Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Just born: Maximilian Snodgrass

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Greg and Jennifer Snodgrass with Maximilian

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Proud mum: Emma Skaggs with her daughter Aliya

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Jenny Hutchinson and Connell McGinley with baby Cillian

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The birth of a baby girl to Natalie and Paul Hunter

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Ciaran and Margaret Martin with their daughter Ciara

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Gareth and Faye with their baby girl Lucy Ava Neehan

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Oscar Hearst

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Amanda Davidson and John McKibben with baby Molly

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Tillie Mae McDonald at seven weeks old.

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Suzanne and Thomas with daughter Lillianna

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Marie and John Gordon was baby Rory p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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Leanne Hamill with her 3rd baby Ava Grace born at Antrim Area p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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Linzi and Misba Uddin with baby Ishmael p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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Julie Douglas is overjoyed at the birth of her third son Sam after having an emergency C-section p>To send us your Baby Pics Click here

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BABY CLARA HURST WITH BIG SISTER LILY IN SEATTLE.

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Ulster hooker Andi Kyriacou, with wife Rebecca and son Ted, has new responsibilities off the rugby pitch

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Deborah Archer with twins Erin and Elena

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Louis John Michael Hutchinson ~ Born Thursday 25th August ~ 2011 9lbs. 4oz to Denise and John. A brother for Chloe and Phoebe of Ballyclare.

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Andrew Maybin with newborn son Connor

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Joan McCourt with her newborn baby Alexander James Boyd at the Ulster Hospital maternity ward.

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Baby Liam Lawlor, born 3rd August, pictured here with his Daddy, Declan Lawlor, at 15 Minutes old. Look at the smile and the focus.

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Lauren Craig with her newborn baby Tristan

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Amelia Grace Gibson Crymble, born 3:10am 13th July 2011 to Michelle Gibson and Keith Crymble.

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Amelia Grace Gibson Crymble, born 3:10am 13th July 2011 to Michelle Gibson and Keith Crymble.

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Baby's Lily May and Maggie Rose McCullagh from Portadown born on Aug 2nd.

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Amy – born 23rd January 2011 in Chesterfield, 1st child to Mum Karen and Dad Dave.1st grandchild to Chris & Kyrie of Dundonald.

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Oscar Hearst

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Benny Beau Cooper, born 21/7/11 at RVH to Janice and Barry Cooper

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Liam James Shaw, born 02/08/11 in Plymouth MA, USA, to Kelly Shaw of Plymouth MA & Kevin Shaw of Finaghy, Belfast.

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Janice Moore and husband David with daughter Samantha (11) holding little brother Jai

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Ayesha was born on the 16/6/11 in the ulster hospital. Submitted by Barry Lammey

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Mia Harpur born 17/03/11

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Back home: Jayne shares quality time with daughter Emma

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Logan Thomas Senior, born 4 June 2011 to James and Amy Senior at the Ulster Hospital

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Julie Porter with her new baby girl Amber

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Anthea Crothers and Don McGrillen with baby Edan Francis

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Rachel Ferguson with her baby son Adam in the Ulster Hospital
Mum Gillian Cunningham with her twins Skyla and Cara
Chloe Judith Watson with new baby Chloe Louise
Paul and Nicola Willis with son Christopher Simon
Proud parents Carolyn and David with baby Kayne John
Diane Thompson, Paul Lillie and baby Jack James
Ciara Alexandra Kennedy with her adoring big sister Isla
Denise Montgomery with her baby son, her third child
Chris Melville and baby Karina Elizabeth Melville
Lyndsey Straney with her newborn daughter Sophie Claire

When baby Maximilian Alexander Snodgrass was born his parents labelled him as their “little gem”.

Greg and Jennifer Snodgrass met in South Africa, but moved to Northern Ireland, where their boy was born on November 14.

Weighing 8lbs 12oz, the couple’s first child arrived at 11.20am at the Ulster Hospital, Dondonald.

Northern Ireland-born Jennifer was nervous about the birth — but the “great staff” put her at ease.

“It was a planned C-section. It was fine, it took a bit longer than expected, but the team looking after me were fantastic,” she said.

Cradling her baby, the new mum (41) said she did not spend too long in the maternity unit.

“I came in on the Monday morning at 8am. They were very busy — three C-sections were scheduled. I was first to be seen.

“Every step of the way we’ve been at this hospital, from six weeks’ pregnant. They have scanned me every week and it has always been here, so we got to know the midwives.

“When he was born, I can’t even tell you how I felt.”

The couple, who now live in Holywood, Co Down, can’t wait to get home to show him off.

Greg, a dealer development manager, said he has high hopes for his son’s sporting future.

“I did play rugby at university in South Africa. I love sports, so I’m hoping that he grows up wanting to play for Ireland.”

While family members are thousands of miles away, technology helps to share the joy.

“We will Skype my parents, Betty and Raymond in Australia. They are over helping my sister with her children,” added Greg.

It won’t be too long until both families can enjoy the newborn.

“We will take him back to South Africa in March to get him christened,” said Jennifer.

“My whole family are going back for a wedding, so we thought we’d go over at the same time.”

And the couple explained how they decided on their son’s name.

“We always liked Max,” added Jennifer. “We actually were not going to go for the full ‘Maximilian’, but it was my brother and Greg’s dad who said ‘Listen, give him the full title’.

“If it had of just been me, I would have just gone with Max, but I’m glad we chose Maximilian now. He is a little gem.”

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