The birth of Murray Meikle
THE PARENTS: Mum Ashleigh Lightbody is 26 and is a staff nurse, while dad James Meikle is 33 and works as a joiner. Murray is the couple’s second baby and the family live in Slamannan.
THE PREGNANCY: Ashleigh suffered a few problems on and off throughout the pregnancy, particularly in the last week when she was monitored every two days.
THE BIRTH: Murray’s due date had been New Year’s Day but, after waiting an extra 10 days, he made his appearance. Ashleigh went into labour naturally and the birth went smoothly.
THE BABY: Murray is a fantastic baby. He is a pleasant wee boy who smiles at everyone. He sleeps through the night and loves his food.
THE NAME: Murray had been a name liked by all the family. Paul is after Ashleigh’s uncle who died last year.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Little Murray is a sixth grandchild for Janice and Jim Lightbody of Slamannan and a fifth for Val Meikle of Slamannan and James Meikle of Brightons.
THANKS: Special thanks to the Poppy team, grandparents and family.