We are excitedly getting
closer to our twins’ births with less than 3 months to go!
We wanted to take this
opportunity to let everyone know that we will not be allowing anyone who hasn’t
had their pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine in the last 5 years
to meet our twin babies until they are 3 months old. We also request that you
please don’t visit us if you are sick or feeling unwell, have a cold sore,
cough, phlegm, runny nose or nasal congestion, or have anything that might harm
The whooping cough
booster vaccine, which our babies will be getting at 6 weeks of age, takes
up to 2 weeks to settle into the body and we want to give bubba the best chance
at building immunity. This also means that anyone visiting will need to have
had their booster vaccination at least 2 weeks before visiting.
This is something that is
very important to both of us as whooping cough can be deadly to infants
and is often spread by adults who do not know they are carrying the virus.
Adults and older children don’t always present with severe symptoms and can
even appear to be completely healthy and symptomless.
We completely understand
and won’t be upset if you choose not to get the vaccine and look forward to
seeing you after our twins are already 3 months old.
We would appreciate it if
visitors would sanitise themselves before they get close to our twins. If you’re a smoker or you
and your clothes have been exposed to smoke, then please wash up and come with
clean, smoke-free clothing and shoes.
Please don’t kiss our
twins as we want them to build their immune systems first. We would let you know
when it’s fine to get close or even snuggle them if you’re inclined to do so.
We kindly request that you
ask before you visit us as we would not appreciate it if you turn up
unannounced and if you also bring an unwanted guest(s). Evan and I waited
for a long time to hold our miracle twins and would like to spend some
uninterrupted, intimate family time with them.
We ask you to respect
our privacy and allow us the joy of announcing our twins’ arrivals. We
thank you for not mentioning when I’m in hospital or notifying anyone (even on
social media) that our twins have arrived until Evan and I have done so ourselves.