IT WAS the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift.
Peter Simpson, 30, and his partner Rachael, 27, welcomed their first born daughter, London Laura-May Stimpson, into the world at seven minutes past midnight.
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She was the Gold Coast University Hospital’s first ever Valentine’s Day arrival.
“It was a lovely, romantic present to have our baby girl on Valentine’s Day,” Peter told myGC.
“The nurses told us London was the first Valentine’s Day baby to ever be born at the new hospital.”
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing.
Rachael first went into labour at 9am on Wednesday morning, February 12.
Thirty-seven hours later, at 12:07am on the Friday, the beautiful London was born.
After the long and difficult delivery, both mum and bub were kept in hospital for a week.
They were finally able to go home together for the first time as a family at 7.30am on Tuesday night, February 18. They are perfectly healthy and doing just fine.
“We are just so happy it’s all over and to be home with our healthy little girl,” Peter said.
Peter met Rachael when he first moved to Australia from London, England in 2011. He said making the move down-under was the best thing he had ever done.
“Moving here was the best decision I have ever made,” he said. “I always saw the blue skies over Australia advertised on the television and it was always raining back home (England).
“I moved here to live the ‘Australian Dream’ and that is what I am living.”
Peter’s father will make his first ever trip to Australia to meet his newborn granddaughter next month.