A miracle baby, a surprise engagement and a beautiful christening. All in just one year for this happy couple!
Kayleigh Petrie, 22, and Aaron Ogilvie, 23, met when they were just 11 at the carnival but the pair only became a couple after Kayleigh picked Aaron up from a night out just over four years ago.
Aaron, an auxiliary worker, said: “From the night that Kayleigh picked me up we were together, although it took me months to officially ask her out!”
Three years later the pair were shocked to find out that Kayleigh was pregnant after originally being told that a natural conception would not be possible.
Kayleigh, a social care worker, said: “We didn’t expect me to get pregnant as I was told I couldn’t have children because I have endometriosis.
“However, I did fall pregnant naturally and I even had to cancel an operation to have my eggs removed that I had been waiting more than a year for.
“It was a massive shock but an amazing one.”
The Coldside couple welcomed beautiful baby Oak Ogilvie on March 19, weighing a healthy 7lb 10oz.
Following five days in hospital, the new family arrived home and although Kayleigh and Aaron admit parenthood is hard, they say it is all worth it.
When Oak was eight weeks old, she donned the family christening gown that her mum and many other relatives going back almost 50 years had worn and was christened at St Martin’s Church in the Hilltown.
The surprises kept coming at the reception as Aaron decided to get down on one knee and propose to Kayleigh – although it almost did not happen.
Aaron said: “I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to propose that day as a family friend was buying the ring on a trip to Dubai and was only returning home on the same day as the christening.
“I was so nervous as I am not a speaker anyway and I was worried the ring wasn’t going to arrive.
“I was even sick outside due to nerves. Kayleigh thought I was just drunk and told me to stop drinking. I had only had three drinks!
“The ring finally arrived around 5pm and I made a speech in front of both of our families and got down on one knee.
“Kayleigh had no idea I was going to do it.”
Kayleigh added: “I was so shocked. I didn’t expect it at all.
“If I had known I would have battered him.
“It was amazing that our families were there to see it because family is so important.
“There are now five generations in my family so it was really special.
“My mum kindly looked after Oak that night so we were able to go out in the Ferry and celebrate.”
The couple are now busy planning their wedding in 2020, which they hope can be on the same date as their engagement.
“I can’t wait for the wedding,” said Kayleigh. “Oak will be two when it comes around so she will be our flower girl and she will be able to walk down the aisle.”
The happy family would like to thank Kayleigh’s mum Gillian for organising and paying for the christening and also uncle Paul who took all the pictures of the day.
Kayleigh added: “We would also like to say a massive thank you to all of the godparents. We had seven in total because it was too hard to choose between our friends.
“The christening and engagement made it a day and night we won’t forget.”