Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Just Born: Tillie Lavery

Joy for first-time parents

Tillie Lavery was born to first-time parents Louise and Paul Lavery from Derriaghy on February 10. She weighed 9lbs on arrival at Lagan Valley.
Tillie Lavery was born to first-time parents Louise and Paul Lavery from Derriaghy on February 10. She weighed 9lbs on arrival at Lagan Valley.
Alan and Esther Marsh from Bangor have welcomed Isaac James into the world.
Alan and Esther Marsh from Bangor have welcomed Isaac James into the world.
Louise Moore and Paul Moore pictured in the Ulster Hospital along with Christmas Day arrival baby girl Caomhe who was born at 0421 weighing 8.7 lb.

Louise and Paul Lavery from Derriaghy are enjoying the challenges of parenthood following the birth of their first child.

Louise, a sales assistant, and Paul, a self-employed joiner, welcomed a daughter Tillie into the world on February 10 at 2pm.

She weighed 9lb and measured 53cm on arrival at the Lagan Valley Hospital's midwife unit.

“Seeing her for the first time was fantastic,” Louise said. “Words can't describe it. She is amazing.

“She looks like her daddy. None of her mummy in her at all!”

The new mum praised the high standard of care at Lagan Valley.

“The staff were second to none,” Louise said.

“I could not praise them enough.

“Karen McKenna, the midwife who delivered Tillie was amazing.

“The midwife-led unit is amazing.”

Louise is enjoying being a mother for the first time to Tillie, who is named after the little girl's maternal great-grandmother.

“I am loving being a mum,” she said.

“It is great. She is a good baby, so we are very lucky.”

The Lavery home has been inundated with visitors and messages of support from family and friends.

“We have doting grannies and grandads, great granny and all the rest,” Louise said.

Louise and Paul would like to thank everyone for their support, particularly the team at Lagan Valley Hospital.

“Thank you to Karen and all the girls at the Lagan Valley midwife-led unit,” Louise said.

“They were really good looking after myself, my husband and Tillie, of course.”

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