THE DETAILS: Ruaridh was born on December 21 at 1.28pm in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital weighing 5lbs 8oz.
THE PARENTS: Mum Lorna (32) is a clerical assistant in Stirling and dad Graham (29) is a joiner with South Lanarkshire Council. The couple live together with their first born Struan (2) in Shieldhill.
THE PREGNANCY: Lorna said the pregnancy was straightforward.
THE BIRTH: Ruaridh was born three weeks early and at nine days old needed a heart operation. Everything went well and he is now happy and healthy.
THE BABY: Ruaridh is a very happy and content baby who is always smiling. His mum said: “Thankfully he has started sleeping all the way through the night. Struan loves to cuddle his new brother.”
THE NAME: The couple both agreed that Ruaridh went well with Struan. Lorna said: “Both nice Scottish names so it was an easy decision for us to make.” Ruaridh’s middle name came from his dad’s forename.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Ruaridh is the sixth grandchild to Jim and Beth Brown and the second grandchild to Robert and Liz Mitchell.
THANKS: A big thank you to Graham and the staff at Forth Valley Royal and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.