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Just Born: Little Noah Smyth thriving after birth at 35 weeks

Julieanne and Christopher Smyth from Bangor are celebrating the birth of their second child.

Noah Alexander Smyth weighed 7lbs 7oz and measured 51cms when he was born at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on November 4 at 12.15pm.

Julieanne (36), a housewife, and Christopher (32), a civil servant, are now the proud parents of two sons.

Little Noah was born at 35 weeks so required some specialist treatment during the first days of his life.

"He was in ICU when I saw him for the first time," Julieanne said.

"He looks like his daddy, he is the double of him."

Noah's older brother Aidan (10) is enjoying the latest addition to the family.

"He's doting," Julieanne said.

"He is totally in awe of him.

"But it would have been better if he had come out and been able to play X Box with him."

Julieanne praised the staff at the Ulster Hospital.

"They are fabulous," she said.

"I couldn't find fault with them at all.

"Antenatal, postnatal and the ICU are worth their weight in gold.

"The staff, not just the nurses, but all the cleaning staff and everyone else were great.

"They made my stay an awful lot easier."

Noah is doing well.

"He's thriving," Julieanne said.

"He doing really well, thankfully.

"It is nice to have him home."

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