The birth of Craig Michael Martin
THE DETAILS: Craig Michael Martin was born on September 19 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital at 9.45 p.m. weighing 4lb 4oz.
THE PARENTS: Mum Helen is 29 and works for a trade union and dad Craig (27) is a local councillor and has just completed a PhD in chemistry. Michael, as he is known, is the couple’s first baby.
THE PREGNANCY: The pregnancy went well, although Helen suffered quite a bit of sickness.
THE BIRTH: Little Michael was eight weeks early when he made his appearance. Because he was so small, he spent four weeks in hospital, including time in the neo-natal unit.
THE BABY: Michael is doing great and is a smiley, happy baby. His favourite thing to watch is a bear that wiggles as it sings.
THE NAME: The baby is named ‘Craig’ after both his dad and granddad, and Michael after his other granddad.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Michael is doted on by grandparents Craig and Senga Martin of Falkirk and Michael and Eileen McGuigan of Northern Ireland.
THANKS: Thanks are extended to the excellent staff at the hospital who took such good care of Michael when he was first born.