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We have been blessed twice over, says dad

Paul and Kate Ferguson from Bangor are celebrating the birth of twins.

Paul (34), the sports editor of Sunday Life, and Kate (34), a communications manager at Musgrave NI, welcomed Jackson and Mya into the world on February 3 at 1.15pm.

The name Jackson James Ferguson was inspired by the couple's favourite Johnny Cash song, and Mya Grace Ferguson was named after a little German girl the Fergusons met at Kate's sister's wedding in Crete a few years ago.

Jackson weighed 5lbs 2oz and Mya weighed 4lbs 4oz when they were born at the Ulster Hospital.

Paul says they have been "doubly blessed".

"It is the most amazing feeling in the world," Paul said.

Paul and Kate said the Ulster Hospital staff provided excellent care.

"As they were premature and twins, we were given extra special care," he said.

"The midwives and paediatricians went above and beyond the call of duty. They couldn't have been looked after better."

The twins are thriving.

"Jackson is very sweet and laid-back," Paul said.

"Mya is a real character, lots of determination and is most definitely going to be the boss.

"They charm everybody they meet with their gorgeous smiles.

"We are very lucky to have a loving, caring and supportive family, with grandparents who absolutely dote on them."

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