Ella Catherine Barr was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on November 11, 2016 at 10.24am weighing 9.b 6.5oz.
THE PARENTS: Mum Kellie (29) is an executive assistant and dad Matthew (29) is a brand change project manager. Ella is the couple’s first baby and the family live in Falkirk.
THE PREGNANCY: This was an “absolute dream” according to Kellie, who said heartburn was her only problem throughout the nine months.
THE BIRTH: Due on November 5, Ella finally made her arrival by c-section six days later after mum had been having contractions for 32 hours. “She wasn’t for budging!”
THE NAME: The couple were convinced they were having a boy but had picked Ella as a back up in case it was a girl. “When she was born we just said straight away that’s what we would call her”, said Kellie. Catherine is after both their grans.
THE BABY: “She’s absolutely perfect and has a smile for everyone,” said the proud mum, who admitted Ella also likes to be kept to a routine.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Ella is the first grandchild for Carolyn and Peter Barr and the fifth granddaughter for Jamie and Margery Muir, and sixth granddaughter for Kay and Peter Laidlaw.
THANKS: The couple would like to thank family and friends for all their gifts and visits when Ella was born.