TWINS born 13 weeks premature – with one weighing less than a bag of sugar – have been able to go home for the first time.
Brothers Marley and Carter Williams were born at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on Monday, January 13, three months ahead of their April due date.
Marley weighed just 1lbs 10oz at birth, with Carter being slightly heavier at 2lbs 1oz.
Both were being cared for in a special care unit, where they were kept in incubators.
But on Saturday the boys were finally allowed to leave hospital to live at the family home in Coedpoeth.
The twins’ proud dad, Bryan Williams, 34, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have the boys back home, it has made our family complete.
“We have been so lucky to have them come home and with no real complications.
“Every test the doctors have carried out on their eyes and ears has been perfect and we haven’t been warned about any complications in the future, because their condition is so good. It’s miraculous really and we are so very lucky.
“The pair are like chalk and cheese really.
“Marley seems quite cheeky and Carter is the more serious of the two.
“They are two perfect little boys, and I now look forward to all the sleepless nights.”
Both Marley and Carter, who were born nine minutes apart, are now home with mum Emma and their other siblings Rosie, two, Tyler, eight, and Daniel, 10.
Bryan and Emma said they are thankful to staff on the special care unit, who they described as “remarkable”.
Mr Williams said he was initially “terrified” when mum Emma went into labour in what was a traumatic delivery after one of the babies became stuck.
After they were born Bryan and Emma had to wait a whole day to see their newborns for the first time after they were rushed straight into a special care unit for intensive treatment.
The couple have been visiting the hospital every day and say they are delighted this is all behind them and are looking forward to a bright future.