Hi Michelle, my youngest child was born 7 weeks premature weighed 3 1/2 pounds and spent 3 weeks in special care unit. He was so small I could lie him on my hand head at top of my fingers bum at wrist end. He had the smallest head I have ever seen on a baby smaller than a tennis ball, he was born withdrawing from heroin( he’s adopted) and just to add to his problems his mother dissapeared during labour to have a fix.
the reason I am telling you all this is that the consultant in the hospital was delighted to hear, that like you we have a large noisey family as he said it was the best stimulation a prem baby could get. He told me to keep him in the room were all the other children were and let them carry on as normal.
he will be 6 next week, perfect in every way with a tremendous capacity for affection and naughtiness. You will be a fantastic help to your daughter, my mother and mother in law took turns calling to me every morning and sitting with the baby on their knee for a couple of hours to let me get some housework done. We were told the more physical contact the better.
i am sure you are worried about your daughter and the twins, but premature babies thanks to medical advances have a much better outlook than in the past.