Five children in Texas – level 1

01-04-2014 15:00

Here is some news from Texas. Five children are born. They are born at 29 weeks. They are from two pounds and seven ounces to three pounds and six ounces (from 1.1 to 1.5 kilograms) heavy.

Around 24 workers help with the babies. The babies are very small and pretty. The mother is very happy. The parents’ friends want to help with the babies.

The mother miscarried a few times. She used some medication. This medication helped her have the babies. The couple also have a two-year-old son.

Difficult words: be born (get out of the mother’s body), miscarry (when the baby dies inside the body), couple (two people who love each other).

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