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Saturday 20 September 2014

Just Born: Lily May Saunders

David Saunders and Lee-Ann Burns with daughter Lily

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Northern Ireland- 22ndt March 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. New born babies at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. Helen Fulton from Lisburn with her son Timothy who was born at 7/4 .
Lyndsey Straney with her newborn daughter Sophie Claire

Lily May Saunders arrived in the world at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, on March 20, 2012, weighing 6Ibs 8oz.

Her parents, Lee-Ann Burns and David Saunders, from the Cregagh estate in Belfast, have been together for 11 years and are over the Moon.

Mum Lee-Ann joked: “I waited this long to have a baby just to be sure about him (David). We are so happy.”

Labour lasted seven hours, ending with a natural birth, and Lee-Ann was beaming with pride.

“It wasn’t as bad as I thought — it wasn’t good, it wasn’t easy, but not as bad as I expected.

“I would definitely have more children — it hasn’t put me off.”

Lee-Ann and David decided not to find out the sex of the baby. And dad David joked: “We were set up for a boy.”

Lily is sleeping and feeding well, much to the relief of her parents.

David said: “She is a brilliant sleeper and a great feeder. She is always hungry — she takes after me.”

Lee-Ann works as a civil servant and David is starting a new job this week.

On choosing a name, the new parents said they always liked the name Lily.

Lee-Ann said: “I have an aunt called Lily, but I always liked the name.

“A new baby and a new job — it is a great week.

“The midwives at the Ulster Hospital have been brilliant.

“They are always very helpful and I was lucky enough to get my own room.”

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