Time for Hope

Rarely has a baby been so aptly named. After weeks of anticipation, Allison’s incredibly neat and precise baby bump is no more and in its place is the beautiful Hope Margaret Gillian. We will freely admit that when Allison told us her name it brought a tear to our collective eyes here at J&J. Allison has overcome a stroke, a disability and IVF to get where she is today and so for us Hope is the best baby name ever.

“She’s the first baby girl of her generation on both sides of our families. Her middle names pay homage to our mothers and my grandmother’s name was Hope so the name felt perfect. Plus of course there is that link to Christmas – this time of year brings lots of hope and we feel full of it now that she is here.”

Hope was impatient to make her entrance into the world having arrived a couple of weeks early so this newborn J&J model has extra time to sport the full range of Christmas bibs, babygrows and t-shirts! We wish the whole family well as they get to know each other at this very special time of year and extend our congratulations to any other new mums out there. Well done!

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