My whole family were around me when I woke up after the birth but the first person I saw was… surprise surprise… Dale. He held my hand and kissed the back of it.
“How are you feeling darling?” Peter said.
“Fine… Where is it?”
“They’re fine love, don’t worry. Becky and Ryan are having a look at them…”
“Is it a boy or a girl? Hold on…what do you mean ‘them’?” I thought I just gave birth, how is it ‘them’.”
“We’ve got twins! Their both girls… do you want to go and see them?”
They were average weight and basically average everything, just like me. But they were also unique as they looked so similar to Dale… they looked through brown eyes, and had blonde hair.
As they were premature by a month, they had to stay in the hospital for a while but that’s okay, as I had to stay in hospital for a while as well, the doctor said the birth went well but the doctors’ think a bit of the placenta might still be inside me so I needed to have some scans.
After I saw them, I went back to my room and had a chat with Ryan, Becky and Dale for the rest of the day. The rest of my family went home to pack my stuff. Me and Dale decided we have to choose names for them both but we decided to ask Lily, Roger and Peter before choosing as they should have a say to what the names are. Ryan and Becky managed to buy a book full of baby names so we didn’t have to think on the top of our heads.
I stayed in the hospital for two days whilst the two had to stay for a full week. This gave us all time to get our house ready for them. We weren’t expecting two so we had to go and buy more things. I didn’t know until now, babies are cute and tiny but apart from their appearances’, they need LOTS of things. We have filled a full room in Peter’s house with their stuff!
Thank god Peter, Lily and Roger have been with me and Dale whilst all this madness has been happening; otherwise we would still be in a mess!
The triplets: Jade, Sam and Holly helped a lot by looking after the twins after they came back from school. Lewis and Sophie were too small to do much but they did help occupy the twins which was good.
We decided to name the twins Amy and Caitlyn.
They already show how different they are from each other, even thought they are identical twins.
Amy is a more energetic baby who loves to craw everywhere whilst Caitlyn is a calmer baby. Caitlyn tends to like to stay-put and just look around.
Becky and Ryan always asked me and Dale who we like more but we always said we love them both the same way. Of course there were a few times when Dale would say he loves his wife the most. That used to make Ryan blush but not anymore.
Ryan has found his soul mate… Becky! At first they thought of each other as being just normal friends but after a few weeks without me and Dale, they found what they have always been looking for… each other.