MAXINE and Philip Dynes, from the Co Down village of Kircubbin, are celebrating the birth of a daughter.
Maxine (28), an accountant, and Philip (29), a joiner, were already proud parents to their four-year-old son Corran when the latest addition to the family made her arrival two weeks early.
Maddie Kelly Dynes was born by emergency Caesarean section at 5.43am on June 23 at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.
She weighed 9lbs 13oz and measured 52cms at birth.
"I was shocked she arrived two weeks early," Maxine said.
"I couldn't believe how big she was and how much hair she had.
"We are delighted to get a girl, it means I can have a bit of pink in the house.
"She has the same hair as me when I was born and she looks like Corran when he was born."
Big brother Corran is enjoying helping his parents look after Maddie.
"He absolutely loves her," Maxine said.
"He is very protective of her and he's great at getting me nappies.
"He is very excited to have her in the house and can't wait until she is up walking."
The Dynes family have received lots of messages of well wishes and congratulations from all their loved ones.
"We want to thank all our family for all their help," Maxine said.
"Everyone has been great."
"We are finding it easier this time round," Maxine added.
"It's not as chaotic; we know what we're doing this time!"