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A Few Months Ago I Wrote A Blog About My Thoughts And My Emotions As I Counted Down To My Twin’s 1st

Owen and Florence were born at 28weeks on the 27th July 2012. Due to being born so early and complications that caused, they spent many weeks soon turning into months in Watford Special Care Unit. My husband and I decided as part of their 1st birthday celebrations we would try and raise money for Watford SCBU. Without the amazing professional and efficient care from Watford SCBU we would not be able to celebrate such an amazing milestone. We will be forever thankful for giving our Twins the best fighting start.

I am overjoyed and somewhat astounded that we managed to raise £430 just by sharing our story and asking for donations for a wonderful cause.  We were truly overwhelmed by everybody’s generosity and want to thank everyone who donated, for their support and help in raising the amount we did.

(Although you still have time to make a donation, just go to www.justgiving.com/owen-florence   )

The week counting down to the Twin’s 1st birthday was an emotional one. During the darkest days bringing both babies home seemed such a distant dream, we didn’t dare dream of reaching such a goal, now a whole year later we all had made it!!!

Buying presents, decorations etc left me exhausted which added to my emotional state.

Thursday I baked and baked, Friday my mum and I iced and iced our cupcakes, finally “The Hungry Caterpillar Cake” was made. Alex picked up the balloons .. Lots of them!!!!

Presents were wrapped. Decorations put up. We were ready.

The day arrived!!! In the morning we all went downstairs and the big sisters proudly helped Owen and Florence unwrap presents and cards. It was quiet and relaxed it was the 6 of us, it was perfect.

We soon got busy with party preparations and before we knew it the party was in full swing.  Sounds of Family and Friends, laughter and celebrations filled our house and garden. Birthday wishes shouted, presents and cards piled up.

It truly was a day of happiness and joy. Our beloved babies were surrounded by Love.

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