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Joey James McQuade
Joey James McQuade
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The birth of Joey James McQuade

The details: Joey McQuade was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on April 29 at 10.25 p.m. weighing 6lb 4oz.

The parents: Mum Katie McManus (23) is a support worker from Grangemouth, and dad Connor McQuade (25), from Redding, is an instrument technician with Syngenta.

The pregnancy: It was fine for Katie during the nine months, apart from a bit of morning sickness at the start.

The birth: Joey decided to arrive a week before his due date and that’s when things got a bit “scary”, particularly when it was discovered the cord was round baby’s neck. However, he was safely delivered with the help of forceps.

The baby: Mum said he is a very good baby, especially as he has just started sleeping through the night. Content, he only cries when he wants fed.

The names: Joey is after both Connor’s granddads who are Joseph, while James is after Katie’s dad.

The grandparents: He is the first grandchild for Hugh and Lynda McQuade of Redding and the third for James McManus of Grange


Thanks: Special thanks to all family for their support and to maternity staff.