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Just Born: Mason James Matthew Caughey

By Amanda Poole

Natalie Murten and Matthew Caughey, from Newtownards, are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Master Mason James Matthew Caughey – to give him his full title – was born at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on February 17 at 10.35am.

The baby boy made his arrival in the world two days late and weighed a healthy 11lbs 6oz on delivery.

Natalie praised the staff at the hospital's maternity unit for their wonderful care.

"I was ecstatic when he was born," Natalie said. "I had a C-section, so he was given to Matthew first.

"It was a very emotional and lovely moment. The staff at the Ulster Hospital were super."

Natalie (24), a sales assistant, and Matthew (24), an electrician, chose to find out in advance that they were having through a detailed 4D ultrasound.

"We found out ahead of the birth that we were having a boy," Natalie added.

When Mason was born Natalie felt he looked like a good mix of her and Matthew, but now that he's a few weeks old she's had a rethink.

"Mason really looks like Matthew.

"His middle names are James after my granda and Matthew after his daddy."

The young couple are relishing every precious moment with Mason and are very comfortable with her new role as parents.

"We are getting on super," Natalie said. "I love being a mum."

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