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Just born: Jude David Gallagher

Hey Jude, welcome to the world and the Gallagher family

Published 08/07/2013

The Gallagher family, Reuben, David, Jude, Esther and Sheelyn.
The Gallagher family, Reuben, David, Jude, Esther and Sheelyn.

Brian and Esther Gallagher, from Stoneyford in Co Antrim, have welcomed their third child into the world.

Jude David Gallagher is a second son for accountant Brian (33) and housewife Esther (35), who are also proud parents to Reuben and daughter Sheelyn.

Jude is a healthy big baby. He weighed 10lbs and measured 52cms when he was born at the Lagan Valley Hospital on June 23 at 4.45pm.

"He's a wee angel," Esther said. "It was absolutely amazing to see him.

"I couldn't believe he was 10 pounds. I was just looking at him thinking, 'Ah, the wee lamb'.

"My husband was my rock, while God kept me going."

Esther explained her birth experience at Lagan Valley was very positive.

"Jayne and Emma, the two main midwives, were wonderful," she added.

"All the staff were so calming and lovely, I was very relaxed.

"I was so calm and in control with it this time. I couldn't recommend Lagan Valley highly enough."

Reuben (5) and Sheelyn (3) are enjoying having a little brother in the house.

"They have been great," Esther said. "Sheelyn is loving having a wee baby to cuddle. Reuben brought him a wee blanket and was even trying to offer him jelly beans.

"I think Jude looks like Reuben when he was a baby, and Reuben is the double of his daddy."

The Gallaghers would like to thank their friends and family for all their support.

"We are back at home now and everybody has been lovely," Esther added.

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