DOUBLE-TROUBLE fun is ruling the maternity ward at St John of God Hospital.
Nurses are being kept busy with three sets of twins last week.
Nurse unit manager Lisa Garner says the hospital average is eight sets within 12 months – and this latest “extraordinary” influx had created an extra buzz and excitement about the hospital. Already the twins are showing little personality differences to set themselves apart individually.
Ivy Walsh likes to eat but twin Violet, while pretty laid-back, is a little pickier with her food.
Flynn Jenkins is always alert, awake and full of energy, but sister Archina is more placid.
Identical twins Theodore and Henry Morrison, born on Thursday, are starting to show differences but dad Allister quipped that while he could tell them apart, his twins were likely to cause trouble shuffling identities as they grew older.
The Morrison twins have two older siblings – a four-year-old sister and two-year-old brother – and mum Clare said her twins were just lovely.
Angie gave birth to the Jenkins twins on August 31 and said staff at the hospital had been fantastic in helping her adapt a basic routine with the twins that she can develop when they take the twins home.
Fellow first-time mum Maxine Walsh said her twins, born on Friday, had been very well-behaved in the hospital.
Maxine, who had initially been expecting quintuplets, said that after a complicated pregnancy she and her husband were taking everything as it comes with their gorgeous girls.
Nurse Lisa Garner praised the hospital’s midwives team for their hard work in helping the twins’ mums to double-up baby care.