The next 9 months seemed to last forever, life got hectic. I visited the local supermarket as many as 5 times a week, I knew what was kept on which shelf at what price in what quantity..can u blame me? The super market was the only other place I frequented other than home.
From ice-creams to chocolates to potato chips to fruits, Ana needed it all, I must have surely lost a few kgs in the few months that I did rounds of the office, market and home. When Ana wasn’t hungry, she slept like an angel and the few times she was awake we often played the ‘What should we name-our-baby Game’. After coming up with thousands of names we shortlisted it down to 4 names, Macy or Rebecca if it was a girl and Luigi or Valentino if it was a boy.
On our first visit to the doctor’s for Ana’s ultra-sound, the doctor asked if we’d like to see our babies. We were very excited, watching the screen closely and when the she asked us..did you see your babies?
I would have to admit, I couldn’t really see anything but something moving on the screen… Wait!! babies?
“yes you are having twins” the doctor replied
I couldn’t believe this was real. I couldn’t believe my wife was carrying, not one but two human lives inside of her. No wonder she was always hungry, she wanted ice-cream and chocolates all day long…there were 3 hungry people 🙂
October 26th 2011 and the wait was finally over.
In what seemed like in five minutes, the doctor said, “..and we have a baby!” and then “Wow…! Look at those cheeks.” I was so nervous and excited at the same time. My heart was racing a million miles a second
3.45 am it was and I was sweating in the a/c labor room holding Ana’s hand tight. I reminded myself to have my hand checked a little later on for some cracked bone..
In another few minutes the doctor said “second baby on the way” and in the next few seconds..there in front of us, lay our two little angels in the nurse’s hands as she took them away to clean and wrap them up and bring them back to us
*Sitting besides my wife and smiling*
“What are u smiling about? I did all the hard work”
“..and I’m so proud of you my baby”
and we both laughed “you were really good”
“I couldn’t have done it without you”
When the couple of nurses walked in with our twins, handing one to my wife and the other to me..I noticed they were identical.
“Wait!! I don’t know which one is which..they are identical” 😀