Baby Judi makes it a perfect 10 for one Limerick family

Parents celebrate birth of tenth baby – all born in Limerick maternity hospital

Áine Fitzgerald

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Baby Judi makes it a perfect 10 for one Limerick family

Pictured at University Maternity Hospital Limerick are Shane and Olga Terrén Hogan with Emma, Ruth, Clara, Carmel, Sarah, Oscar, Rita, Eliza, Hugh and baby Judi

LITTLE Judi Terrén Hogan has made it a perfect 10 for one Limerick family.

Judi was the tenth baby delivered to Olga Terrén Hogan at University Maternity Hospital Limerick since December 1996.

Judi came into the world on July 23 weighing seven pounds eight ounces and mum and baby are both in good health and back home in Knockainey.

“The staff said it was unusual that they had all been born in the same hospital and more unusual that they should all be in the same room together so we were glad to oblige and stand in for a photo,” said proud father Shane, a teacher at CBS Charleville.

“Judi is thriving,” he smiled.

The Terrén Hogan children, eight girls and two boys, range in age from 19 to just over one week. Eldest daughter Emma is in college and the second eldest Ruth is waiting for her Leaving Cert results.

“For the younger children this is their first time being conscious of having a little baby around - the olders ones are well used to it,” smiled Shane.

“It’s a busy house but we are used to that. We buy a lot of stuff in bulk – we are well used to it all,” he added.

Noreen Spillane, chief operations officer, UL Hospitals Group, commented: “Judi’s birth at the maternity hospital last weekend was an occasion of great joy and excitement for all of our staff.

“On behalf of the staff, I would like to again congratulate Olga and Shane and all of Judi’s sisters and brothers on the new arrival,” she added.