The births of Luke Robert Mitchell and Sam John Mitchell
THE PARENTS: Mum Leah, originally from Grangemouth, is 30 and works in HR at the Scottish Parliament, and dad Jimmy, from Carron, is 35 and a civil engineer. The family live in Carron with the twins’ brother, three-year-old Zach.
THE PREGNANCY: It was fine after Leah got over the surprise of seeing two babies at the 12-week scan.
THE BIRTH: Leah was induced at 35 weeks and it all happened pretty quickly after that. The babies spent two weeks in neo-natal care.
THE BABIES: The twins are doing great, sleeping all night and eating well. They have just learned how to hold toys.
THE NAMES: ‘Luke’ was a name the couple liked during Leah’s first pregnancy, and ‘Sam’ has always been a favourite name for a boy. ‘John’ is after Leah’s dad, and ‘Robert’ is after Jimmy’s grandfather.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Luke and Sam are grandchildren for John Niblo of Grange-mouth, Jane Mitchell of Carron and Jim Mitchell of Laurieston.
THANKS: Special thanks to the excellent neo-natal staff at the hospital.