Baby times birth with 93-year-old great-grandmother

OVERJOYED: New parents Crystal and Nathan Mills have had two sleepless nights, but couldn't be happier with their new family member.
OVERJOYED: New parents Crystal and Nathan Mills have had two sleepless nights, but couldn't be happier with their new family member.

Newborn baby Mac Mills timed his entrance to the world perfectly to coincide with his great-grandmother’s 93rd birthday. 

Born at Katherine Hospital on October 9 at 6.07pm, baby Mills kept first-time parents, Crystal and Nathan Mills, waiting for days. 

“He really hung out for those extra hours to be born on the same day as my grandmother,” Mr Mills said. 

“He just wasn’t ready for the world.”

NEW BORN: Mac Mills was born at Katherine Hospital on October 9 at 6.07pm.

NEW BORN: Mac Mills was born at Katherine Hospital on October 9 at 6.07pm.

The Katherine couple, who also spend time in Tennant Creek for work, said the whole family had been waiting in anticipation for the newborn to arrive.

And for Ms Mills’ side of the family the birth was especially significant. 

“My mother has been waiting for her first grandchild for more than five years,” Ms Mills said. 

“This is her little dream child and we couldn’t be happier.

“I waited for a very long time to have my first baby, and we named him Mac for my mum.

“Mac is the first grandchild in my family, so it is very exciting for everyone back at home,” she said. 

The couple from Queensland moved to the Top End to dip into the endless work opportunities.

But they are excited to get home to show off the newest arrival. 

“My grandmother is excited to meet Mac, especially because they share a special day,” Mr Mills said. 

The couple are hoping their new baby boy will take after the 93-year-old, who to this day, tinkers around in the garden and has a strong interest in golf. 

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