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Monday 29 December 2014

Just born: Aliya Skaggs

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Proud mum: Emma Skaggs with her daughter Aliya

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Jenny Hutchinson and Connell McGinley with baby Cillian

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The birth of a baby girl to Natalie and Paul Hunter

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Ciaran and Margaret Martin with their daughter Ciara

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Gareth and Faye with their baby girl Lucy Ava Neehan

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Oscar Hearst

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Amanda Davidson and John McKibben with baby Molly

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Tillie Mae McDonald at seven weeks old.

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Suzanne and Thomas with daughter Lillianna

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Marie and John Gordon was baby Rory p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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Leanne Hamill with her 3rd baby Ava Grace born at Antrim Area p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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Linzi and Misba Uddin with baby Ishmael p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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Julie Douglas is overjoyed at the birth of her third son Sam after having an emergency C-section p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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BABY CLARA HURST WITH BIG SISTER LILY IN SEATTLE.

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Ulster hooker Andi Kyriacou, with wife Rebecca and son Ted, has new responsibilities off the rugby pitch

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Deborah Archer with twins Erin and Elena

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Louis John Michael Hutchinson ~ Born Thursday 25th August ~ 2011 9lbs. 4oz to Denise and John. A brother for Chloe and Phoebe of Ballyclare.

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Andrew Maybin with newborn son Connor

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Joan McCourt with her newborn baby Alexander James Boyd at the Ulster Hospital maternity ward.

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Baby Liam Lawlor, born 3rd August, pictured here with his Daddy, Declan Lawlor, at 15 Minutes old. Look at the smile and the focus.

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Lauren Craig with her newborn baby Tristan

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Amelia Grace Gibson Crymble, born 3:10am 13th July 2011 to Michelle Gibson and Keith Crymble.

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Amelia Grace Gibson Crymble, born 3:10am 13th July 2011 to Michelle Gibson and Keith Crymble.

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Baby's Lily May and Maggie Rose McCullagh from Portadown born on Aug 2nd.

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Amy – born 23rd January 2011 in Chesterfield, 1st child to Mum Karen and Dad Dave.1st grandchild to Chris & Kyrie of Dundonald.

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Oscar Hearst

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Benny Beau Cooper, born 21/7/11 at RVH to Janice and Barry Cooper

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Liam James Shaw, born 02/08/11 in Plymouth MA, USA, to Kelly Shaw of Plymouth MA & Kevin Shaw of Finaghy, Belfast.

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Janice Moore and husband David with daughter Samantha (11) holding little brother Jai

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Ayesha was born on the 16/6/11 in the ulster hospital. Submitted by Barry Lammey

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Mia Harpur born 17/03/11

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Back home: Jayne shares quality time with daughter Emma

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Logan Thomas Senior, born 4 June 2011 to James and Amy Senior at the Ulster Hospital

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Julie Porter with her new baby girl Amber

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Anthea Crothers and Don McGrillen with baby Edan Francis

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Rachel Ferguson with her baby son Adam in the Ulster Hospital
Mum Gillian Cunningham with her twins Skyla and Cara
Chloe Judith Watson with new baby Chloe Louise
Paul and Nicola Willis with son Christopher Simon
Proud parents Carolyn and David with baby Kayne John
Diane Thompson, Paul Lillie and baby Jack James
Ciara Alexandra Kennedy with her adoring big sister Isla
Denise Montgomery with her baby son, her third child
Chris Melville and baby Karina Elizabeth Melville
Lyndsey Straney with her newborn daughter Sophie Claire

Baby Aliya Skaggs came into the world at Altnagalvin Hospital in Londonderry last week — complete with a full head of jet-black hair.

Proud mum Emma Skaggs (21) had only been admitted to the hospital for a short time before she welcomed the birth of her second bundle of joy.

Little Aliya was born at 4.33am on November 16, weighing 6lbs 15oz.

Her new baby girl was born with a head of thick, black hair — in spite of both her and partner Gareth having fair hair. “She has a big, massive head of dark hair, which is strange because my partner’s is ginger and I’m blonde,” she said.

The pair, now living in Strathfoyle in Derry, are finally glad to be home.

“We are just glad to be back, getting back into the routine and settled in. Aliya has been great — sleeping and eating well,” said Emma.

The mother-of-two said her other daughter Brihanna (2) has already been helping out with the new arrival.

“She’s really trying to help out with her wee sister; helping changing nappies and everything else. She’s just been great,” she said. “Everybody’s been visiting and she’s been really pampered.”

Emma added her brief stay at Altnagalvin’s maternity unit had been fantastic.

“The staff were great, really can’t complain,” she said.

“This time was much easier — it was four hours the last time, so definitely easier this time around.”

Emma said Gareth (23) will now be enjoying a fortnight away from the office and spending time with his new baby.

“He’s got two weeks off work, so I think he’s happy about that,” she said. “We’ve had the family and friends coming around. They are always up and around to see her and it’s been great.”

As for the future, Emma has said she plans on waiting at least a few more years before adding to her young family.

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