Mums revel in early de­liv­er­ies

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - An­drea Falvo

We opened all our presents at home and we got into the hospi­tal at lunch time and had him at 4.30pm. We just missed out on our ham for our lunch that we had planned. Mother Alahna Hey

BABY boy Ji­sa­iah David Ra­mon Bong wasn’t about to miss out on all the New Year’s fes­tiv­i­ties, mak­ing his grand en­trance into the world only hours af­ter the clock had struck mid­night.

Mother Sky An­der­son and fa­ther Juan Bong wel­comed their fourth child into the world at 3.15am on Jan­uary 1.

Ms An­der­son said it was a lovely sur­prise to have Ji­sa­iah born on New Year’s Day.

“He came three days early,” she said.

“I was hop­ing the baby would come early so I was happy.

“Right on mid­night I started get­ting pains so I came straight in.

“It was only a four hour labour so that was quick and easy.”

Baby Ji­sa­iah was born at the Ma­reeba Hospi­tal and weighed in at al­most 11 pounds.

Ms An­der­son said her chil­dren, Tre­naal, 11, Martea, 9, and Jeromy, 6, were thrilled to have a baby brother.

Also mak­ing an early en­trance into the world was baby boy Roy Ed­ward Fraser, who was born on Christ­mas Day.

Mother Alahna Hey and fa­ther Gra­ham Fraser were ex­pect­ing their bun­dle of joy on De­cem­ber 28.

“I woke up in the morn­ing and had con­trac­tions,” Ms Hey said.

“We opened all our presents at home and we got into the hospi­tal at lunch time and had him at 4.30pm.

“We just missed out on our ham for our lunch that we had planned.

“My part­ner had the fires lit in the ground and in the pizza oven all for the cook­ing, well we had to go and douse them when we came into hospi­tal.”

Ms Hey said her three-yearold daugh­ter, Aralia, was thrilled to be a big sis­ter.

“She was ex­cited all through the labour, say­ing ‘Is the baby com­ing yet? When’s the baby go­ing to be here?’ ” she said.

“She was in the birthing pool with me right up un­til the end.

“She cried when he was born with ex­cite­ment.”

Ms Hey said Christ­mas from now on would be ex­tra spe­cial for her fam­ily with the cel­e­bra­tion of Roy’s birth­day.

Sky An­der­son gave birth Ji­sa­iah David Ra­mon Bong on New Year's Day.

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