The birth of Alfie McCulloch
THE PARENTS: Mum Kylie Allison (28) is a care assistant, and dad Michael McCulloch (31) is a plasterer and roughcaster. Alfie is the couple’s first child together and a little brother for Kylie’s son Connor Crawford (12). The family lives in Westquarter.
THE PREGNANCY: It went well. Kylie suffered from morning sickness in the beginning and then had a surprise when baby arrived 13 days early.
THE BIRTH: Kylie went in to labour naturally but stayed at home as long as possible. Alfie arrived not long after she arrived at the hospital.
THE BABY: He’s great. He sleeps well at night and is steadily putting on weight. He’s also becoming more alert during the daytime.
THE NAME: The couple found it difficult to pick a name but agreed on Alfie, a name Connor also liked. Duncan is after Michael’s great grandfather.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Alfie is a fourth grandchild for Margaret and Hugh Allison of Westquarter, and a first for Carol and Stephen McCulloch of California.
THANKS: To family and friends for the lovely gifts and to the excellent hospital team.