BIG MOMENT: New mum Tahlee Greener holds her baby Ashlyn for the first time.
BIG MOMENT: New mum Tahlee Greener holds her baby Ashlyn for the first time. Contributed

Premmie twins delivered ten weeks early fight on

NEWBORNS Ashlyn and Zayne have a long road ahead of them before they can come home to Toowoomba with mum Tahlee Greener.

Ms Greener had an easy pregnancy with the twins and said she was shocked when her water broke 10 weeks early.

The delivery was so quick she was rushed to the Toowoomba Hospital where she had a caesarean due to a footling breech.

Toowoomba Hospital does not usually deliver babies born under 32 weeks but the situation was an emergency.

"It was a huge shock, everything happened so quickly, from feeling fine to my water breaking at a friend's house," she said.

Baby Ashlyn Greener was born premature on May 28 to first-time Toowoomba mum Tahlee.
Baby Ashlyn Greener was born premature on May 28 to first-time Toowoomba mum Tahlee. Contributed

"In an hour and a half I was fully dilated."

Born at 11.11 and 11.13pm on May 28, the twins were taken straight away by ambulance to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where they remain.

Ashlyn weighed 1370grams and Zayne weighed 1340grams at birth.

"I only saw them for a few minutes before they were transported."

She finally held baby Zayne last Tuesday and baby Ashlyn on Sunday.

The support of her sister who is staying with her at the Ronald McDonald House keeps her positive.

She is waiting beside their incubators each day watching their tiny bodies grow before they go home.

"It's pretty stressful, but I know that they're in the safest place," she said.

Baby Zayne Greener was born premature on May 28 to first-time Toowoomba mum Tahlee.
Baby Zayne Greener was born premature on May 28 to first-time Toowoomba mum Tahlee. Contributed

At 10-days-old today Ashlyn and Zayne have moved from being on a ventilator to a CPAP machine to keep their lungs open and help them breathe.

"They both had an open duct in their heart but they treated it, it's pretty common for premature babies," she said.

The twins are expected to stay in the hospital to be monitored for a number of weeks.

She said being able to stay close by was helping her through the experience.



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