My twins were born 32 years ago at 26 weeks, weighing 1.10oz and 1lb.15oz. They were born in the jubilee hospital in Belfast. Every day was a nightmare, both were in the neonatel ICU unit and on life support due to lungs not being developed. Alarms would go on and of all the time, never knew from one hour to the next what would happen. There were days they had good days, and days they would have bad days. At 3 weeks they was both taken of life support and apart from being very small, they done very well. They still had oxygen, but it wasn't on very high and at 9 weeks both were feeding by bottle and there weights had went up to 2lb 8 and 2lb 4. They had been moved from ICU and into premi ward and in cots and out of a incubator.
Being born in June, it was the middle of September before we got the heaviest twin home and Oct we got the smaller one home. Apart from childhood illness. they never really looked back. One is now married and as you can see in photo, they are identical and are now 32 year old, so anyone with a baby in the ICU unit you need to take everyday as it comes. Some days will look like everything is going well and next day you could be back to square 1. Some days you spend all day waiting by the phone and by evening they were doing well, just you never know from one hour to the next what will happen. It can be a very stressful time for parents and family members. I went on to have 2 other children also born prematurely, one at 5 weeks and one 9 weeks early, and all 4 have never had any problems once they left hospital. I hope this helps with anyone who has a premi baby, just take one day at a timeSharon