WELCOME: Gladstone couple Shaun Reynolds and Chantelle Ward are pictured with their daughter Briana Kacie Reynolds who was born on August 4 at the Rockhampton Hospital weighing 4480g. She is a sister for Charli and Amber.
WELCOME: Gladstone couple Shaun Reynolds and Chantelle Ward are pictured with their daughter Briana Kacie Reynolds who was born on August 4 at the Rockhampton Hospital weighing 4480g. She is a sister for Charli and Amber. Sharyn Oneill

Rough start but bub now doing just fine

LITTLE Briana Kacie Reynolds had a rough first week.

She was born on August 4 at 10.45pm at the Rockhampton Hospital to Gladstone couple Shaun Reynolds and Chantelle Ward.

Ms Ward was transferred from the Gladstone Base Hospital because she was considered "high risk".

Ms Ward has gestational diabetes and had extra fluid in her stomach. During the birth, Briana experienced shoulder dystocia, which caused her to break her humerus bone.

The family spent a week in Rockhampton.

"We had a bit of a rough trot to start off with the labour ... but she's doing well now and feeding well," the mother of three said.

Briana is a younger sister for Charli and Amber.

"They were pretty ecstatic, they had big grins on their faces and they were very excited (when they met Briana)," Ms Ward said.

The pair chose their youngest daughter's first name because it was one they both agreed on, and Kacie is also the name of Chantelle's best friend.

While in Rockhampton, Briana had some visitors.

"When we were in Rocky it was a bit harder, but the close family waited a week to have their first cuddle, so they were pretty anxious," she said.

Ms Ward and Mr Reynolds have been together for seven years.

Ms Ward was born and bred in Gladstone and Mr Reynolds moved here from Brisbane as a child.



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