TWO first-time mums have had a Mother’s Day to remember after giving birth at Tamworth hospital’s maternity unit.
Sarah McKellar and Sarah Davis both became eligible just in time for the pampering all mums deserve on Mother’s Day yesterday.
Miss McKellar, supported by proud new dad Guy McDonald, 30, gave birth to healthy baby girl Maycie Anne McDonald, who weighed in at seven pounds.
Little Maycie demonstrated impeccable timing by coming into the world a week later than expected to surprise her parents on Mother’s Day.
While Miss McKellar’s labour was uneventful, a broken ankle proved an unwelcome complication for the 25-year-old Glen Innes woman in her final five weeks of pregnancy.
“It hasn’t sunk in at all yet – it’s surreal,” she told The Leader while sitting in her hospital bed cradling her newborn.
“It was definitely hard trying to move around with the big belly, let alone on a frame with a broken ankle.”
Miss Davis, 26, endured a drug-free birth when her son, Payton Darcy Langenbaker, decided he could not wait any longer to meet his doting mum and dad, Adam Langenbaker, 29.
The 7lb 13oz newborn’s sudden arrival – a day earlier than anticipated – was a dream come true for his Tamworth-based parents.
While last Mother’s Day failed to produce any babies, this year the maternity unit was kept busy with three confirmed births and a possible fourth baby on the way at the time of going to print.
Both Miss Davis and Miss McKellar wished to thank the unit’s staff for the fantastic care and attention they had received during their stays.