Just Born: Noah pride and joy of his delighted parents
Kellie and David McAleese from Dromore are enjoying parenthood following the birth of their first child.
Noah Thomas Lavery McAleese weighed 8lb 9oz and measured 56cm when he was born at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on February 25 at 9.47am.
The beautiful baby boy was given the middle names Thomas Lavery after Kellie's father, who passed away five years ago.
History teacher Kellie (35) and David (33), who runs his own insulation engineering business, say being parents is a challenge and a joy.
"We love it," said David.
"It is exhausting but amazing all at the same time."
Noah is thriving.
"He is brilliant," said Kellie.
"He is very alert and bright and always smiling and laughing.
"Everybody says he looks more like David, but everyone says he has my chin and mouth.
"At the minute he is more like his daddy."
Kellie praised the staff at the Ulster Hospital for the care they provided.
"They were fabulous," she said.
"They were amazing.
"From start to finish, everyone was so supportive.
"They were really wonderful."
Kellie and David marvel at the changes in their son as the days and weeks progress.
"We love to see all the different changes every week," Kellie said.
"Seeing him develop is just fantastic."