Social media users have been fawning over images of a Nigerian mother holding twins and a quadruplet while hoping for such coveted gifts. The mother, identified as Chindinma Offor, is commemorating the quadruplets’ first birthday while holding her first offspring, twins, a boy and a girl, in the photo.
In addition to sharing her incredible journey with the quadruplets before and after birth, the proud mother, who had already welcomed a set of twins before the quadruplets, thanked God and her family for supporting her as she raised her children.
Below, you may read her account in its entirety and view gorgeous pictures.
“It’s bn one hell of a bumpy ride.when i had my 1st set of twins, the sleepless nights Koby n Kaira gave me, i thought i had seen it all.Hell NO! Not until i had d Quadruplet. While pregnant with dem, i had issues with my helps ( chai, these helps know how to misbehave at d wrongest time).I was soo frustrated that i sent them home at once I took care of my home with d help of my darling hubby while heavily pregnant ( was abt 6months pregnant or so but my tummy was as big as a normal 9months old pregnancy)..
Yes, i preferred to take care of my home n my 1st set of twins cos it was just easier having 2 grown ups misbehave just because they tot u were handicapped. I needed to prove dem wrong or so i thought. I swept , mopped,cooked…i couldn’t help but do these things against my Doctor’s advice.My hubby Obiajulu Poco Okafor, oh! My darling hubby…I will marry u again in ny next world.He bathed Koby n Kaira, fed dem, kept d house clean when necessary, joined me in d kitchen when I’m cooking ,cleaned d kitchen after wards,asked me to go to bed so he cn stay up with Koby n Kaira until dey go to bed,still comes out every hour to check up on Us .Kneels by my bed side to pray for hrs evn thou sometimes he sleeps off while praying.All these were done after going through d stress of work at his Work place.
At some point, False Contractions set in due to stress.Hubby asked me to pack a few clothes cos would b going to LIFE HOSPITAL AWKA for the medical team to take Proper care of me.I cried bitterly not because i was scared but because i considered a whole lot…i tot of things like:who will take care of my babies,?how will they feed while in in far away Awka with hubby? How will dey go to school? How will my husband take care of my kids n still take care of me at d same time?oh! I cried soo hard.Little did i know dat God had it all planned out already.
We managed to take the kids to my Parents-in-law Pius Ifeanyichukwu Okafor Maureen Okafor , my mum Chukwu Gold n kid sis stayed with dem dia.By d way,thnk God for my parents in law, my kid sisChioma Paul n my mum.They took proper care of my babies.my mum took dem to school with d driver , sometimes alone,she would rush home afterwards to prepare for work…My Swt mum,i love u.chai! U know dat saying dat “A lady appreciates her mother more wn she starts having her own babies” ….Very True.They jointly took care of my babies while we were away .when Koby n Kaira came to see me at d hospital, i was super happy, dey added so much weight.They looked well taken care of.But i wondered how my mother n kid sis were coping cos Koby n Kaira would still wake every 3hrs to feed evn at night.Well, to cut d long story short, my sis managed to stop dat How? Dat’s a story for another day.
I Had my Quadruplet at 32wks n dat was d beginning of another journey. This past few months hasn’t bn an easy 1 .The 4 of dem cn decide to run temperature at 1c (especially after immunization) making me to to have up to 30mins sleep all 2ru d night.At a time i asked myself if Immunization was really necessary .Dat shit makes dem sick like crazy.Everything with dem has been a struggle.They all want equal attention, dey want to b fed at d same time, evn dese pictures eh, i planned using 3 diff outfits for dis photoshoot buh see me nah….we ended up with 1, with a lot of begging o! Koby n kaira ain’t left out o!
Life itself hasn’t been easy at all,coupled with d fact dat i have to add my fashion dream to d whole thing.b4 i started, i had doubts, i wondered if it was possible to go to a proper fashion shool to learn with d time constraint n all…dia was no free time.i decided to learn online.YES! I learnt to do all dese without going to a fashion house.At night wn everybody must have gone to bed, i will have 2hrs sleep n wake up to to go 2ru d internet n find thing dat will help me n my fashion dream.THE MIND!!! The mind has a vital role to play inorder for success to b achieved,Trust me! .It’s bn months n I’m here, waxing stronger by d day.I never thought i could do it buh here i am.
We are a year old today, now you cn see why I’m particularly happy abt dis birthday. It marks d beginning of freedom to a certain level.Shebi u see all dese ppl tapping upandan,let me say it once more, it’s not easy o! U will gt frustrated at some point but trust me, if u keep pushing,you will b marveled at d level of strength you have.
Happy birthday my swt babies.”