Our twins were born on August 7th, 2001. Benjamin lived for 5 hours and Jonathan for 25 hours.
They were born too early due to a complication called Twin-to-Twin Transfer Syndrome.
Here is the poem that I wrote for their funeral.
by Shona Davidson (© August 2001)
The test is positive; the doctor says,
"You're pregnant!" Great news!
I start to prepare.
Emotions go up and down.
Then I learn there are two,
Twins, two little lives.
Now expecting not one, but two.
And I smile.
Complications arise; the outcome is grim.
Will they both survive?
Will they both be OK?
More emotions now flow.
I do all I can.
I want my two boys.
Holding tight on to hope, with fear.
And I pray.
Labour begins, much too early I fear.
They're born, so perfect,
Too tiny to live long.
My emotions are numb.
They slip away one by one.
All hope is lost. They're gone.
With no children to hold, to love.
And I cry.