Dou­ble trou­ble

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THERE must be some­thing in the water as Biggen­den has gained its sec­ond set of twins within a month.

For Vicky Barkle, wak­ing up with pains on New Year’s Day was a bit of a shock, es­pe­cially when it was seven weeks early for her twins.

But af­ter a visit to Biggen­den Hospi­tal and a road trip by am­bu­lance with med­i­cal staff to Her­vey Bay, her twins, a boy and a girl, were born at 10.55pm and 11.05pm, re­spec­tively, that night.

John Dar­ryl weighed in at 1930g and Letisha Rose at 2000g.

Mrs Barkle said the twins were do­ing well and doc­tors were happy with their progress.

“I ex­pect to be down­here for a while, pos­si­bly their ac­tual ges­ta­tion of Fe­bru­ary 18, but then if they con­tinue to progress we may be trans­ferred to Bund­aberg,” she said.

Mrs Barkle and hus­band Dar­ryl, along with their other chil­dren, Nick, Chloe, De Moya and Vic­to­ria, are en­joy­ing spend­ing qual­ity time with the new ad­di­tions be­fore head­ing off to school.

And for the other set of twins born on De­cem­ber 12 at 26 weeks, par­ents Rick and Ta­mara Smith, of Dal­larnil, said they are pro­gress­ing fine.

The fam­ily is back home, get­ting their other chil­dren ready for school, but will head back to Bris­bane next week to see their “lit­tle mir­a­cles”.

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