Say hello to baby Judd

Biloela cou­ple Me­gan and Brent cel­e­brate a wel­come early ar­rival

The Observer - - LIFE | OUR GLADSTONE - Ju­lia Bartrim ju­lia.bartrim@glad­sto­neob­

NEW par­ents Me­gan and Brent Wat­ter­ston didn’t get much warn­ing that baby Judd was on the way.

Mrs Wat­ter­ston felt some nig­gles on Mon­day and de­cided to go to hos­pi­tal just in case.

Hos­pi­tal staff sug­gested she stay the night, even though Judd wasn’t ex­pected for an­other week. It proved a good call with Judd born at 11pm on Mon­day.

Mrs Wat­ter­ston said the labour was quick and the mid­wives “fan­tas­tic”.

The one down­side is that the Biloela cou­ple had to travel to Glad­stone Hos­pi­tal for the birth as the doc­tor they needed at Biloela Hos­pi­tal was away on ro­ta­tion.

“I was a bit anx­ious when they said we wouldn’t have a doc­tor but it’s been re­ally smooth,” Mrs Wat­ter­ston said.

The cou­ple only named Judd on Tues­day morn­ing. Judd is a brother for Char­lie, 4, and Mac, 2.

“We thought we’d wait till we met him and he’d un­rav­elled a bit, he had so many creases in him,” Mrs Wat­ter­ston said. “Twelve hours in, so far so good. It’s all pretty cool, pretty special.

While all has gone well, Mrs Wat­ter­ston is ex­pect­ing to crash at some point af­ter only get­ting one hour of sleep on Mon­day night.

“I know it’s com­ing (the crash), but we’re still pretty ex­cited and can’t stop look­ing at him,” she said.

Mrs Wat­ter­ston said Judd had been a quiet baby.

“He’s pretty dopey at the mo­ment,” she said. “He’s about a week early so he’s not too noisy yet but I think that’s com­ing.”

Hos­pi­tal staff told the cou­ple ba­bies born pre­ma­ture tend to be qui­eter early.

“Ei­ther that or we’ve got the best baby in the world,” Mrs Wat­ter­ston said.


BABY NUM­BER THREE: Judd is the lat­est mem­ber of the Wat­ter­ston fam­ily, a younger brother for Char­lie, 4, and Mac, 2.

Proud par­ents Me­gan and Brent Wat­ter­ston of Biloela.

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