The details: Harris Matthew Smyth was born on July, 1 at 11.53pm in Forth Valley Royal Hospital weighing 8lb 2.5 oz.
The parents: Mum Hayley McGonigal (25) works in her family’s retail business and Dad Stephen Smyth (27) is a plant operator. They live in Carron and Harris is the couple’s first child.
The pregnancy: It was a really easy pregnancy and both mum and baby were healthy throughout.
The labour: Hayley had a long labour but it was all worth it when little Harris made his appearance. She said it was all forgotten about because everything was ok in the end.
The baby: Harris has been a good baby so far and sleeps well. Hayley said he’s usually really settled although he has been known to be a bit crabbit on occasion. He is the first grandchild for both sets of grandparents, who have been delighted with the new arrival.
The name: The couple always loved the name Harris and they had chosen it before they even knew Hayley was expecting a baby. Stephen chose Matthew as the middle name to honour the memory of his cousin who sadly passed away recently.
Thanks: Hayley wished to thank her mum Jill who was there for her throughout. She is also grateful to the whole team on the maternity ward at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital. She said they were all brilliant.