May 1, 2011 – Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon welcomed their twins, a boy and a girl, on Saturday, April 30.
The couple, who also celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on the same day, confirmed through their rep that the babies arrived at 9:07 a.m. PDT. The girl weighed in at 5 lbs. 3 oz., while the boy came in at 5 lbs. 6 oz.
Nick, 30, also gave the news through Twitter when he wrote, “My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won’t ever be able to top this!”
Thinking it was another false alarm, Mariah, 42, was very calm when she got to the hospital. However, Nick, who drove his wife to the L.A. Hospital, was a nervous wreck and ended up at the wrong section of the hospital. When they were shown where to go and finally made it to the maternity ward, Mariah’s rep said the birthing was quite an experience.
Mariah Carey doing fine after pregnancy scare sends her to hospital
“It was right out of an I Love Lucy skit,” the rep said. Apparently Mariah and Nick had some music playing as she gave birth and the babies were born to Mariah’s 2006 #1 single, We Belong Together.
Mariah’s first trip to the hospital, which was due to early contractions, took place on March 27, but doctors said that the babies shouldn’t come out just yet.
“The thing with twins is that you want them in their natural incubator as long as possible. They might be ready to come out, but we need them to stay in for a while.” Nick told the L.A. Times after they came back from the hospital visit.
While this was the first birth for Mariah, it was not her first pregnancy, as she had an emotionally painful miscarriage a couple of years back. The Grammy-winner has been very cautious with this last pregnancy and kept it from the public for quite some time.
Mariah and Nick finally confirmed they were expecting this past November, when the baby bump was quite evident. Then, a month later they announced they were expecting twins.
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