Lit­tle Fionn’s makes his big ar­rival early on Christ­mas Day

Bray People - - NEWS - BY DEB­O­RAH COLE­MAN

The Ka­vanagh fam­ily from Ti­na­hely got the best present they could imag­ine on Christ­mas Day as their new­born son Fionn ar­rived early on Christ­mas morn­ing.

While the fam­ily was pa­tiently wait­ing for Santa Claus to ar­rive they never ex­pected that they would have a new mem­ber of the fam­ily be­fore the day was out.

Proud par­ents John and Breda couldn’t be­lieve it when it be­came clear that their new baby would ar­rive right on his due date.

The new­est ad­di­tion to the fam­ily, which lives at Ros­bawn, made his en­try into the world at 6.36 a.m. weigh­ing 10 lbs 9 oz (4.79 kg).

‘We didn’t think he would ac­tu­ally be born on Christ­mas Day. Our plan of ac­tion was to get Christ­mas out of the way and then look for­ward to the baby’s ar­rival. It was the due date but none of our other chil­dren ar­rived on the due date. They were all over­due so we ex­pected it to be the same this time,’ ex­plained Breda.

Fionn was born in Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and, un­usu­ally, was the only baby to be born in the ma­ter­nity ward on Christ­mas Day.

John and Breda are al­ready par­ents to Holly (8), James (5) and Aoife (3) and are very much look­ing for­ward to ring­ing in 2015 as a fam­ily of six given all the ex­cite­ment that took place on Christ­mas Day.

John, who is a farmer and also a mem­ber of the Fire Ser­vice based at Ti­na­hely Fire Sta­tion, said he is re­lieved that it is a quiet time of the year on the farm so he can spend as much time as he likes with the new ar­rival. Breda, née Carty, is a na­tive of An­nacurra and works as a teacher in Balt­in­glass.

She said that Fionn has been warmly wel­comed by his older sib­lings who are very in­ter­ested in the lit­tle bun­dle of joy.

‘ They have all been bril­liant. It has been lovely hav­ing Fionn at home. Our youngest Aoife is re­ally taken with him and is a real lit­tle mammy al­ready.’

New­born baby Fionn Ka­vanagh from Ros­bawn, Ti­na­hely, pic­tured with his par­ents, Breda and John, sib­lings James, Holly and Aoife and Nurse Brenda Harkin after he was born on Christ­mas Day.

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