Celine Dion (who’s on bed rest) is excited to meet her twin boys — but she’s hoping they wait until at least week 37 to make an appearance! We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
Celine Dion is already 35 weeks pregnant with twin boys thanks to IVF, and she’s hoping to stay pregnant for at least two more weeks. “There was no emergency,” Celine says about being hospitalized on bed rest. “The ideal is to get to 37 weeks,” her husband Rene Angelil tells Hello! Canada. If they decide to arrive today that would be OK because they already weigh five pounds apiece. “They’re big enough. But the more time they can stay inside, the better,” he says about the little ones he and Celine, 42, currently refer to as Baby A and Baby B. Fingers crossed the kiddies aren’t in a rush to join the outside world!
While hospitalized as a precaution, Celine admits that she misses her Jupiter Island, Florida mansion, but she’s happy to follow doctors orders to stay on bed rest. “I am very well,” says the Canadian-born singer, who hopes this pregnancy and labor will be as easy as when she delivered their now 9-year-old son, Rene-Charles. “The last one [was] a smooth ride and perfect and that’s why we’re taking this precaution right now. There was no emergency. You know, you have to trust your doctor and the doctor said, ‘You have a viable uterus right now, everything’s fine.’ But it’s a multiple pregnancy, we don’t want to take a chance. We’ve done it perfectly by the rules up to now and we’re almost there. We have to really do what needs to be done; it’s not a choice.”
Rene-Charles misses having his mom at home, just as much as she misses being there with him. “I don’t want him to miss me too much, but at the same time it’s the greatest feeling in the world when you make such a difference,” says Celine, who is quick to point out that Rene-Charles isn’t the least bit upset about no longer being the baby of the family.
“Actually I feel very fortunate that my son is almost 10 years old, and we can have siblings for him. I feel very proud for him and for us. When the newborns come, it will be extraordinary again, of course, but nothing will ever change this first child and the relationship that we have with him.” He’s especially thrilled that he’s not having little sisters. “He’s happy with two boys. He wants somebody to play with,” adds Rene.
While Rene-Charles is happy to have two new siblings, Celine is a little nervous about taking care of two newborns at once. “It will be overwhelming for everybody, the nighttime feedings and all that stuff,” she admits. “That’s part of motherhood and that’s why it takes nine months and everybody says you have to rest. You have to rest because you’re going to be busy.”
Get as much sleep as you can now, Celine, because any day now you’re going to spend your nights changing diapers and feeding those baby boys! Yet, we have a feeling she’s going to enjoy every single second of those sleepless nights.