Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Just Born: Charlie Paul McKnight

PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Lee McKnight holding her baby Charlie McKnight
Baby Scarlett, daughter of Deborah and Robert Adams.
Lyndsey Straney with her newborn daughter Sophie Claire

Leigh and Paul McKnight are celebrating the birth of their first son, Charlie.

The couple, from the Four Winds area of Belfast, were already the proud parents of two daughters, Sophie (4) and Maisie (2), before the newest addition to the family was born at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

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Little Charlie, who has been given the middle name Paul after his father, weighed 6lbs 3oz and was 52cms long when he arrived in the world on November 5.

“He’s brilliant,” Leigh said. “It's lovely to have a wee boy and he’s doing very well.”

Leigh (34), who works for the disability services department at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Paul (35), an education consultant, said the staff at the Ulster had been excellent.

Charlie's big sisters were very excited when he was born and arrived home from hospital.

They are enjoying having a little brother in the house to care for and are busy helping their mother and father to feed him.

“The girls are delighted,” Leigh said. “They are not bored of him yet and are always giving him lots of kisses and helping out.”

Leigh is originally from Paisley in Scotland, so in the last few weeks has been welcoming her family over to stay and get to know Charlie.

The McKnights are facing the challenges that come with caring for three children under five.

“It’s a whole lot harder than I ever imagined it was going to be, but we are enjoying it,” Leigh added.

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