Twins ar­rive on 12-12-12

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

TAMMY Fletcher and Ricky Smith had hoped to en­joy watch­ing their chil­dren per­form in the Dal­larnil State School’s end-of-year con­cert, Rockin’ Robin, last Wed­nes­day night. In­stead, just as Santa ap­peared at the con­cert, Tammy was rushed through to the Bund­aberg Hospi­tal, where an emer­gency cae­sarean was per­formed to de­liver her twins. Born at just 26 weeks and five days, they were just in time to cel­e­brate their birth date on De­cem­ber 12, 2012. Born at 11.23pm and 11.24pm, An­jela weighed in at 830g and RJ at 950g. The twins were flown to the Royal Bris­bane and Women’s Hospi­tal, where both ba­bies are “do­ing well” sur­rounded by the whole fam­ily. Ms Fletcher said she had given birth pre­ma­turely be­fore, but not by this much. “I don’t know why it hap­pened but it was a bit of a shock,” she said. The cou­ple will go to and from their Dal­larnil home to Bris­bane. It could be more than six weeks be­fore the twins come home.

PRE­CIOUS: An­jela Smith was born weigh­ing 830g.

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