Lilly Anne was the first local baby born on New Year’s Day at Grafton Base Hospital. Her parents are Elyse Tracey and Michael Fahey.
Lilly Anne was the first local baby born on New Year’s Day at Grafton Base Hospital. Her parents are Elyse Tracey and Michael Fahey.

Lilly is first baby of 2010

LILLY Anne Fahey came kicking and screaming into the world late on New Year’s Day and easily took out the title of first local baby born at Grafton Base Hospital in 2010.

First-time parents Elyse Tracey and Michael Fahey could not be happier with the addition to their family.

“Nobody expected her to be a big baby. She was eight pound, four ounces and there have been no problems so far,” Elyse said.

Lilly almost came right on cue as she was due on January 2, however the New Year’s present of her arrival was warmly welcomed.

During the 15-hour labour, Elyse had her parents and her partner, Michael, there to support her.

“Childbirth really is the most amazing experience. I had her natural, which is what I wanted, and I didn’t know if she was a boy or a girl so that was a great surprise too,” she said.

“Michael was great during the whole thing,” she said.

“He broke down a couple of times and didn’t like seeing me in pain but he stood by me and now we have a beautiful baby girl.”

All being well, Elyse and Michael are hoping to take their baby girl home this afternoon.

“We both love her so much already and we don’t plan on her being an only child,” Elyse said.

“We are just not too sure of the timing when it comes to more kids.”

So far this year, six babies have been welcomed into the world at the Grafton Base Hospital.



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