Pregnancy is a beautiful season of life, filled with highs and lows, joys and frustrations. For three sisters all expecting babies at the same time, pregnancy is a time of joyful celebration.
Onyeka Ufere, 30, is the oldest of the three sisters. She already has one set of boy-girl twins, and is preparing to welcome another set of twins (gender not yet known) with her current pregnancy.
Ufere was thrilled to learn that her younger sisters, Chika Okafor, 27, and Ogechi Babalola, 26, were pregnant, too. Okafor and Babalola are both expecting boys, and all three sisters are due within weeks of each other.
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The sisters wanted to document this once-in-a-lifetime thrill with a photoshoot. They asked their friend and photographer Cynthia Onyejiji to capture the special moment.
“For me and my sister Chika, this is our first pregnancy, and the thought of doing it alone was a little bit intimidating,” Babalola told Yahoo Lifestyle.
“Onyeka has been through this whole process once before with her first set of twins.”
“There’s nothing like complaining, laughing, and getting so frustrated you’re almost in tears with someone who you know understands what you’re going through because they’re literally going through the same stuff!” Babalola said.
Wearing stunning white gowns, the three sisters posed at Manhattan Beach, California, set against a gorgeous backdrop of sand and waves.
“How many times will we get the opportunity to be pregnant together?” Okafor said. “It’s a blessing that should be captured.”
Babalola said she and her sisters have always shared a special bond.
“We all have been blessed to have some great friends in our lives, but at the end of the day, we always know that we have each other, even if everyone else disappeared,” Babalola said.
The sisters are looking forward to raising their children together and watching the beautiful cousin bond unfold.
“I am super excited to raise my children with their cousins,” Ufere said. “I am sure the closeness I have with my sisters will transpire into our children.”
Mothering young children is a demanding season of life, but no doubt these sisters will have each other for strength, support and solidarity.
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