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This morning, I stumbled on one of the articles here about the "mother's pic challenge" wherein they shared their baby bump, newborn picture, and recent picture of the child. I want to join but then I remember that I don't have a baby bump picture so I decided to just share about my twin's delivery instead.
This was when I started feeling pain in my belly. The pain occurred every 20 minutes that time, so I just ignored it thinking that maybe it was just because the baby moved. Baby? Yes, baby because I still don't know that I am carrying twins at that time and my baby bump was not big too, so we are all expecting that it was one only.
While feeling the pain, I still roam around the neighborhood, chitchatting with them. When it was almost noon, I went home and rest for a while.
The pain I am feeling this time is successive already so we decided to go to "manghihilot" to let it check because this isn't the month that I will deliver the baby. The truth was, my pregnancy was still 7 months this time. When we arrived at the house of Nanay the "manghihilot" she checked me immediately. After checking, she then told us that we should go directly to the hospital because the baby is about to come out.
It took us 20 minutes before we arrived at the hospital. Upon arriving, I was assisted by the nurses immediately. They were supposed to check my blood pressure and my weight but then I told them that I can feel the baby already. So they put me in the labor room and let me lay down while waiting for the midwife.
While waiting for the midwife, the baby comes out already. A few seconds later, the midwife arrived. The reason why they still wait for the midwife is that the first to come out of my baby is her feet. Knowing that it's not the head of the baby, the nurses who assisted me are scared and I was also scared for my baby too. But God is good, the baby just came out on her own. It's a baby girl. The nurses and midwives are happy to see that my baby is fully covered. It's very rare because most of the babies that are delivered aren't covered anymore.
While the two nurses are busy cleaning the baby, the midwife approached me and said that there's still another baby. I was shocked by this news coz really I didn't expect it.
That news that I heard answered all the questions on my mind as to why I was still feeling the pain in my belly. It took 10 minutes before he successfully came out from me.
He was not crying immediately when he came out. It took him how many seconds before he finally cried.
The doctor then told me that they needed to be put in NICU for observation. I stayed in the ward for one day only because I delivered them normally so I didn't have to stay there longer. But since my baby stayed in NICU, I still have to get back to the hospital to breastfeed them.
For me not to spend too much on my fare, I stayed in the waiting area day and night because every two hours I needed to breastfeed them.
In those four days, I experienced a lack of sleep but all those sacrifices are all worth it when I know that the babies will be released on the fifth day.
Raising the twins isn't easy. From changing clothes, feeding them day and night, taking care of them when they are sick especially when it's injection time, and at the same time doing the house chores. Most of the time, I was the only one left to take care of my babies coz my other companions in the house are too busy with their works.
But even though I was experiencing those, I am still thankful to God that He blessed me with these adorable babies.
Here they are growing so fast! It seems that it was yesterday that I delivered them. I still remember how cute they were. Both of them weighed 1+ kg only. So tiny right?