It was now on the second day and Amelia was giving up. She just wanted to die. She couldn't bare the pain any more and was so exhausted she couldn't find the energy to push. Fears started to build that she wasn't going to be able to deliver that baby and that this would kill her like so many mothers before her. The midwife took a look in hopes that she made some progress in her labor. Amelia's lady's helped her to the edge of the bed and propped her up. The midwife took a look and with excitement yelled, push! Amelia! Push! I see the baby's head." With a few hard pushes, Amelia herd the baby cry.
"It's a girl!" the midwife yelled with excitement then held her up so Amelia could see her. She appears to be healthy to come early." she told her as she wrapped the baby in a blanket. Amelia looked at the tiny little girl as she was passed to her lady.
The midwife handed the baby to Lady Molly so she could clean her up.
She washed the baby then wrapped her in a pretty pink silk blanket. The baby smiled at Lady Molly when she placed her into her cradle.
Until Amelia could hold her new little girl they placed the baby in the cradle.
Amelia sat up and screamed out with pain like before. "Why do I still hurt?" she cried. "It's ok, its just the after effects of having a baby, It will pass as we finish." she told her.
As the midwife got prepared to deliver the afterbirth she was shocked at what she seen. "Push! Its another baby!" she commanded Amelia. Amelia was stunned and almost forgot what she was doing. "What another baby, this cant be!" she hollered as she gave one last push. A tiny cry came from the baby. "Its a boy!" she cried out. She held him up so Amelia could see him.
She then handed the baby to Lady Carrie. She then checked one more time to make sure there were no more babies and then preceded to clean her up.
The tiny baby smiled up at Lady Carrie as she cleaned him up and wrapped him in a silk blue blanket.
The Lady Carrie then placed him into a cradle that was brought up to the room for when Amelia and James could be with them.
"I would have never guessed that she was carying two babies." the midwife told one of the lady's. I'm surprised that they are healthy. They are tiny but a good size for two at one birth.
One of Amelia's ladys headed down to tell James that he was now the father of two healthy babies. He ran over to her as soon as he seen her almost in a panic. "Is everything ok, hows Amelia?" he asked now out of breath. Amelia is cleaned up but really tired, she lost a lot of blood and will need to rest, the babies are up in her room." she told him. "Did you just say babies?" he asked now with a puzzled look. "Yes, thats why it took her so long, its difficult to have one let alone two. He took off running down the hall and up the steps to her room.
As soon as he entered the room he seen Amelia resting on the bed and two cradles with two tiny babies in them. He walked over to Amelia now fast asleep. "I love you! You have made me the happiest man in this world." he wispered to her as he rubbed her leg. She barely opened her eyes to look up at him, she managed to smile then drifted back to sleep.
The ladies placed the babies on the bed with James so he could hold them where Amelia could see them. "There beautiful." she told him in a cracking voice. "Yes beautiful, just like their mother." he replied. She then drifted back off to sleep again.
She opened her eyes after a moment and looked at them both laying there with James holding them. "I like the name Annabell, can we name her that?" she asked. "Yes, I like that name, and Arthur for my son." he replied. "Yes I like that name too. Annabell and Arthur, we are so blessed." she said.
James cuddled up Annabell. "Hi little one, I'm your daddy." he told her as he rocked her in his arms. "How can I love someone this much?" he thought.
After Amelia rested for a few hours she was helped by her ladys to dress and clean up. She couldn't wait to see her babies. She walked over and cuddled Arthur up in her arms. "You are so tiny, my sweet prince." she wispered to him. He smiled at her as he drifted off to sleep.