The birth of Leyla-Bella Lister
THE PARENTS: James (32) works as a manager at Rosyth Dockyard while Donna-Anne (27) is a hairdresser. Leyla-Bella is the Carronshore couple’s second child and a little sister for Jayden (8).
THE PREGNANCY: Mum reports a stress-free nine months. Apart from morning sickness in the early stages, it was all pretty straight forward.
THE BIRTH: On October 11 James had taken Donna-Anne for her routine visit to the midwife when her contractions started. They headed for the hospital and the latest addition to the family arrived six hours later.
THE BABY: Leyla-Bella is a happy and contented infant, a “little gem” who eats and sleeps well and so far her proud parents have been able to report she has been no trouble at all!
THE NAME: James liked Leyla but Donna-Anne wanted Bella after her gran so they combined both to keep everyone - particularly gran - very happy.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Leyla-Bella is a second grandchild for Donna-Anne’s parents Marion and Archie Wilson, while she is the first for James’ mum and dad, Helen and Jim Lister.
THANKS: The Poppy team at Forth Valley Royal, particularly Julie the midwife who brought Leyla-Bella into the world, her first delivery, and Aileen the midwife who looked after Donna-Anne and baby right up to the big day.
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