The birth of Matilda Jane Hendry.
THE PARENTS: Dad Alan (36), originally from Falkirk, is a journalist with the Scottish Daily Mail. Mum Ailie (29) is a nurse at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow. Matilda is their second child and a sister to Miles (1).
THE PREGNANCY: The pregnancy was plain sailing with no problems.
THE BIRTH: Ailie experienced her first contraction at 11 p.m. and Matilda arrived three hours later. The couple were glad they had chosen a home birth.
THE BABY: Matilda is doing great. She has already gained weight and “skipped past” baby clothes for new borns.
THE NAME: Alan and Ailie had a short list of names and originally settled on the name Robyn, and called her that for the first 24 hours. But Ailie had a change of heart and finally decided on Matilda.
THE GRANDPARENTS: Matilda is a seventh grandchild for Alan’s parents Jim, a former Falkirk Herald reporter, and Linda Hendry of Falkirk, and a fourth for Jim and Janis Brown from Glasgow.
THANKS: Thanks to both sets of grandparents and to the midwifery team at Glasgow Home Birth.