THE PARENTS: Mum Naomi Forbes (19) is a support worker, while dad Kristopher McAuley (18) is a mechanic. This is their first baby and the couple are from Falkirk.
THE PREGNANCY: Everything was fine except Naomi was found to have Group B Strep which meant she would need antibioitics when in labour so as not to pass the infection on to her baby.
THE BIRTH: Baby had been due on January 28 but didn’t decide to make an appearance for another ten days. Naomi went into labour on February 5 and Romeo arrived in the early hours of the following day.
THE BABY: “He’s happy and healthy,” said his proud mum, “and absolutely brilliant.”
THE NAME: Naomi wanted something unusual – but she was also convinced she was having a girl. When baby came along he was nameless for two weeks until she decided on Romeo. Robert is after her late papa as they share the same birthday.
THANKS: Naomi would like to thank all the midwives at Forth Valley Royal who provided her care and also members of Polmont Breastfeeding Club for their support since Romeo’s birth.