The picture that means SO MUCH
WOMAN - UK|June 15, 2021
Kalvinder Osahan’s first photo of her baby boy, Roop, was also the last
FRANCES LEATE

Sitting in my wheelchair, I looked over at the row of tiny babies in their incubators. ‘Are they all ours, Mummy?’ my daughter, Ria, then three, asked as she stood beside me.

‘Just two of them,’ I laughed, her childish imagination instantly lightening the mood. My husband, Bharminder, then 35, and I pointed out her twin brothers, Guraj and Roop, among the babies on the ward of the Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

It was September 2015 and we were at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where the twins had been born just days before. I couldn’t believe they were here already, as one minute I was 26 weeks pregnant, finishing off a jigsaw at the kitchen table, the next I was bleeding and being rushed to hospital. Doctors performed an emergency caesarean and the boys were delivered, 14 weeks early, weighing just 1lb 5oz each.

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