Special delivery at baby show
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.
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.