She couldn’t take it anymore, it was finally time or so we thought. We both arrived at the hospital even before she arrived, we thought we were expecting our bundle of joy sooner, but minutes turned into hours and we were left sitting on the hospital bed which brought back scary memories of nurses forcefully poking our bare bums from when we were much younger.
It was time for real now, she just couldn’t hold it anymore. She screamed louder, so we became more worried, was she alright? how could we help?We just repeatedly said “Sorry” whilst saying silent prayers. It was time, a lady came in to get her, oh that attitude of hers spoke alot, it wasn’t her first time and she was irritated as to why we all were making a big fuss.
They took her away from us, her screams were all we could hear behind the closed doors. We continued to pray, leaving all our wants and needs and just praying for her, she needed it the most now. In less than 5 minutes cries filled the room, but it wasn’t hers it was an unfamiliar but very familiar sound, our bundle of joy had arrived.
We shouted for joy, rejoicing whilst trying to have a peek, trying to make sure everything was alright. She had arrived, I mean what could go wrong? Mother said it wasn’t over till it was over, we had to see both the mother (she) and our new baby she said the baby coming out wasn’t the major issue but cutting of the placenta out.
Mixed emotions everywhere, I mean we were all excited a minute ago and now we were back to prayers. “Is she alright” we repeatedly asked everyone who came out of the room “Is my sister alright?” “what is happening” and they all gave the same answer “We are just cleaning her up” “she would be out soon”. They brought our baby to us, oh what joy, she was so little, so precious….our first niece. She smacked her lips every minute, she was hungry. The mood in the room was much lighter and we started making jokes about how she was a foodie just like her mother, we took turns in carrying her and taking numerous pictures of our bundle of joy.
Our sister came back into the room and fed the baby, we just couldn’t believe it. We left back to Lagos the next day, after giving our little Aubrey millions of kisses, we didn’t want to leave her, I mean she is as much ours as she is her mother.
From that day, we respect mothers even more. We have always loved our mum, she is an amazing selfless human, we loved her because we know how much she has sacrificed to get us where we are.
One of the most fulfilling moment in our lives has to be our graduation, Mum was super proud and that made us so happy. Our love however increased that day, if one child could be that much of a hassle to get out, I can not even imagine how she dealt with two and cared for us both.
So today we are celebrating our Mum, our sister and all the mums in the world. To all baby mamas and single mums, regardless of the stigma you should be proud to have given the world a beautiful addition and we are celebrating you today.
We are super excited, and we can’t wait to be mums……maybe even at the same time haha.
What’s the priceless thing your mum has done for you? Tell us we want to know