Here the boy’s lovely Mum, Fiona Gomes, explains their early start to life: The shock came when I was 7 weeks pregnant and I had a few twinges, similar to ligament stretching that I had in my first pregnancy. So I went to the scan and told my husband to stay at the park with our eldest son Jacob (at the time he was 4yrs old).
The specialist scanned me and said, ‘Well there is one…and there is the other one! You are having twins!’
We were in shock, there is no twin history in the family. We found out we were having identical twins which can sometimes be more complicated, so we had to have scans every two weeks.
The level of care I received in Guernsey was just amazing, I felt supported all the way through my pregnancy.
The pregnancy was exhausting but manageable. We were booked in for a c-section at 32 weeks and the boys (we found out the sex) decided to come just a few days early.
The boys arrived and were taken away to be weighed and monitored before my bundles of joy were finally in my arms. Luke and Cam were 5lb each and we were so lucky, they came straight onto the ward with me.
The PPBF had just purchased some *‘hot cots’ and they had arrived on the ward that week. Luke and Cam were the first to use them! Being PPBF Founders, Andy and Jo Priaulx’s nephews, this was really special.
Luke and Cam were easy babies, they fed well and my husband and I worked in shifts so that we could sleep! Their older brother was just amazing with the whole situation and the family were so supportive. Grannies would come and help make up the 16 bottles of night feeds and Jo would provide us with nappies when she visited.
The boys piled on the weight and just kept growing. They are 15yrs old now and 6 foot 2 tall!
We are so very proud of our 3 boys. They are kind, caring and fun. The brothers are really close and spend a lot of time together.
We are very blessed.
* Hot cots have a specially-heated mattress with a unit to control the temperature. Premature and small babies sometimes need a little extra help when they are first born as they adjust to life outside the womb. When babies are otherwise well but just need help to maintain their temperature, the hot cots can be used on the ward and stay with mum rather than moving the baby to a separate unit.