Miracle twin babies are home at last

Happy family ... Twins Codey and Rhys with mum and dad, Dayne and Danni Nichol, at home in Long Melford.
Happy family ... Twins Codey and Rhys with mum and dad, Dayne and Danni Nichol, at home in Long Melford.
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AFTER weeks of fighting for their lives, a pair of miracle twin baby boys have finally been allowed to go home.

Non-identical twins Codey and Rhys, who were born at only 25 weeks, are settling into their surroundings in Clopton Drive, Long Melford, with proud first-time parents Dayne and Danni Nichol, both 22.

The pair were born 15 weeks early on February 28, with Codey coming first and weighing in at 1lb 9oz, closely followed by brother Rhys three minutes later, at 1lb 10oz.

They spent their first few weeks in incubators at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge before being transferred to Colchester, getting regular visits from mum and dad.

They were finally allowed home on Thursday.

“It’s fantastic having them home,” said Danni. “Scary, but fantastic.

“It’s quite overwhelming having them all to ourselves.

“They’ve shocked everyone with their progress.

“It was lovely having them home that first evening – they are very good boys. Being able to see them at any time is a feeling I just can’t describe.”

The boys’ proud grandad Peter Nichol, who lives in Stanstead and works as a builder with his son, Dayne, said: “It’s been quite stressful but they’ve fought hard to pull through.

“They are little miracles and are doing very well.”

“It’s brilliant they’re home safe, they’ve been through so much.”