Spe­cial de­liv­ery at baby show

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Har­ri­son

Most preg­nant women worry about when they will go into labour and Fer­rah Cassidy was no ex­cep­tion.

But the Mt Al­bert mother never imag­ined she would be at the Par­ent and Child Show when it hap­pened.

Ms Cassidy was brows­ing around stalls at the show on Oc­to­ber 31 when she felt the first stages of labour come on.

Not only was her first son Arthur-Elvis born the next day, but she won a year’s sup­ply of nap­pies as well.

New nappy brand BabyLove was run­ning a pro­mo­tion to give away nap­pies to any woman who went into labour at the show.

Ms Cassidy says when she saw the pro­mo­tion, she walked around a lot to try to get labour started.

She is thrilled with her new son and the prize.

“It was a very ex­cit­ing week­end. Not only did we wel­come our first beau­ti­ful son Arthur to the world, we were very for­tu­nate to win the pro­mo­tion as well,” she says.

“Not hav­ing to buy nap­pies for Arthur’s first year is go­ing to be very help­ful.”

Ms Cassidy and her hus­band Aaron were not ex­pect­ing ArthurElvis to ar­rive un­til Novem­ber 2.

She went to the show with a friend on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31, and felt labour com­ing on while she was there, but it was not un­til 10.53am the next day that her lit­tle guy ar­rived.

He weighed 3.48kg, was 51cm long and “has grown a lot”.

Ms Cassidy says winning the com­pe­ti­tion was a good sur­prise.

“I was not ex­pect­ing it at all and it was a re­ally nice present,” she says.

She says life with Arthur-Elvis has been full on so far but very en­joy­able.

“It’s been re­ally good, he’s a very quiet and calm baby,” she says.

“I just can’t be­lieve it all.”

BabyLove mar­ket­ing man­ager Caitlin Eves says she is thrilled some­one won the nappy pro­mo­tion.

“We are so pleased for Fer­rah and her hus­band and I hope it makes the tran­si­tion to be­ing first-time par­ents that lit­tle bit eas­ier,” she says.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

New ad­di­tion: Mt Al­bert mum Fer­rah Cassidy with her new son Arthur-Elvis and hus­band Aaron Watt. Ms Cassidy went into labour at the Par­ent and Child Show last month.

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