Special delivery for sister

Ninety years separate Corey from his great great grandmother Chrissy Ritchie pictured here holding the first of the fifth generation along with granny, Deborah Whyte, great granny Isabel Gibb, auntie Sarah Whyte and mum Lori Ann Ritchie
Ninety years separate Corey from his great great grandmother Chrissy Ritchie pictured here holding the first of the fifth generation along with granny, Deborah Whyte, great granny Isabel Gibb, auntie Sarah Whyte and mum Lori Ann Ritchie

THE fifth generation of the Ritchie family was welcomed into the world last month when baby Corey William Ritchie was born on June 8, weighing 8lb 3 oz. This special delivery for the Ritchie family was made unique by the fact that the Midwife assisting with Corey’s delivery is also his auntie.

Sarah Whyte (21) told the Herald how she will always have a very special connection with her nephew having been instrumental in his birth, she said: “I graduate from Robert Gordon University in September having completed my Midwifery degree, during which one of my placements was scheduled for Fraserburgh Maternity Unit.

“When my sister Lori Ann told me she was pregnant I checked my time-table and realised that I was going to be on placement in Fraserburgh at around the same time she was due to give birth.

“We were both absolutely delighted and plans were put in place so that I would be able to deliver her baby.

“Unfortunately there were complications and a doctor was called who then delivered Corey but I stayed on to assist Lori Ann and her husband Jock.”

Great granny, Isabel Gibb, who was an auxilliary in Fraserburgh Maternity Unit for 11 years explained how proud the family were, she said: “From about the age of three, Sarah has always wanted to work with babies, she was one for the dolls. For Sarah to have assisted Lori Ann with the birth of the first of our fifth generation has been fantastic, it has made it even more special.

“We are all so proud of them.”