Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2017

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Prue and Lexie Heard, both nine, are fraternal twins and good friends. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Prue and Lexie Heard, both nine, are fraternal twins and good friends. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Nine years later Horsham’s Leoni Heard still remembers the moment medical staff told her to expect double the joy with two baby girls on the way. 

“It’s not something you easily forget,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if I could laugh or cry, it was very exciting.”

Mrs Heard’s family doubled when her two older children welcomed Lexie and Prue to their family.

This week Mrs Heard, the twins, and countless other Wimmera families celebrated Multiple Birth Awareness Week. 

Mrs Heard said having four children under five was eventful but she loved every minute.

“I certainly have funny stories along the way about when I was feeding the twins and Lachie, now 13, gave Ellie, now 11, a haircut with no fringe,” she said.

“It’s an adventure but it’s been great and really I don’t know any different.”

Mrs Herad said her fraternal twins have grown into their own individual personalities but remain close.

“They get along really well, they have a good friend in each other.”

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