THE parents of premature twins born weighing just one pound each have been given their very own Christmas miracle.

Jade Calvin, 24, and Adam Mills, 31, have been given the wonderful news their 16-week-old twin boys will go home for the first time today in time for Christmas.

Miss Calvin said she feared for the worst after she was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital’s neo-natal care unit during labour.

Now, after four months of intensive care little Cain and Isaac will spend Christmas at home on Osprey Drive, Walney, with their proud parents.

“It’s been an absolute dream,” said Miss Calvin, who works at Coral bookmakers. “To see them so tiny when they were born and to be able to take them home on Saturday is my perfect Christmas. It’s always been our goal to have them home for Christmas.”

With the cut off point of survival for most babies around six months, Isaac and Cain’s delivery at six months and one day was regarded as an extremely high-risk.

“I was expecting the worst,” said Miss Calvin. “I was in labour for a few days which made a big difference to the babies’ chances of survival. I was told that if it had been a couple of days before it could have been a miscarriage.”

Miss Calvin said she owes the miracle recovery to the healthcare at Preston’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Furness General Hospital, where they were transferred in November.

The boys’ road to recovery has not been a smooth road, however, said Miss Calvin.

“We’ve had hiccups, it’s been up and down, so much has happened in the past four months,” she said.

The babies survived in an infant incubator for two months and breathing support for six-eight weeks. On their return home, Isaac will have to rely on oxygen which Miss Calvin said was ‘a tiny price to pay for all they’ve been through.’

“We’ve had four months of preparation,” said Miss Calvin.

“Now is the perfect time for them to come home and be surrounded by loved ones.”