Wex­ford’s first ba­bies of 2019

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

TWO FAM­I­LIES wel­comed new ad­di­tions at Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal on New Year’s Day.

The first baby born was Méabh O’Reilly, who ar­rived at 10.04 a.m. and weighed 3.4kg. Méabh, who was two weeks early, is the third child of Michael O’Reilly and Iwona Piotrowska who al­ready have two daugh­ters, eight-year-old Kate and four-year-old Ellen.

Michael, a plumber by trade, said that the big sis­ters were very taken with the new ar­rival and were con­stantly play­ing with her and hold­ing her hand.

The fam­ily, who are from Gib­ber­well, Dun­cormick, were also pre­sented with a New­bridge Sil­ver scroll holder for Méabh’s doc­u­ments, as an ac­knowl­edge­ment of be­ing the first baby born in the hos­pi­tal in 2019.

‘The nurse ex­plained that it’s some­thing they do ev­ery year; we didn’t know about it but it’s a nice thing to have.’

The sec­ond baby born was Fionn Mur­phy, to par­ents Adrian and Joanne, from Bal­ly­lan­non, Welling­ton­bridge. He ar­rived at 4.57 p.m. and weighed 3.7kg.

Fionn is the cou­ple’s sec­ond child; their first son Oisin is 20 months old and is happy to have his brother home.

Joanne said ev­ery­thing was go­ing great, adding that Fionn had been due 13 days ear­lier but held out in or­der to get an ex­tra year of un­der­age GAA play­ing!

She added: ‘It’s won­der­ful to be home and it’s a great start to the new year.’

Par­ents Michael O’Reilly and Iwona Piotrowska with new­born Méabh, and daugh­ters Ellen and Kate. Baby Fionn Mur­phy, with mid­wife Linda Hairstens.

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