Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Just Born: Ana Grace Macfarlane

FRANK and Angela Macfarlane's baby daughter Ana is named after Praia de Ana in Portugal where the Newtownabbey couple got engaged. As well as being a first child for the environmental scientist and occupational therapist's assistant, Ana is also a first grandchild for both sides of the family

Frank and Angela Macfarlane's baby daughter Ana is named after Praia de Ana in Portugal where the Newtownabbey couple got engaged.

As well as being a first child for the environmental scientist and occupational therapist's assistant, Ana, is also a first grandchild for both sides of the family.

Ana Grace Macfarlane, was 8lb 15oz when she was born at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, on March 21 at 3.07am.

Angela (30) said both she and Frank (31) were overwhelmed with emotion when she arrived.

“It was a wonderful feeling when they handed her to me,” Angela said. “We didn't find out if we were having a boy or girl.

“We kept it as a surprise, hoping it would help me in labour, and it did.

“She's Ana with one N after the beach where we got engaged in Portugal — Praia de Ana.”

Angela praised the staff at the Royal for their fantastic care and explained Ana is the centre of family life, with everyone doting on her.

“She's great,” Angela said.

“She's sleeping all night now and I think she looks like her dad. Everybody loves her.

“She's all go and we think she could be a bit of chatterbox when she grows up.”

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