David and Carolyn McKay, from Dundonald, were stressed out when they realised their baby was arriving four weeks early.
But any worries quickly faded away when little Kayne John McKay arrived at 7.10pm on May 22, weighing a healthy 6lb 2oz.
Hairdresser Carolyn (35), said: “I was in labour for two-and-a-half hours, so it was all very fast.
“I’m feeling fine now. It was a worry at the time, but thank goodness he was a good weight. He’s a hungry wee man. Maybe he’s trying to catch up.”
Carolyn said her mother Doreen has been a tremendous support and the couple’s three-year-old daughter Emma is excited about the new addition to the McKay family.
“Mum has been really good support to me throughout the pregnancy. When she found out I was in labour she came straight up to look after Emma.
“Emma’s very happy to have a wee brother. He looks like she did when she was born.”
It’s Carolyn’s second time having a baby at the Ulster Hospital and she said the staff are “brilliant”.
“They have helped out with everything. When I’ve been tired through the night, they have helped. They are really there for you.”
The couple turned down the chance to find out the sex of the baby during her pregnancy.
“I don’t believe in finding out. The whole joy of being pregnant is the surprise at the end of it.”
Proud dad David (41), can’t stop cuddling his boy and says he is full of love and admiration for his wife Carolyn.
The painter and decorator is beaming with pride. He said: “I feel brilliant. I’m so proud of them both. For the future, I want him to do well at school and be happy.”
Safe and cosy in a blue and white baby grow, baby Kayne looks a picture of perfection wrapped in a new pure white blanket.
“We bought it especially for him,” Carolyn said.
“We did the same for our wee girl when she was coming out of hospital.”
I am so proud of the both. For the future, I want him to do well in school and be happy.