Lanarkshire couple delighted as miracle twins come home for Christmas

Two miracle babies born prematurely are back at Wishaw General’s neonatal unit will enjoy their first Christmas Day at home.

Gordon Miller and wife Fiona welcomed daughter Blair and son Hamish into the world on October 21.

The twins were born at just 29 weeks, but almost as soon as they were born Gordon and Fiona, from Motherwell, were given the news that Blair and Hamish would have to be transferred to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

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Eventually Gordon and Fiona were given the news that Blair and Hamish would be transferred back to Wishaw on World Premature Day on November 17.

And on December 23 the couple were delighted to welcome the twins home just in time for Santa coming.

A delighted Gordon said: “I think we had one hour sleep last night! But it was great to have both of them home.

“Hamish has been home for the past week and a half so to have Blair here as well is the best Christmas present we could have hoped for.

“Over the past few days we have been trying to get oxygen into the house for Blair so once we got the tank in within an hour and a half we were able to get her home.”

Gordon and Fiona Miller

It has been a long road for 37-year-old Gordon and Fiona, 35, who had been through several rounds of IVF to get to this stage.

And although it isn’t quite a traditional Christmas due to COVID, it won’t stop it being the best one yet for the happy couple.

Gordon added: “We had to keep Christmas plans fairly light because we didn’t know if we were going to be up at the hospital.

“However, we will have Fiona’s family up for a while on Christmas Day lateral flow tests permitting.

“With Blair still on oxygen we have to be really careful but it will be so nice to see everyone. With Hamish having been home for a week and a half he is really bonding with us so I’m sure it will be the same with Blair.

“Our appreciation, thanks, love and gratitude for NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Fife knows no bounds.

“Without them our family wouldn’t be together tonight.

“And now that the football is off for a few weeks we will just be hunkering down in the house.”

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Daily Record – Motherwell