends Forever By Force) if you still remember me from an old post. I'm so overjoyed Baby Cocoa is here. May she be a blessing to your family always.

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  27. Again and again!! Congrats. I'm so happy for you. God is faithful indeed. Your baby is so beautiful. God bless you all!

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  28. You know I'm more than thrilled seeing Cocoa! Congrats once again. Babe, take all the time you need. She needs you more than us. Hugs and kisses to our princess.

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  29. This is such good news! Hello Cocoa! You cutie pie! U r very welcome and you will be a blessing to Berry and Cakes. Hey Berry - Congratulations to you and Cakes!

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  30. I hope you make a video of the labor and delivery! And also, the original testimony of #babycocoa!

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  31. Congratulations Berry and Cakes. Welcome baby Cocoa!

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  32. Woooow! Berry congratulations I'm soooooo happy to hear this goodnews. May God keep you n baby cocoa and keep providing for Cakes in Jesus name amen

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  33. Congratulations Berry!!!
    So happy about this. God bless you and your household!!!!

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  34. Big congratulations to your family?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glory to God! Lovely baby!

    G

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  35. Aww Berry I'm so happy for you! Congratulations to you and your husband. Sending your family lots of love! xx
    Coco Bella Blog 

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  36. Congrats mama! So happy for you! She'll grow up into a very beautiful baby.

    www.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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  37. Praise God!
    I'm so happy beyond words.Berry I am so happy for you and cakes. God is wonderful
    May God bless and keep your little one

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  38. Congratulations. This is amazing news. Baby Cocoa looks lovely.
    God indeed had a different plan and it turned out beautiful. I think a video format will be really nice. That way we can see and 'hear' the emotions that you went through...lol.

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  39. I just found your blog from A Pair + A Spare and those sleepless nights must be worth it! She is so precious and a gift to this world, CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your new bundle and as a new reader I can't wait to enjoy more of your content on this journey!

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  40. She's so pretty.
    Thank God for safe delivery. I am so happy for you and Cakes. Thank God.

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  41. Congratulations Berry! I'm another reader who has been following your blog for several years but never commented. I am so happy for you and I pray for a wonderful lifelong journey as a mother. May your daughter bring you Joy and happiness always.

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  42. Congratulations, dear. I wish you the lifelong joy of motherhood.

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