On Friday, June 20th, Australian football league player Mark Ricciuto had a surprise when his wife Sarah suddenly went in to labor a week early. Mark recalls,
“We were in bed at about 10:30pm and Sarah said, `I’m feeling something” [he said] “We thought we better get to the hospital and see what was happening and Sarah was already dilated.”
Two hours later, at 12:30am on Saturday, June 21st, their son Nick Stanley Ricciuto was born at Burnside War Memorial Hospital in Australia, weighing 8lbs 4oz. Mark says, “They’re both doing really well, its great.”
Their new baby boy’s name also holds some significance to both sides of the family. He was named Nick after Mark’s grandfather on his father’s side and Stanley after Sarah’s grandfather on her mother’s side.
Mark and Sarah are also parents to daughter Sophie Jane, 20 months. And just how does she feel about having a sibling?
“She’s been giving her little brother a bit of a cuddle. That went pretty well but we’ll see how she goes after a little bit longer.”
Source: Adelaide Now
Photo: TRICIA JOHNSON
By Contributor Jeorgie