Big sister takes on big responsibility
WHEN her daughter Shaelah, 7, joined her in the delivery room to offer some much-needed support, Nikenbah’s Lisa Lavers didn’t know how her daughter would handle it.
But, aside from getting a little squeamish when it came time to cut the cord, Lisa says Shaelah took it in her stride.
The close-knit family welcomed Malachi Lee into the world on November 26. Along with Shaelah, Lisa has another son named Tristin and she says he is thrilled to have a little brother.
“He loves him to bits.”
Lisa and Malachi have had plenty of visitors since he was born –“one after the other”, Lisa says.
Malachi was three days overdue but, because her labours with her other children started very slowly, Lisa was not in a great rush to be ready to go to hospital.
When her waters broke, her contractions started straight away and she found herself hastily finishing what was left of the packing and heading to Hervey Bay Hospital.
“With the other two the contractions started quite slowly but with this one they were quick,” she said.
Malachi, who reminds Lisa of Tristin when he was born, was given his name because Lisa liked its meaning.
“It means angel of God.”