A FATHER has praised staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital who are looking after his baby triplets born 10 weeks premature.
Luke Bishop’s ‘bundles of joy’ came into the world in the early hours of November 11 when his partner Emily underwent a Caesarian.
Lee emerged first weighing 2lb 10oz, then came Logan at 3lb 10oz and finally Sarah was born weighing 3lb 2oz. The babies are fed through a tube at the neonatal unit and little Lee, for whom there was most concern, is aided with his breathing.
Luke, 24, from Wrexham but living with his partner Emily’s family in Mold Road, Connah’s Quay, said all three were ‘doing exceptionally well’.
“My partner and I have got a bottle of champagne in the fridge waiting for us,” he added.
“It’s the best feeling in the world. Any parent has that feeling and we’ve got three.”
Luke and Emily, 21, are back and forth to the hospital where they spend each day. They are able to hold their loved ones and are getting used to changing nappies and have even fed the odd bottle to Sarah.
“The Chester hospital has been fantastic and the nurses are brilliant. They have a joke with you and make you feel at home,” said Luke, unemployed, who would like to raise funds for the neo-natal unit.
Luke and Emily have been inundated with media enquiries but don’t want to pose for photos until Lee has made even more progress.
Proud grandma Eunice Morris hopes her grandchildren will be home after Christmas but knows raising triplets won’t come cheap.
“I went to the bingo last night to try and help them out but I didn’t win anything. She’s got to buy three of everything!”