Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

New Year's Babe - Ruby Beats the Rush; Gympie's First 2018 Baby Gets in Early

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

New Year's Babe - Ruby Beats the Rush; Gympie's First 2018 Baby Gets in Early

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ARTHUR GORRIE

Senior journalist

arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com

RUBY Jean Lyne was not going to be kept waiting.

Gympie Hospital's first baby of the new year let her mother know in the last few minutes of 2017 that she was on the way.

And very soon there was no turning back - and no time for delays.

"About five minutes to midnight we realised we had to get to the hospital," Ruby's mum, Belinda Findlay, said yesterday.

"She let us know.

"We didn't have to rush, but we did have to get in here. Everything's good.

"It wasn't too hard and it all went well."

Weighing in at 3.03kg, Ruby arrived at 6.18am.

"I wasn't planning on a New Year's Day baby," Belinda said.

"She was due tomorrow,

"She was just a little early.

Ruby has two big brothers, both of whom arrived more on the late side, making Ruby's

arrival one day ahead of schedule all the more unexpected.

Overall, it was a very exciting way to start 2018. …

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