Thank you for visiting Just Keep Twinning
This blog was created as a resource for all things twins. It is a place to share our family’s story as well as our experiences with cancer, infertility, IVF, preemies and the NICU.
Although our particular story is unique, I know that many aspects of our journey are relatable and I hope that this blog is a place where a Mom or a Dad in a similar situation to ours can find helpful information.
My name is Melissa and I am a full-time Mom to my twin boys, William and Benjamin. I grew up in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and recently moved to a small town in Alberta for my husband’s medical residency.
In 2008 I was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer known as CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). I currently take a daily chemotherapy pill, which keeps the cancer under control.
In May of 2016 my beautiful twin boys arrived very prematurely at just under 26 weeks gestation. The boys spent 87 days in the hospital. This was a challenging time for us and we are thankful every day that the boys are healthy.