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Just Born: Elijah Henry Williamson

New parents welcome their perfect 'wee dote'

Will and Tory Williamson, ​from Dromore, are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Elijah Henry Williamson weighed 9lbs 5.5oz and measured 56cms when he was born at the Lagan Valley Hospital midwife-led unit on March 12 at 12.53am.

Admin assistant Tory (30) and Will (30), a personal trainer and motorbike salesman, decided not to find out if they were expecting a boy or a girl.

Elijah is the first grandchild for Tory's side of the family.

Tory recalled holding her son for the first time.

"He was just a wee dote. I was mesmerised our baby had arrived," she said.

"He looks like Will. He is great. He is really good."

The proud new mum praised the staff at Lagan Valley.

"They were fantastic," Tory said. "I couldn't speak highly enough of them. A girl called Claire Faulkner deliver Elijah and she was just lovely."

Parenthood is a joy, but challenging.

"We are loving it," Tory said. "The sleep deprivation is the only thing you can't prepare for, but we do love it"

Tory and Will would like to thank friends and family for their support.

"Everybody has been so kind and so generous," Tory said.

Time is flying by for the busy new parents.

"Hopefully we can teach him the difference between right and wrong and he will become a good person," Tory said.

"That is all you would want really."

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