Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Just Born: Grace Kathleen McHugh

Baby Grace and her brother, mum and dad..
Saul David McCallister was born at Lagan Valley Hospital on August 7 at 8.18am.
Lyndsey Straney with her newborn daughter Sophie Claire

Ryan and Aideen McHugh are celebrating the birth of their first daughter Grace Kathleen.

The new addition to the Castlederg couple’s family arrived by caesarean section at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry on July 23 at 9.40am.

Aideen (31) who is a receptionist and Ryan (31) a construction worker, also have a three-year-old son, Eoghan, who is thrilled that he now has a new little sister to play with.

The couple decided on Grace’s middle name of Kathleen after Ryan’s grandmother.

“We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl,” Aideen said.

“We are over the moon to have a wee girl and Eoghan has been a very good big brother; killing her with kindness.

“Grace is definitely a McHugh. She looks a lot like Eoghan did when he was a baby and she’s very like her daddy, so people keep saying.

“She’s very alert and bright. Her eyes light up when you speak to her.

“She’s thriving, thank God.”

Ryan and Aideen praised the staff at Altnagelvin for the excellent care they provided.

“They couldn’t do enough for us,” Aideen said.

“We can’t thank them enough for their help.

“The auxiliary staff, the midwives, everyone.

“And our friends and family have also been brilliant.”

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Food and Drink News

Latest Motoring News