Second Easter baby for St Leonards couple

EASTER BABY: Tide Summers, a son for Sophie Mills and Jarryd Summers of St Leonards. Picture: Scott Gelston
EASTER BABY: Tide Summers, a son for Sophie Mills and Jarryd Summers of St Leonards. Picture: Scott Gelston

A St Leonards couple has spent their second Easter at the Launceston General Hospital, bringing another Easter baby, Tide, into the world.

Sophie Mills delivered Tide about six-weeks premature at 1.33am on Sunday.

He was 45-centimetres long and weighed five pounds and three ounces. Tide should be able to head home in a week.

“Other than being early, [he’s] a perfectly healthy little fella,” Ms Mills said. 

Ms Mills thought she was having Braxton Hicks contractions during Easter Saturday, but in the evening, the pair realised another Easter Sunday baby was on the way. 

On Easter Sunday last year, Ms Mills welcomed daughter Cassidy, who was born full-term, at 3.28am.

Tide is the couple’s third child and first son. 

The pair are also parents to daughter Mickinley, 3.

“Our eldest … has had two Easters in a row that have been disrupted,” Tide’s father Jarryd Summers said. 

The couple predicted the Easter period would become an extremely busy period of celebration for the family.