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Expecting twins – my journal – part 2Created by Jane Jackson in Jane Jackson's Blog
Well, daughter-in-law and son have had the scan. Thankfully all was well – the tiniest baby has got a little bigger and so no need to go in for a c-section today. Another scan booked for 2 weeks time. The consultant has discussed the delivery with them now and the options.
Goodness me, how things change so quickly. Since I wrote the last sentence so much has happened. I had a call to say that DIL was in hospital and decisions were being discussed as to the way forward. Yesterday two amazing little boys decided to arrive , one is just 3 lbs and the other 4 lbs. We popped in to see Mum and babes yesterday evening, Mum is fine and doing really well after having a c-section. The boys are in intensive care as they are 8 weeks early and need a bit of support.
For those of you who are grandparents, you know only to well how it feels. When I walked into the unit ,which is full of beeping machines, alarms and nurses buzzing about, the overwhelming sense of love and wonderment was extraordinary. I watched as Mum put her finger in the incubator and fondly stroked one of her little boys face.
Actually there are no words to express my feelings. The feelings of relief that Mum and babes were safe and well was huge.
I must also say how proud I am of my son, I know we all are! From the very beginning when they found out they were to have twins he has surpassed my expectations, the love and care he has given to his gorgeous wife has been lovely to witness. And it continues. His protection of her and their boys yesterday was outstanding.
I have of course already got a granddaughter who is 12 this year, whom I haven’t seen since 2007. She should be here taking part in the joy of her little cousins and I pray that one day that will be possible. She is our first and eldest granddaughter and nothing can change that and we love her and miss her everyday.
So this journal of the arrival of twins is at an end, although of course it is just the beginning and we all look forward to watching them grow and blossom. What an absolute privilege.