Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Just born: Little Jack Beattie follows in footsteps of dad and grandad

Jennifer and Jackie Beattie, from north Belfast, are celebrating the birth of their second son, Jack.
Jennifer and Jackie Beattie, from north Belfast, are celebrating the birth of their second son, Jack.
Baby James Gallagher from Derry who was born at 12.26 am weighing 9lb 11oz, the same day as the Royal baby. Picture Martin McKeown.
Baby James Gallagher from Derry who was born at 12.26 am weighing 9lb 11oz, the same day as the Royal baby. Picture Martin McKeown.
Louise Moore and Paul Moore pictured in the Ulster Hospital along with Christmas Day arrival baby girl Caomhe who was born at 0421 weighing 8.7 lb.

Jennifer and Jackie Beattie, from north Belfast, are celebrating the birth of their second son, Jack.

Baby Jack, named after his father and grandfather, was born at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast on July 18 at 3.47am.

He weighed 7lbs 5oz and measured 51cms on his arrival in the world.

Jennifer, an art teacher and Jackie, an oil rig scaffolder, were already parents to four-year-old Lucas.

They are thrilled to have another healthy boy in the family.

"We're elated," Jennifer said. "He's just brilliant, absolutely amazing.

"We feel so lucky to have another perfect wee baby, he's beautiful."

Jennifer's older sister Samantha was her birthing partner, as Jackie was working in Norway when Jack was born.

The proud dad saw Jack for the first time via Skype and photographs, but is now home enjoying lots of cuddles with the newest addition to the family.

"We are both so happy," Jennifer added. "Samantha was great and everyone has just been so kind and supportive.

"We have had so many friends and family visit us and so many lovely messages of congratulations."

Meanwhile, Lucas is enjoying his role as big brother.

"Lucas is a very proud big brother," Jennifer said. "He is doing brilliantly and is very helpful around the house."

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