Our weekend in pictures, a little diary of what we get up to at the weekends together.

Just a bunch of normal family life pictures.

Saturday 17th November  2018

World Prematurity Day today. So I thought I would share a few pictures from when my twins were born. 

Lily and Sofia were born at 33 weeks on the dot. Lily 4lbs 8oz and Sofia 3lbs 13oz. They were tiny but they were perfect. They both needed some help with breathing to start with, but mostly it was to keep their temperature and establish feeding.  

Sofia

Lily 

This was the first time I cuddled them. It was scary! They were so tiny and so delicate, but also they were so content once they were snuggled up together and on me. I could have sat like this for hours and hours with them. After 5 days in the hospital, I had to leave them. It was completely hard breaking. 

I tried to express for them but as I wasn’t with them my milk just dried up, that made my feel even more useless. Not being able to be with them, and then not even able to provide them with milk when I wasn’t with them. 

I was exhausted after my C-Section, looking after Tyler who was four and then having to go back and forth to the hospital to spend time with them each day.  I think you can see in this picture how tired I was! 

Lily came home after 2 weeks and Sofia sadly didn’t come home until about 5 days later. It broke my heart leaving her on her own.

This photo was taken just before Lily came home, they couldn’t even fill their tiny baby clothes yet! 

Heres a big hug to all the prem baby parents out there. It feels like a long journey at the time, but its worth it once they are home and strong. 

So back to back to our normal day! 9 years down the line, the girls are bigger and now arguing over everything! But love each other very much! 

I’m still washing loads and loads! So much it doesn’t fit on the washing line and I have to use the outdoor sofa as a drying rack! 

Mum and Dad popped over, so thought I was capture Mum! 

Sunday 18th November  2018

We headed off out today to West Witterings, it was a beautiful afternoon. We all love it here, freedom! 

Does anyone know what these are? They were on the sand where the water comes in and loads and loads of them. Really hard and holey! 

Perfect place to dig, for both child and dog! 

Mirror image twins! 

There were so many shells and things on the beach for the kids to find today, including an Oyster shell found by Sofia

Tyler took over camera duty for a bit today too, I had to get snapped didn’t I! 

Sofia was being difficult and trying her best not to let him get a photo of her!!! 

Tyler and Sofia walked all the way back to the car linked together!! 

I really like this photo, the colours and them finding a little shallow path across 

 Did you have a lovely weekend? What did you get up to? 

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30 Comments

  1. They were so cute then and even more so now, I can’t even imagine what it must have been like being discharged without them.

  2. Wow what a nice week and so good to see you found time to get outdoors and enjoy the coastline. Also didn’t know your twins were premature, so good to share your story with others

    Laura x

    • Yes they were tiny weren’t they but like you said you never would have guessed they were premature so it’s good to see them strong and healthy

  3. We live right by the beach (literally a 10 minute walk!) but we hardly ever go! I think we might have to take a walk up there this weekend!

  4. It just goes to show how brilliant modern medicine is that your daughters are happy, healthy and thriving. My god-daughter was born at 29 weeks and weighed less than 2lb and now is a happy healthy 13 year old

    • It’s brilliant isn’t it, they may not have even survived if we didn’t have them. So lovely to hear of little ones doing so well

  5. Sounds like a lovely weekend. My twin nieces recently turned 12. They’re identical twins and were also born at 33 weeks. Much like your girls they’re thriving and turning into young ladies now x

    • Ah how cute that they are just the same as my girls! Great to hear they’re thriving and doing well

    • I don’t think I could ever move to somewhere that we couldn’t access the beach easily, this one is still 45 minutes from us but that’s finde for us

  6. It looked a bit cold on the beach! I was standing (also out in the cold, but stupidly with a thin coat on) watching my two have a driving lesson!

    • It was a little chilly after about an hour, but the kids didn’t seem to mind too much!

    • Amazing isn’t it, their little legs were so tiny. You wouldn’t guess now though!

    • It’s amazing how well they grow and before you know it they’ve grown up loads!

  7. Its lovely to see how your children have grown. It must have been heartbreaking leaving one in hospital at first. Great family photos on the beach, you are all very photogenic 🙂

  8. What beautiful captures of you and your family, especially the one of you and your mum.
    I love that the beach is so much fun no matter what season it is. I like it more around this time of year as you get the whole place to yourself! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, we don’t really visit it in the sunny summer day times as its usually crazy! We go in the summer evenings or winter!

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