FOR first-time parents Bridget Franc and Kirk Cini, the early arrival of their daughter Audrey was a pleasant surprise.
Born on January 29, weighing 2740 grams, Audrey Kathleen Cini had her mother gleaming with happiness.
“It’s an exciting time and something we’ve been looking forward to,” she said.
Ms Franc said the support from her obstetrician Depeeka Monga and St John of God Hospital throughout her pregnancy, combined with the high level care of the midwives, had been nothing short of amazing.
“I’ve been well looked-after by the nurses and doctors, everyone here has been really willing to assist to teach me new things as a mother and have helped assist me when I’ve needed it,” she said.
Having been provided with the right knowledge, Ms Franc and Mr Cini look forward to taking their new daughter home.
“I look forward to being able to provide the support, guidance and love for this little girl and the experience of being a new parent with Kirk,” Ms Franc said.
To celebrate babies born in Ballarat over the past year, The Courier has created a keepsake magazine for parents with an extensive contents of advice, local stories and special messages for newborns of 2013.
Our Babies magazine, sponsored by St John of God Hospital, will be available in tomorrow’s paper.