Just Born: Charlie McCaugherty - first child the perfect festive gift for couple
Noeleen and Daniel McCaugherty from Lisburn are celebrating the birth of their first child.
Charlie James was born at the Lagan Valley Hospital midwife-led unit on December 16 at 5.23pm.
"He weighed 6lbs 6.5oz, the exact same as me," Noeleen said.
Staff nurse Noeleen (26) and Daniel (28), a sales officer, are "completely overwhelmed by love" for their son.
"I never knew you could love something so much," Noeleen said.
"He's amazing. He is the spit of his daddy."
Noeleen said staff at Lagan Valley have gone "above and beyond the call of duty" for her family.
"They are unbelievable," Noeleen said.
"I had a phenomenal experience from the very first appointment to leaving the hospital and visiting the house.
"I could not praise them highly enough for the work they do.
"The attention to Daniel and my mother who was my other birthing partner was so appreciated."
Noeleen and Daniel would like to thank all their friends and family for their love and support at this happy time for the couple.
Being parents is everything the McCaughterys hoped it would be and more.
"It is amazing," Noeleen said.
"I had such a wonderful birthday on Saturday.
"I couldn't have asked for a better gift."