Little Ryan Gibson
Little Ryan Gibson

The birth of Ryan Gibson.

PARENTS: Kilsyth readers will recognise local lass Tracey Gibson whose maiden name is McDonald Tracey (30) is a banking advisor with Santander. Tracey lives with her husband Kenneth (33) in Linwood. Kenneth is a computing teacher. Ryan is their second baby - he is a brother for 18 month old Adam.

PREGNANCY: Thankfully this progressed without too much hassle but the harder part would come later when it was time for Ryan to make his debut!

BIRTH: Ryan was a breech baby so nursing staff decided that a Caesarean section was the safest course of action. Nor was the birth on schedule as Ryan was in fact born three days later than originally planned.

BABY: This little cutie is coming on a treat. “He’s getting on well now,” said Tracey.

NAME: It is simply one that the couple have always liked.

GRANDPARENTS: Brenda and Jamie McDonald who many will recognise as Gateside Avenue residents - but who ‘flitted ‘ to a new house in South Dumbreck Road on the day of the new arrival! Kenneth’s mum Ann Gibson lives in Paisley.

THANKS: Tracey and Kenneth would like to thank all the staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for the dedicated care they gave to mother and baby. The couple would also like to thank family and friends who have bought them a selection of wonderful baby gifts.

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