JOYFUL ARRIVAL: Kanchan Agasgi and Vagish Parashetti’s first baby is a boy, born on January 2 at Rockhampton Hospital and weighing 3170g.
JOYFUL ARRIVAL: Kanchan Agasgi and Vagish Parashetti’s first baby is a boy, born on January 2 at Rockhampton Hospital and weighing 3170g. Paul Braven

Baby delivered in Rocky despite best-laid plans

DIVERTING from their best-laid plans, the birth certificate of Kanchan Agasgi and Vagish Parashetti's first child will say Rockhampton, not Gladstone.

The still-to-be-named little boy born on January 2 was determined to arrive on his own terms.

Following minor medical complications, a Gladstone birth was off the cards for the young family, transported to Rockhampton Hospital to better cater to their needs.

Following a full day of labour, the smallest addition to the Parashetti family arrived via caesarean at 9:53pm.

Proud new father Mr Parashetti said while he had not expected to trial both hospitals, he could not fault the central Queensland health system.

"The staff at both hospitals were excellent, there were no serious issues, but we were transferred just to be safe," he said.

"We are both so happy to be going home today."

After being transferred back to Gladstone Hospital on Tuesday, the family were ecstatic to be packing their bags yesterday for their next destination - home.

Last night the young family settled in for their first evening at their New Auckland home, just glad to be together.

"So far, he has been a good baby," Mr Parashetti said. "We're hoping that he will continue this way."

The young family will spend the coming days enjoying each other's company and deciding on a name before the influx of family and friends drop by to meet the bundle of joy.



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