‘My son could no longer recognize me’ Janet Mbugua on why she quit TV

TV personality Janet Mbugua has said one of the reason she stopped working as a presenter was because her son Huru had stopped recognizing her.

Janet who has worked with Capital FM, Citizen TV among others was speaking during an interview with Betty Kyallo.

She said

‘I was going through a lot when I decided to take a break. I was going through burn out. I also did not have a relationship with Huru.

Yes I would interact with him but the nanny did most of the stuff. There is a day I wanted to hug him but he turned away from me.

He was more familiar with the nanny that n he was with me.

For six months I put my projects in order and made sure I had projects that would sustain me for two years even if I left TV.’

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Janet Mbugua with Eddie Ndichu and their son
Janet Mbugua with Eddie Ndichu and their son

On marriage

“Take our time and make sure you are ready. This is because you can be good being in love but you don’t need to be married.

Sometimes it’s not easy.”

On friendship she said

‘I keep my circle of friends small and intimate and that is how I like it.’

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‘I am 12 Weeks Pregnant!,’ Janet Mbugua Reveals She Is Expecting Baby Number Two

Celebrated media personality Janet Mbugua on Friday evening took to social media to announce that she is expecting baby number two!

She posted, #BabyNumber2OnTheWay and we thank God 👶🏾🙏🏾❤️Link in bio for that video! Eddie, Huru and I are thrilled.

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The Trend host, Amina Abdi also posted a video of Janet Mbugua holding her baby bump with the former Citizen TV News anchor refusing to reveal the gender of the baby or whether she expecting twins.

Janet Mbugua who is married to Eddie Ndichu then made an official announcement on The Trend show where she revealed that she is twelve weeks pregnant.

An excited Janet could not hold back her joy saying she cannot wait to be a mom again with her first born child, Baby Huru set to become a big brother.

“Yes I am twelve pregnant this week, I am super excited like a child, I am excited that baby number two is on the way.” She said.

Janet further went to state that the journey has not been rosy so far which saw her take a short break from social media. She however promised her fans that she will be documenting her pregnancy journey just like she did with baby Huru.

“I also took a little of a break like a few weeks online because I have been very sick. It has been tough but I am thrilled and I thank God I can’t believe that Huru will be a big brother and I am just very very excited. I will be documenting the journey online.

Yes I’m gonna be a mom again! I can’t believe it! Feels like it was just the other day.” She added.

Below are some of the reactions from her fans.

vikey_mutile congrats. great fan.

CJ Flow: Aaawwhh Wow…I’m so happy for you Janet.

Anita Kiarie: Wow! Bravo cutie. You are really blessed

Congratulations Janet and Eddie!

 

 

“NO, YOU ARE TOO PRETTY” Janet Mbugua Reveals Why She Never Wanted To Date Her Now Hubby Eddie Ndichu, And How They Met

Celebrated news anchor Janet Mbugua may no longer be on our screens, but she’s a very big part of the Kenyan media industry and still has a massive fans base.

The former Citizen TV journalist has been focusing on her personal projects which include her role as Lifebuoy Help A Child Reach 5 Ambassador and as Red Cross Communications director, as well as her blog where she shares her experiences as a mother.

Janet Mbugua Reveals How Some People Find Her Boring Because She Doesn’t Love Drama Or People That Come With It

Janet Mbugua is married to the love of her life Eddie Ndichu, after exchanging vows back in 2015 and now, they are blessed with an adorable son, Baby Huru Ndichu.

There’s no doubt that she’s a loving wife, but what’s her love story with her hunk hubby?

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In a recent TV interview, Janet Mbugua talked about her love life by revealing how she met Eddie Ndichu and how she finally came to give in to his advances, revealing that she found him “too cute” for her back then.

The stunning public figure had this to say about her boo; “Incidentally, Eddie and I went to the same high school in Mombasa, but it was that whole thing for ‘oh, she thinks she’s all that’ and I’m like ‘he thinks he’s all that’ and he crushed my 16th birthday party. And it’s funny that I remember that.”

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“So, we’ve known each other for a very long time, and our paths kept crossing and crossing, and then when he started to pursue me, I’d be like ‘No’ and he’d ask why ‘You’re are too pretty’ (giggles). I mean, at that point, I was pretty young, in my early 20s and I just pretty much said, ‘just date, your young, you look good, have fun’,”

“I think it’s surprising because growing up with brothers, I was like ‘I know better than to even attempt to pretend that this gonna work so have fun and God willing if it’s meant to be then we will reconnect’,” she added.

She then explained how they came to hook up later on; “So we reconnected much, much later, and it just felt right because I had taken a break from dating and we connected then one thing led to another. Now we’re married with a child.”

“I think what I love most about Eddie is that he’s very supportive and he pretty much takes me as I am. Coz I come in all kinds of layers.”

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Janet Mbugua’s Hubby Narrates How Painful It Was Seeing Her During Childbirth

Beautiful TV news anchor and mother, Janet Mbugua, has started opening up by posting intimate memories about her and her new family.

Following in her footsteps is her hubby, Eddie Ndichu.

Eddie has written about his harrowing experience hours before Janet Mbugua gave birth to their son, Huru.

“IT HAS BEEN OVER 14 MONTHS BUT I REMEMBER THE DAY VIVIDLY. I WAS ESCORTED TO THE DOCTORS CHANGING ROOMS TO WEAR PAIR OF SCRUBS. I WAS SHAKING WITH NERVES. I COULDN’T FEEL MY ENTIRE BODY AS I CHANGED. THE THOUGHTS GOING THROUGH MY HEAD WERE THAT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING AND THAT MY WIFE IS ON A TABLE ALL BY HERSELF. I SHOULD RUSH. IS THERE SOMETHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO PREPARE FOR THIS MOMENT?” Eddie wrote in Janet Mbugua’s blog.

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“I MAKE IT INTO THE THEATRE AND FIND HER SMALL BODY  ON THE TABLE ALL COVERED IN SURGICAL CLOTH. SHE SMILES AND I SEE SHE IS AWAKE AND NERVOUS. SHE SAYS, “I CAN’T FEEL ANYTHING”. SO I HOLD HER HAND AND KISS HER FOREHEAD GENTLY. I SAID TO HER, “THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING”. OUR CHARMING DOCTOR NARRATES, “NOT FAR TO GO… ANY MINUTE NOW”, AS HIS TEAM OPERATES ON MY WIFE. BY THIS TIME I AM SWEATING. ALL I COULD HOPE IS THAT HE IS GOING TO BE IN ONE PIECE. TWO EYES, TWO EARS, TEN FINGERS AND TOES. IS HE GOING TO BE OF SOUND MIND? HAVE ALL HIS BODY PARTS DEVELOPED COMPLETELY? WILL HE BREATHE, WILL HE CRY? THEN IN A MATTER OF SECONDS THE DOCTOR LITERALLY FLINGS HIM IN THE AIR AND SAYS ‘HERE HE IS’! THIS TINY LITTLE BODY HANGING IN THE AIR COVERED IN MUCUS. I BARELY GOT A GLIMPSE OF HIS FACE BEFORE THEY SENT HIM HAVE HIS CORD CUT. I SEE TEARS ON MY WIFE’S FACE AS SHE LAYS HELPLESSLY. I COULD SEE HOW BADLY SHE WANTED TO HOLD HIM. I CLENCH HER HAND EVEN TIGHTER AND CONSOLE HER. HE WAS WHISKED AWAY FOR NORMAL CHECKS AND A WIPE DOWN. THE DOCTOR ALLOWS ME TO GO AROUND AND WATCH THE NURSE AND HIM. IN MY EXCITEMENT I GO AROUND THE FROM WHERE MY DEAR WIFE IS CUT OPEN…. THAT’S FOR ANOTHER BLOG!!!,” HE CONTINUED.

How Affectionate! Meet The Men Who Inspire Gorgeous TV Anchor, Janet Mbugua

Citizen TV news anchor Janet Mbugua Ndichu is no doubt one of the most successful media personalities in Kenya.

She is not only a news reporter but also a businesswoman, a fashionista who has her own clothing line, founder and director of Media Avenue Limited, not forgetting she’s the brains behind The Inua Dada campaign.

Janet Mbugua was also thrilled when she was appointed the Ambassador of the Lifebuoy Help a child Reach 5, a week ago, which was also supported by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Away from TV and her charity work, Janet Mbugua is a loving mother to a cute baby boy, Baby Ethan Huru and a wife to businessman, Eddie Ndichu.

Though she has never shown her baby’s face, Janet Mbugua is never shy to show her family off and appreciate them once in a while, on social media. This time round, she shared a photo of the most important men in her life, with a caption that read:

Dads and Gukas and Husbands and Uncles and Twins and Babies. #HappyBirthdayPops! #DadsBirthday 🎂🍰🍷🍾❤️

The amazing photo includes her husband, Eddie, her father, her son Huru and her Twin brother, Timothy Mbugua. Check it out below.

 

 

Stunning TV Anchor Janet Mbugua Shares Her First-Time Parenting Challenges And How She Overcomes Them

Gorgeous Citizen TV news anchor, Janet Mbugua walked down the aisle on May 30, 2015 and said ‘I Do’ to the love of her life and long-time fiancé, Eddie Ndichu, at a colourful invites only ceremony at Chaka Ranch, Nyeri.

The lovely couple would later be blessed with a cute son, Ethan Huru Ndichu, on October 26, 2015, which was the most joyful day in Janet and Eddie’s lives, with their celebrity friends sending congratulatory messages.

5 months down the line, the proud mother of one has truly embraced motherhood with time, but it’s not been easy, and  according to her it also came with it’s challenges.

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Through her blog, ‘The Journey with Janet’  the TV Presenter is able to share her journey of motherhood and this time she decided to share the struggles she has gone through as a first-time parent. So motivational! Read the post below.

Parenthood is so, absolutely fulfilling, but first time parenting can be frightening. I’ve had an interesting run so far and as Baby Huru or Ethan approaches his sixth monthversary, here are some of the ‘milestones’ I’ve overcome in the last 5 months:

1.COLIC ?

The situation: Man…this was tough. Ethan would lift his leg, crunch his face and let out a wail a sure sign of colic. Baby colic (also known as infantile colic) is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day for more than three days a week for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child between the ages of two weeks and four months. The cause of colic is generally unknown. Baby Huru’s colic was not on the extreme side (he was easily soothed) but it was still stressful.

What I did: I used gripe water, infacol and finally Bonnisan, all recommended by my Pediatrician, the last two of which helped a great deal. They’re not medicinal per say but they certainly soothe the baby for a period of time before the next episode. I also waited patiently for Huru to hit the 3 month mark to kiss colic good bye, and now I sing all kinds of praise hymns because colic is behind us! Mothers to be, and new mums, worry not! It literally lasts three to four moths max and then it’s gone!

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2. SLEEP DEPRIVATION

The situation: The night before I left the hospital to take Baby Huru home with my husband, I decided it was time to spend an entire night with him. He had been under the care of the nurses for five nights and I had such an urge to spend more time with him and get a feel of what life at home would be like. It was brutal; he woke up every hour, I kept buzzing the nurses to ask what I was doing wrong until I finally handed him back at 6 am to get some sleep before we went home. I’m glad I experienced it because it gave me a feel of what those nights of sleep deprivation are like. Five months in, I’m not quite used to it but I’ve figured out so many coping mechanisms, that its not as daunting as it was especially during the first three months.

What I did: The first few months, I just went along with it so that I could understand Baby Huru’s different cries and sings. now, when I hear him begin to whimper, I know that he’ll be up any minutes, so I wake up ahead of time to prepare his feed and keep a diaper ready in case he needs a change. By the time he’s fully up I go on army mode and before long, he’s back to sleep. So far so good! On the nights I feel too tired, I ask the nanny to stay with him so that I can get my system back up and running again. The combination of the two has helped a lot!

3. LACK OF KNOW-HOW
The situation: The first three months, I was confused about everything happening with and around the baby. But you can’t blame me! It’s not easy to know how to bring up a child if you haven’t done it before. It’s experiential learning, since one-size-fits-all can’t be applied to parenting. Four months in, I started to get into some kind of routine. Five months in, I’m genuinely enjoying the mother-baby bonding without all the worry that overshadowed the first few months.

What I did: The only solution for this one is to follow your gut and learn as you go!

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4. CHANGE IN DAILY ROUTINE

The situation: The newborn baby requires much care and attention. Your life may become an endless cycle of feeding, changing diapers, soothing your crying baby and putting him to sleep. Then there is the additional work of washing baby clothes, keeping bottles sterilised, making baby feed and purchasing baby supplies. Before you know it, time swiftly passes by without the achievement of other family goals.

What I did: tried my best to nip this one in the bud by making sure my support system was in place and thinking ahead, planning what happens during what part of the day. Because babies are adaptable, you can put them on YOUR schedule, which helps you get things done as well

5. FRIENDS – YOU’LL WIN SOME, YOU’LL LOSE SOME

The birth of a child will impact all your relationships including your friendships. Some friends may slowly drift away as your hectic schedule is no longer able to facilitate the friendship.

What I did: I moved on!

 

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