Scottish Mother Gave Birth To Twin Boys, But When They Were Weighed Mom Was Speechless.
Two Special Boys
Like most parents, when Alanna gave birth to her twin boys, she just wanted them to be happy and healthy. Since all of the scans showed that they were perfect in size and health, Alanna was pretty confident everything was going smoothly. Considering how special her twins were, things were better than she could have expected.
Paul and Alanna Merrie are a couple living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Alanna is a doctor and Paul is a personal trainer. Between their jobs, and their one-year-old daughter, Ayla, the young couple is kept pretty busy. But after suffering from a tragedy, being kept busy by their daughter was a blessing.
A New Found Happiness
Before the couple had their daughter Ayla, Alanna had been pregnant with another child. After delivery, they named the little girl Aubyn. Unfortunately, after only a few days, Aubyn passed away. After a few years, and an active toddler, the Merrie's were grateful for the happiness in their lives.
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The couple found out that Alanna was pregnant again. In fact, they were expecting twins! Considering they both had a family history of twins, the couple wasn't surprised at the news. Alanna had uncles who were twins and Paul had twins in his family, as well. But just because they expected it, didn't mean that they were prepared.
To make sure that her pregnancy was going as it was supposed to, Alanna frequently went to for check-ups. Shona Finch, the manager for maternity at NHS Lothian, said, “Twins can often be smaller when they are born." Fortunately, Alanna's pregnancy was progressing very well. “We were monitoring their growth throughout Alanna’s pregnancy so we knew they were both going to be healthy weights," said Finch. The twins weight was turning out to be a bit more than healthy.
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