Bub her­alds new year joy

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

GOR­GEOUS Macy Jade Matkovich made her way into the world just a few short hours into 2016.

The Shalvey bub was the first New Year’s baby in the St Marys and Mt Druitt area.

Mother Melissa Fitzger­ald was rushed to Black­town Hos­pi­tal shortly af­ter the mid­night fire­works fin­ished on Jan­uary 1.

“I said to my part­ner, ‘babe we have to go right now’. We got an am­bu­lance and went straight in. I knew she was com­ing then,” Ms Fitzger­ald said.

Macy was born al­most 11 hours later, at 10.47am, weigh­ing 2.8kg and mea­sur­ing 52cm long.

She was born with blue eyes and a full head of hair.

Ms Fitzger­ald said Macy had ar­rived three days ear­lier than ex­pected.

“I wasn't ex­pect­ing her to come on New Year’s Day at all. She wasn't due un­til the fourth, but ev­ery­thing went smoothly,” she said.

Ms Fitzger­ald praised Black­town Hos­pi­tal staff.

“The nurses were great with ev­ery­thing. They kept telling me to hurry up and push her out, so I could be the first,” she said.

Macy’s name came as a re­sult of a post by her father on so­cial me­dia.

“My part­ner asked his Face­book friends to come up with ideas for a name – some­one sug­gested Macy, and we loved it,” Ms Fitzger­ald said.

Macy is the first­born child to Melissa and part­ner Mac, and joins three older sib­lings at their Shalvey home.

“Her older sib­lings have been great, and she has been a very good baby so far,” Ms Fitzger­ald said.

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