Lifestyle

Origin fever brings on labour

Maroons supporter Simon Smith is certain his firstborn, Indie Rose, will be a Maroons supporter after mum Amy Perry went into labour during the State of Origin decider. Ms Perry has other ideas.
Maroons supporter Simon Smith is certain his firstborn, Indie Rose, will be a Maroons supporter after mum Amy Perry went into labour during the State of Origin decider. Ms Perry has other ideas. Max Fleet

THE excitement of the tight State of Origin decider was just too much for Bundaberg mum-to-be Amy Perry, who went into labour in the game's dying stages.

The Blues fan and her Maroons-loving partner, Simon Smith, were watching the league thriller when Ms Perry "started getting uncomfortable" just after half time.

By the end of the game, her contractions were "right on top of each other" and Mr Smith took her straight to Bundaberg Hospital, where bouncing baby girl Indie Rose was born soon after.

Mr Smith said he had no doubts about what had brought on his partner's labour.

"I think that she did it because her team was losing," he joked.

"I will always tell Indie, 'you were born a couple hours after Queensland won seven years in a row'."

Indie's proud dad was also sure she would grow up to be a Queensland supporter.

But Ms Perry had other plans in mind.

"She will do what I tell her to do," she said.

"No, she can be a supporter of whoever she wants."

Topics:  babies birth bundaberg bundaberg hospital labour state of origin iii


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Our hidden treasures

TREASURES: Ballina MP Tamara Smith two local treasures with Patricia Templemen and Dawn Sword.

Regional treasures uncovered

Flicks in the Field returns for New Year's

FIELD OF FILMS: Bangalow locals Melanie, Lyle, Kristen and Suzy enjoying the atmosphere at last April's Flicks in the Field.

BANGALOW Flicks in the Field drive-in cinema is returning

NSW lightly loosens liquor, lockout laws

Critics say the relaxed lockout laws are still too stringent to promote a thriving night life.

Bottle shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm

Local Partners

Joey survives after koala stomped on by cow

"Mum was literally stomped to death and the little joey had a broken arm and broken leg."

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Local acts to hit the stage at Falls Byron

Angie Jeann and Merryn Boller watch Falls Director Brandon Saul and GM of Top Shop Aaron Montano strum a few tunes.

Artists from across the Northern rivers set to go on stage

Local band returns to deliver the music goods

BAND: Louie Swain, Anatole Serret, Noah Hill, Jules Crommelin and Patrick Hetherington.

Playing a homecoming free gig on Thursday in the area

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!