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Saturday 25 October 2014

Just Born: Frazier Parkinson

That’s my boy: Ian and Lindsey Parkinson with baby Frazier

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Proud mum Lindsey Parkinson welcomed her first child into the world at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

Baby boy Frazier was born on January 15 at 4.07pm, weighing in at 9lbs 2oz.

Lindsey (27) said she was admitted on Friday, January 13 before going into labour on the Sunday.

“It was a normal birth, but it was awfully traumatic,” she said.

“You’re sort of wondering: ‘Where did all these people in the room come from?’”

Frazier himself, although now much better, was a little poorly shortly after he was born.

“He hasn’t been very well, but he has picked up now,” said Lindsey. “He couldn’t feed and he has a line in for antibiotics and stuff because his heart rate was low.”

But Lindsey said the staff who spent six days caring for her and her baby were “lovely”. Proud dad Ian (33) said his son had really noticeably improved over the last few days.

“After the first day, once they gave him the antibiotics, he then really picked up.”

Lindsey, a nail technician, said she would likely be off work until at least the summer — giving her plenty of time with her little bundle of joy.

She said countless members of both families had been in to check up on the infant — the first boy on Lindsey’s side of the family for some time.

“Oh yeah, we’ve been bombarded with visitors, they were here before we were back on the ward. The grandparents were absolutely over the Moon.”

She said she hoped to have all the folks around soon after arriving back home — including the grandparents.

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