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A Year After Her Birth Video Of Her Twins Holding Hands Went Viral, She Says They Really Do Have A Special Bond

We all know that twins have a special bond that most of us single-borns can’t even fathom. That’s why there’s arguably nothing more entertaining than hearing unbelievable stories of twins showing the world the depth of their connection. 

And this connection is no better illustrated than by a video that’s been making the rounds on the internet a year after it was posted. 

The viral video of newborn twins holding hands gives us a glimpse into the transcendent bonds that twins have. 

The video centers around new mother Celi who is holding her twin baby girls for the first time. For starters, Celi herself is an incredible woman–a budding army officer who happens to be a super-prolific entrepreneur. Not only is Celi is a Youtuber and Podcaster at Twinbaby Adventures and “Women in Season” respectively, but she is also an influencer who runs the Fitbreezylife wellness Instagram account. And if that resume wasn’t already impressive enough, she gave birth to twin baby girls Genesis and Genevie in June of 2018. Celi documented the first few moments of post-partum on her Instagram account. Needless to say, her followers were shook.

In the video, the freshly-born babies reach for each other and tightly grip one another’s hands while lying on Celi’s chest. 

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The incredible video shows Celi holding her twin baby girls right after she gave birth to them. As soon as the baby on the right is placed on Celi’s chest, she reaches for the hand of her twin sister. As if on cue, the baby on the right grabs hold of her sister’s hand tightly. The two continue to hold tightly onto one another, prompting the nurse to exclaim: “Oh! Look at them hold hands!”.

Naturally, Celi becomes overcome with emotion, laughing and crying as her twin girls hold onto each other as if they never want to let go. As the twins continuing to hold each other, the other bystanders in the room also begin to express their amazement. “Oh my god!” we hear someone say off-camera. “That is so precious. You guys are going to make me cry”. As the babies hold on to each other tightly, the nurse reiterates her shock at the scene: “They literally reached for each other. I’ve never seen this,” the nurse says. 

As for Celi, she believes that the gesture was more than just a coincidence. 

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Celi explained to Buzzfeed that, while she was pregnant, one of her twins suffered from more complications than the other. According to Celi, the baby on the left was born first, and according to medical tests, was the stronger twin before being born. But the baby on the right “barely passed” some medical tests. “I thought that maybe, Baby A [on the left] knew her sister needed strength,” she told BuzzFeed. I’m not crying, you are!

Now, nearly a year after their birth, Celi says her daughters have changed a lot. 

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Not only have her daughters developed unique personalities, but Celi says they’re also not as dependent on each other as they were at first. “At 14 months, they’re honestly very different. One will get annoyed if she needs to share, and one is nicer,” Celi said. “I also sometimes go shopping with one and leave the other twin with dad at home, and they don’t really notice the other is gone”. And while we’re sure that the twins don’t need each other around 24/7 like they did while in-utero, we’re also pretty sure that these two will forever have a tight bond that no one else can compete with. 

Needless to say, the video has people on the internet feeling all the feels.

We have to say, it’s so refreshing to see a heart-warming story about unconditional love when the news seems to be constantly bombarding us with tales of tragedy and horror. It’s stories like these that make us remember all of the good and love that there is in the world.

This woman, for example, wasn’t shy about sharing how much the story touched her:

It’s truly unbelievable that so many parents get to witness the unshakeable bond between their twins on a daily basis. 

This woman said what we were all feeling: 

If this didn’t make you want your own little bundles of joy ASAP, then you might just not have a pulse!

This girl added this video onto the list of reasons why she was feeling extra-emotional:

Excuse us while we bookmark this video for the next time we feel like we need a good cry. 

According To Experts, Breastfeeding Changes Your Body And Can Even Affect Your Sex Life In Really Weird Ways

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According To Experts, Breastfeeding Changes Your Body And Can Even Affect Your Sex Life In Really Weird Ways

Having a baby is arguably the greatest miracle of life. Rumor has it, breastfeeding your baby takes second place. Extensive research has revealed that breastfeeding can provide mother and infant all kinds of benefits including providing her with proteins that stimulate against allergies and eczema. What’s more, it can make vaccines more effective and make babies smarter. But what ways can it affect your body?

Here’s what you can expect.

1. While you breastfeed, your body releases oxytocin and prolactin, which means you’re going to feel *really* good.

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Breastfeeding your baby is an emotional experience. Your body becomes flooded with oxytocin when you breastfeed, which is nature’s way of ensuring mom wants to breastfeed. Every breastfeeding mammal produces is laden with casomorphin, which has a sedative effect on your baby. Your body does this to solidify the bonding experience between you and your baby.

2. That means that most moms experience mood dips when they stop breastfeeding.

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Of course, some moms are very happy to scrap their nursing bras, while others can suffer from hormonal mood swings once they wean. One way to help prevent a severe mood dip is by weaning very slowly. An abrupt stop to breastfeeding might feel like whiplash to your body, which has been flooded with oxytocin and prolactin for months at this point.

3. You lose 5 to 10 percent of your bone mass within the first six months of breastfeeding.

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University of Pittsburgh’s own associate professor of endocrinology, Mara Horwitz, says that, in order to ensure the baby is getting enough calcium, the body takes it directly from the mother’s own bones.

4. You have a higher risk of gum disease.

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While you’re pregnant, your hormones change, and you lose the estrogen that is typically there to protect your bones, so once you start breastfeeding, you start leeching calcium like crazy. That lack of calcium also leads to an increase in risk for gum disease. In order to combat this lack of calcium, it’s important to take at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily. Think dark leafy greens, fortified orange juice or fortified almond milk, and it will help.

5. The good news is that you’ll eventually have stronger, healthier bones than you did before.

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According to a 2012 study by Osteoporosis International, women who breastfeed for 33 months or longer eventually have stronger, larger bones than moms with less than 12 months of breastfeeding.

6. Your boobs are about to hurt way more often.

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Except, this time, it won’t be your body’s monthly warning that your period is on its way. For the first few weeks of breastfeeding, when your boobs start to ache, it means you need to wake up Bebé and feed her. You can take a warm shower before nursing to help with milk flow and will have to apply cool compresses to your breasts between feedings.

7. You may notice hard, marble-sized lumps in your breasts.

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That’s also normal. If you’re breastfeeding still, it may be a clogged milk duct, resolved by massaging the area as you breastfeed until that side goes dry. If you’ve already weaned, it’s likely your body absorbing its own milk.

8. Your boobs are going to deflate after weaning, pero no te preocupes–they’ll perk up in six months.

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If you’re starting to feel at all anxious about the entire breastfeeding process, remember that everything is temporary. Once you “dry up”, it might feel like your boobs are hangin’ low, but that’s just a natural temporary loss of fat. As your body comes back to equilibrium, fat will return to your boobs.

9. While breastfeeding, you may experience vaginal dryness, tightness or tenderness.

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That’s because your body has produced lower estrogen levels while breastfeeding. Some women experience a lower libido while others experience a higher libido while breastfeeding. Either way, you can absolutely use a lubricant to relieve the symptoms and go about your business.

10. Your breasts might leak while you have sex.

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Don’t fret. It’s the most normal thing in the world for you to squirt breastmilk when you’re feeling aroused. It’s also far more common to not want to have sex at all, given the body’s production of prolactin, which you need to produce breastmilk, but which also decreases the libido.

11. The longer you breastfeed, the longer break you’re likely to get from a period.

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Some women get their period immediately after birth, though they aren’t typically ovulating until six months later. Far more often, while mothers are breastfeeding, they’re also delaying their period. Breastfeeding is high energy work.

12. You’ll probably lose weight while breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding burns an average of 200 to 500 calories per day, and you’ll want to make sure you’re eating as often as you’re hungry to ensure optimal nutrition to the Bebé.

13. For mothers with a history of carpel tunnel, you may need extra support while breastfeeding.

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Make sure you relax your grip on Bebé and have enough pillows to support your arm (one under the arm), your back and even between your legs. Stretch your fingers and circle your wrists between feedings.

This Mom Hosted A ‘Job Fair’ For Her Kids When They Asked For More Allowance And All Latinx Kids Can Relate

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This Mom Hosted A ‘Job Fair’ For Her Kids When They Asked For More Allowance And All Latinx Kids Can Relate

Growing up, I’m sure you all remember going up to your dad, tios, or abuelito asking for your “domingo” (aka your weekly allowance). Or you probably remember doing all these favors and chores for your mom, expecting a little something-something in return. But what might haunt us most of all is when we asked our parents for a raise in our weekly allowance.

 I mean, the older we became, the more money we needed and the older we became, the more we realized that nothing in life is free (dun, dun, dun). 

But times have changed and new generations of parents are getting a little more creative with how they talk to their children about money and how they teach them about financial literacy at a young age.

Our generation might be judged for spending too much money on avocado toast and iced coffee but we still know the value of a dollar and the hard work that goes into it, so we’re here for teaching younger generations those same lessons — in more constructive ways, of course. Because if you remember correctly, our Latinx mom’s would either take out the chancla or give us a whole speech about “you think money grows from tees?” whenever we’d try to ask for a little more money (if any, since a lot of us might not have had that privilege). 

Anyway, back to the point… one mom’s Facebook post went viral after she shared that she hosted a makeshift job fair for her children after they kept asking for a higher allowance.

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“My children continue to ask for a new cell phone, an allowance, and to go places,” the mother, Shaketha Marion McGregor wrote in her Facebook post. “Yesterday I told them that I’ve heard their requests and that I’ll have a surprise for them today when they get home from school. SURPRISE!!! It’s a whole hiring event. If you want it, work for it, earn it!”

And yes, she even had an in-home credit union (wait, what even is that? These kids are about to be ready for when #adulting hits them).

McGregor’s Facebook post has already gotten over 212K likes, 35K comments, and over 130K shared on the social media platform.

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People on Facebook were quick to flood her comments with positive messaging applauding the mother for teaching her kids about responsibility and the value of the dollar. Many were even taking notes, tagging other friends, suggesting they do this with their own kids, nieces, or nephews. 

McGregor went all out with the job fair for her kids. She had a listing of all the open jobs available with descriptions of duties and job responsibilities.

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The mother was hiring a Kitchen Manager, Lead Housekeeper, and Laundry Supervisor. To apply, her kids had to fill out an application and turn it into her immediately. Salary, the job posting said, would be discussed during the interview. We hope her kids negotiated salary because kids out here need the latest iPhone, iPad, and AirPods. 

Buzzfeed who first reported this story reached out to McGregor to speak with her about her Facebook post. 

She told the publication that when her kids entered her house and saw the job fair, they  said “this is not what we asked for.”

Still, she told them that if they wanted the things they were asking for then they had to learn to be responsible with money. “To my surprise, they brought me the applications one by one,” McGregor told Buzzfeed. 

Here’s what the applications looked like:

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We wish job applications were this easy in the real world. 

As aforementioned, McGregor even set up an in-home credit union to help her kids build their credit.

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To be honest, we also wish some of our parents would have taught us the importance of building your credit from a young age. We can’t help but wonder if McGregor will open up this job fair to the public? Because we’re interested… 

More people on Facebook shared their thoughts about McGregor’s job fair in the comments sections and some even shared their own version of her job fair.

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One user shared that their oldest child worked for them “under the table” when he was 12 and then they made him do “taxes.” Woah, this is next level. Again, why didn’t anyone teach us how to do taxes at age 12?

Another woman comment that McGregor was her “hero” and a huge inspiration. (Photo credit: Facebook/Shaketha Marion McGregor)

She said she was even planning a job fair at her house! It’s about to become a movement. 

All in all, according to Buzzfeed, McGregor put it simply that she just wants her kids to be proud of the work they do, “no matter what the position may be.” 

We’re sure they will be, and now they’ll learn the value of a dollar and the hard work that goes into earning your own money.