On Friday, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon finally introduced their baby twins to the world. Born back in May while Carey’s Fantasy played in the background, Moroccan and Monroe made their television debut with Barbara Walters on 20/20.
The momma diva admitted to Walters that she had no idea how hard pregnancy really was, especially with her fertility treatments.
“I don’t think I understood the enormity and the magnitude of what it really does to your body,” Carey said. “Carrying two babies. Unless somebody’s been through it, it’s difficult to understand what I went through, because my pregnancy was very unique in terms of what happened to me.
It turns out Carey was actually suffering from gestational diabetes and was at risk for seizures. She was put on best rest and would often experience false labor pains.
“I had serious back problems,” she continued. “I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to walk properly again. It was a huge strain.”
Carey also finally addressed her reasons for wanting her children to be born while one of her songs played. After having such a hard time to get pregnant, the singer wanted to make sure her kids were welcomed into the world with some excitement.
“They came into the world to a live version [of ‘Fantasy’],” she said, “and the only reason I wanted it to be the live version is because I wanted them to hear the applause upon entering the world.”
After the special aired, Carey and Cannon launched their new website, DemBabies.com. Dem Babies gives visitors a chance to see what their family life is like through pictures.
“We decided to share this beautiful experience with you in a special intimate portrait of our family, the website reads. Parenthood is absolutely the most life changing experience we could ever have imagined. The love we feel for these babies is above and beyond anything we’d ever dreamed of.”