Triplet 'snow babies' get a surprise visit from Santa
Published 27/12/2010 | 05:00
SANTA paid a surprise visit to Wexford General Hospital and the country's newest triplets as they slept in their hospital incubators.
Wexford's famous "snow babies" were born after their mother was rescued from her snowbound rural home on Mount Leinster.
The babies arrived eight weeks early on December 1 -- and are almost ready for home after weeks in hospital.
"We are hoping to have them all home over the next couple of weeks," their mother Mandy Hayden-Freeman last night told the Irish Independent.
"They're putting on weight at a great rate and are taking to their bottles slowly but surely."
Mrs Hayden-Freeman gave birth to her three little boys Aaron, Finn and Ryan shortly after she was rushed to Wexford General. Her husband John called the hospital and an off-road vehicle made the treacherous journey to the family's home in Ballindaggin.