Julie Hicks with son Alexander and Emily Maegaard with daughter Molly.
Julie Hicks with son Alexander and Emily Maegaard with daughter Molly.

Christmas surprise for mums

HERVEY BAY’S Julie Hicks understands that work is work but she still wouldn’t have been too happy that her husband, Damien, was going to be in Brisbane working on Christmas Day leaving her at home with their nine-year-old daughter Brianna.

At least that was how Christmas Day was meant to pan out before she went into labour early yesterday morning.

A call to Damien had him racing back home and fortunately he was in time to see his son, Alexander, come into the world.

Alexander wasn’t due to make his arrival until January 26 so he’ll be spending a little bit of time in intensive care at Hervey Bay Hospital before he goes home.

Joining him as a Christmas Day baby on the Fraser Coast was Molly Heather Maegaard who arrived at two minutes past four yesterday morning.

That’s around the same time that most kids in the area jumped out of bed to open their presents.

Like young Alexander, Molly wasn’t expected on Christmas Day, in fact parents Emily and Scott Maegaard had prepared a big Christmas Day feast for the relatives.

Emily was still waiting for her plate of ham to be delivered to the hospital last night.



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