Siblings make Billy more than welcome

HERVEY Bay’s Billy Adam Roderick has been getting a lot of love from his older siblings since he was born on December 7.

His older brother, Jack, has just started Prep and mum Sonya says he rushes home from school every day because he misses his little brother while he is away.

His big sister Summa, 3, also loves the new baby and is a bit of a mother hen, Sonya says, while her oldest son, Kyle, 12, keeps an eye on them all.

Sonya said Billy reminded her a lot of Kyle when he was born.

“It makes it extra special because it was a long time ago that Kyle was a baby,” she said.

“We’re just so blessed to have four healthy, happy children.”

Sonya and her partner Adam are delighted to see their children getting along so well together.

“The kids have been fantastic. They have adapted really well.

“He gets lots of attention – he’s never alone.”

Sonya has been touched by the support she has received from her friends.

With four kids to look after they realise how busy Sonya is and they are ready to lend a hand if she needs help.

“I’ve had so many offers of help.”

Billy gets his middle name, Adam, from his dad while Billy was a name the couple, who live in Kawungan, liked throughout Sonya’s pregnancy.

When Billy was born, however, they weren’t sure if the name suited him and asked Kyle for his opinion.

Kyle was all for the name and Sonya says it was definitely the right choice.

“Kyle is also a big Billy Slater fan,” Sonya said.



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