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