Down Memory Lane, December 28, 2018

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The world watches as Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, carries the next Royal baby.

Speculation is rife about when Her Royal Highness is due to give birth as her blossoming baby bump grows bigger.

In Campbeltown, the Courier is watching and waiting to hear of any Christmas babies, and is eager to find out who has the first baby in 2019.

In this week’s Down Memory Lane, the Courier takes a look back at some of Campbeltown’s most memorable births in recent years.

Lara McGeachy

Lara with parents Sean McGeachy and Hannah McManus.

Campbeltown Hospital said hello to its first arrival of 2006 when Lara McGeachy was born on January 3.

Supported by dad Sean McGeachy, mum Hannah McManus was in labour for 25 hours before Lara was born, weighing 6lbs 15.5oz, at 11.45pm.

Jayden Maguire

Jayden with mum Heather Mckinnon, sister Dion and dad Campbell Maguire.

With three expectant mothers due to give birth on January 2, it was a question of who would be 2011’s first, but Jayden Maguire beat the rest, arriving at 10.45pm on January 4, weighing 8lb 7oz.

Delighted parents Heather Mckinnon and Campbell Maguire, who have a daughter, Dion, told the Courier that they knew they were expecting a boy and always planned to have him in Campbeltown.

Aiden McConnachie

Aiden McConnachie with mum Hayley Meachem and dad Steven McConnachie.

Born on January 3 at 4.50am, Aiden James McConnachie was Campbeltown’s first baby of 2012.

A first child for parents Hayley Meachem and Steven McConnachie,Aiden, who weighed 6lbs 5.5oz, was due on Christmas Day.

Lily Thomson

Lily Thomson with mum Cara Browning and dad Norman Thomson.

Born on January 1, 2015, Lily Thomson gave parents Cara Browning and Norman Thomson more reason than most to celebrate on New Year’s Day.

Lily, who was due on December 23, was born in Campbeltown Hospital at 2.14pm, weighing almost 9lbs.

Calvin McGougan

Calvin McGougan with mum Nicole McGougan and dad Mark Scally.

Calvin McGougan, born on December 25, 2015, was an extra special Christmas present for parents Nicole McGougan and Mark Scally.

Born at 7.42pm, weighing 8lbs 4oz, Calvin was the first baby born at Campbeltown Hospital on Christmas Day for 16 years.

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Jayden Maguire. 04_c02baby01_2011

Aiden McConnachie. 21_c02baby01_2012

Lily Thomson. 20_c03lily01_2015

Calvin McGougan. 25_c04calvin01_2015