Monday, 07 February 2011
I was surprised enough when on the day that I delivered my twin boys, my OBGYN Dr Tham said that I could be discharged the following day. Well, technically I could. I was already up and about 12hrs after the c-section. I had pee-ed and i had poo-ed. And i also had been walking up and down the hospital corridors to get some exercise.
BUT, because people told me to take the opportunity to rest in hospital, I decided to stay till Monday, a total of 2 nights in hospital.
But when Monday rolled along, I was horrified to be informed by the pediatrician taking care of my twins that he'd have to hold them back in hospital. The twins had jaundice. And Dr Low was worried about the weight of twin 2, which was falling and falling.
Yes, I know that newborns usually lose 7-10% of their bodyweight in the first week, BUT my babies were born at the end of their 34th week of gestation. Hence, there was a need to be extra careful.
I couldn't bear to leave my babies behind, and asked to stay one more night. Knowing full well, that they'd not be able to go home with me the next day either. That one extra night, knowing that I could see them at least for all their feeding times was soo important to me!
While I was deliberating on whether to stay an extra night or to be discharged, Dr Tham jokingly teased me, ' Your life is so aimless (w/out the twins) already?'
And he was right. It was totally aimless and pointless without my boys.
By the time the next day came along, I was mentally prepared to leave the hospital without either twins. Yet, as soon as I got into the car, and my hubby drove off, the tears kept rolling off my cheeks.
For the first time since we were married, WE felt incomplete.
|The proud grandmas with the twins|
Labels: raising eveel twins