My daughter was born on the 6th of February 1997. I went into labour that evening. The pains were very bad. When the doctor told me it was time I was very nervous. I was alone as my mam was out shopping for wallpaper and my dad was at a gardening meeting.
The nurse contacted my mam on her mobile phone. I was in labour now for two hours. Shortly afterwards my mam arrived. She held my hand. My brother Toy arrived with a bouquet of roses. My mam told Tony there was no news. At 7.09 pm my daughter Antonia was born. She was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. I named her Antonia after my dad.